Sonru, a global leader in video interviewing software, have further expanded their client base in the Middle East region with the addition of Gulf International Bank.
Gulf International Bank (GIB) was established in 1975 during the first oil boom and is incorporated in the Kingdom of Bahrain as a conventional wholesale bank. It is licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain and is headquartered in Manama, Bahrain.
GIB is owned by the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund being the major shareholder.
Gulf International Bank (GIB) is a pan-GCC universal bank that specialises in corporate and investment banking and has a growing retail footprint. In addition to its main subsidiaries, London-based Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd., and Riyadh-based GIB Capital LLC, it has branches in London, New York, Abu Dhabi, Dhahran, Riyadh and Jeddah with representative offices in Dubai and Beirut.
In line with their strategic goals to provide innovative, convenient and customised financial products and services they have also led talent acquisition (TA) ‘challenges’ by innovating their TA process through Sonru Video Interviewing.
GIB’s Vice President – Head of Recruitment & Staff Benefits Administration Mr Nawaf Kably was given the Sonru Recruitment Innovator Certificate as the first financial services provider in Bahrain to adopt video interviewing.
“Overall we have invited 200 candidates to complete the Sonru interview to date. These candidates are mostly based in Saudi Arabia. Although we were very excited about the product, and the benefits it would bring, we had some concerns over how the candidates would respond to this initially,” said Khalid Alsada, Recruitment Manager at GIB. “However after reviewing the results from 175 applicants we are pleased with the overall outcome, we were particularly impressed with the positive comments about the video interview from candidates mentioning that it portrayed the bank in a favourable, modern and innovative light. We were positively encouraged by the number of women who completed the assessment, as there was a level of uncertainty as to whether they would take part. We also use an online psychometric assessment as part of our process, Sonru excellently supplements this, as it helps add a more comprehensive picture to the assessment scores and allows us to see the whole person, their communication skills, self-presentation skills and much more.”
Sonru is a global leader in the field of video interviewing and selection, founded in 2007 by CEO Edward Hendrick. Sonru’s Global Headquarters is in Ireland, with regional offices in Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North America. We also have offices in Australia, UK, France and South Africa.
Sonru’s innovative, multi-award winning recruitment tool helps make early-stage selection easier for interviewers and candidates. Replicating a phone, Skype or face-to-face interview, video interviewing eliminates scheduling and removes the everyday headaches associated with preliminary interviews. Forget about scheduling interviews, time zone restrictions, no shows and unsuitable candidates. Video interviewing lets you “meet” the best candidates earlier in the process, see their fit, personality, drive and motivation, all while saving your company time and money.
Sonru enjoys a strong presence in the Middle East region with clients like Gulf International Bank, Qatar Airways, NYU Abu Dhabi and many more. Sonru also enjoys strong presence in the financial service industry with clients including UBS, Tesco Bank, ANZ, Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
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About Hamilton Resourcing:
Hamilton Resourcing was founded in 2009 to provide global ‘passive’ executive talent acquisition services to regional organization. Realization of the need in the market to improve the quality of hire and retention in 2011 Hamilton Resourcing acquired exclusive regional representation rights of The McQuaig Psychometric System™. Evolution continued with the 2013 regional consulting partnership agreement with LinkedIn. In 2015 to further disrupt the outsourced talent management space Hamilton Resourcing singed the regional representation agreement with the global leader in video interviewing and selection, Sonru.
By keeping each of its services independent; talent acquisition, psychometric & video interviewing and easily accessible our clients have the choice to address exactly what is needed.
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