Colas Group Chooses Taleo for Recruiting…from Taleo


With Taleo Recruiting, One of the World Leaders in Road Construction Has Streamlined Its Recruitment Process and Strengthened Its Employer Credentials

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Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the global leader of SaaS-based Talent Management solutions, today announced that Colas Group, one of the world leaders in road construction, has chosen its Taleo Recruiting solution to power its worldwide recruitment efforts. With 70,000 workers in 40 countries, Colas had significant recruitment needs globally. In order to enhance its credentials as a model employer, Colas was looking for a solution that enabled a more uniform recruiting process without undermining its highly decentralised culture. Colas chose Taleo Recruiting for its flexibility, rich configuration capabilities, and its availability in 34 languages, catering instantly to the needs of its global operations.

“We’ve looked at all the solutions on the market and identified Taleo Recruiting as being most capable to suit our group’s particular requirements, with each entity having its own recruitment methods and procedures,” explains Cédric Mendes, head of Recruitment. “Taleo Recruiting is the first SaaS solution to be deployed within the group. The first deployment phase in France has been completed within a very tight schedule.”

From Decision to Operation in Two Months
Colas first implemented Taleo Recruiting in France, home to 50 percent of its employees where it recruits an average of 3,500 new employees every year. The whole process — from purchase to operation — took just two months. Colas’ French recruitment teams now use Taleo Recruiting for sourcing, dissemination of job ads, employment websites and hiring.

The next stage of deployment will extend Taleo to Colas’ global recruiting force via a unified platform managed by a single administrator. This will enable all regions to access a shared pool of candidates through a tailored interface which retains the look and feel of their own organizations, and caters to regional recruitment styles.

Integrated Talent Management
Colas is using Taleo Recruiting to manage internal mobility. “Our customers are recognizing the value of Talent Intelligence and the strength of our solutions as evidenced in our momentum and growing market share,” said Michael Gregoire, Chairman and CEO of Taleo.

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Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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