Monash Case Study

How Monash Talent used Testgrid’s assessment tools and video interview technology to support graduates in finding roles.


Monash Talent partnered with Testgrid in order to create a reliable process to accurately assess and identify a graduate’s skills and behaviours to provide candidates who are culturally aligned to the hiring organisation.

“Video interviewing has multiple benefits – it is convenient for the graduate, improves turnaround times and most importantly helps us make the right match for employers. We are able to provide hiring managers with a snapshot of a graduate’s unique characteristics and strengths. Plus working with Testgrid has been a delight, a very service and solution oriented organisation!”

Brooke Young, Director of Monash Talent

The Challenge

Monash University has over 17,000 graduates looking for their chance in graduate roles every year. Monash Talent was created to provide a link between the high-quality graduates and employers, by providing a full-service recruitment solution. As a new service, Monash Talent had the opportunity to innovate their screening processes and match candidate strengths to a business’ requirements and culture fit.

Monash Talent required a highly reliable process to accurately assess and identify a graduate’s skills and behaviours to provide candidates who are culturally aligned to the hiring organisation. This had to be provided in a simple to use, cost effective and efficient manner.

The Solution

Monash Talent reviewed the market, looking for a highly innovative solution that would provide:

  • Accurate and reliable profiling
  • An outstanding candidate experience
  • Simple administration within the recruitment team
  • Capability to integrate into the Monash Talent App and Candidate portal
  • Local support

Monash College was already partnered with Testgrid, who provides a range of Psychometric assessments and video interviewing technologies. In the conversations with Monash Talent and Testgrid it was identified that the Vieple Video Interviewing platform, along with Mercer Match was an ideal fit, meeting all of the requirements.

Testgrid and Monash Talent worked closely to develop the video interviewing technology to fit into the planned candidate assessment process. As the technology can be fully integrated with the GradConnection Candidate Management System, it makes the process seamless and automated for both candidates and the recruiters at Monash Talent.

Video interviewing allows candidates to showcase their natural personality and skills through a series of behavioural questions, designed for this unique need. As this process is automated it allows a candidate to complete the interview at a convenient time for them, on a variety of devices, mobile or desktop. The videos can then be reviewed at Monash Talent and form a key part of the candidate profile.

The videos and capability reports generated by Mercer Match can even be shared with prospective employers, saving them time in arranging and managing interviews. It also allows employers to review a larger pool of talent than could be achieved through face to face interviews.

The Outcome

Monash Talent was launched, with immediate success for both graduates finding roles, and employers easily accessing a high-quality talent pool.

Monash Talent is now able to profile large numbers of graduates in a largely automated and simple process, making it easy to create a large pool of talent ready for employers.

The benefits of video interviewing are:

  • Convenient for candidates to complete the profile process – enabling a highly responsive service to employers
  • Simple to administer for the Monash Talent Recruitment team
  • Stable and reliable platform, accessible across mobile and tablet devices
  • Substantial savings of time and cost compared with phone screening or face to face interviewing – able to pass these savings onto the employers

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