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Diverse Array of HR Solutions for Monsanto in Ukraine

Understanding the Client’s Business

Monsanto is a leading biotechnology corporation offering pioneering solutions to the agriculture industry. Monsanto is present in all major agricultural markets and employs more than 20,000 professionals around the globe.

Monsanto established a subsidiary in Ukraine in 1992, becoming one of the first international agribusiness corporations entering a local market. Due to the rapid and consistent development of Ukrainian agribusiness in the late 2000’s, Monsanto saw an opportunity to vastly expand its operations.

Offering unparalleled solutions

Monsanto’s robust business development activities implied staff expansion, offering Hudson the opportunity to demonstrate expertise in both Recruitment and Talent Management. Monsanto needed employees from specialists to middle management within various functional specializations. Despite tight deadlines for staff expansion, there could not be any compromise on quality; all candidates needed to meet the high standards of this diverse, multinational corporation.

Hudson’s Talent Management team approached the recruitment of junior roles as a Graduate Recruitment project. We designed and conducted the graduate recruitment campaign covering all major agricultural universities in Ukraine. Qualifying graduates went through various selection stages including ability tests, psychometric questionnaires and business exercises. After the final interview conducted by Monsanto, a total of three out of the initial 150 applicants were offered employment in the company.

Hudson faced significant talent scarcity while sourcing candidates for middle management roles within Monsanto. To avoid compromising on quality, Hudson suggested Monsanto consider candidates coming from non-agricultural markets. The number of successful cross-market placements made the Ukraine Monsanto subsidiary a pioneering company in attraction of highly qualified professionals with diverse educational and professional backgrounds.

Hudson as the most efficient HR solutions provider

The ability to design and successfully implement diverse HR solutions specific to Monsanto’s needs made Hudson an efficient and reliable partner.

Partnering since 2008, Hudson continues to meet Monsanto’s challenges placing local candidates in tough market conditions.

Testimonial

"Monsanto is glad to continue working together with Hudson to create a best practice recruitment solution which will deliver the highest quality specialists within the industry to meet the company’s vision for the future..."

Project Snapshot

Challenges

  • Inconsistent recruitment model among worldwide locations
  • Monsanto needed employees of different levels
  • Tight deadlines for expansion
  • All candidates should have met high standards of the diverse multinational corporation
  • Significant talent scarcity

Solution

Results

  • Three out of initial 150 applicants offered an employment in the company
  • Number of successful cross-market placements made Monsanto subsidiary in Ukraine a pioneering company in attraction of highly qualified professionals with diverse educational and professional backgrounds
  • Cooperation that started back in 2008 is on-going
 
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