When a global software power house needed to recruit staff for 30 to 40 store-in-store (SIS) retail outlets across China, as well as several mainline and two flagship stores, the company turned to Hudson RPO for recruitment and selection. The company was not well known in China and the name of the company could not be divulged until the candidates were pre-screened.
Journey to success
Hudson RPO was selected in March 2014 to implement an end-to-end recruitment solution to fill as many as 200 SIS positions by the end of the year and an additional 200 to 300 for the mainline and flagship stores through 2016.
The solution encompasses:
- Sourcing and pre-screening candidates (including video interviewing and administering Hudson’s proprietary online BAQ assessment)
- Facilitating the interview and selection process (which consists of organising job events where hiring managers make presentations, lead group discussions and interview candidates)
- Coordinating reference checks and job offers process
- Assisting in the new-hire onboarding process and training
Behind the scenes
To track candidates throughout the hiring process, Hudson RPO implemented InGenium, Hudson’s proprietary cloud-based recruitment software. Recruitment for the China market has been direct through cold calls, China-specific job boards (e.g., Zhaopin, 51 Job, Dajie and Lietou), LinkedIn, candidate referrals and the Hudson Asia Pacific candidate database.
In addition to managing the recruitment process, Hudson RPO worked with the company to develop an employee referral scheme, in order to increase the number of available candidates once in place.
Hudson RPO also provided counsel to the company on competitor and retail market changes as well as on market diversity, primarily in the high-tech industry.
About the client
This global software power house was not well known in China as an employer and was new to the global retail market.