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First Australian Permanent Recruitment Solution

10 Years of Recruiting Solutions from Hudson RPO

Client Challenge

In 2002, Johnson & Johnson Medical (J&J) wanted to create a national recruiting solution. At the time, no other recruitment process outsourcing solution existed in Australia, so J&J turned to Hudson to create the first-of-its-kind-outsourced recruitment solution.

Permanent Recruiting Solution

Hudson RPO was brought in to handle all permanent recruitment, internal and external for professional roles, excluding IT, as well as all Psychometric testing of professional staff. Five Hudson recruiters were brought onsite to act as strategic partners to the J&J team.

To ensure the highest level candidates and the right cultural fit, our recruiters leveraged our proprietary assessment methodologies including competency profiles, interview guides and psychometric assessments are tailored and applied consistently for each job family.

Hudson RPO Results

Since 2002, Hudson RPO has been J&J’s strategic recruitment partner. In 2005, the solution even expanded to J&J’s pharmaceutical business, Janssen Cilag.

According to Amanda Towe, Director of Human Resources for J&J Medical:

'As we reach the ten year anniversary of our Recruitment Processing Outsourcing partnership with Hudson, I'd like to thank the Hudson team for truly making a difference to the Johnson & Johnson Medical business in Australia.

… As partners in delivering our HR agenda, Hudson RPO have been flexible and supportive of our HR team throughout our relationship. Our partnership with Hudson was the first of its kind in Australia and the experiment has truly paid off. Our relationship has been seamless throughout.”
Click here to read the full J&J testimonial

In nearly 10 years, the success metrics of J&J’s RPO solution include:

  • More than 30% reduction in recruiting costs
  • Decreased time to fill from 45 days to 26 days
  • 59 hires per year
  • 13 days to shortlist
  • 100% direct hires
  • Talent database built to 25,801 candidates
  • 100% retention within guarantee
  • 100% fill rate
Project Summary


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Johnson & Johnson Medical wished to create Australia’s first-ever RPO solution for its permanent recruitment needs

Full RPO Solution


  • Ongoing solution for more than 10 years, 59 hires p.a.
  • More than 30% reduction in recruiting costs
  • Decreased time to fill from 45 days to 26 days
  • 100% direct hires, 100% fill rate and 100% retention within guarantee
  • Talent database built to 25,801 candidates
  • Solution expanded to J&J’s pharmaceutical business, Janssen Cilag
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Hudson (NASDAQ: HSON) offers highly specialized professional recruitment, recruitment outsourcing, talent management and related staffing services and solutions. Hudson RPO manages the people, processes and technology associated with recruitment on a fully outsourced or project basis. A global force in talent solutions, Hudson RPO designs, implements and manages custom recruitment process outsourcing programs for mid- to large-cap multi-national companies. Hudson RPO was named in HRO Today’s 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Baker’s Dozen list, recognizing the top recruitment process outsourcing providers worldwide.