Quality, Care, Culture.
A true partnership


Sanofi and Hudson RPO have enjoyed a successful partnership since 2007. However, Sanofi relied on HR business partners (HRBP’s) to manage all recruiting before engaging an RPO. As a result, there were inconsistencies in skill and candidate management and no talent pooling for future vacancies. Furthermore, talent was scarce, with no ability to manage the passive market, and the time-to-fill was slow – inevitability increasing overall recruitment costs.

Journey to success

The evolution of the account has seen Sanofi’s cost per hire reduced by 50% while improving hiring manager and candidate satisfaction. Having a dedicated team of recruitment specialists has also enabled a focus on passive talent, and as a result, proactive sourcing has increased from 0% to 25%. 

The ongoing partnership has allowed the Hudson RPO team to assess new innovations and be involved in various projects, including business transformation programs, HR technology implementations, internal career fairs, and employer branding consultation.  

The Sanofi team has since moved to a Total Talent Solution handling internal and external recruitment across permanent, fixed-term contract and temporary talent. 

Client testimonial

“The Hudson RPO team have excellent depth-of-knowledge of the pharma market, which was important. But what really stood out for me was the quality of their recruiters. The care they take to make sure they find the right recruiter who fits in which our culture is incredible. Hudson RPO’s ability to flex the model to suit what we were looking for was probably the best out of everybody”

- Michelle Zimany HR Director Australia & New Zealand

About the client

Sanofi is a global life sciences company committed to improving access to healthcare and supporting the people we serve throughout the continuum of care. From prevention to treatment, Sanofi transforms scientific innovation into healthcare solutions, in human vaccines, rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular solutions and consumer healthcare. More than 110,000 people at Sanofi are dedicated to making a difference in patients’ daily life, wherever they live and enable them to enjoy a healthier life.

At a Glance


Direct fill rate


Decrease in time to fill


Reduction in cost per hire


Candidate and hiring manager satisfaction

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