This week’s contracts and deals: Capita, Fuel50, Graduate Promotions, Havas People, Jarell Group, Mercer, Nova Recruitment Services, Workday

• Business outsourcing provider Capita has appointed investment bankers Goldman Sachs International as its joint corporate broker, alongside incumbent Citigroup Global Markets.

• Global advancing health, wealth and career consultancy Mercer and cloud-based career path solution Fuel50 have formed a strategic alliance. The alliance brings together Mercer’s career framework methodology and consulting expertise with Fuel50’s Career Pathing software in a move the firms say will further enhance the Mercer Digital suite of offerings.

• Talent advertising and communications network Havas People has acquired employer marketing agency Graduate Promotions. Graduate Promotions managing director Hugh Young will continue to support the business and its clients in an advisory capacity, while the business will be led by Danni Brace, who will oversee all of Havas People’s early talent recruitment services.

Havas People will operate Graduate Promotions as a separate brand to market, but will be aligning it closely with its other services in early talent marketing, applicant tracking (Engage ATS), integrated resourcing, employer branding and education marketing.

• Birmingham-headquartered Jarell Group has acquired industrial and tech recruiter Nova Recruitment Services. Nova says the acquisition, completed with support from a multi-million pound funding deal from HSBC, will add more than 150 new clients to Jarell’s portfolio. 

Birmingham-based accountancy firm Michael Duffy Partnership (MDP) was lead adviser for the acquisition and assisted in preparing the funding package for presentation to HSBC. Greg Emms and the legal team at Emms Gilmore and Liberson, also based in Birmingham, provided the legal support.

• Enterprise cloud applications provider Workday has partnered with cybersecurity firm Duo Security. As part of the partnership, Workday will integrate Duo’s MFA functionality within Workday’s user interface, strengthening its safeguards to mitigate phishing incidents and ensure validated, trusted access to Workday from any device.

Global RPO market set to top $20bn by 2027

The global recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) market size is expected to reach $20.8bn (£15.6bn) by 2027, according to a new report by US-based Grand View Research.

3 September 2020

Everise on recruitment drive for 4,500 across the US

Everise, a next-generation outsourced ‘customer experience’ firm, is recruiting 4,500 full-time, home-based customer and product support agents across the US to service new and forecasted growth, the company has announced.

26 August 2020

Damia staff take ownership of recruitment company

The 15 employees of specialist IT recruitment and IT managed services firm Damia Group now own the company.

21 August 2020


This week’s appointments include: DoubleVerify, Pedersen & Partners, Resource Solutions, Scott Group

People 12 August 2020