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How Avanade created a culture of hiring and inclusion

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After leveraging SocialTalent to upskill recruiters, Avanade wanted to expand the scope of learning to anyone involved in interviews. Their aim was to build a culture of hiring, broaden the talent pool, champion inclusion, and create incredible candidate experience.


Avanade used a structured, top-down approach to help build awareness of SocialTalent learning and boost user adoption. Their dedicated team launched ‘License to Hire’ in small pilot groups, tracked reports, and made the learning a mandate for anyone involved in interviewing.

"We realized the need to make sure that we professionalize how we interview candidates and provide a stellar experience, while also making sure we remove as much unconscious bias as possible. The feedback has been phenomenal. License to Hire is a tremendous success."​ Paul Phillips​ Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Avanade

Business Impact:

Avanade and SocialTalent’s ‘License to Hire’ program was an overwhelming success. Since its launch, there are already over 7,600 employees certified, while 98% agree that the SocialTalent content will have a positive impact on their hiring. It has increased their interviewer talent pool by an incredible 400% and also helped the company deliver on 40% female hiring globally.

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