How did Zodiac Aerospace create a single, internationally-compliant recruitment tool for use across all its subsidiaries?


Zodiac Aerospace is an international group specializing in aerospace equipment and systems for aircraft, as well as helicopters and space applications.

The group numbers some 30,000 employees and operates a decentralized HR system. Recruitment is therefore managed by individual units at local level.

The initial aim of the project was to devise a single, streamlined tool that could be used to advertise all vacant positions across the Zodiac group whilst remaining compliant with the full range of international requirements. An ability to adapt to local conditions was considered to be a prerequisite for the application.

 “Talentsoft’s solution meant we were able to offer all our units – who had their own tool – a common application automatically compliant with our international requirements,” explains Romaric Chabert, HR Development Director at Zodiac Aerospace.

In the United States, for example, there is a considerable emphasis on the need to be able to identify applicants’ ethnic origins for the purposes of extracting statistics relating to their recruitment. Such a system is designed to promote diversity within the business and ensure that all nationalities have access to fair and equitable recruitment practices. This legal stipulation has been fully integrated into the Talentsoft application.

Zodiac was impressed by the fact that the deployment required a very limited amount of resources from its teams. The responsiveness demonstrated by the teams on both sides was second to none. The teams at local level took to the project straight away, and Zodiac Aerospace installed its first ever system designed to be accessed by anyone in the group involved with the recruiting process.

It took just three months for the first job adverts to be published. Zodiac now numbers more than 1,300 positions worldwide, with over 50,000 applications received via the application over the last 18 months. Another of the benefits heralded by Romaric Chabert is that any employee now has instant access to all vacant positions available not just within their region but also in other countries and in different areas of the business.