2016 Digital Disruption Awards

June 20th, 2016
Team HireVue

Last week at HireVue we welcomed our customers and inspiring thought leaders at our annual conference - Digital Disruption. It's a few days in the mountains of Park City, Utah reflecting on innovative strategies to build and coach modern teams and affect organizational change.  We share customer case studies and best practices from HR, sales, and business leaders on disrupting status quo with digital solutions. Disruptor Awards gold1_s We also recognize our customers for all of the hard work they do in championing team acceleration and our digital platform methodology in their organizations.  Read on to learn about the 2016 Digital Disruption Award winners.

Digital Disruptor of the Year

The Digital Disruptor of the Year Award honors organizations that have fully embraced Digital Disruption in the way they build and coach teams. This year we had two standout stories. The Winners of the 2016 Digital Disruptor of the Year Award: IBM and Hilton Worldwide IBM is no stranger to turning data into actionable insights.  When IBM implemented HireVue for their Watson division, they were able to deliver a unified branding message, consistency in selection rigor and eliminate bottlenecks in their evaluation process.  In 2016, their focus has been on a full global launch and enterprise-wide expansion.  The results? IBM has strategically launched HireVue in 160 countries across 300 teams.  They have over 2,000 global HireVue users, with communication offered in 14 languages.

Mark Newman (HireVue), Jeff Joblonowski, Obed Louissaint, Brigid McMahon, IBM Hilton Worldwide has been disrupting talent processes company-wide.  Since going global with HireVue in 90+ countries, they've reported a 10x recruiter productivity increase, and a nearly 30% turnover reduction while maintaining an average NPS of 2x the hospitality industry average.  One of the early adopters of HireVue Assessments, Hilton has shortened time to hire from 6 weeks to 6 business days, building their teams 85% faster.


Waddell Sheppard, Joanne Lamb, Tina Sahin, Amber Weaver, Aimee Brunn, Carolyn Shuster, Mark Newman (HireVue), Sheby Parker, Laura Schmidt, Hilton Worldwide

International Disruptor of the Year

The Winner of the 2016 International Disruptor of the Year Award:  Penguin Random House Penguin Random House is one of the largest international publishing firms.  This past year, they have continued disrupting by removing degree requirements from the application process, and instead, use video to break down bias and put the focus on the person, not the profile.  Penguin Random House has been vocally dedicated to overturning assumptions, bravely moving forward with disruptive ideas years before others in their market.

Digital Newcomer of the Year

This award recognizes the companies that have been on their digital journey with HireVue for less than 12 months, but achieved great results. The Winner of the 2016 Digital Newcomer of the Year award: Sporcle Sporcle, a top provider of trivia entertainment, is using HireVue to audition trivia hosts and build engaging teams to deliver a fun experience across the nation's bars and restaurants.  Already, they've streamlined their hiring process 10 fold and decreased turnover by a staggering 50%.  Building a team of great trivia hosts makes pub quiz lovers come back again and again.  Since going digital just 9 months ago, Sporcle has more than doubled the number of new clients per quarter.  They attribute this in part, to the great talent they're bringing on board. Sporcle

Jeffrey LaDuc, Mark Newman (HireVue), Mark Adams, Keith Swayze, Sporcle

HireVue Coach Disruptor of the Year

Once you've got the best talent on the bus, they need to be coached to be truly engaged and effective. The Winner of Coach Disruptor of the Year Award:  Honeywell With operations in 70 countries, Honeywell, uses HireVue Coach to foster practice and peer coaching to get sales teams customer ready.  If practice makes perfect, this team has got it down, logging over 17,000 digital practice sessions, with team members receiving coaching within 5 days, ultimately decreasing time to customer readiness. Honeywell now reports that sales reps are mastering product messaging much faster. As Don told us, "HireVue Coach allows our reps to get what they've learned in training out of their mouths and customer ready, improving our overall salesforce." DD-2016 1478

Don Carte, Honeywell with Mark Newman

Most Innovative Use Case

This award recognizes the unique ways or customers are using HireVue.  Their ideas inspire others to continue to innovate and disrupt status quo. The Winner of The Most Innovative Use Case Award: Children's Mercy Hospital completely reverse engineered the job search process- breaking down barriers and bias found in traditional online application methods.  Its new "Introduce Yourself" program allows candidates to complete a video introduction, which recruiters then match up to openings.  They just recently celebrated the 100th hire through this program, and one candidate had applied online via their applicant tracking system a dozen times! She introduced herself to the hospital via video and was hired two weeks later.

Childrens Mercy HospitalMark Newman (HireVue), Molly Weaver, Angie Richardson, Tracy Dickens, Children's Mercy Hospital

Best Candidate NPS

Top Net Promoter Scores are the strongest testament to how candidates feel about their interview experience.  These companies netted thousands of candidate survey responses, ranking them among the best in providing a killer candidate experience.  With a staggering NPS of 81, we had three winners in this category:

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • United Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines

 United AirlinesTony Aquino, Deggary Priest, Crystal Heckman, Wayne Wooden, United Airlines with Mark Newman

DeltaMark Newman (HireVue) with Patricia Quintero and Wendy Schmid, Delta Air Lines

Coolest Candidate Experience

This award honors companies that go the extra mile to ensure their candidate experience is top notch. The Winner of The Coolest Candidate Experience Award: Vodafone Global telecom company, Vodafone, embraces their company mantra 'One Company, Local Roots' in their candidate experience, with market specific branded themes.  Not only is each and every candidate greeted by the company's CEO, they're also welcomed by local employees in pre-recorded videos giving candidates a truly unique, interactive and localized experience.

vodafoneCatalina Schveninger, Vodafone with Mark Newman

Recruiter Rockstar Hall of Fame

These recruiting champions have gone above and beyond to increase adoption of HireVue in their companies and achieve stellar results. Shay Johnson, Manager of Talent Acquisition at Levy Restaurants Levy RestaurantsLevy Restaurants, operates restaurants and special events in stadiums, racetracks, hotels, and convention centers all over the U.S. and U.K. Shay is the company's digital champion, serving as the Subject Matter Expert for Executive and General Manager Hiring. He built a solid business case and his execs now report that "HireVue is the coolest thing we've ever done." Tracy Dickens, Lead Clinical Recruiter at Children's Mercy Hospital Childrens MercyChildren's Mercy Hospital is one of America's Best Children's Hospitals.  Under Tracy's recruiting leadership the hospital is now building teams a staggering 65% faster by leveraging HireVue and some strategic changes to their processes.   Ashley Kersting, Recruiting Manager at UnitedHealth Group United Health GroupAshley joined a team that had limited understanding of the benefits of digital interviewing.  Undeterred, she developed solutions that she presented to her peers and leadership and drove adoption from 10% to over 70% during their critical Fall recruitment campaign. Ashley's efforts also achieved immediate ROI for UnitedHealth Group - one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies. Congratulations our new 2016 Hall of Famers and Award Winners! Read here for more information about HireVue's OnDemand service, and pre-employment video assessments.