BROOKFIELD, WI (April 14, 2021) – Cielo, the world’s leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner, has once again been named a Leader on Everest Group’s 2021 Global Recruitment Process Outsourcing PEAK Matrix® report.

This is the ninth consecutive year that Cielo has been in the top quadrant of providers in the RPO industry, recognizing the strategic relationships we continue to build with our client partners. Cielo increased its ranking on the market impact portion of the assessment, which measures growth through market adoption, diversity of portfolio mix, and value delivered to our clients based on customer feedback.

Everest Group Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) PEAK Matrix Assessment 2021 Chart

“This recognition from the Everest Group validates our strong client partnerships and our work to deliver impactful hiring outcomes. We are invested in forward-thinking products and services that allow for flexibility, agility and innovation – all essential for a successful future-proofed talent acquisition strategy,” says Sue Marks, Founder & CEO of Cielo.

This year’s PEAK Matrix recognition is even more meaningful because it reflects the creative solutions and agile strategies built in response to the challenges of 2020. Even during a difficult and uncertain time, Cielo strengthened its commitment to service excellence and worked quickly with clients to adapt, providing unique talent acquisition approaches that offered flexibility and scalability while balancing the new complexity of hiring. Cielo expanded its global reach in China, Brazil and Colombia in response to growing demand for RPO services in the regions. It also increased its service offerings, including in technology consulting and high-performance employer brands, to support client need.

“Cielo’s commitment to investing in innovative technologies like its Cielo TalentCloud, significant industry experience, and growing global footprint continue to place it as a Leader on Everest Group's RPO PEAK Matrix® 2021,” says Arkadev Basak, Vice President of Everest Group. “Their clients appreciate Cielo’s value-added services and strategic partnership approach, positioning Cielo well for future success in the RPO market.”

This latest recognition from Everest Group reinforces Cielo’s reputation for delivering innovative and agile solutions to their clients. Other recent achievements include placement on HRO Today 2020 Baker’s Dozen list as both No. 1 overall global RPO provider and No. 1 healthcare RPO for the seventh consecutive year, being identified as a Leader in all categories of NelsonHall NEAT’s vendor evaluation for RPO, and several other awards for creating leading results to clients.

About the PEAK Matrix
The Everest Group evaluated 28 RPO service providers to assess market impact and overall vision and capability, grouping them into three categories: Leaders, Major Contenders and Aspirants. Leaders, like Cielo, were placed in the top quadrant for both market impact and vision and capability. Market impact is based on market adoption, portfolio mix, and value delivered. Vision and capability evaluates vision and strategy, scope of services, innovation and investments, and delivery footprint.

About Cielo
Cielo is the world’s leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner and industry innovator delivering RPO, Total Talent Acquisition, Consulting, and Executive Search services in more than 100 countries. We design comprehensive, people-centric solutions and leverage Cielo TalentCloud – our agile technology platform featuring CRM, AI, automation, and analytics capabilities – to help our clients find, attract and hire the specific talent to move their businesses forward. To learn more, visit