Cielo Honored with the HRO Today Services and Technology Association's Europe Talent Acquisition Program of the Year Award

Edinburgh, Scotland November 19, 2014 – Cielo (formerly Pinstripe & Ochre House), the world’s leading provider of global talent acquisition and management solutions, was recognized as the winner of the Europe Talent Acquisition Program of the Year award for its partnership with Anheuser-Busch InBev (“AB InBev”) during the annual HRO Today Services and Technology Association (formerly HROA) Awards gala in Scotland earlier this month. The awards, held during the HRO Forum Europe, honor the leaders driving positive change in the Human Resources industry.

The winning partnership between Cielo and AB InBev was chosen for the creation and implementation of imaginative, yet delivery-focused initiatives. The partnership has enabled AB InBev through cost savings, reduced time-to-hire, a consistent high quality of recruiting and compelling employer brand.

This is the fifth award of its kind won by Cielo in recent history. Earlier this year, Cielo’s partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim was awarded the HROA North America Customer Relationship of the Year award. Cielo also received joint honors in 2013 for its European partnership with Smiths Group and North American partnership with the University of Virginia Health System (UVA). In 2012, the firm was presented with the North American award for its partnership with ValueOptions.

In addition to this recognition during the Forum’s gala, Cielo experts presented an Innovation Track presentation entitled A Blueprint for 21st Century Talent Strategy. Led by Sue Brooks, Andrew Manning and Andy Curlewis, this session shared the findings of Cielo’s Talent Activation Index, a global survey of more than 750 HR and Talent Leaders, and real examples of replicable talent successes.

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. In November 2013, the then Trustees of the Association representing Practitioners, Providers and Advisors voted unanimously on a plan to evolve the HROA to broaden its reach and scope under the leadership of SharedXpertise, owners of the HRO Today brand. On January 1, 2014, the HROA was renamed HRO Today Services & Technology Association.

About Cielo 
Cielo is the world’s leading provider of global talent acquisition and management solutions. In May 2014, the company rebranded to reflect the successful integration of U.S.-based Pinstripe, Inc. and UK-based Ochre House, which combined to become the largest independent provider of strategic recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)search solutions and talent consulting services worldwide. Cielo leverages its global scale, customized, innovative solutions and entrepreneurial agility to help clients achieve sustained people advantage and outstanding business outcomes.  Through world-class, technology-enabled solutions, Cielo serves clients primarily in the financial and business servicesconsumer brandstechnology and mediaengineeringlife sciences and healthcare industries. Cielo’s global presence includes nearly 1,000 employees, serving 100 clients across 59 countries in 27 languages. This footprint includes Moorland Gray, the largest and most successful executive search firm in the Middle East and North Africa. Cielo knows talent is rising – and with it, an organization's opportunity to rise above. For more information, visit