Cielo Wins Strategic Talent Partnership with The Standard

BROOKFIELD, WIOctober 3, 2014Cielo, the world’s leading global talent acquisition and management provider, today announced a talent acquisition partnership with Standard Insurance Company (“The Standard”), a leading provider of financial products and services. Based on the success of an initial pilot program, during which Cielo was engaged to source, screen and schedule interviews with candidates, The Standard has expanded the partnership with Cielo to a multi-year, company-wide Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solution. This includes Bridge services, where Cielo becomes a concierge for new hires to guide them through the pre-employment process.

“Talent is re-defining today's business landscape, requiring companies to have a talent strategy that will enable their corporate vision and future success," said Angela Hills, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, North America, at Cielo. "The Standard recognizes this imperative. Through our continued partnership, we will work with their internal team to solve The Standard’s complex talent needs."

Cielo’s Bridge team are experts at background verification, reference checking, drug screening and onboarding. Through the use of multiple drug vendors, reference systems and background vendors, the Bridge team provide a high-touch candidate experience while ensuring compliance and mitigating risk. It is also a consultative resource for changes in laws and regulations affecting client industries.

“We need a partner that combines scale and execution with agility and innovation. Cielo not only meets those needs, but exceeds them,” said Gretchen Holloway, Director of Talent Acquisition at The Standard. “Having separate yet equally dedicated teams to help guide us through the entire talent acquisition process is a true differentiator. With Cielo’s partnership, we are confident in our ability to secure the talent required to rise above the competition.”

About The Standard
The Standard is a leading provider of financial products and services, including group and individual disability insurance, group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, group dental and vision insurance, absence management services, retirement plans products and services, individual annuities and investment advice. For more information about The Standard, visit

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, Inc., StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.

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 services, consumer brands, technology and media, engineering, life 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