Womble Bond Dickinson is a transatlantic law firm, providing high-quality legal experience and outstanding personal service to a wide range of regional, national and international clients from 27 key locations across the United Kingdom and United States. Womble Bond Dickinson focus on eleven key sectors: Energy and Natural Resources, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Real Estate; Retail and Consumer, Transport, Logistics and Infrastructure; Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals, Technology and Private Wealth.
Womble Bond Dickinson have been using video interviewing as part of their recruitment process for graduates, apprenticeships and training contracts for a number of years. They have recently included a gamified/AI powered recruitment tool, which has progressed 60-65 more applicants from a more diverse background.
Key Learnings from Womble Bond Dickinson’s adoption of Video Interviewing include:
- Video Interviews have Replaced Psychometric Tests
- Switched to Sonru over concerns over the lack of support for candidates from the previous vendor
- Video Interviewing allowed them to Get to Know the Candidate earlier in the process
- Candidates get to know recruiters through Media Questions
“I couldn’t imagine doing my job without Sonru. Video Interviewing will always be part of the process. Our experience has been nothing but positive. You can only make informed decisions if you get to know people and video interviewing allows us to do that earlier.” – Joanne Smallwood, Graduate Recruitment Specialist, Womble Bond Dickinson
Video Interviewing provides Insights into Soft Skills and Resilience
“You have to be a bit of an all-rounder because client relationships are important to us as a business. Self-awareness and the ability to build relationships and rapport are a must. Video interviewing gives you much more of an insight whether a person displays those traits earlier on in the recruitment process” – Joanne Smallwood, Graduate Recruitment Specialist, Womble Bond Dickinson
Video Interviewing has not only wowed Womble Bond Dickinson’s staff, but candidates have also displayed positive attitudes towards the tool, with some key highlights as follows:
- 95% of candidates would complete a Video Interview again in the future
- 96% of candidates were satisfied with the candidate experience
- 93% of candidates completed their Video Interviews at home
Interested in learning more about Womble Bond Dickinson’s experience of using Video Interviewing, and their candidates’ feelings and behaviours towards the technology? Read the full client case study, here.
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