Kenexa (NYSE: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced that Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY), the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, will be using Kenexa’s global recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services in some of the major markets where Lilly conducts business globally. The five year engagement represents Kenexa’s largest global RPO partnership, and also includes Kenexa’s award-winning onboarding, recruiting, assessment, and survey solutions and employment branding.

In making its decision, Lilly sought to consolidate many of its global recruitment processes with an experienced pharmaceutical expert such as Kenexa, in order to increase efficiencies in the end-to-end recruiting process. Lilly and Kenexa share a strong presence in several global growth markets which further established synergies between the companies.

Nancy Lange, senior director for Global Recruiting and Staffing for Lilly, said: “Our selection process was rigorous and Kenexa met our expectations by showcasing their global RPO services capabilities and providing access to their centres of excellence in Asia, Europe and the Americas. The company demonstrated their strengths in integrating services, technology and relevant content.”