HeadFirst Group expands its services with leading RPO & recruitment specialist Sterksen
HeadFirst Group acquires recruitment services provider Sterksen. The market leader in organising external recruitment takes the strategic step to become a full HR services provider for temporary and permanent employment. Hereby HeadFirst Group and Sterksen anticipate the market trend that organisations increasingly organise the use of talent in an integral way, regardless of the type of contract.
Sterksen, founded in 2002, is succesfull in Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), which means that a client outsources their recruitment process of new personnel. She also offers services in the field of recruitment, mediation for interim professionals and Managed Service Providing (MSP). Sterksen is a leading player in the IT & Technology segment.
Total Talent Management
With the acquisition of Sterksen, HeadFirst Group is responding to the market trend that companies increasingly organise their workforce integrally – regardless the nature of the contract – known in jargon as Total Talent Management. With this step, HeadFirst Group also meets the increasing demand from clients for service providers with a broad portfolio of HR services.
CEO Han Kolff explains: “The trend of total talent management has been going on for some time and is continuing. The type of contract used is becoming less and less relevant. The cooperation with Sterksen is therefore a logical step in the expansion of our services. Sterksen has a winning concept in recruiting top talent in IT & Technology; a dynamic, scarce, and growing segment of the market. Sterksen’s high touch recruitment expertise helps the group to broaden and deepen the quality of our services, in addition to our focus on high tech with our platform.”
Sterksen stays independent
Sterksen will become an independent brand within HeadFirst Group, retaining its own identity. The current management will continue to manage the organisation. Sterksen and HeadFirst Group will join forces in various fields, which Donald Derksen – managing director of Sterksen – explains as follows: “The knowledge and experience in two areas – permanent and temp – are combined into a rock-solid combination. We will jointly advise and support clients with their recruitment and hiring needs. The size and leading market position of HeadFirst Group will help us open new doors, both nationally and internationally. HeadFirst Group will thus be the driving force behind Sterksen.”
Recruitment Process Outsourcing is a growing and widely adopted concept in the United States, the United Kingdom, Asia and is rapidly gaining ground in continental Europe. HeadFirst Group and its brands have achieved expansion in several European countries in recent years through organic growth and partnerships. Kolff concludes: “Sterksen is going to help us tremendously in accelerating the delivery of value to existing and new clients across national borders.”
About HeadFirst Group
HeadFirst Group is a leading international HR service provider and a specialist in the professional organisation of external hiring. The company offers a variety of HR-solutions, including contracting, matchmaking, MSP-services, and business consultancy. Daily, more than fifteen thousand professionals work for over four hundred clients in Europe, with which HeadFirst Group realizes an annual turnover of more than €1.5bn. HeadFirst Group’s main brands are intermediaries HeadFirst, Between and Myler and managed service provider Staffing Management Services.
Since 2002 Sterksen is an innovative and leading recruitment service provider in the field of IT & Technology and specialist in Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). From the offices in Breda and Utrecht Sterksen works on both the Dutch and international markets, with a focus on Northwest Europe. The organization mediates annually about 2,000 candidates and 150 interim IT & HR recruitment professionals. Sterksen is known as a fast-growing company with a listing as Top 250 Growth Company and FD Gazelle.
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