Deloitte investing in the future of recruitment
- First in Australia to launch customised psychometric testing for graduate recruitment
- Deloitte-branded, game-based assessment developed in collaboration with Talegent
- Graduate program applicants experience unique, interactive, Deloitte-based work scenario
29 February 2016: Deloitte has taken an innovative step forward in its graduate recruitment, becoming the first business in Australia to introduce a fully customised, interactive assessment as part of the application process.
Collaborating with Talegent, a leading Australian assessment company, the professional services firm has developed a highly engaging, game-based assessment experience. Setting out a series of challenges related to real-life work scenarios applicants might expect to encounter at Deloitte, the gamified assessment is the first to be developed for a specific employer.
The branded experience includes an introductory video featuring a Deloitte employee offering insights into the way the firm works and the kind of talent it is looking to invest in. Participants also receive communications from Deloitte ‘co-workers’ who provide information and ask them to complete logic-based tasks relating to tangible work scenarios.
The new approach to applicant assessments further demonstrates Deloitte’s commitment to embedding innovation into the firm’s culture.
“Just as Deloitte strives to ensure its clients are ahead of the curve in this digital age, we also strive to be at the forefront of new thinking when it comes to our own business practices, including graduate recruitment,” said Tanyth Lloyd, Deloitte National Talent Acquisition and Mobility Director.
“Today’s applicants have grown up with interactive online games. We wanted to give them a truly unique experience, and one that they could genuinely relate to, when applying for a role with Deloitte. The assessment not only enables us to gather additional data on their skills, but offers insights for them into what it would be like to work for Deloitte.
“Talegent has really brought this idea to life. They identified the job-relevant competencies that would translate well to be tested via a game interface and designed the questions and game logic, and worked closely with multimedia production company One Fat Sheep to develop unique design elements that put users at the centre of the experience.”
Deloitte’s latest graduate program opened on 17 February and all applicants will experience the new interactive assessment process.
Lloyd said applicant feedback on the new gamified assessment had been very positive.
“Having recently been named Most Popular Graduate Employer by the Australian Financial Review’s 2016 Top 100 Graduate Employers Awards, graduate program applicants are getting even closer to the career opportunities Deloitte can offer,” she said.
“Innovation and leading-edge thinking and technology are integral to engaging potential employees, attracting top graduate talent and investing in our future workforce.”
Talegent was founded by veterans of leading global assessment companies for the specific purpose of helping organisations take advantage of the latest emerging tools to meet the unique challenges of online recruiting.
Talegent offers industry-specific, customisable solutions that fully integrate with applicant tracking systems and recruitment technology. And by combining innovation with proven human resources technologies, Talegent is able to deliver greater speed and predictive accuracy—all with responsive, complete local support.
Find out more: www.talegent.com.au
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