Developing Global Recruiting Strategies
Grünenthal, a successful medium sized pharmaceutical company, faces similar challenges as many German SMEs: growing and globalizing fast, attracting the next generation of talent despite demographic challenges, maintaining its level of innovation (or better even increasing it), while safeguarding the company's unique corporate culture and keeping processes and expenditures at a reasonable level.
Today Grünenthal Group, an independent, family-owned, international research-based pharmaceutical company headquartered in Aachen, Germany, has affiliates in 26 countries worldwide. Grünenthal products are sold in more than 155 countries and today approx. 4,200 employees are working for the Grünenthal Group worldwide. Building on its unique position in pain treatment, its objective is to become the most patient-centric company and thus to be a global leader in therapy innovation. As one of the last remaining five research-oriented pharmaceutical companies with headquarters in Germany, the company invests sustainably - around 25% of its revenues last year - in research and development.
Interpool was asked to develop a global recruitment strategy in this context, integrating international recruitment, onboarding and retention with the company's corporate strategy and its subsequent HR Management and Organizational Development plans.
"By working with interpool we expected substantial input, some inspiration and `best practice`examples from other companies and, not least, of course, a skillfull facilitation of our internal processes." says Frank Poschen, Global Human Resources Manager of the group. "These expectations have been fully met by interpool, combined with a highly service oriented and professional way of communication."