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The Prime 3 Expertise Mobility Applications of 2021

Kelly Lee
Digital Content Specialist


Desk of Contents

Inner recruiting has all the time accounted for the highest supply of all hires made, in each business, and almost each practical space. When the pandemic hit, firms had been compelled to focus not on easy methods to recruit new workers to help progress, however as a substitute, easy methods to retain as many present staff as attainable. These efforts included job coaching and reskilling; concerted workforce planning, succession planning, and formalized profession pathing/expertise mapping.

The purpose is, inside mobility has by no means been a pattern; it’s simply that in 2021, the main target has shifted squarely from the TA margins to the mainstream. 

That’s why this summer season we launched the 2021 Inner Recruiting Awards, powered by SmartRecruiters. The awards are the first-ever globally-focused TA business occasion to acknowledge achievement for inside recruitment efforts. 

The aim of the IRA’s is to showcase and honor employers and expertise leaders who not solely persistently obtain “greatest practices,” however are at the forefront of expertise mobility right this moment. And we’re excited to honor firms who’ve excelled at recruiting and growing workers and made inside expertise growth a aggressive benefit.

Entries and Judging

Nominations for the inaugural Inner Recruiting Awards had been open to any employer, no matter business, dimension, or market presence. During the last three months, expertise acquisition groups throughout the globe submitted their entries that highlighted how they’re making an actual distinction relating to reworking their firms into employers of selection and long-term profession locations by way of their inside recruiting applications.

To make sure truthful and sincere judging of all entries, SmartRecruiters joined forces with a number of the smartest and influential leaders in expertise right this moment: 

And with the assistance of those TA All-Star Judges’ suggestions, we’re excited to share with you the winners of the 2021 Inner Recruiting Awards, Powered by SmartRecruiters. 


  1. AdventHealth
  2. Amentum
  3. Uncommon Schools

AdventHealth: A Supportive Strategy to Worker Profession Steering

AdventHealth, a big healthcare supplier throughout 9 states in North America, prides themselves on delivering an distinctive inside mobility expertise for his or her 80,000 workers. Cathy Henesey, Govt Director of Expertise Acquisition, explains that the important thing to their success is their “Total perception within the inside mobility course of just isn’t how they’re handled in the course of the choice, though necessary, it’s what we’re doing for them prior to making use of.” 

Two years in the past, Cathy and her group began an Inner Mobility program to supply companies to inside workers that may information them by the appliance and choice course of. Staff now may go to a devoted touchdown web page on AdventHealth’s inside worker portal which gave them entry to help to verify they’re making use of for the precise place for them. 

“They’ve an extremely supportive course of for inside candidates, far past what we usually see.  They supply not solely a constant and truthful course of however persevering with ongoing and private help for each inside candidate to be within the position that most closely fits their pursuits and expertise.” – IRA Choose, Jim D’Amico, International Expertise Acquisition Chief, Celanese

AdventHealth’s expertise group knew that for the interior mobility program to succeed they must transcend creating an informative platform and easy software course of. To encourage engagement, they created three other ways for workers to work together with the Inner Mobility group. 

  1. Reside Chat  – A dwell chat plugin is put in onto the interior mobility homepage. This dwell chat pop-ups when a brand new consumer lands on the web page. The dwell chat is manned by an Inner Mobility Ambassador all day and interacts with workers instantaneously. 
  2. Digital Appointments – AdventHealth makes use of Brazen, a digital occasions platform, to attach workers with the interior mobility group in a scheduled digital assembly. 
  3. E mail – A easy e mail type can be utilized by workers to ask questions or enquire a few new place. Staff can often anticipate a response inside 24 hours. 

Operating alongside these communication initiatives is the weekly alternative workers should ask for resume evaluations, interviewing ideas, and every other profession development questions.

The interior recruitment choice course of is identical for each inside and exterior candidates, nevertheless, we anticipate completely different service degree agreements from each the Expertise Acquisition group and the Hiring Supervisor group. The time from software to disposition (remaining final result) for inside candidates shouldn’t exceed a mean of seven days.


AdventHealth is an instance of how a big firm can introduce a easy but efficient inside mobility program. Their inside mobility program is extremely regarded inside the recruitment business and has helped the group win a number of awards together with the Lean Human Capital Elite Award and a CANDE Award in 2020. Optimistic suggestions from workers additionally demonstrates the worth and influence of the interior mobility program. 

Amentum: Greatness Occurs when Expertise Acquisition and Expertise Administration Collaborate

Amentum, a worldwide technical and engineering service supplier, employs 80,000 workers throughout 48 states and 28 international locations. Earlier than 2021, inside mobility at Amentum was a easy portal that wasn’t receiving as a lot engagement because the expertise acquisition group wished. 

To empower workers to advance their careers at Amentum, the expertise acquisition and expertise administration group got here collectively to create Expertise Hub. The newly launched platform is an area the place workers can retailer their aspirations, expertise, expertise, and obtain job matches. 

“The aims for Expertise Hub are to simply join our workers with extra alternatives seamlessly. As many organizations declare, the persons are their enterprise,” explains Alexandra Stathes, Vice President, Expertise Acquisition, “however for Amentum, they’re additionally our product. It’s crucial that we frequently have interaction them in new alternatives in addition to perceive the place and the way they need to develop their profession. ”

Expertise Hub is a terrific instance of an inside mobility platform that captures workers from day one and takes lower than three minutes. Private profiles are robotically created when a brand new worker joins, all they should do is verify their profile. As soon as an worker is totally arrange, they’re matched to new jobs, which they will apply to with one click on. 

“Amentum’s Expertise Hub is nice as a result of it permits proactive sourcing by making expertise searchable for inside recruiters; slightly than having to construct an enormous expertise database that requires fixed updating and simply isn’t possible or scalable. And all profiles are blinded out and sourced anonymously, which removes bias whereas defending confidentiality.” – IRA Choose, Stacy Zapar, Founder, The Expertise Company. 


It’s nonetheless early days for Expertise Hub, however the outcomes that Amentum is seeing to date already deem their inside mobility technique profitable. Since going dwell with Expertise Hub, present workers have turn into the highest supply of hires. And though this isn’t how Amentum’s expertise group will measure the platform’s success, it’s a massive constructive indicator that workers need to keep. 

Clients of Amentum love that they care a lot about their workers that Expertise Hub is now included in RFPs. “Expertise Hub reveals our clients we’re severe about our expertise. We’re pointing to our strategy in RFPs and it’s exhibiting to be a key issue within the contracts our firm is profitable. Our strategy to maintaining our expertise makes our clients really feel safe in working with us,” explains Alexandra Stathes. 

Unusual Colleges: Fellowship Program Shapes Schooling Leaders

Believing deeply within the potential of their workers and supporting them in reaching their targets is essential to inside mobility success at Unusual Colleges. The tutorial non-profit group manages 54 faculties and serves greater than 20,000 college students throughout six cities in the USA. 

“Unusual Colleges have an incredible connection between worker growth and inside recruiting. Their strategy wasn’t to leverage inside expertise to “fill” roles, however to supply inside expertise the chance to develop and develop alongside Unusual Colleges.” –  IRA Choose, Jim D’Amico, International Expertise Acquisition Chief, Celanese

Teaching and suggestions are intertwined within the tradition at Unusual Colleges. All employees, each school-based and within the central workplace, obtain weekly teaching, suggestions, and help from their supervisor and colleagues. Along with casual suggestions, there are additionally buildings in place for extra formalized suggestions together with 2×2 cycles, 360 evaluations, annual evaluations, mid-year evaluations, and annual goal-setting. 

Unusual Colleges additionally developed a fellowship program to organize employees members for management. Principal and Operations Fellowships are supplied as a full-time, salaried place that permits fellow-tailored skilled growth in a cohort setting in addition to real-world expertise in faculties. 

Unusual Colleges additionally presents fellowship applications for full-time academics with aspirations to turn into Dean of College students and Dean of Curriculum and Instruction. These applications supply private growth and training to organize fellows to be robust candidates for these faculty management roles. 

One key initiative for them is guaranteeing they’re constructing faculties that replicate their pupil inhabitants, with greater than 60% of our academics and employees figuring out as an individual of coloration. And whereas we’re pleased with this progress, they know it’s essential to proceed constructing a powerful bench of academics and leaders of coloration.

“It is very important perceive how inside recruiting applications influence range and inclusion. It was nice to see Unusual Colleges’ deal with outcomes and variety.” – IRA Choose, Gerry Crispin, Co-founder & Principal, CareerXroads.


Supporting workers with aspirations for management positions with devoted help and fellowship applications proves to be a catalyst for inside mobility success at Unusual Colleges. This 12 months, inside promotions account for 70% of operations management and 95% of educational management hires. 


From the start of the pandemic with its widespread furloughs and layoffs to the present growth in hiring, the previous 18 months have compelled expertise acquisition groups to pivot rapidly and assume strategically. On behalf of SmartRecruiters and our All-Star group of judges, by the launch of the Inner Recruiting Awards, we’re happy to assist have fun these organizations who’re really bringing inside mobility to the forefront of their hiring course of. 

Wish to hear extra about these award-winning applications? Join us on September 21, as we carry collectively the IRA winners in a dialogue led by decide and business knowledgeable, Jim D’Amico, to speak by their revolutionary approaches to inside mobility, share success tales, and take a look at the way forward for inside recruiting. Sign up Today!

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