Brandon Hall Group: Cielo – Global Brand for Global Talent Challenges

On May 12, 2014, leading provider of global talent acquisition and management solutions, Cielo, unveiled their new brand identity—transitioning from Pinstripe & Ochre House to one unified brand, Cielo. This same week, Cielo also hosted their annual Talent Rising Client Summit and Analyst Day.

Talent Acquisition Analyst for Brandon Hall Group, Kyle Lagunas, attended these events, sharing key takeaways as well as insight into the new brand in a recent editorial—Cielo: Global Brand for Global Talent Challenges.

Excerpts from the article:

Spanish for “sky,” Cielo captures the ambition and vision of this company’s unique approach to talent. I visited [Cielo’s] U.S. headquarters in March, and was impressed with its commitment to candidate experience and use of technology to enable advanced talent acquisition practices. As Cielo, the company continues to set the standard for a new kind of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO).

The rebrand coincided with the launch of the firm’s first annual Talent Activation Index, which presents some interesting data points illustrating the impact that talent management practices can have on business performance. Of note:

  • 72% of leading organizations rate their use of data and analytics to inform workforce strategies as very effective.

  • 84% of leading organizations report being very satisfied with the quality of their talent.

  • 86% of leading organizations rate their employee value proposition as very effective at attracting top talent.

  • 69% of leading organizations report being very prepared for the changing workforce demands that will emerge by 2020.

Why, then, is finding and keeping talent today proving to be such a headache? The truth is that very few organizations have been able to craft a strategic response to a rapidly changing talent landscape.

You see, the global talent landscape will change dramatically come 2020. In much of Europe, it is aging rapidly; in the Middle East, social, cultural and language barriers are holding talent back. And in countries full of young personal ambition – many in Latin America and Africa — a lack of infrastructure or education is severely limiting potential. All told, while the global circumstances for business are converging, the three-billion-strong global workforce isn’t.

Before we can successfully optimize talent management strategies in order to meet shifting global needs, we must first understand how the two are linked … Perhaps that’s why I’m so interested in Cielo. As the company continues to grow and expand into new markets, I believe it is well equipped to address these global talent challenges. The cutting edge talent philosophies and recruiting best practices previously employed by Pinstripe & Ochre House are now united under a single brand – and powered by technology that continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s highly competitive hiring talent climate.

I look forward to seeing what’s on the horizon for them.


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