March 21, 2016

Success Stories

Finding the best candidates for public sector IT

KMD is a leading supplier of mission-critical software, solutions, and IT services to the Nordic public sector. As one of the first companies to adopt PeerPilot in the graduate recruiting process, KMD is now an instrumental part of the PeerPilot system. Each year, KMD invites candidates to apply for its graduate program, which covers several business areas and involves hundreds of candidates from leading academic institutions.

PeerPilot was deployed early on in KMD’s selection phase as the main evaluation tool for screening candidates on an objective and uniform basis. KMD created a number of specific business cases tailored for each business track, and PeerPilot funneled the candidates into the relevant game rooms. PeerPilot executed the various business tracks simultaneously, allowing each candidate to collaborate and be evaluated against his or her peers without any participation from the client.

Using PeerPilot has saved the graduate program significant resources in the screening and assessment of applicants and has provided candidates with a level playing field. At the same time, the applied normative evaluation criteria have enabled the creation of a threshold for the key skills required by KMD.

KDM summarizes the experience: “PeerPilot provides a fantastic point of departure in selecting the right candidates in combination with their work history. The platform is innovative and follows the trend of the times in using gamification, which is part of why it has also been popular with the candidates.”

Søren Billeskov, Director, Head of Talent Management

Bringing innovative talent to an international engineering company

Grundfos is a global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology. Grundfos makes products and solutions that help customers save natural resources and reduce climate impact—a process driven by the passion and potential of its employees.

Grundfos initially began using PeerPilot for internal assessments but has expanded its use to the recruitment of global talent for engineering, sales, and project management positions. Working in Grundfos means working globally, so the talent is selected based on qualification—not location. The PeerPilot assessment has allowed Grundfos to evaluate applicants not only as competing candidates for a specific position but also as potential members of a cross-national team. As a leading player in the global effort to reduce CO2 emissions, Grundfos values new engineering staff with innovative thinking—a skill PeerPilot is especially designed to evaluate.

“PeerPilot has allowed Grundfos to obtain insights beyond a candidate’s resume and look at actual candidate behavior and performance. The simulated business environment provides the foundation for the selection of the best candidates and future managers in Grundfos.”

Camilla Winther, Graduate Programme Manager