It’s that time of year when we reflect on the generosity of Sonru clients who have yet again proven to be our best ambassadors in 2018. So many of them generously giving their time to share their Video Interviewing stories and love of video interviewing in case studies, press articles, conference papers and in joint awards submissions. Here is just a flavour of the stories they’ve been so kind to share.
Sonru’s 2018 Case Studies
A great year for our library — 4 new client case studies:
- Cargill, facing typically low conversion rates from Assessment Centres meant that Cargill often ran additional events which impacted the business on an operational level. See how Video Interviewing enhanced Cargill’s candidate selection primarily for its graduate, university placement and traineeship roles.
Version 1, one of the fastest growing IT services companies in Western Europe, transformed their graduate selection by introducing asynchronous video interviewing which saw a reduction of 8 assessment centre days, resulting in €20,000 cost savings alone. With the conversion rate of candidates attending assessment days to job offers jumping from 22% to 58% within 1/3 the time, it’s no wonder Version 1 are as satisfied as the really positive candidate feedback.
St John of God Health Care in Australia introduced asynchronous video interviewing for their graduate nursing programs, then progressed to junior doctor programs, international recruitment, and senior positions followed by recruitment for the new Berwick hospital in Victoria. The agility and flexibility video interviewing offered along with the ability to use it for varied roles and age demographic ensured buy-in throughout the organisation.
Commvault initially introduced Sonru Video Interviewing for Customer Support Roles. The organisation — now using it across the Americas, EMEA and APAC — have experienced a 53% reduction in cost overall which, when itemised translates into a reduction of the “Cost per role” by $800. Setting a range of tailored, role-specific questions further improves the shortlisting process while the hiring managers can be more involved and can now fit recruitment around their own schedules.
That’s only from our 2018 catalogue but we’ve been sharing our clients’ video interviewing stories and case studies since 2010. They are all available in our case study library and while you’re there, check out the video testimonials too.
Making Headlines with Sonru Video Interviewing
Sonru clients were making waves in the media again this year speaking at events, winning awards and writing articles.
- In April, Mike Bickford, Group Resourcing & People Development Manager at Mercedes-Benz, presented the organisation’s journey with Sonru Video Interviewing at #FIRMday London. Mike spoke about the recruitment pains experienced by Mercedes-Benz and how these acted as a springboard to implement Video Interviewing. He also gave insights into the recruiter, hiring manager and candidate experiences with Sonru so far.
- We were delighted to see BT winning the award for ‘Best Emerging Talent Strategy’ at The FIRM Awards 2017, held in London back in March. The judges recognised BT for exceptional creativity and innovation in development and delivery of an effective Graduate, Intern, Apprentice and School Leaver Recruitment and development programme.
Mercy Health Australia was named one of Australia’s most innovative HR teams for 2018 by Human Resources Director (HRD) magazine. Mercy Health has been placed among the most forward-thinking HR practitioners in Australia for their use of Sonru as part of their recruitment process since 2013, as well as other recruitment technology. Since partnering with Sonru, they have enjoyed an 80% reduction in initial screening time.
Meanwhile, Malaysian Bank Rakyat won 3 Awards for their use of Sonru at the 26th World HRD Congress. Having expanded the use of Sonru for its Islamic Banker Management Trainee Programme, Bank Rakyat secured three accolades at the Awards for “Innovation in Recruitment”, “Best Apprenticeship” and “Usage of Digital Media in Recruitment” at the ceremony in Mumbai.
Closer to home, BDO Ireland‘s HR team, led by Ann Hogan, HR Director, were recognised for their innovative HR practice at the BDO Global People and Culture Conference in Frankfurt in early October. The team were acknowledged for their forward-thinking recruitment initiatives, including their video interviews, which were scored in the top three new HR initiatives across all of the 150 BDO firms worldwide.
Finally, the January issue of OTnews, the official monthly magazine of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT), featured an article with Sonru client, University of Liverpool’s Careers & Employability Service. The article discussed how they’ve been using asynchronous video interviewing to conduct ‘mock’ interviews with their occupational therapy students.
Do you have a Video Interviewing story to tell?
Would you like to share your Video Interviewing stories perhaps in an awards submission, case study or even speak at an event? Conferences and media outlets are always on the lookout for innovative stories from in-house recruiters and HR teams. Our marketing communications team are always more than happy to help with speaking pitches, awards applications, or featured content on our website. Just ask!