Davidson video job adverts, delighting candidates & clients

Agencies like Davidson are creating stronger shortlists through video job ads and improving the candidate experience with video messaging.

“Video has allowed us to bring high quality candidates into the recruiting process. That’s come through people really connecting with the hiring manager and the organization because they’ve seen the client on the video … Part of that connection has meant that we are getting the culture fit as close to right as possible.”

Cameron Norton

Principal Consultant

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About Davidson

Davidson have a staff of approximately 200, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. They are one of Australia’s largest multi-disciplinary consulting and advisory companies specialising in workplace performance.

Davidson hire for passion and they focus on client and candidate experiences. They don’t just focus on experiences, they measure them, with an enviable average of >60 in Net Promoter Score for both client and candidate experience.

The recruitment team's challenge

Davidson is an innovative organization and recruitment firm, they are always looking for better ways to showcase open roles, and the client, to potential candidates.

Recruitment is a fast-paced business and sometimes progress in automation or technology means that the human connection is lost. Davidson were looking for a solution that would help them to be personal, at scale. Essentially enabling them to broadcast communications to candidates without losing the feeling of being looked after by an individual.

In order to stand out from the deluge of email communications the average person receives every day, the Davidson team were looking for a mobile solution that offered fast-turnaround, a high level of personalization and plenty of opportunity to reinforce their brand.

Davidson also recognise the importance of recruiters and consultants having a strong personal brand, a brand which aligned with the company’s broader values and mission - which is to deliver exceptional candidate experiences.

“We utilized VideoMyJob specifically to really make sure we could connect with candidates and get the message out there even if we weren’t at our desks or on the phone.”
Cameron Norton

Principal Consultant

The recruitment video initiative

Davidson currently have two video ‘pioneers’, consultants who are working closely with clients to represent their opportunities in a 360 way. Their video job ads often feature a brief interview with the hiring manager and supporting footage of the workplace, giving candidates a greater understanding of the personalities, the vision for the role and the employee value proposition.

The team supplement their candidate messaging with video, with their own in-house experts sharing advice on interview preparation and interview feedback and outcomes.

Davidson have also introduced internal video communications, with hiring managers welcoming new team members and sharing market updates internally via video.

“We’ve started to see a clear difference in what we are doing as opposed to what our competitors are doing. It’s really a shift from a traditional approach to recruitment and sourcing talent, to the newer, digital world of video and connecting with people in a different way.”
Cameron Norton

Principal Consultant

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The video recruitment results

As a result of using video as their main sourcing strategy, Davidson are creating stronger shortlists and attracting candidates who are better aligned to the client’s culture and values.

Work experience and skills can be fairly ubiquitous, but the introduction of video has helped Davidson get closer, quicker to the more crucial question ‘Can I actually work with this person?’ Getting the culture fit question as close to right as possible, as early as possible in the process ultimately leads to a more efficient recruitment process and happier clients.

The addition of video to Davidson’s sourcing strategy has also increased visibility of both their company brand and the personal brand of consultants.

“Video has really allowed us to bring high quality candidates into the recruiting process. That’s come through people really connecting with the hiring manager and the organization because they’ve seen the client on the video … Part of that connection has meant that we are getting the culture fit as close to right as possible.”
Cameron Norton

Principal Consultant

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