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Taleo and Pernod Ricard Group announce partnership

Taleo, a provider of on-demand talent management solutions, announced today it will be partnering with the Pernod Ricard Group, a global producer, marketer, and importer of wines and spirits. Taleo will be powering an internal mobility strategy for Pernod Ricard’s 19,000 employees.

Using Taleo’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, Pernod Ricard employees will have access to internal opportunities available across all subsidiaries through a single point of entry.

Taleo’s software will also be installed for external recruitment purposes. Both initiatives are expected to strengthen employer brand and boost employee engagement.

The push to organize their internal mobility strategy stems from a history of the Pernod Ricard Group encouraging inter-departmental working as well as co-working across distribution companies and brand owners.

In early 2008, Pernod Ricard adopted an internal mobility policy based on an employment exchange used across all of its subsidiaries. Over the year, this matured to a more global HR project. International work groups were formed within the HR community aligned around a common set of principles.

“We wanted to develop a unique solution for the whole group but without imposing a rigid process on our subsidiaries,” commented Bruno Rain, Pernod Ricard’s Managing Director, in charge of Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility. “Taleo’s SaaS solutions offer both the ability to manage recruitment for a group our size and the flexibility of configuration that allows each of our subsidiaries to adapt the tool to their individual needs and circumstances.”

“Forward thinking businesses are increasingly realizing that they need to think completely differently about their workforce,” commented Adam Brenner, Group Vice President, EMEA, Taleo. “It is no longer enough to just have the right processes and tools. Organizations now need to focus on building a deeper understanding of their people, knowing them as well or better as you know all of your business assets. Pernod Ricard is a fantastic example of a company that has realized this and is putting in place the strategies to help them gain real talent intelligence.”

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