Maintaining candidate experience during mergers & acquisitions

Hiring needs don’t stop during most mergers and acquisitions – here’s how 21st Century Fox and the new Fox Corporation maintained great candidate experience during a time of great change.

Challenge

Disney Corporation’s $71 billion purchase of many of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment properties was a massive acquisition, and took more than a year to complete. During that extended period, 21st Century Fox and its spinoff, Fox Corporation, needed to continue engaging, inspiring and hiring with outstanding candidate experience.

That meant splitting the 21st Century Fox careers site into two separate sites: the 21st Century Fox careers site for the brands Disney was acquiring, and the new spinoff Fox Corporation careers site. With a fluctuating and fast-paced timeline and rapidly evolving brand standards, the talent acquisition teams needed to continue delivering great results for both companies and candidates.

Services:

Content strategy & development Search engine optimization Information architecture development User experience planning Responsive website design & development Custom application development Mobile job search & apply functionality Ongoing maintenance & support

Hiring needs don’t stop during most mergers and acquisitions – here’s how 21st Century Fox and the new Fox Corporation maintained great candidate experience during a time of great change.

Services:

Content strategy & development Search engine optimization Information architecture development User experience planning Responsive website design & development Custom application development Mobile job search & apply functionality Ongoing maintenance & support

Challenge

Disney Corporation’s $71 billion purchase of many of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment properties was a massive acquisition, and took more than a year to complete. During that extended period, 21st Century Fox and its spinoff, Fox Corporation, needed to continue engaging, inspiring and hiring with outstanding candidate experience.

That meant splitting the 21st Century Fox careers site into two separate sites: the 21st Century Fox careers site for the brands Disney was acquiring, and the new spinoff Fox Corporation careers site. With a fluctuating and fast-paced timeline and rapidly evolving brand standards, the talent acquisition teams needed to continue delivering great results for both companies and candidates.

Fox Careers responsive web design on multiple devices

Tech stack

The following languages and platforms were used to bring this project to life:

ASP.Net

.NET MVC

MS SQL Server

Workday API

HTML5/CSS

Bootstrap

JQuery

JQuery UI

Sorenson Squeeze

Google Analytics

Mobile Job Search

Strategy

Working in close partnership with the Fox and 21st Century Fox teams, Sanger & Eby designed and rapidly developed the new Fox Corporate careers site, including creating a new mobile search and application experience for the Workday applicant tracking system. At the same time, multiple rounds of changes were needed for the existing 21st Century Fox site, which retained its Workday mobile search and application experience, also designed and developed by Sanger & Eby.

 

Results

The new Fox Corporation careers website launched on time, with the updated 21st Century Fox careers website relaunch following a few weeks later as scheduled. Both sites allowed candidates to search and apply for jobs during this time of transition and change.

 

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