Glencore Case Study

Glencore is one of the world’s largest mining and metals companies comprising of seven business units (Alloys, Coal, Copper, Nickel, Zinc, Technology and Corporate). It operates in more than 20 countries and employs more than 70,000 people globally. With over 320 Human Resources Users of the Glencore eRecruit platform on a global basis, Glencore’s Acendre Recruitment system is configured in English, French and Spanish.

Partnering with Acendre

After five years of running the online graduate recruitment program and building strong relationships within Acendre, Glencore’s Group Manager for Human Resources, Jodie Hope, managed the upgrade to Acendre Recruitment.

Acendre Recruitment allows for Glencore to have one global platform. Being an internationalised system means that it doesn’t matter what country applicants are located in, as Acendre Recruitment is available in their three key languages.

Configurability of the system

Utilising decentralised HR and recruiting models means that Glencore doesn’t have one corporate recruitment hub with one style of advertising and one set of rules. A major benefit of Acendre Recruitment for Glencore has been the configurability of the system, allowing them to meet their business needs.

Acendre Recruitment’s Integration with LinkedIn

Glencore recently went live with a job wrapping process with LinkedIn, which allows for each job loaded by Glencore to be automatically posted on LinkedIn. “It is such a relief that we no longer need to rely on our recruiters to double up on posting jobs. Acendre’s job wrapping with LinkedIn has already proven to be extremely effective for our business”, said Jodie.

It’s more than just the product, it’s also about trust.

Jodie discussed how important trust was to her in Glencore’s relationship with Acendre. “The lack of staff turnover at Acendre and their passion for understanding our business has enabled us to build strong and long lasting relationships with the people who support us. We can always trust that Acendre will deliver what is required on time.

“At any one time, Glencore will have 1,500 jobs live globally and of that, 400 of these are open accepting  applications with the rest in the selection process. Managing this system manually was costly and time consuming and Acendre Recruitment offered us the perfect solution to this problem.”

–Jodie Hope, Glencore’s Group Manager for Human Resources