Using video as an interviewing tool

Report
Using Video as
an Interviewing
Tool
By: Daniel Richard & Emma Barbour
A quick Introduction to Sonru
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Take online screening to the next stage using video
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Make better decisions with more information
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Multiple viewers of Interviews
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Hear and see the person on video
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Candidates do not see questions in advance
Some Clients:
References:
Asynchronous video
screening by Sonru, it’s
excellent!
James Purvis
Head of Recruitment,
Programming & Monitoring group,
CERN
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Who are we?
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UK Power Networks is responsible for keeping the
lights on for customers regardless of who they pay their
bill to. We are not an electricity supplier - we are a
distribution company.
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We operate across London, South East and East of
England. Circa 29,000 km2
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We own and operate the network of underground
cables and overhead power lines that bring the
electricity to your door.
Since 1 November 2010 UK Power Networks has been
owned by the Cheung Kong Group (CKG).
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Where do we operate?
Kings
Lynn
 Serve nearly 8 million customers in the
London, South East and East of England
(almost a third of the country’s
population).
 UK’s largest owner and operator of
public distribution networks
Norwich
Peterborough
Bury
St Edmunds
Cambridge
Ipswich
Stevenage
Hemel
Hempstead
Chelmsford
London
Maidstone
Guildford
Crawley
Dover
Brighton
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UK Power Networks 2014 Graduate Programme
Our 3 programmes
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Engineering Programme
25
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Business Programme
9
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IS Programme
2
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Our training programmes
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Graduates – Engineering, Business and Information Systems
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Industrial Placements and Summer Internships
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Foundation Apprentices and Experienced Apprentices
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Engineering Development Programme
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Smart Metering Initiatives
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Total number of hires in 2014: circa146
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……………Team of 2!
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Our process
Stage 0
•Candidate self
de-selects
Stage 1
•Application
form and ‘killer
questions’
- 25%
Stage 2
•Online testing
- 30%
Stage 3
•CV and
Application
Screen
- 10%
Stage 4
•Sonru Online
Interview
- 10%
Stage 5
•Assessment
Centre
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Assessment and Selection Process
Purpose and Context
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Bring through quality candidates but also ensure we have robust selection tools in
place to allow us to select out unqualified candidates
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Impact the conversion ratios and assessment costs through a ‘smarter’ selection
process – ‘Bulk’ of applications screened out at the early stages, with only the top 25%
(target) of candidates seen at assessment.
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To provide the groundwork from which to create a consistent, transparent and fair
selection process that lends itself to continual review and updates.
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Video and UKPN culture
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UKPN love video… key part of employee engagement strategy
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CEO is on video newsletter every month
‘This film is about us, our colleagues and our Company. It
highlights the essential service of electricity distribution
that we provide on a daily basis. Enjoy watching the UK
Power Networks story and see how we positively impact
on the lives of the customers and communities we serve
on a daily basis’
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Video and UKPN Culture
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So, why Sonru?
Benefits
Recruiters
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Times are changing – the traditional CV screen is not enough
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More engaging recruitment process makes it easier to engage top talent
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Differentiation between equally qualified applicants
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Diversity of competency assessment – the softer skills and non-verbal cues
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Economical – financial costs and time limitations
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Convenience – no more scheduling headaches!
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Multiple opportunity to review
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So, why Sonru?
Benefits
Candidates
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Time constraints of telephone interviews
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Availability – especially for passive candidates
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Diversity of competency assessment – the softer skills
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Confidence – pondering the big questions!
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Allows for candidate innovation
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Interviewing on the move
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So, why Sonru?
Benefits
Hiring Managers
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Higher calibre candidates at face to face assessments
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Stronger identification of applicants pre assessment centre or interview
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Team fit
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Allows for hiring manager innovation – review competencies that a CV can’t easily
demonstrate
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Sharing – Peer and manager review
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Dispelling of any pre-conceived opinions or perceptions
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So, why Sonru?
Perceived negatives
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Loss of the personal touch – when does the first human contact take place?
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Assumption of availability of technology
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Connectivity
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Costs increase of earlier stages of selection
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Learning curve
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Small talk
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What could be missed?
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What the Grads think
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3 years of success!
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2012
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107 invited and 90 completed (84% completion)
2013
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85 invited and 68 completed (80% completion)
2014
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66 invited so far
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44% completed within 5 days
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Where next?
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We know it works – rolling out across the training programmes!
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More videos to come - new hints and tips videos with ‘special guests’ in the form of our
senior managers or Directors congratulating on reaching this stage of the process.
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Different types of assessments – presentations as well as questions?
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Start video interviewing!
Visit our website www.sonru.com
I’m here to answer any questions or
organise/schedule a demo
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