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Talent acquires Kiwi IT recruitment company

04 Nov 2019

Talent has acquired ManpowerGroup’s New Zealand IT business, Experis.

Talent and ManpowerGroup say they have worked closely to create a structure and strong working relationship to ensure a seamless transition for Experis’ people, contractors and customers.

ManpowerGroup A/NZ managing director Richard Fischer says Talent is the ideal organisation to take over the business.

“Talent has an exceptional reputation, and their genuine care for people, customers and contractors was critical for us in making this decision.”  

Talent APAC CEO Mark Nielsen adds that the process had resulted in a successful outcome for both parties.

“It was a pleasure working with Richard Fischer and the team to create an outcome that benefits Experis’ contractors, customers and the team. We are working closely to ensure the transition is seamless as possible.”

Talent country manager Bianca Jones said the acquisition was a significant milestone in the business’ growth in the New Zealand market.

“Our focus going forward is on ensuring contractors and customers are given the best possible level of service through the transition process and thereafter. We continue to improve our contractor digital product and expand our contractor experience offering. However, just as importantly we will aim to provide support to our contractors in areas outside of the normal professional relationship with a huge drive on wellbeing,” Jones said.

The acquisition follows a period of considerable growth and success for Talent New Zealand, after being named recently as a finalist in SEEK’s Large Recruitment Agency of the Year, Bianca Jones being nominated for Gallup’s Global Manager of the Year Award, and, in May this year, Talent was recognised for its contribution to New Zealand's tech industry, when it was named a winner at the NZ Hi-Tech Awards. 

The company took home the award for Best Contribution to the NZ Hi-Tech Sector by an Internationally Headquartered Company, up against an pool of high profile finalists that included IBM, Vodafone and MYOB. 

Over the past year, Talent has made contributions to the NZ Hi-Tech industry through a number of key initiatives. These include Talent Engage, the industry-first online contractor lifestyle hub, and foundation Talent RISE, which is dedicated to connecting young people experiencing barriers to employment with tech jobs in various industries. 

Talent, is a tech and digital recruitment specialist that works with contract and permanent tech and digital professionals globally. 

It works to find talent for start-ups, small to medium-sized enterprises, public sector organisations and multinational corporations across diverse industry sectors. 

Independently owned and operated, Talent has a presence across 16 cities and annual revenue close to $600 million.

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