Matthew Jeffery

About the Author

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Matthew Jeffery, pictured at center, cited as one of the world's leading recruitment strategists and leaders, is VP, head of global sourcing and employment branding for SAP. Previously, he was head of EMEA talent acquisition and global employment brand for software giant Autodesk. Previous to Autodesk, he was the global director of recruitment brand for Electronic Arts.

We’re Exploring Whether Technology Can Provide a Better Candidate Experience

We revealed how we launched our new EVP in 2016. The message: Bring Everything You Are. Become Everything You Want.  To help us know “everything you are” and ensure you “become everything you want,” we needed a supporting vehicle. One such vehicle is assessments — they help us understand our potential talent and…

How Our Own In-house Talent Acquisition Is Standing Out From the Crowd

In 2016 SAP needed to stand out from the crowd and have its biggest year for employment branding, with actual employees telling their own life stories. Many candidates know little about us, or perceive us as a somewhat safe, bureaucratic German software company. We have to work harder than most companies to get…

Has SAP Revealed the Future of Employment Branding? Introducing ‘Freemium to Premium’

(SAP was this year’s ERE Recruiting Excellence winner for the best employer brand and most strategic use of technology) The “best” talent is getting harder to hire. Areas like the San Francisco Bay are witnessing a real high-tech “war for talent.” How can we shake up the traditional model of employment branding, and…

In a ‘League’ of Our Own’ … Introducing ‘Sourcification’

How do you disrupt traditional sourcing? How do you drive higher performance while making work more fun? Can you bring the philosophical principles of gamification to sourcing? Can something be put into play that will help revolutionize sourcing across the recruitment industry? These are some of the questions we asked ourselves at SAP…

Can an Algorithm Replace a Recruiter?

We at SAP, recent winners of ERE awards for branding and technology, thrive on pushing the envelope, disrupting existing norms and perceived recruitment wisdoms. One of the hot topics in the recruitment industry today is whether an algorithm can replace a recruiter. In seeking to answer this, we challenged the very traditional university recruiting…