CONTRACTS & DEALS: 7-11 JANUARY 2019

This week’s contracts and deals include: Cielo, Kronos, Lensa, PeoplePlus, Resume-Library, SAP, Staffline

• Recruitment outsourcing provider Cielo has added financial services group Société Générale to its client portfolio.

Cielo has been chosen to develop and lead a technology and brand-enabled talent acquisition (TA) solution aimed at keeping Société Générale at the forefront of the competition for top talent.

Cielo’s total TA strategy will support all permanent and temporary hires across front, middle and back office, which will go live on 1 April. The delivery model will also aim to mitigate and reduce hiring via agency, and develop a diverse and sustainable flow of talent into Société Générale.

• Recruitment and HR outsourcing company The Curve Group has entered into a third phase of an existing partnership with TSB Bank.

In 2018, the group recruited relationship managers and area directors for the bank’s business banking team. The third phase of the project sees The Curve Group once again providing consultancy, research support and talent mapping in order to attract and select a further 21 additional relationship managers and one senior leader.

• Recruitment giant Kelly Services has made two acquisitions. The first is Global Technology Associates (GTA), a provider of engineering, technology and business consulting solutions and services in the telecommunication industry. The other is NextGen Global Resources, a provider of telecommunications, wireless and connected technology staffing solutions in the US. 

Terms of the acquisitions, effective at the start of the new year, were not disclosed. GTA and NextGen will continue to operate under their own brands.

• Workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions provider Kronos has reached a global agreement with German-based European multinational software corporation SAP. The agreement enables SAP to resell Kronos workforce management solution Workforce Dimensions across its worldwide customer base under the name ‘SAP Time Management by Kronos’.

• Recruitment and training group Staffline’s PeoplePlus division has been successful in the latest round of prison education tenders, securing contracts worth a total of £104.6m over a four-year period.

• US job board Resume-Library and recruitment advertising start-up Lensa have entered into a partnership, which will see Lensa provide the ability for Resume-Library to index and include its CVs within the Resume-Library platform.

The partnership will result in more employer exposure for more than 2m Lensa jobseeker members, while also providing Resume-Library’s employer clients with access to a new and fresh source of candidates.

• Communications, automotive services and media group Cox Enterprises has launched new internal and external career sites powered by enterprise recruitment marketing technology firm SmashFly Technologies and HCM user experience platform provider InFlight Corporation

• European learning and human capital management software provider Talentsoft has closed a funding round of $50m (£39m). Francisco Partners leads the new investment, alongside BPI and Goldman Sachs.

The firm says it will use the funds to accelerate internationally, invest in HR data management and employee experience innovations, and move from operating a SaaS (software as a service) model to an iPaaS model (Integrated Platform as a Service).

 

China remains full of Eastern promise for recruiters

Despite warnings by the head of the ruling Communist party of flagging economic growth, fears of an escalating trade war with the US and of a credit bubble, recruiters in China say that the market in the world’s second largest economy remains strong.

22 March 2019

FINANCIALS: Impellam sees increase in revenue but slight profit fall

Impellam Group has posted a 5.7% increase in revenue year-on-year, according to unaudited results for the 53-week period to 4 January 2019.

Financials 14 March 2019

NEW TO THE MARKET: 11-15 MARCH 2019

This week’s launches include: AMS, Beatmysalary, eTeach, Freelancer.com, HR GO, impoyable, La French Tech, PIXID, Robert Walters Group 

New to Market 11 March 2019

Impellam announces Carlisle Support Services de-merger

Impellam group has announced the de-merger of Carlisle Support Services Group, its wholly owned subsidiary.

Financials 20 February 2019
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