On Wednesday 6 May, Nestlé Academy won ‘Innovation in Recruitment’ at the Recruiter Awards 2015, held at The Grosvenor, London.
Beating off stiff competition, Nestlé Academy was awarded for its strengths based approach to assessment and Jobmi platform, which has removed screening criteria popularly used by other early recruiters like the UCAS points system or selection from universities to allow for more diverse candidate pool.
Nestlé received praise from judges for “its edge and uniqueness in the category with its robust technology solution, which was more inclusive and promoted diversity”.
Tom Banham, Head of Nestlé Academy Talent Acquisition said:
“I am absolutely thrilled we have won this award. Since introducing this new approach to assessment, 21% of candidates in 2014/15 would not have passed screening in previous years. Every one of these people got a job because of the Jobmi process and because barriers were removed giving these young people the opportunity they deserve.”