National Audit Office Test goes live with e-Recruitment solution
WCN, a leading UK and Global e-Recruitment software supplier, was appointed to provide an e-Recruitment solution that manages both NAO’s Graduate and Experienced Hire recruitment. The National Audit Office has opportunities for approximately 50 graduates and 10 school leavers each year, which attract approximately 1500 applications. In addition to this, its team manages around 30 experienced vacancies per year, attracting almost a further 1000 applicants.
The NAO wanted an e-Recruitment solution which could smoothly manage the hiring for all of these different processes and positions on a single platform. As such, WCN’s experience in providing solutions to some of the world’s most demanding Graduate employers (e.g. JPMorgan, Credit Suisse etc.) and UK Public Sector organisations (WCN provides the technology for Civil Service Resourcing) made them the ideal fit for NAO’s e-Recruitment needs.
In addition, WCN was chosen for its best-in-class functionality incorporating advanced bulk functionality, admin saving features and real-time reporting. Furthermore, WCN’s solution is entirely inter-operable, integrating with key recruitment functions such as HR systems and online test providers. Moreover, WCN’s outstanding candidate functionality was highlighted with features such as interview self-scheduling, social media integration and real-time updates, all contributing to enhance NAO’s employer brand.
Charles Hipps, Managing Director at WCN elaborates on why these features are so important: “The National Audit Office holds government departments and bodies to account for the way they use public money. Its work also aims to help public service managers improve performance and service delivery. As a high profile body doing such important work, it has to be equipped to attract and handle the best possible talent in the best possible way, it also needs to know that its recruitment can withstand external scrutiny.
“We’re thrilled that an organisation known for its rigorous assessment found our solution to be the best on the market. It’s a great endorsement for us and our team."