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

Brookfield, WI – June 17, 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 North America Talent Acquisition Program of the Year award for its partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim (BI).  In its tenth year, the annual HRO Today Services and Technology Association (formerly HROA) Awards honor the leaders driving positive change in the Human Resources industry.

Under the theme “Be Informed – Recognizing Great Business Outcomes in HR,” the 2014 awards recognize those organizations that have made significant contributions to the HRO industry on a global scale. The winning partnership between Cielo and BI was chosen for its successful deployment of a “recruitment prevention” strategy and new technologies that achieved measurable strategic business results and process improvements for BI.

Though BI had previously leveraged Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), the firm wanted to evolve its talent acquisition function for greater business support and alignment with its culture of innovation. Recognizing a cultural match, Cielo and BI partnered to achieve these objectives, transitioning immediate requisition fulfillment while simultaneously designing and implementing a new recruiting model. This new model features a centralized process and a localized organizational structure for BI’s recruitment function. For BI's major job functions—pharmaceutical commercial, technology and manufacturing, science, and corporate administration and support positions—Cielo and BI also created specialized alignment and skills matching to best meet the firm's niche recruitment needs.

The strategic impact of Cielo and BI's partnership during its first two years included a savings of $3 million in agency fees; 25% reduction in average open requisitions per month; 20% reduction in time-to-fill; 25% reduction in average age of open requisitions; 70% reduction in requisitions aged more than 90 days; and an increase in hiring manager satisfaction across all categories.

“BI’s partnership with Cielo has been effective in transforming talent acquisition into a function that supports our culture and business objectives. The team constantly collaborates, modifies and enhances our recruitment processes in order to achieve even greater operational efficiency and strategic alignment with the business,” said Corry Ioli, Executive Director of Talent Management and Talent Acquisition for Boehringer Ingelheim. “Together, we are finding innovative ways to solve our business issues and create a distinct competitive advantage for BI across the pharmaceutical marketplace.”

This is the fourth award of its kind won by Cielo in the past two years. In 2013, Cielo received the HROA EMEA Recruitment Customer Relationship of the Year award for its partnership with Smiths Group, a global technology company, and the HROA North America Customer Relationship of the Year award for its partnership with The University of Virginia Health System (UVA). In 2012, the firm was also presented with the same award for its partnership with ValueOptions, the United States’ largest independent behavioral healthcare and wellness company.

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.

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 1st, 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 more than 90 clients across 57 countries in 26 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