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Sue Marks, CEO and Founder, and Seb O’Connell, President of EMEA and APAC, were recognized recently as talent acquisition industry standouts in HRO Today’s 2019 HR Superstars directory.

The Directory recognizes three categories of leadership: Providers, Practitioners and Advisors/Analysts. Marks and O’Connell were listed in the Provider category and commended for their forward-thinking strategies that prepare Cielo for the future of work.

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The announcement from HRO Today further explains that to be successful in talent acquisition, organizations need to deliver approaches to engage top talent in the current demanding labor market. Superstars in the Directory were lauded for their ability to provide innovative solutions that both address today’s problems and set a foundation for continued success.

From the Article

"2019 saw what experts would deem a candidate-driven labor market. With the unemployment rate at 3.7 percent, companies need to reevaluate how they find and engage top talent or risk falling behind. But keeping employees invested is no longer as easy as it once was; today’s talent expects employers to deliver an exemplary experience, new technologies, enriching learning programs, career growth, robust benefits plans, job flexibility, relocation opportunities—and the list goes on.

In this demanding environment, we think it’s important to recognize leaders that have gone above and beyond in the realm of HR. Our 2019 HRO Today Superstars are playing a larger role in business strategy than ever before, delivering innovative solutions that solve today’s problems in order to get ahead for tomorrow’s success."

To read more about HRO Today’s Superstars Directory, visit