London (December 20, 2022) – Global medical technology company BD and Cielo, the world’s leading Talent Acquisition Partner, have won this year’s EMEA Business Partnership Excellence – Healthcare award. These annual awards from the HRO Today Association highlight accomplishments in human resources and leadership, showcasing best practices and industry advancements.

“BD continues to light the way forward in healthcare, and I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved together,” says Marissa Geist, Cielo CEO. “Our long-time Recruitment Process Outsourcing partnership is rooted in collaboration and team immersion. Using global talent insights, we created agile strategies and regional brand campaigns that’ve led to impactful results amid healthcare and labor market challenges.”

Adopting an end-to-end TA technology solution allowed BD to lower cost-per-hire and streamline interview processes. The installment of comprehensive market maps for specific functions shaped its talent acquisition strategy across EMEA, diversifying the employee base and improving cost efficiency.

“The results we’ve seen with Cielo have been phenomenal,” says Maddy Luedemann, BD Director, Talent Acquisition & Talent Management EMEA. “They’re an integral part of our team, aligning with our goals and values. With Cielo by our side, hiring manager and candidate satisfaction rates consistently remain above 90% – and we continue to improve key metrics across the board.”

Integrating BD’s existing technology with the Cielo TalentCloud platform provided in-depth data and analytics, facilitating the measured benefits. Geist adds, “The results achieved are due to our full integration with the team at BD and our shared expertise. Best-in-class delivery happens together, and it’s at the heart of what we do.”

About Cielo
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