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Customer Success Walmart Story “When you meet a student at a career fair it can be very two-dimensional. You receive a resume and have conversations that you then have to convey to a hiring manager back at headquarters or in the field. HireVue's video interviewing solution brings three-dimensional life to the candidate and gives managers instant access to top talent.” - Cody Horton, Director of Recruiting, Diversity, and What HireVue College at Walmart Stands For The Challenge “Walmart created a virtual interviewing Better Assess Top Candidates and Improve Hiring Speed room to complement career fair activities. Employing over two million people worldwide and receiving recognition as number one in Once a recruiter the retailer category in Fortune Magazine’s 2010 Most Admired Companies, Walmart has a identified top lot of experience attracting great employees. As such, the company is always seeking new candidates in the and innovative ways to improve what they do – and recruiting is no exception. Walmart booth, they immediately invited When looking at their college and diversity recruiting, the company realized that each them to complete a additional moment in the interview process matters – and each day the process extends HireVue video” means that Walmart could lose out on great hires from this highly sought after candidate base. “When HireVue is used to record With that in mind, the company sought a interviews remotely, travel costs can solution to streamline events-based Benefits of HireVue be significantly reduced. A user at a recruiting and improve the candidate major publisher of financial data in “For Walmart, the experience while consistently promoting New York city used HireVue to HireVue solution the Walmart brand. And, any solution the immediately eliminate $50,000 in travel costs.”1 company chose had to produce financial streamlined their results while enabling off-site, dispersed 1 Source: “L1-Research Note-Assessing the Value recruiting activities and team members to be involved in the of HireVue,” Nucleus Research, 2011 enabled them to lead interview process. the competition in attracting top talent.” The Solution Captured Video Interviewing, Candidate Evaluation and Assessment Convenience of HireVue Walmart created a virtual interviewing room to complement career fair activities. “Using HireVue’s Once a recruiter identified top candidates in the Walmart booth, they immediately innovative solution invited them to complete a HireVue video. This flexibility was especially important helped the company as many companies compete for talent at events – and, as such, students were speed up the hiring driven by their schedules with other hiring companies throughout the day. As soon as video process and elevated interviews were complete, trained evaluators at corporate headquarters reviewed each Walmart as an employer brand.” candidate based on Walmart’s competency models without the need of coordinating schedules or arranging candidate travel. The Results Quality, Speed, Better Candidate Experience For Walmart, the HireVue solution immediately streamlined their recruiting activities and enabled them to lead the “By reducing both the number of competition in attracting top talent. candidates per position and the Instead of coordinating phone and length of time required for each additional in-person interviews with interview, HireVue can reduce candidates, Walmart was able to have the amount of time spent on internal managers review recorded interviews by an average of 50 interviews asynchronously and give percent.” 1 their input quickly. In many cases, 1 feedback was so fast that the events- Source: “L1-Research Note-Assessing the Value of HireVue,” Nucleus Research, 2011 based Walmart team was able to connect with the top candidates before they even left the career fair to advance them to the next step! HireVue also enabled Walmart to project a progressive image to this savvy group of potential talent – college students that have grown up in a technology-oriented world. Using HireVue's innovative solution helped the company speed up the hiring process and elevated Walmart as an employer brand. And, rather than just looking for “cost per hire” savings Walmart believed the real savings come by attracting, finding and hiring top talent earlier in the process. More importantly, Walmart improved the quality of hires because they were able to get “the best of the best” through their hiring process faster than other companies. They were also able to reduce risk due to a more technical interview assessment and standardized selection criteria. All key decision-makers – from recruiters at the events to managers at headquarters and in stores – were able to give feedback on candidates quickly and easily using HireVue, accomplishing what typical phone and in-person interview processes could not.
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