BROOKFIELD, WI – December 16, 2021 – Cielo, the world’s leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner, announced that it has once again been identified as a Leader in NelsonHall’s NEAT vendor evaluation for RPO & Total Talent for the seventh consecutive year.

NEAT assesses both the ability of RPO providers to bring immediate benefits to clients as well as preparing them to meet their future talent acquisition needs. This assessment validates Cielo’s position as a global market leader – one that can help organizations across industry sectors build scalable, best-in-class TA strategies that win talent even in the most challenging hiring markets.

Nikki Edwards, Principal HR Technology & Services Analyst with NelsonHall, said: “Cielo continues to build on its well-renowned strengths, has seen success with its new program/service offerings, and has accelerated its tech/tools capability. 2022/2023 also promise to be strong years for Cielo’s tech development, with a robust roadmap in place.”

In addition to its Leader status, NelsonHall’s NEAT vendor evaluation also highlighted key initiatives that demonstrate Cielo’s strong market positioning and service offerings, including: 

  • Delivering high standards in sourcing and candidate experience
  • Enhancing its expertise in the healthcare, life sciences, technology and media industries
  • Responding to growing demand for its Technology Consulting services, particularly around technology advice and implementation
  • Expanding its Executive Search business as organizations seek more leadership-level talent in the post-pandemic recovery period

NelsonHall also found that Cielo excels in helping clients in mature regions of the U.S, the U.K., and Continental Europe to evolve their RPO and total talent acquisition strategy. This is reflected in its particularly high placement on the “Geographic Footprint and Scalability” component of the NEAT vendor evaluation.

“Our global RPO teams have worked hard to deliver both value today and prepare, or ‘future-proof’, our clients for ongoing success – and being recognized by NelsonHall for a seventh consecutive year reflects their continued excellence,” said Sue Marks, Cielo’s Founder and CEO. “We remain committed to our tech-enabled, people-centric operating model run by the best people in the business.”

Since the NEAT Assessment’s inception in 2014, Cielo has been ranked as a Leader in every category, including Overall, Geographic Footprint & Scalability, Innovation in Services, Innovation in Technology/Tools, and Talent Acquisition Transformation Journey.

About NelsonHall and NEAT vendor evaluation

NelsonHall is the leading global analyst firm dedicated to helping organizations understand the 'art of the possible' in digital operations transformation. With analysts in the U.S., U.K., and Continental Europe, NelsonHall provides buy-side organizations with detailed, critical information on markets and vendors (including NEAT assessments) that helps them make fast and highly-informed sourcing decisions. And for vendors, NelsonHall provides deep knowledge of market dynamics and user requirements to help them hone their go-to-market strategies. NelsonHall’s research is based on rigorous, all-original research, and is widely respected for the quality, depth, and insight of its analysis.

NEAT is NelsonHall’s vendor evaluation and assessment tool, a method by which sourcing managers can strategically evaluate vendors at the onset of the screening process. Positioning as a “Leader” is based on a combination of analyst assessments, primarily around measurements of the ability to deliver immediate benefit; and feedback from interviewing of vendor clients, primarily through measurements of levels of partnership and ability to meet future customer requirements.