Cielo Links Relocation to Clients' Employee Value Proposition with Expansion of Cielo Mobility in the Middle East & Africa

Dubai, UAE – 7 April 2015 – Cielo, the world’s leading pure-play provider of global Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions, today announced the expansion of its Cielo Mobility services in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region with the hire of a new regional leader, Shirley Doran. Cielo Mobility’s unique, employee-centric approach to relocation provides clients with market-leading success rates that maximize their return on investment and build their reputation as an employer of choice. Cielo Mobility creates an environment where new employees have the information and assistance needed to be immediately effective at work, while smoothly transitioning their personal lives.

“As the need for top talent transcends borders, we see a growing demand for global talent in the Middle East,” said Craig Pointon, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of MEA for Cielo. “Our devoted relocation experts have successfully relocated more than 7,000 professionals and their families to the Middle East and Africa. We’ve developed an innovative solution that creates significant efficiencies, as candidate queries are addressed early, ensuring only truly interested candidates remain in the hiring process.”

“The decision to relocate can be a challenging undertaking for potential employees or candidates and their families. In order to ensure the transition is as orderly as possible, our Cielo Mobility services provide a personal, consistent point of contact before, during and after a person’s relocation,” added Shirley Doran, head of Cielo’s Mobility division. “Combining our first-class Destination Service with an organization’s total benefits package creates a unique competitive advantage that enhances an organization’s Employee Value Proposition.”

Cielo Mobility services include:

  • Preview/Orientation Trips – Pre-arrival, individual personal needs analysis, leading to a personally tailored in-depth and accurate experience.
  • Home Search Assistance – Help in finding the right home away from home.
  • School Search Assistance – Deep knowledge of and relationships with all schools, with a personal and individual approach to schooling advice.
  • Settling In Service – Dedicated support for all in-country day-to-day necessities, which include utility connections, property services, banking, driving licenses, etc.
  • Temporary Housing – Recommendation of temporary accommodations according to budget, facilities, location of schools and workplace.
  • Cultural Orientation – Vital information is provided into the nuances of the new surroundings, including customs, practices and laws.
  • Language Training – Assistance in setting up language lessons for the entire family.
  • Spouse Support – Assisting spouses into their new location, including advice and recommendations regarding their own careers, recreation and social activities.
  • Airport Transfers – Arrangement of airport collection and drop-offs according to travel details and specific in country visa requirements.
  • Departure Assistance – Assistance and information are provided to ease the return to one’s home country or onto a new assignment.
  • Legal, Tax & Financial Advice – Independent professional introductions made to relevant specialists, and individual choice of relationship following introduction.
  • Pet Relocation – Partnerships with reputable pet shipping organizations, assistance and support throughout the process.

About Cielo
Cielo is the world’s leading pure-play provider of global Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions. Cielo leverages its global reach, local talent acquisition expertise and customized solutions to help clients achieve a sustained advantage and outstanding business outcomes through their talent practices. Under its WE BECOME YOU™ philosophy, Cielo’s dedicated recruitment teams primarily serve clients in the financial and business services, consumer brands, technology and media, engineering, life sciences and healthcare industries. Cielo’s global presence includes 1,200 employees, serving 100 clients across 68 countries in 26 languages. This footprint includes Moorland Gray, the largest and most successful executive search firm in the Middle East. The industry has verified Cielo’s reputation for executing innovative solutions that provide business impact through numerous awards and recognitions, including its #1 ranking on the HRO Today RPO Baker’s Dozen listing, Peak Matrix Leader placement by Everest Group and Industry Leader designation by NelsonHall. Cielo knows talent is rising – and with it, an organization's opportunity to rise above. For more information, visit