Ubisoft is a billion-euro creator of world-renowned gaming and entertainment brands, but rolling out a new talent acquisition system around the globe is not a game. Fortunately it’s much easier than one might expect when the system is SmartRecruiters.
Jerome Ternynck of SmartRecruiters recently caught up with Ubisoft’s Sébastien Bourguignon to discuss the roll-out. In the resulting video, Sébastien talks about hiring gaming developers and other specialized talent in Europe, North America, Asia and elsewhere.
He comments how “attracting the most interesting ones is sometimes difficult”. He also emphasizes the importance of collaboration between recruiters and hiring teams. Another interesting point Sébastien makes is the importance of having all recruiting data and processes on one global platform in order to manage a global process.
One key reason Ubisoft selected SmartRecruiters, according to Sébastien, is that it is “powerful but still easy to use: easy to use for our candidates, easy to use for our recruiters, easy to use for our hiring managers.”
Architecturally, Sébastien comments favorably about the openness of SmartRecruiters, important for connecting with external services and internal HRIS.
“Surprising” is how Sébastien describes the global big-bang deployment that Ubisoft is undertaking: surprising how easy it is proving to be.
Here is a link to the video on YouTube.
Beyond the video, you can learn more about Ubisoft’s SmartRecruiters decision in a recent press release.