BDO Case Study

Improving Efficiency and ED&I for BDO

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The Background

BDO works across all economic sectors to provide tax, audit and assurance, and business outsourcing services. ‘Helping you Succeed’ is BDO’s core purpose, and with an ever changing world of work, they wanted to continue to assist their clients by adapting and evolving themselves.

BDO’s assessment process was initially implemented 4 years ago, to ensure they kept up with market expectations. This provided further efficiencies, reducing the time required to complete and score assessments whilst benefiting both their candidates and the firm with an increased emphasis on quality and experience.

But, BDO wanted to go further. They wanted to create a process that was genuinely different and stood out not only in their sector but across the Future Talent industry. They chose to use Amberjack’s award-winning and innovative technology to create a fully virtual process, which was truly representative of their business.

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Our Solution

By utilising our in-house expertise and many years of development, Amberjack helped BDO deploy the High Potential Assessment. The assessment is built on Amberjack’s universal model for potential, allowing employers to measure Digital Mindset, Applied Intellect, Creative Force and Grit.

Additionally, implementation of technology also played a vital role in the solution Amberjack delivered, allowing BDO to transform their processes both internally and for candidates. The new automated assessment with integrated video interview platform, coupled with the digital assessment centre created a fully virtually process which has driven huge efficiencies without impacting on candidate experience or quality.

The Journey

Step 1.

A short application form, and progression of candidates onto an online, blended assessment and video interview.

Step 2.
Future Potential Assessment

The assessment is comprised of a short introduction video, a mix of applied intellect and behavioural questions, self-reflection videos, a closing video, and an automated candidate feedback report

Step 3.
Virtual Assessment Centre

The third and final stage of the process is the Virtual Assessment Centre. BDO transformed their traditional, paper-based assessment centre into an engaging virtual experience.
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The Impact

From 4 months to 3 Weeks

Average time to hire approx 4 months


45% increase on previous year

Reduced from 2.5hrs to 45 minutes

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