BNP Paribas Real Estate

Transforming the Graduate Recruitment Process

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BNP Paribas Real Estate partnered with Saville Assessment to transform their graduate recruitment process at a time when they were anticipating an increase in the number of candidates applying for the Commercial stream following a merger.

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The Challenge

The new way of assessing applicants needed to:

The Solution

We designed an assessment solution, which included implementation of our Swift Analysis Aptitude test and Work Strengths behavioral questionnaire.

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The Process Involved

Focus groups with current graduates and stakeholders to really understand the critical behaviors required for the Commercial graduate role.


New technology implementation
of our ‘Role Fit app’, which uses a smart algorithm to calculate a job fit score based on a candidate’s questionnaire completion.

Benefits To The Organization

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

No adverse impact found for Gender and Ethnicity for each of the online assessments.

Higher proportion of female candidates at the Assessment Center stage compared to previous cohort.

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Highly robust and predictive screening assessments ensured an increased quality of candidates were going through to the video interview stage.

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Stakeholders, Hiring Managers and current graduates were engaged in the focus group session. High completion rates of the online assessments indicated elevated levels of candidate engagement.

  • The first stage, which was the aptitude test, had a 92% completion rate.
  • The next stage, the behavioral questionnaire, saw a 98% completion rate.
All candidates, both successful and unsuccessful, received meaningful feedback reports for the online assessments.
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Approximately 150 hours were saved by removing the manual CV sift and moving to online assessments, equating to a month’s work.

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The equivalent of a month’s salary was saved introducing online assessments and avoiding manual CV sifting.

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