London, United Kingdom, August 22, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- ‘Sales Executives’ is a recruitment agency operating out of Brentwood, Tennessee, USA. They source top sales and management talent from all industries including Industrial, Manufacturing, Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, to name a few. Headed up by Cindy Hazen, who has over 35 years experience in the sales field, the company now offers recruitment services throughout the United States.
In order to minimize their recruitment costs Ms. Hazen decided they needed to find a solution that would allow them to access a Candidate as fully as possible, without the Candidate having to be physically present in their offices – a sort of ‘virtual anywhere interview’. A tool was required that would allow Candidates to complete an interview in their own time, from any location, anywhere in the States. As Ms. Hazen describes; "The uniqueness and ability to actually see a candidate present their credentials was what interested us in hearing more about Talking CV".
After looking around at the various options available, ‘Sales Executives’ conducted a free trial of TalkingCV that included ten recordings. Within a short time they soon realized the benefits this software provided not just in time saved on lengthy round one interviews but the cost savings were fairly substantial too. No costly travel, no multiple interviews to be juggled to fit in with staff time, less Candidate drop out. The added bonus was that they were left with a “live” representation of each Candidate, a far superior aide memoire than a few scribbled notes on a Candidate’s paper CV, and the Candidates interviews could be later reviewed individually or side-by-side.
The company decided that TalkingCV should therefore be implemented as an addition to the existing recruitment services they offered their Clients.
The ease of use of TalkingCV and the fact that each step of the recording is carefully explained to the Candidate, meant that the team at ‘Sales Executives’ could begin incorporating TalkingCV into their candidate-sourcing process – the only requirement from the Candidate that they have access to a webcam and broadband connection to complete their interviews. By creating a number of pre-set questions using TalkingCV the team at ‘Sales Executives’ could use this format in lieu of the traditional first round interview. As each Candidate is sent the same pre-set questions and is allocated the same time for their response, no level of discrimination could be addressed. Because these “virtual interviews” can be done at any time, anywhere means the ‘Sales Executives’ recruitment panel can review the interviews in a similar manner thereby freeing up valuable time to concentrate on other aspects of their business. “Our clients have been “wowed” with this innovative approach to submitting candidates! One client who is the President of his company even wrote me to tell me how “cool” this was. It was the first time he had ever had a recruiter utilize technology in that aspect”.
The introduction of TalkingCV within ‘Sales Executives’ recruitment process has allowed the organization to “save time and money by not having to fly to different cities to personally interview candidates. We are also better able to assess our submitted candidates before submitting them to our clients”. For candidates, the introduction of TalkingCV has meant that geographical boundaries are a thing of the past and that they are able to demonstrate their personality, experience and communication skills far better than they could ever do on paper alone. Ms Hazen states: “Using Talking CV has allowed Sales Executives to differentiate ourselves in the marketplace by offering a unique approach to submitting candidates. The cost of using Talking CV vs. personally flying to other cities to interview is a fraction of the cost in dollars and time invested in the interview process”.
TalkingCV is now offering a no-obligation 60 day Free Trial so that companies may experience the product for themselves. Registration can be completed via the TalkingCV website at www.talkingcv.com or by emailing email@example.com.