Wiser is an award-winning creative and recruitment company that specializes in people consultancy and employer branding.
In the face of a talent shortage, many companies turn to external recruitment experts to helpthem attract the best and most diverse tech talent. So, NHS Digital teamed up with Wiser to help them attract and recruit graduates and interns across their technology divisions.
During the three-year-long campaign, Wiser was faced with two problems to solve; challenging the perception of what it means to work for the NHS (and demystifying the notion that you need to be a clinician) and developing a recruitment process that is open to applicants from all degree backgrounds – all while maintaining a high technical bar to entry.
In order to find the best candidates from more than 1,500 applicants, the team at Wiser built an inclusive recruitment process that provided every candidate an exceptional experience of NHS Digital and enabled the team to hit hiring and diversity targets.
First, all candidates had to complete a short questionnaire about their motivations, followed by a phone interview with the technical recruiter. Then, everyone was invited to take the CodeCheck test designed to gauge a candidate’s qualifications. The assessment centre served as a good opportunity to test their soft skills.
The campaign was a huge success with Wiser managing to exceed hiring targets by 62.5%. Codility helped identify the top-performing candidates, giving more confidence in the quality of talentand improving the process's efficiency.
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