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Australia – RPO provider HRX acquired by US staffing firm

04 February 2014

Australian recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) firm HRX has been acquired by Seaton, a Chicago-based staffing provider. HRX will join Seaton’s operating brands, which include Staff Management SMX, PeopleScout, and StudentScout.

The combined organisation has more than 44,000 employees serving over 200 clients across 71 countries.  This acquisition significantly extends the current global RPO leadership position of the PeopleScout division. 

Patrick Beharelle, Seaton CEO, commented: "The combination of our PeopleScout division and HRX will bring tangible benefits to RPO clients in the form of enhanced sourcing technology, expanded service offerings, and additional global reach. This is the first acquisition Seaton has made in the 25 years we've been in business.  We've looked at dozens of acquisitions over our history and firmly believe that HRX represents the best strategic opportunity for Seaton, its employees and its clients."

As well as providing RPO, HRX also provides contingent workforce management solutions.

Jane Hussey, HRX Managing Director, added: "Joining the Seaton family of companies is a perfect fit for HRX in terms of culture, access to additional service offerings, and geographic expansion. Both firms have a reputation for exceptional service delivery and industry leading client satisfaction rates."

Following the acquisition, Taryn Owen, divisional President of PeopleScout, and Jane Hussey will directly report to Patrick Beharelle and the divisions will closely collaborate on global RPO opportunities.

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