Arctic Shores recognised for tech-driven D&I improvement
Arctic Shores has been named in the prestigious Deloitte Fast 50 and picked up two Gold Awards at this year’s BOC’s HR Brilliance Awards with client Capita and it’s Customer Management Division.
The first award recognised Arctic Shores in the ‘Brilliance in Innovative Use of Technology’ category, and the second in ‘Brilliance in Recruitment and Retention.’
According to recent Arctic Shores research with HR leaders, diversity and inclusion is high on the list of priorities and concerns for 2021, with many having low confidence that the talent acquisition process was consistent or fair.
Powered by psychology, cognitive neuroscience and data science, Arctic Shores’ behaviour-based assessments and platform solution are designed to remove unconscious bias from key points in the recruitment process, which is the single biggest reason for the slow progress on diversity.
With an assessment that includes interactive tasks instead of questions in a mobile-first design, the assessment measures natural behaviours, so businesses get a truer measure of a person’s potential. Businesses, including clients Adecco and PwC, are adopting Arctic Shores’ technology to improve diversity ratios, reduce time-to-hire and recruitment costs.
By using the Arctic Shores talent discovery platform, Capita was able to screen over 12,000 candidates for its customer management roles; 60% of these (about 7,200) completed the assessment within 24 hours, giving the team near-instant access to the objective data they needed to make faster, fairer sifting decisions.
For Siemens, Arctic Shores increased female-final stage representation by 100%, doubling the number of women progressed to the final stages of their process.
The company has also stepped up its growth with the appointment of three new executives to strengthen its leadership team. Rachel Dennis (Chief Marketing Officer), Estelle McCartney (Chief Customer Officer) and Claire Jacques (Chief Product Officer) will help the firm accelerate product innovation, increase customer focus and boost its market presence as it looks to 2021.
Robert Newry, CEO and Co-Founder at Artic Shores, commented: “The last twelve months have been a time of colossal change and we have seen a renewed emphasis not just on digital transformation but on diversity in the workplace. Using a ‘no knowledge’ approach to identify potential and find the most suitable talent has been long overdue within organisations, and I’m proud of our clients who are leading the way. 2021 will be an opportunity for even more businesses to open their eyes to the vast improvements that technology can bring, and the positive impact, when used properly, to drive diversity, inclusion and efficiency in the talent acquisition process.”
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