BROOKFIELD, WI – October 31, 2018 – Cielo, the world’s leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider, announced today that its High Volume RPO solution has won this year’s Innovation in HR Technology award from the HRO Today Services and Technology Association for North America.

With over 50% of all U.S. workers – more than 79 million employees – being paid hourly, Cielo recognized that organizations needed help improving their hourly hiring process. It launched High Volume RPO in late 2017, offering businesses who hire thousands of hourly employees a year a service-enabled technology that combines artificial intelligence and dedicated live support for job candidates and hiring managers. The solution uses technology created by Talentify, a talent acquisition tech company that Cielo has made a major investment in.

“Cielo’s investment and attention to the implementation of technology throughout the recruitment process has always been one of their strengths,” says Zachary Misko, President, Member Services, Executive Director, HRO Today Global HR Association. “They know that technology is only as valuable as the human experience it improves, which is why their SkyRecruit, SkyAnalytics and SkyLabs are receiving so much attention and positive customer feedback. Congratulations to the Cielo Team on this well-deserved award.”

High Volume RPO automates several parts of the recruiting, applying, interviewing, and hiring processes, including advertising, candidate assessments, interview scheduling, communication and reporting, resulting in candidates experiencing an efficient and positive process and hiring managers only seeing the most-qualified candidates.

“We wanted to help solve a really old problem by using a new, innovative solution, and being recognized for doing that feels really great,” said Adam Godson, Cielo’s Senior Vice President of Global Technology Solutions. “We saw a great opportunity to make the application process much easier for candidates by creating a consumer-grade experience that is fast, easy and mobile-friendly. That’s where so many applicants abandon the process, if they have to spend 45 minutes just filling out and submitting their application. We’ve got it down to under 7 minutes. Clients have told us that they’re seeing volumes of applicants at levels they’ve never seen before.”

With the fierce competition for talent in a tight labor market, and many employers entering peak hiring season, High Volume RPO gives organizations a distinct advantage in finding highly qualified employees at the speed, scale and quality needed.

About Cielo
Cielo is the world’s leading pure-play provider of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner. 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. Cielo’s dedicated recruitment teams serve clients in the financial and business services, consumer brands, technology and media, engineering, life sciences and healthcare industries. Cielo’s global presence includes more than 2,000 employees, serving 154 clients across 92 countries in 36 languages. Cielo knows talent is rising – and with it, an organization’s opportunity to rise above. For more information, visit

About the HRO Today Services and Technology Association
Originally founded in 2003 as the HROA, the association has been open to anyone in the HR Outsourcing and Transformation industry, including practitioners, buyers, providers, technology firms, advisors, consultants, attorneys, and academics. The primary objectives of the association were to provide networking and a marketplace for buyers and providers at a time when outsourcing was in its infancy. Today outsourcing is one of many service delivery vehicles available to HR leads and has resulted in the next iteration of the association and its progression to a new level with a broader remit of services and technology.