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How Capgemini saved 7 days in Hiring the Right Candidate

Written By mettl

A French multinational IT services company is one of the world's largest consulting, outsourcing and professional services companies. Capgemini hires thousands of engineers every year and has mandatory skill assessments for hiring anyone up to the profile of a consultant (P3). They assess 40 different skills for all such job profiles.

Capgemini invested a lot of time, effort and allocated hefty hiring budgets for the same. However, due to a lack of standardization in their hiring parameters the entire process was very inefficient. Also, the tests and assessments were conducted offline – which added to the burden of manual evaluation.

Results Delivered

Mettl's online assessments turned out to be a game changer for Capgemini India team. They now conduct online tests every 21 minutes on an average and have also eliminated the need of interviews at L1 (first level). This has freed up time of expert interview panel who can now work on billable tasks. Till now they have conducted more than 42,000 assessments on Mettl.

Using a combination of Standardized Assessments,  Skill simulators & Question banks Capgemini has reduced the time to hire a candidate by 7 days. With a better online screening infrastructure, 39% of incoming candidates pass the first round of assessments & 49% pass the final round - meaning a higher number of candidates who qualify online assessments end up getting the final selection offer.

How Mettl improved Capgemini's Recruitment Process?

Capgemini used Mettl potently to improve their recruitment process.

  • Coding Simulator - using a browser-based Code Evaluator, Capgemini could check technical skills (Java, .NET) of candidates in a hands-on manner rather than using multiple choice questions;
  • Skill-based Question Banks - using their own Question banks & Mettl's expert-created questions, Capgemini could assess candidates on more than 40 key skills;
  • Online Proctoring - using Webcam based tests & option to lock Test window, Capgemini could ensure fairness of the assessment tests without incurring major invigilation costs;
  • Real-time Test reporting - using real-time Online Reports & Analytics, Capgemini could take quick & effective hiring decisions to gauge the knowledge & skill of pre-hires;
  • Scalability & Concurrency - using Mettl as a scalable, reliable Online Assessment SaaS with a high uptime Capgemini could conduct Walk-ins, Recruitment drives 24x7.

What's Next?

As a Digital Evaluation Initiative for the future, Capgemini intends to use Mettl's Voice Simulator to test Communication skills like language, speech, pronunciation; Test Preparation platform for virtualization of the Training Programs; Hands-on skill simulators to unravel top performers & conduct Skill Gap Assessments. Capgemini also plans to conduct Employee satisfaction surveys at exit, review, promotions stages for their Employees to keep track of Employee Engagement.

Topics: Hiring Case Studies

Originally published May 02 2019,updated June 29 2019

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