BROOKFIELD, WI (April 12, 2023) – Global talent acquisition partner Cielo has again been named a Leader in NelsonHall’s latest NEAT vendor evaluation for RPO & Total Talent. It’s the eighth consecutive time Cielo has achieved this placement.

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NEAT assesses RPO providers on their ability to provide immediate benefits and contribute to clients’ future talent acquisition needs. As organizations navigate the fluctuating economy and talent market, Cielo’s placement demonstrates its unique ability to serve clients with timely, strategic talent solutions – offering the flexibility, agility and insights to successfully address their challenges.

Jeanine Crane-Thompson, Principal HR Research Analyst at NelsonHall said: “Cielo continues to excel with its talent acquisition solutions, providing expertise and business outcomes in its partnerships, whether through RPO, consulting, or its other services. A strong commitment to clients and future-focused product and technology developments underscore Cielo’s growth strategy and evolution.”

Through NelsonHall’s NEAT vendor evaluation process, Cielo highlighted its key strengths in delivering value, including:

  • A broad range of products and services, offering more flexibility for TA leaders to scale or plug in expertise at specific value-add points in the hiring process

  • Increased focus on designing and implementing sustainable cultures, including DEI, employee value proposition, and total rewards

  • Robust technology roadmap of ongoing developments for 2023, continuing on its theme of experience, insights, and performance and including enrichment to its proprietary platform Cielo TalentCloud and robust tech offerings launching in 2023 and 2024

“Our clients’ success is our priority, and this eight-time recognition by NelsonHall affirms the innovative outcomes achieved through the outstanding work of our talented teams,” said Marissa Geist, CEO at Cielo. “Through our sector-specific expertise, clients across all industries can shine even brighter in a competitive market – and we’re committed to continually seeking new ways to help them illuminate talent.”

Since the NEAT Assessment’s inception in 2014, Cielo has been ranked as a Leader in every category, including Overall, Innovation in Services, and Innovation in Technology/Tools.

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.