No Candidate Is Just Their Resume: Innovative Candidate Screening

2021 Talent Conference & Expo
Attendees will learn best practices for embracing video as a recruiting tool to prioritize time management and flexibility and improve hiring outcomes.

No candidate is just their resume. However, the innovative use of video enables job seekers to demonstrate who they are off the page. With social distancing here for the foreseeable future, recruiters and candidates are unlikely to have in-person interactions anytime soon. Matt Baxter will expertly guide attendees through a framework for including video into work-communication tools. Baxter will share real-life examples of how organizations are using video to transform candidate screenings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how innovative video screening helps organizations better connect with candidates.
  • Provide an interview experience that candidates want—on any device, anytime with no downloads.
  • Outpace the competition by significantly reducing recruiter screening time.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Matt Baxter


Matt Baxter is a serial entrepreneur. He started his first business at the age of 15, owning and operating Stony Pointe Lawn Care for over six years, before selling the company in July 2015. From this experience, Baxter experienced firsthand the hiring process's pain points, which led him to launch his current venture, Wedge, shortly after graduating from Hope College.

Today, Baxter is the CEO of Wedge, the one-way recorded video screening solution that enables job seekers to show off their true selves. Earlier this year, Wedge closed its seed funding round, raising $1 million in total. Baxter is focused intently on driving success and further establishing himself as an industry leader, building out the Wedge development team, and scaling its partnerships and integrations.

Baxter hosts "The Matt Baxter Show," dedicated to people finding their purpose. The show is an opportunity to have conversations spanning purpose related topics with people who love what they do every day.

Room: Summit 206
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
Relationship Management
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