The Sonru User Group was launched formally by James Purvis, Head of Talent Acquisition at CERN in Geneva, at StandOut15 – Sonru’s first user conference in London earlier today. In his opening address, Purvis reminded the attendees why they had made the journey from the four corners of the world to attend StandOut15 – to celebrate and attend the first official in-person meeting of the Sonru User Group – and urged all clients to join the Sonru User Group on LinkedIn to continue the conversation online.
The LinkedIn Sonru User Group is a platform for Sonru clients to promote discussion and allow the sharing of ideas on best practice for the use of video interviews in recruitment, employee development and talent management. The private peer-to-peer group is only open to Sonru clients where, upon acceptance, members can learn and network with other Sonru users. Sonru client CERN will chair the user group for the first year and it is envisaged that a new Sonru client will take the chair each year. Anne Capodici, Recruitment and Sourcing Specialist at CERN will be the main point of contact for the first year.
Sonru User Group Welcome Address from James Purvis. Head of Talent Acquisition, CERN
On behalf of CERN’s recruitment unit, I would like to extend our warmest welcome to this Members-Only group here on LinkedIn. We’re particularly pleased that CERN was invited to be the inaugural Chair of the Sonru User Group, a moveable feast in which each year a new Sonru client will coordinate and represent the views of Sonru users worldwide.
CERN has been using Sonru’s asynchronous video interviewing tool since early 2011 and we consider ourselves more of a partner than a client. Over those years we have collaborated extensively with both the Sonru development team and other Sonru users with the goal of advancing both the product and expertise in the use of Video Interviewing.
As a User Group, there is no specific agenda but just one simple rule to be a member: you must be a Sonru user. There will be some Sonru staff on hand to answer queries or to gather feedback for the product road-map but primarily the group is our group for mutual support, ideas and suggestions – a place where we can feel free to speak our minds.
We see this group achieving at least two key 2 objectives:
Firstly, it will be a “best practice” forum where we can share our experience, advice and suggestions to advance our knowledge of Video Interviewing – what works, what doesn’t, how we’ve overcome challenges, success stories as well as failures.
Secondly, as the voice of “many”, together we can pool ideas and suggestions on the product itself – a wish list of features and functionality and assembling feedback, good and bad, which will provide impetus towards ensuring Sonru’s product development is aligned to meet our evolving needs.
That’s just what we think but we are just one client and there are many of us out there – so lets get together and see what happens. We look forward to the journey together with you.
James Purvis. Head of Talent Acquisition, CERN
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