Tuesday, January 12, 2016

TrueBlue's PeopleScout Acquires Aon Hewitt's RPO Business

Workforce solutions provider TrueBlue, through its PeopleScout RPO business, has acquired the recruitment process outsourcing business (RPO) of Aon Hewitt. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This deal is a part of the One Global PeopleScout initiative to further position PeopleScout as the leading RPO provider in the market. 

PeopleScout, a TrueBlue company, is the world’s largest recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider. The company’s products includes RPO, employment branding, on-boarding, career counselling, and employee retention. Founded in 1992 and based in Chicago, Illinois, PeopleScout handles over 250,000 annual hires worldwide. It serves businesses of all industries.

Patrick Beharelle, COO TrueBlue, said in a statement: “The need for sophisticated talent solutions is rising and this acquisition enables us to expand our global delivery capabilities,” and also added this: “Combining the strengths of PeopleScout with Aon Hewitt’s RPO solutions provides a tremendous growth opportunity for PeopleScout and its clients. We are also very excited about the broader relationship with Aon Hewitt and the incredible talent they bring to TrueBlue.”

Kristi Savacool, CEO of Aon Hewitt, said in a statement: “We are proud to have built end-to-end recruiting administration capabilities and to have established a scalable RPO business with employees in the U.S., Canada, Poland, and India,” and also added this: “PeopleScout has significant experience in the market and is well-positioned to invest in and build on these capabilities for the benefit of our clients. We continue to see talent acquisition as an important part of the talent value chain, and we look forward to working with PeopleScout to bring a broader set of talent solutions to our clients.”

Following the deal, Aon Hewitt’s RPO business will join the PeopleScout brand and expands PeopleScout’s solutions and reach in the market. PeopleScout president Taryn Owen will continue to lead the company and the combined talent from both companies. In addition, PeopleScout global headquarters will remains in Chicago, Illinolis, with its Asia Pacific headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

Based in Tacoma, Washington, TrueBlue is a leading staffing, recruiting and workforce solutions provider. TrueBlue's specialized workforce solutions meet clients’ needs for a reliable, efficient workforce in a wide variety of industries. The company connects nearly 750,000 people to work each year.

Based in Lincolnshire, Illinois, Aon Hewitt is a global provider of risk management, insurance brokerage and human resources and outsourcing services. The company has 500 offices in 120 countries and provides consulting, outsourcing and reinsurance brokerage services. 

Image credit: PeopleScout

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