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Hudson RPO Delivers Top MBA Candidates to Pharmaceutical Research Company

Project Attracts Over 350 MBA Graduates

Recruitment Challenge

Our client is an industry leader in research-based pharmaceuticals and employs over 100,000 people in 116 countries. The company wanted to launch an in-house “graduate development program” to pipeline strong management for the region. In order for the business to successfully utilise this program the company needed to:

  • Increase the number of top talent candidates
  • Develop a consistent structure for assessing attributes and competencies
  • Establish an end-to-end process from candidate attraction to short-listing applications

RPO Solution

Hudson RPO administered a consistent best practice recruitment methodology to benchmark and manage the program’s recruitment solutions. In order to bring in top candidates, Hudson RPO also developed an attraction strategy and marketing plan targeting the global MBA community. Hudson RPO managed these solutions by:

  • Using our established global MBA recruitment contacts to reach top candidates worldwide
  • Leveraging our international communication capabilities to access top talent throughout the world
  • Organising web conferencing systems to interview global candidates
  • Developing a system of detailed reports and regulatory meetings to keep communication open and consistent

Successful Results

In choosing to leverage Hudson RPO, the client was able to administer a diligent and consistent in-house recruitment process, achieving the following:

  • Selecting and successfully placing over 350 candidates
  • Attracting candidates from INSEAD, Cambridge, Harvard, Columbia, Georgetown, Emory, Melbourne Business School, London Business School and National University of Singapore
  • Attracting a variety of nationalities of candidates short listed and placed: Filipino, Malay, Singaporean, Korean, Indian, Taiwanese, Chinese, American, Australian
  • Excellent short-listing results from assessment tools and reporting methods
Project Summary

Leading Pharmaceutical Research Company

Client HQ Location:
United Kingdom

Project Location:


  • Client needed to attract and increase the number of top talent candidates
  • Client required a consistent structure for assessing attributes and competencies
  • Client also needed to establish an end-to-end process from candidate attraction to short-listing applications

Recruitment Project in Asia


  • Selected and successfully placed over 350 candidates
  • Attracted candidates from top MBA programs and universities
  • Short-listed and placed candidates from 9 different countries
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