SmartRecruiters and Cielo announce strategic partnership

Today, SmartRecruiters and Cielo announce the strategic partnership with the launch of Cielo TalentCloud, powered by SmartRecruiters. Cielo selected SmartRecruiters Talent Acquisition Suite technology for its innovation and scale – to help global enterprise businesses leverage its seamless experience, data and insights, and ecosystem of partners and flexible integrations. The collaboration reimagines tech-enabled RPO and delivers Hiring Success to more companies around the world.

Read the official joint press release on PR Newswire or copy below.


Cielo’s Cloud-Based Tech-Enabled RPO Solution Future-Proofs Talent Acquisition Strategies

BROOKFIELD, WI (March 31, 2021) – Cielo, the world’s leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) provider, has reimagined tech-enabled RPO with their next evolution of Cielo TalentCloud, a flexible platform designed to deliver great experiences, elevate meaningful insights, and accelerate recruiting performance. Powered by Cielo TalentCloud, organizations who partner with Cielo’s RPO teams will have the ability to:

  • Deliver a positive hiring experience from application to onboarding through a mobile-first integrated platform for candidates and hiring managers that allows them to engage how, where and when they want.
  • Improve quality of hire and time to fill with artificial intelligence that matches best-fit candidates to open requisitions and intelligent automation for zero-time shortlisting.
  • Harness intelligent automation to increase efficiency and elevate the human experience in the hiring process with proven workflows tailored to different talent segments, use cases and geographies.
  • Build predictability into recruiting with meaningful insights to inform data-driven decisions and benchmark analytics to measure performance.
  • Advance talent acquisition strategies with continually evolving, leading-edge tech innovations – without having to fund or embark on a change exercise – through an open marketplace of over 600 integrated point solutions.

Most talent acquisition functions have made at least one technology purchase in the past two years. But two out of five companies are either dissatisfied or indifferent to their current provider, finds Aptitude Research. The future of recruitment abandons the current state of point solutions and unintegrated data that degrades experience, challenges compliance, and prevents predictability in the recruitment process. However, there is not one applicant
tracking system (ATS) or candidate relationship management system (CRM) in the market today that can cover the end-to-end process and capture all the innovation within point solutions. This is why RPO’s future technology model is a seamless, integrated digital ecosystem, according to the Everest Group. Cielo TalentCloud makes that a reality through an optimal combination of technology, people and processes.

“Since launching the first enterprise-wide technology platform in 2008, we have been recognized for being first-to-market with innovations that revolutionize the recruitment profession and industry. There is a reason why this level of transformation hasn’t been done before – successfully at scale. Building a cloud-based platform with seamless integrations that can flex with existing client tech infrastructure and accommodate new innovations and
changing business needs is complex. But with the TA and technology expertise of our global team, plus the strong partnership with some of the industry’s best technology providers, we can elevate our clients’ talent acquisition technologies and strategies to achieve their vision,” says Sue Marks, Founder and CEO of Cielo.

Cielo TalentCloud is the RPO industry’s first future-proofed, global cloud-based platform. Our strategic technology partnership with SmartRecruiters powers Cielo TalentCloud with a market-leading workflow and process centered on creating the best experiences for our clients’ talent acquisition leaders, candidates and hiring managers. Other key capabilities within Cielo TalentCloud include a CRM system and a digital assistant chatbot called Cora. Both help engage candidates throughout the recruitment process. The Cielo TalentCloud platform also includes an ecosystem of integrated technology partners, such as Visage and Paradox, to incorporate additional functionality at critical points in the hiring process. Finally, the platform is complete with an open marketplace of over 600 point solutions with seamless integrations to optimize for agility and flexibility.

“Companies need the right technology to hire better and remain competitive in the market,” says Jerome Ternynck, CEO of SmartRecruiters. “Our open Talent Acquisition suite was built to provide a system that can easily deploy and integrate with other systems, making SmartRecruiters the ideal technology partner to support Cielo TalentCloud.”

We understand organizations have made substantial investments in talent acquisition technology. That’s why Cielo TalentCloud is built to accelerate and leverage existing investments, unlocking functionality and elevating outcomes. The flexible, open architecture of the Cielo TalentCloud platform makes it possible to meet talent acquisition functions where they are in terms of current systems while also bringing a proven set of workflows and technology partners to bridge gaps or expand capabilities. The single agile platform approach of Cielo TalentCloud gives organizations more control and visibility over data, improves security and removes the risk that comes from disconnected point solutions.

“Building this vision of a reimagined Cielo TalentCloud emphasized the core of what we knew. Better things are possible if you build on a foundation of great tech,” says Marissa Geist, Chief Operating Officer of Cielo. “However, it drove home the point that better outcomes are unlocked when you combine that with an open platform designed for the future of TA tech, like SmartRecruiters, and supercharge it with ways of working proven over millions of transactions, executed by the best team in the industry. This is a unique point in time where the tech has really matured to be able to accelerate our industry at scale.”

Cielo is the recognized leader in RPO technology, with the largest, most proficient technology team in the RPO space. Through global RPO services and the Cielo TalentCloud platform, we continue to work with and for our clients to create customized talent acquisition solutions that deliver impactful hiring outcomes.

About SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters enables Hiring Without Boundaries™ by freeing talent acquisition teams from legacy applicant tracking software. SmartRecruiters' next-generation platform serves as the hiring operating system for 4,000 customers like Bosch, LinkedIn, Skechers, and Visa. Companies with business-critical hiring needs turn to SmartRecruiters for best-of-breed functionality, world-class support, and a robust ecosystem of third-party applications and service providers.

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About Cielo

Cielo is the world’s leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner and industry innovator delivering RPO, Total Talent Acquisition, Consulting, and Executive Search services in over 100 countries. We design comprehensive, people-centric solutions and leverage Cielo TalentCloud – our agile technology platform featuring CRM, AI, automation, and analytics capabilities – to help our clients find, attract and hire the specific talent to move their businesses forward. To learn more, visit

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