What happens when you get six HR and talent acquisition leaders to comment on the future of the recruitment function? Absolute fun and creativity, yet a seriousness and dedication towards making constant upgrades to the way they recruit, onboard and engage the best talent.
James Foo, head of group human resources, ABR HoldingsThe sky is the limit! In 2020, I would love to see my recruitment function involve a VR tour of the company’s premises, alongside a VR corporate video introducing the organisation’s HQ to corporate functions to our respective brands. It would also include the working environment and employees’ facilities, which I believe candidates would be very interested to see.
Applicants will be prompted to select the brand(s) or function they are interested to apply for, which will prompt them to submit a video résumé with questions tailored to the specific position.
After screening, the HR recruiter will invite the shortlisted candidates on-site for a selection test, using the service crew position as an example. Candidates are divided into groups and led by a recruiter into a different interview room. A random dish/drink will be given to the candidate and he/she will be given three seconds to introduce the dish to everyone in the room. The purpose of this test is to assess their creativity, communication skills and their impromptu reaction.
Delphine Leong, talent acquisition manager, Meltwater Asia PacificOrganising a monthly “Recruitment Happy Hour” for not just job seekers, but also the opportunity for partners and customers to be plugged into our “work hard, play hard” culture here at Meltwater. Prospective candidates can speak with the management team as well as hiring managers on the spot in an informal setting.
To spice things up, the preliminary interview process will be relatively informal, giving candidates the opportunity to experiment with different ways to approach the hiring manager on-site. In addition, what better way to showcase our open and collaborative office space than to host this monthly event with lots of food and drinks?