New to Market

19 January 2021
HR

NEW TO THE MARKET: 18-22 JANUARY 2021

• Global talent assessment platform provider for the mid-market Thomas International has announced its industry-leading Aptitude assessment has been added to the new Thomas platform. The new platform, consisting of Thomas Perform and Thomas Profile applications, will begin to be rolled out across Thomas’ global markets after the completion of this initial launch phase in the UK.

11 January 2021

NEW TO THE MARKET: 11-15 JANUARY 2021

• Specialist fintech recruiter Storm2 has launched its second global hub in Singapore to service the APAC region, led by Candy Choong, director of Storm2. Having already hired 10 specialist consultants in Singapore, the team is looking to double its local headcount during 2021.

5 January 2021

NEW TO THE MARKET: 4-8 JANUARY 2021

• Global executive search firm Amrop has opened a new office in Luxembourg, led by founder and managing partner, Gabriela Nguyen-Groza. According to Amrop, Luxembourg is a strategic hub with a robust economy, thriving research and development, and hosts the EMEA headquarters of many leading multinationals.

GRO.TEAM, a business growth agency, has launched a free online CV maker, which it states leads to an average 300% higher contact rate from recruiters over traditional CVs. Completed CVs are search engine-friendly and hosted on the GRO.TEAM website, making it simpler for recruiters to find and directly contact candidates.

14 December 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 14-18 DECEMBER 2020

• Cloud computing company Bullhorn has launched its new messaging platform, Bullhorn Messaging. Powered by TextUs, a text messaging platform for recruiting firms, Bullhorn Messaging helps recruiters communicate faster and build stronger relationships with leads, candidates and customers by reaching them where they are – on their mobile phone.

2 December 2020

TIMESTWO launches start-up executive recruiter Maru HR

Maru HR, founded by recruiter Hannah Waddington, is a partner of established networking platform The HR World, also a TIMESTWO enterprise, which focuses on problem solving around topical issues for senior HR professionals.

The team at TIMESTWO and Maru will be conducting a series of investigations into core issues for HR as a result of the pandemic and also seek to provide “disruptive market thinking around pricing and offer”, a TIMESTWO statement said.

The statement went on to say that Maru aims to be able to bring about “real change in the HR space both in an immediate way and for the long term”.

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2 December 2020

Alium Partners rebrands as Valtus UK

The rebrand follows the acquisition of Alium in 2019 by Valtus, a transition management company with headquarters in France. Valtus is part of interim management group Globalise.

Valtus provides companies ranging from start-ups to global giants and their investors with highly experienced interim executives to solve strategic challenges.

Valtus UK works across a broad range of sectors including energy and natural resources, financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, technology, telecoms, education and defence.

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25 November 2020

iO Associates announces Europe expansion

The expansion follows several client wins in the European technology and engineering staffing sectors, a company statement said. The firm will focus its initial efforts in the Benelux and DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) regions. 

iO, part of Precision Resource Group, launched its first Americas office six month ago in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Head office headcount at iO is 70 employees.

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17 November 2020

Salt South Africa opens office in Johannesburg

The move comes after Salt – which specialises in creative, HR, people & talent – part-acquired Recruit Digital in March in Cape Town to form Salt South Africa. This expansion makes the Johannesburg office Salt’s 12th global office with offices on every continent, a company statement said.

The Johannesburg office will be located in the Northern Sandton area, which has been described as “the fastest-growing commercial and residential hub”.

To help lead the new venture, Salt South Africa MD Alex Martin has appointed senior principal consultant Tshego Moroka to break into the Johannesburg market.

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