Case Studies

Graduate Recruitment

The Client:
Microsoft Dynamics Partner

Engagement Date:
July 2017

The Challenge: Due to expansion across all areas of the business, our client was under very acute time constraints and still very keen to bring in their largest ever graduate intake to start at the beginning of September. 

We were tasked with recruiting and onboarding 12 Graduates in a 5 week period. 

The Solution: Working in partnership with our client’s HR team, we created and agreed the following solution in a 3 hour workshop:

  • Working back from our agreed start date of September 4th, we agreed 4 assessment centre dates targeting 8-10 candidates per day
  • Created bespoke 'trello' project board mapping end to end recruitment process

Following this workshop, we created a Graduate specific marketing campaign, including branded advertising, a mailshot campaign and a Graduate information pack.

We created a clearly defined interview process, built around the client, to ensure they found the best talent available:

  1. Detailed telephone / Skype pre-screening calls
  2. Video Interviews with pre-selected questions submitted with CV to the client - feedback within 24 hours
  3. Online psychometric assessment, followed by feedback within 24 hours
  4. Assessment Day consisting of: a competency-based interview, presentation and a group activity
  5. All Graduates, whether successful or not, were given feedback within 24 hours of Assessment Centre

In total, 73 candidates were identified, 38 video interviews were conducted, followed by 29 psychometric tests, with 18 attending the assessment centre day.

The Value: Over 4 Assessment days with both the HR Director and Managing Director in attendance, our client was able to identify 13 hires. 9 of these were via CPS Group, with 4 direct hires captured in the process.

As a result of this, in September 2017, our client onboarded their largest ever Graduate intake and we are already planning next year.




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