Category Archives: News

when recruitment video goes bad

Hey buddy, pass the Paleo Pear Banana Bread

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I have a soft spot for many things. One of them is Australia. Another is amusingly terrible recruitment advertising. So when a story combining the two hit the headlines a few weeks ago, I felt like the merriest kookaburra in all the old gum trees. 

 

Many of you will already have seen the infamous Australian Dept of Finance Graduate Recruitment video. But there’s more to laugh at than just the video itself. And because there is not enough laughter in the world, I’d like to share some links with you (while making a few serious points)…
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Diversity and Inclusion

Award Winners! – RADS 2017

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It was a great night for WDAD at the 2017 RAD Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on January 26th where our work with Stagecoach London won the ‘Best Diversity and Inclusion Initiative’ category.

We’ve been shortlisted several times in recent years, but it’s nice to again get on the podium. Thanks go to a great client and all of our team and colleagues who helped put a very innovative and successful campaign together.

For details please see Women Behind the Wheel.

Diversity recruitment videos

Diversity Access Films

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Following on from our successful initiative to engage with and recruit more female bus drivers for Stagecoach, WDAD is excited to announce they have expanded their diversity portfolio. We’ve joined forces with Gilbey Films (Gilbeyfilms.com), the leading producer of professional disabled access marketing films and training videos, to launch a new service. Aimed at progressive, inclusive organisations, it will allow recruiters to reach out to disabled people, by demonstrating how accessible and welcoming their workplace is. Read More

CIPD award winner

Frimley Health Wins CIPD People Management Overall Award

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It’s been a great experience to work with the HR team at Frimley Health at such a pivotal time in their history. Our EVP and employer brand project has coincided with significant and concerted organisational initiatives to bring a neigbouring and failing Trust (Wexham & Heatherwood NHS Trust) into the fold and to turn around its ratings and fortunes.

This transformation work is ongoing, but has already made huge strides which saw the Trust win the Employee Engagement Initiative category at the 2016 CIPD People Management Awards as well as then taking the overall Grand Prix award.  A truly fantastic achievement for all at Frimley Health! 
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recruitment videos, apprenticeships

What do our interns get up to at WDAD?

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Every year we host an intern from the USA. This year Max Osborn from the University of Oregon has spent 9 weeks with us to learn a little about recruitment advertising and employer branding. He recently spent an eventful couple of days, helping with a video shoot for the Stagecoach London apprentice scheme.
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NHS recruitment advertising agency

Shortlisted for ‘Private Sector Partner / Supplier of the Year’ at the 2015 PPMAs

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WDAD is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted at the prestigious PPMA Excellence in Management Awards 2015 for our work with the wonderful people at North Middlesex University NHS Trust. It’s a huge accolade for us and recognises all the values-base recruitment and engagement creative work which in the last couple of months alone has seen the Trust recruit nearly 100 nurses… Read More

WDAD award winners See what we've won