The client is the United States Navy, the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most capable navy in the world, and it has been estimated that in terms of tonnage of its active battle fleet alone, it is larger than the next 13 navies combined, which includes 11 U.S. allies or partner nations.
The United States Navy came to Shaker looking for a way to hire the best-fit candidates for the recruiter position.
The position requires a thorough knowledge of the Navy Organization, including personal and administrative procedures and policies. Candidates must be able to clearly indicate familiarity with sea duty, first-hand knowledge of varied aspects of Navy life and duties gained through participation in a wide range of activities and assignments, a high level of leadership as well as comprehension of diverse assigned duties.
Duties performed by the Naval recruiter include interviewing personnel; career counseling; preparing and delivering presentations; organizing, training, motivating and managing an aggressive career information program; establishing and maintaining liaison with military and civilian agencies; recruit civilian personnel into the Navy.
To engage the right candidates, and to ensure those candidates are successful in the recruiter position, Shaker created a custom Virtual Job Tryout.
The Virtual Job Tryout scored candidates on culture fit, situational judgement, work history, and work style. The content of the Virtual Job Tryout also featured a newly created algorithm designed to assess behavior and how likely the candidate was to follow the Navy’s code of conduct without minor or major infractions.
The results of the Virtual Job Tryout were consistently related to recruiter performance. The candidates who scored the highest on the Virtual Job Tryout were:
- Over two times more likely to be rated as a top performing recruiter
- Over two times more likely to be rated as one of the best ever recruiters
- Rated less likely to engage in misconduct events
- Over two times as likely to be rated as a recruiter with high competency rating