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Hertz Awards CDI, Spherion Large RPO Deal

In one of the largest recruitment process outsourcing deals ever, car rental giant Hertz has signed a five-year global RPO deal with providers CDI and Spherion that would eventually cover the hiring of thousands of employees worldwide. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The deal is unique in several aspects: it will be rolled out in three phases globally, starting with North America, followed by Europe and then the rest of the world; although CDI is the primary service provider, it has engaged Spherion to service Hertz’s non-exempt hiring. In addition, the service provider will help install a new applicant tracking system (Taleo) for Hertz that will be used worldwide.

The deal is part of a broader HR transformation project that Park Ridge, NJ-based Hertz is undertaking, including the establishment of a shared services center and a comprehensive learning outsourcing contract expected to be awarded soon to a large service provider, according to a source. With 8,100 locations worldwide, Hertz will look to its RPO providers to aggressive staff across all of those sites during the next five year. For now, CDI will fill all exempt positions below the vice president level while Spherion focuses on hourly, non-exempt positions.

“Hertz is aggressively moving toward becoming an employer of choice and we firmly believe that this process begins with the recruitment process,” said LeighAnne Baker, senior vice president, chief human resources officer. “We are pleased to work with CDI and to capitalize on CDI’s recruitment and project management core competencies to create a best-in-class team for all aspects of the recruitment process.  We’re confident CDI and its solution partner will provide Hertz with highly-qualified candidates while creating better efficiencies in our overall hiring process.”

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