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Global RPO Program Saves Client US$1.8 Million

Our client, a US$4 billion diversified industrial company with over 11,000 employees serving customers in more than 130 countries, is the world's leading provider of water treatment and process improvements. The client needed an RPO provider that could build a consistent, quality recruitment process and supporting policies; generate a rich pipeline of talent across key international markets; and provide the greatest return on investment. Read published case study here.


  • Inconsistent recruitment model among worldwide locations
  • Heavy reliance on different third-party recruitment services
  • Inconsistent, opaque recruitment delivery and reporting process
  • Client wished to develop a best-in-class recruitment model using a single global RPO provider


The client selected Hudson RPO as their single global recruitment partner because we met their most important criteria of demonstrated experience developing best-in-class, turn-key recruitment operations in all of their key markets.

Hudson RPO designed a custom solution which included:

  • Combination on-site/off-site recruitment team
  • Comprehensive qualitative and quantitative reporting
  • Global Vendor Management Services
  • Scalable recruitment capacity
  • Demonstrated cost reduction
  • Multi-tiered, proactive sourcing methodology
  • Applicant Tracking System implementation and optimization
  • We designed and implemented an all-encompassing RPO program for the client across EMEA, Asia, Australia/NZ, Latin America, North America (Vendor Management only).


  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • China
  • India
  • Middle East
  • North America (vendor management only)
  • Russia


  • Implemented global solution
  • Coordinated and consistent global recruitment service levels, delivery methodology, and reporting capability
  • Average time-to-hire dropped 52% across all regions with the RPO model within the first 18 months of engagement.
  • Shortly thereafter, average time-to-hire further decreased to 38 days.
  • 95% of all professional-level hires (approximately 450) were exclusively sourced and place through the RPO model, saving the client an additional $1.8 million on outside agencies. 

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Hudson RPO (recruitment process outsourcing) manages the people, process and technology associated with recruitment on a full service (outsourced), hybrid (co-sourced) or project basis. A global force in talent acquisition solutions, Hudson RPO designs, implements and manages custom RPO programs for mid- to large-cap, multi-national companies.