Proactive recruitment drives Nestlé’s business forward.
As an international consumer goods company, Nestlé regularly faces volatility and uncertainty in the marketplace—everything from changing customer preferences to fluctuating commodities prices. So it's critical for Corporate Head of Resourcing, Ben Clark, to source people with the proper skill set and the right cultural fit. LinkedIn Recruiter has helped Nestlé move from reactive recruiting to a more proactive recruitment approach. They've successfully streamlined their candidate research, outreach, and engagement process, helping local recruiters build and maintain talent pipelines with an eye toward future needs.
Decrease in days-to-fill
Growth in roles filled
First-year turnover rate
Hiring the best in tight markets
With thousands of job openings annually—and an international operation working to address highly-specific needs in local markets—it has grown increasingly difficult for Nestlé to hire the very best. In the U.S., Nestlé Purina has found it difficult to attract top people in areas of low unemployment. And in Malaysia and Singapore, the business was at risk of missing goals because of a weak talent pool. Together with local recruitment teams, Clark is always seeking new ways to source top candidates.
To connect sourcing with forecasted business needs, Nestlé has introduced proactive recruiting—with LinkedIn Recruiter as the catalyst. Local recruiters use LinkedIn Recruiter to build a pipeline of candidates that possess the preferred skillset. Nestlé Purina USA uses it for research and outreach efforts. And the Malaysia and Singapore teams court candidates for strategic roles, using LinkedIn Recruiter to drive director-level referrals. It's a proactive effort, backed by LinkedIn training that sharpens recruiter skills across the entire organization.
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Decrease in days-to-fill
At Nestlé Purina USA, days-to-fill decreased by 136%, with over 9X more zero days-to-fill.
Significantly more roles filled
Year-over-year, Nestlé Purina USA has filled 38% more roles.
Improved turnover rates
For the first time, Nestlé Malaysia experienced 0% first-year turnover in entry-level hires.
“We’re on an exciting journey connecting market recruiting activities and leveraging our combined strengths.”
As the world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé is driven by a simple aim: enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. The company offers products and services for all stages of life, every moment of the day, helping people care for themselves and their families. Today, Nestlé employs around 328,000 people and has factories or operations in almost every country in the world.
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