Saville Assessment and Fujitsu shortlisted for Best Candidate Experience at The FIRM Awards
We are delighted to announce that our recent work with technology giants Fujitsu has been shortlisted for the Best Candidate Experience award at The FIRM Awards in March.
Fujitsu have approximately 159,000 staff worldwide and Saville worked closely with their Junior Talent Acquisition team to improve the recruitment process and candidate experience for those applying for graduate positions.
From the design to implementation stages, Saville helped Fujitsu realise their vision of offering a digital candidate experience which balances technology and innovation, whilst ensuring a reliable and robust approach to assessment. An approach that would facilitate the highest ever proportion of female candidates, see greater diversity coming through at each stage in the selection process and double the proportion of BAME candidates hired onto Fujitsu’s graduate programme.
By introducing a bespoke Situational Judgement Test to their graduate recruitment process we were able to help them achieve an 18% increase in completion rates and a 19% decrease in incomplete applications by BAME candidates. The Situational Judgement Test was designed to give candidates a realistic job preview, and was used alongside our Swift Analysis Aptitude assessment to quickly and efficiently test a candidate’s verbal, numerical and diagrammatic reasoning.
These assessments were created in line with Fujitsu’s branding and fully integrated with their applicant tracking system to provide a seamless candidate experience.
“We are extremely pleased to be nominated for the Best Candidate Experience award. Our partnership with Saville Assessment is a great example of investing time in our candidate audience, and working closely with a team of specialists who deeply understand the science of assessment and candidate engagement,” says Mark Jackson – EMEIA Lead: Internal Mobility & Junior Talent Acquisition at Fujitsu.
94% of candidates agreed that the technology deployed was easy to use and 75% of candidates agreed or strongly agreed that the assessment process was highly relevant to a graduate role at Fujitsu.
“We are pleased to see the positive impact our work with Fujitsu is having on candidate experience, and are delighted to see it being recognised by The FIRM Awards. We are very much looking forward to the event,” says Gabrielle Parry, CEO of Saville Assessment.
The FIRM Awards aim to support and recognise best practice and innovation throughout the in-house resourcing and talent community.
A gala awards ceremony will be held in Central London on 15th March.