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WilsonHCG Announces New Hire

Steven Davis joins WilsonHCG as the leader of global talent consulting.

Tampa, Fla – WilsonHCG, a leading global talent solutions provider, has welcomed Steven Davis to head its talent consulting division. Based in New York, Davis will lead the global consulting team.

Davis brings more than 25 years of experience in talent acquisition to his new role to grow WilsonHCG’s consulting practice. He will leverage expertise in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB), technology evaluation and the future of work.

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HRO Today Announces 2021 Live Event Schedule

North American Forum on September 13-15 in Chicago, EMEA Forum in Athens November 1-3 and Educational Events in New York, Houston and San Diego throughout the Fall.

Philadelphia, PA, May 20, 2021 – SharedXpertise Media, publishers of HRO Today magazine and HRO Today Global, managers of the HRO Today and C-TEN Associations, and organizers of the HRO Today Forum and HRO Today Educational Events, will resume live, in-person events and conferences this Fall.

Our 2021 in-person event schedule begins with the return of the HRO Today Forum North America at the Hilton Chicago September 13-15. Usually held in the spring, the North America Forum will return to its traditional month of May in 2022.

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GRI MSP Invests in Executive Leadership

The Independent Workforce Solutions Provider has added highly regarded industry experts at key positions to further their growth trajectory.

Southfield, Michigan – April 29, 2021 – Geometric Results, Inc. (GRI), the world’s leading independent managed service provider in workforce solutions, is pleased to introduce the newest members of their leadership team. Following the appointment of Mike Wachholz as CEO – US and Board Member last year, GRI has continued to invest at the leadership level to fuel growth and expand services to clients.

GRI welcomes three leaders in the workforce solutions space who have been driving forces behind the success of several leading organizations within the industry.

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Guidant Global Launches New INfluence Workforce Consortium

April 28, 2021 – Global leader in talent acquisition and managed workforce solutions Guidant Global has launched its new INfluence Workforce Consortium, bringing together specialist partners to help employers put diversity into action across contingent workforces.

This new initiative will drive proactive strategic partnerships with experts in diversity, equality and inclusion (DE&I) across contingent recruitment. Guidant will work with members of the Consortium to drive further inclusion across non-employee workforces and expand members’ reach to increase the volume of diverse talent across Guidant Global’s client MSP programs.

This latest move will build on the firm’s success across its INfluence Supplier Diversity Program – an initiative which nurtured more Diverse-Certified and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) to become approved vendors supplying talent into Guidant programs – which saw 10 strategic suppliers completing a two-year diverse supplier program in December 2020, with 27 new program additions and $6.8 million net new spend made through the INfluence Supplier Diversity program.

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Global HR Research Completes Merger with ESS

 Fort Myers, FL, January 15, 2021 – Global HR Research (“GHRR”) and Employment Screening Services, LLC (“ESS”) announced today the completion of a definitive merger agreement creating a leading tech-enabled services company in the employment screening industry. 

GHRR and ESS are leading providers of employment screening services, including advanced data- and health-related services such as background checks, drug testing, driving record checks, employment and education verifications, electronic employee eligibility verifications, and various industry-specific compliance and screening solutions. 

The combined company serves more than 5,000 clients and delivers industry-leading technology solutions across key sectors, including healthcare, transportation, energy, education, manufacturing, restaurant, and staffing. The merger accelerates a unified strategy of investing in differentiated technology and products to meet increasingly complex and regulated client needs. The combined company remains dedicated to providing the highest quality of service in the industry. 

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Cielo Expands its Technology Offerings

BROOKFIELD, WI – October 5, 2020 – Cielo, the world’s leading Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) provider, has partnered with Talent Function to enhance its technology consulting expertise and capabilities.

As the RPO industry’s technology leader, Cielo seeks opportunities to equip its teams and clients with the latest insights, trends and tools to drive optimum results. Technology and automation were already accelerating in talent acquisition and human resources, but COVID-19 has supercharged organizations’ digitization efforts. From virtual interviewing to orientation and onboarding, years of change have been compressed into months, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down.

Talent Function is a consulting company helping organizations around the world with comprehensive and forward-looking talent strategies, business processes, technology solutions and deployments. Elaine Orler, CEO and founder of Talent Function, has helped global companies transform their recruiting organizations with actionable strategies and technology implementations since 1993.

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TrueBlue Names Brannon Lacey President of PeopleScout

TACOMA, Wash. — September 15, 2020 — TrueBlue, a global leader in specialized workforce solutions, announced today a new appointment to its senior leadership team. Brannon Lacey has been named President of PeopleScout, a division of TrueBlue and the world’s largest recruitment process outsourcing provider. Lacey replaces outgoing interim President Chip Holmes.

Lacey most recently served as the President and Chief Product Officer of Benefits Solutions at Alight, a leading human capital, and business solutions provider. At Alight, he led a $2 billion business segment and a global team of 14,000 colleagues.

Prior to Alight, Lacey spent more than four years at Rackspace, where he served as SVP & General Manager of Application Services, among other roles. Before that, Brannon served as a principal at Samsung Ventures, where he led venture capital investments for mobility products. He has also held a variety of strategic technology consulting and leadership roles at Samsung, Skaya, and Accenture.

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PRO Unlimited Appoints New CEO

July 30, 2020 – Boca Raton, FL – PRO Unlimited, a global innovator of contingent workforce management software and services, today announced the appointment of Kevin Akeroyd as its Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO, Andy Schultz, stepped down after leading the company since its inception nearly three decades ago.

“There is a dramatic shift occurring where skilled knowledge workers on the employee side, and the vast majority of employers trying to compete in the war for talent, are moving towards contingent labor over traditional full-time engagements,” said Kevin Akeroyd, Chief Executive Officer at PRO Unlimited. “This fundamental change in mindset for the employee and employer is being driven by the need for flexibility, fiscal management, and risk mitigation through the use of contingent employment. There aren’t many companies that offer end-to-end management solutions for the contingent workforce – PRO does, and this makes it an exciting leader in one of the biggest growth opportunities across the entire technology landscape. PRO is the emerging disruptor in the category, and I’m thrilled to lead the company into this next stage.”

Over the past four years, Akeroyd served as CEO at Cision where he took the company public on the NYSE before selling it for $2.8 billion to Platinum Equity in January 2020. Prior to Cision, Akeroyd has been General Manager at both Oracle and Salesforce, running business units that were category leaders in Cloud Software, Services, and Data. Earlier in his career, Akeroyd held Executive positions at companies including Jigsaw, Acxiom and RR Donnelley.

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Universal Background Screening Acquires OPENonline

July 16, 2020 – Universal Background Screening (“Universal”), headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ohio-based OPENonline, a leading provider of employment background checks and investigative services. The combined company, which will operate under the Universal brand, will leverage deep industry expertise and award-winning scaled operations centers and advance Universal’s position as the nation’s leader in background screening.

“We are excited to have OPENonline join Universal. The synergy was compelling: both companies are members of the select 6% of background screening providers that are accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), and both companies are deeply committed to providing an outstanding experience for our customers,” said Dan Filby, CEO of Universal.

Having now closed on its fourth acquisition in the background screening industry, this merger represents the next phase of Universal’s development as a market leader. The integration furthers Universal’s commitment to producing a better candidate experience and helps recruiters move candidates through the hiring process more quickly.

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Harrier Group Appoints New Acting Group CEO

May 20, 2020 – The Board of Harrier Group today announce the appointment of Zain Wadee as acting Group Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Wadee joined Harrier Talent Solutions in August 2019 as Executive General Manager, leading strategy and operations for a broad portfolio of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions and talent consulting engagements across Australia.

Prior to joining Harrier, Mr. Wadee spent more than 20 years’ working in the global talent solutions market, including 10 years with the Adecco Group, where he led the Hyphen RPO brand to achieve growth of over GBP700m before successfully rebranding and relaunching in the EMEA market as Pontoon Solutions.

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