Customer Story: Saint Gobain

Single hiring platform for all openings yields “magic” results

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RESOURCES Customer Story: Saint Gobain


Over 180k employees worldwide

Recruiting focus on candidates with a background in production and manufacturing

Roles to fill include: Assemblers, Welders, and CNC Machine Operators


5 direct hires placed per month per facility at outset of the partnership

0 new temps required to meet production schedule

90% of non-exempt hires at initial partner facilities sourced through WorkStep

“To me it’s like magic, I hit the button and candidates show up at the door. With WorkStep, we are seeing higher quality of candidate fit to our roles—even the skilled trades!—and hiring is made easy with reminders and perfect follow-up, which helps with an already busy day”

Brenda Whiteley – HR Generalist

The leader in habitat

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions that are key ingredients in the lives of people worldwide. Originally founded as a mirror manufacturer over 350 years ago, the company now produces a large selection of construction and high-performance materials, promoting energy efficiency and thermal, acoustic, and visual comfort of buildings.

Engaging with WorkStep

Historically, at the initial Saint Gobain facilities to partner with WorkStep, the HR teams had leveraged a handful of temp staffing agencies to fill voids and ensure the production lines would always run smoothly. Unfortunately, volume and quality from those agencies was inconsistent and, of course, the markups were expensive.

With WorkStep, it was clear from the very first meeting that the team had found a perfect fit for their needs. By sourcing from the WorkStep network, Saint Gobain was able to find the kind of qualified, direct-hire candidates they needed for their entire suite of open roles.

Over time, the relationship between the Saint Gobain facilities and WorkStep has evolved and improved, as WorkStep’s matching technology continues to drive quality candidates to the company over a multi-year time horizon.

Partnership growth

Given the success of the Saint Gobain — WorkStep partnership, both parties extended the relationship in a few ways. WorkStep has since been introduced to many Saint Gobain facilities throughout the country, forging partnerships with dozens of buildings across multiple business lines.