“We start as we mean to go on” – that’s the tune Kadence International sings when onboarding its new hires, through a potent combination of interactive discussions, social integration, and reading material.
Its efforts won the firm gold in the category of best (in-house) candidate experience at the inaugural Asia Recruitment Awards, Singapore.
Silver was bagged by Novartis Consumer Health, while Maybank won the bronze, in a closely-contested category judged by practicing HR professionals from across Asia.
At gold-winning Kadence, all new hires are inducted into the firm with an introduction to the firm’s unique Communication and Output Philosophy, along with practical tips and tricks on how to get up to speed.
New colleagues are also encouraged to “stamp” their personality on the office by contributing a design for the office wall, while reading through the Employee Handbook, which highlights the cultural and tangible HR benefits of working for Kadence.
Greg Clayton, MD of Kadence International, believes that a great candidate experience goes a long way for the brand beyond the immediate result of hiring the best fit.
“We appreciate and know that if our candidates have a memorable experience, and feel like they were listened to and given genuine consideration, this can only build on Kadence’s reputation – and strengthens our position as an employer of choice.”