Sodexo Receives Four Major Awards for Talent Acquisition, Development and Management

October 13, 2012

Society for Human Resource Management and National Restaurant Association Education Foundation among those recognizing Sodexo

Sodexo Receives Four Major Awards for Talent Acquisition, Development and Management

GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 13, 2008 — Sodexo, a leading foodservice and facilities management company, was honored today with four prestigious national awards for innovation in recruiting top talent, engaging employees through diversity and other initiatives, as well as developing and supporting its workforce to offer clients the best talent possible.

Sodexo, one of the world’s largest employers, has been widely recognized for its leadership in attracting people globally through traditional means as well as utilizing Web 2.0 tactics. “We use other groups’ Web sites such as LinkedIn as well as social media like Facebook and Second Life® to engage both potential candidates and our existing and former employees,” said Arie Ball, Sodexo Vice President for Sourcing and Talent Acquisition.

Four national competitions recently recognized Sodexo for its commitment to identify, attract, develop and retain the very best talent so that it can continue to provide clients and customers with outstanding service. As one of the largest corporations in the world, Sodexo must recruit globally for thousands of jobs annually to find and attract the best employees. “We recognize that top talent is our product and therefore plays a pivotal role in our success,” Ball said, “It is a true honor for all of us at Sodexo to be acknowledged as a leader in our efforts to recruit and retain the best people.” Sodexo’s most recent honors are:

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) Spirit Award Winner : Sodexo was selected for its “best-in-class” approaches to recruiting and building a diverse and multi-generational workforce that results in superior service to clients and customers.

Workforce Management Optimas Award Winner : Sodexo was chosen for its understanding of the critical role that talent plays in driving success and the resulting support of innovation in talent acquisition and management strategies.

Onrec.com - Most Innovative College Recruiting Campaign Winner : Sodexo was recognized for its innovative college recruitment and internship program, which attracts top talent to Sodexo.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Human Capital Leadership Award Finalist : Sodexo placed as a finalist in SHRM’s Competitive Workforce Category in recognition of its innovative strategies in multigenerational talent acquisition and engagement.

Sodexo, Inc.
Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com) is a leading integrated food and facilities management services company in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with $7.3 billion (USD) in annual revenue and 120,000 employees. Sodexo, Inc. serves more than ten million customers daily in corporations, health care, long term care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government and remote sites. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., is a member of Sodexo Group, and funds the Sodexo Foundation (www.helpstophunger.org), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $9.2 million in grants to fight hunger in America.

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