Personal care retail giant selects Talegent to improve recruitment processes

Watsons has chosen Talegent’s online assessment solution to enhance talent acquisition efficiency


9ef8405fd292e9cd_2PASIG CITY, PHILIPPINES – October 1, 2014 – Talegent, the talent measurement company that combines proven psychometric science with world-class online technology, today announced that personal care retail giant Watson (Philippines) has chosen Talegent’s online assessment solutions to streamline its recruiting processes, better gain candidate insight, and ultimately impact business performance. Watsons will use Talegent for internal benchmarking and recruiting.

Headquartered out of Hong Kong, Watsons is the largest health and beauty retail chain in Asia operating over 2,500 stores across 37 countries – Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Korea, and Indonesia. In the Philippines, Watsons employs around 5,000 professionals that work in its 275+ stores nationwide. As a specialty retail company Watsons offers a unique experience to customers through professional advice, interesting shopping environments, and all the inspiration they need to live beautifully inside and out.

To streamline its volume recruitment as effectively as possible, Watsons initiated a procurement process to find an assessment solution that would help them get the best hires, at a shorter time, and at less cost. After thoroughly evaluating vendors, Watsons concluded that Talegent best fit its needs out of the box. The combination of Talegent assessments, video interview, a branded candidate site and customized reports, offers a completely integrated solution for a more efficient talent screening and selection process and a better candidate experience that will increase Watsons’ quality of hire and employer brand equity.

“We are thrilled that Watsons Philippines has chosen Talegent as its talent measurement partner. Watsons joins the many leading retail firms that have relied on Talegent to power its talent acquisition and measurement needs. Organizations are investing now more than ever in solutions that make HR smarter and more strategic, and Talegent can definitely help support companies to get the best hires, cut recruiting time and costs, and improve overall people performance. We look forward to working with Watsons in their search for the best talent as they grow their business in the country and beyond,” said Trina Legasto, Lead Consultant, Talegent Philippines.

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