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About Seb O'Connell

In his role as Managing Director for Europe & APAC at Cielo, Seb O'Connell leads the organization’s creation and delivery of customized, innovative solutions to clients seeking transformational change. As a member of the Cielo Global Executive Team, he plays a key role in shaping the strategic direction of the organization as it expands its footprint in Europe and beyond.

How companies can reduce fixed costs and add flexibility to recruitment

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK economy has shrunk and, unavoidably, entered recession. According to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), it will be our nation’s deepest recession in 300 years.

Many organisations are focusing on a short to medium term strategy of remaining commercially viable whilst also preparing for a difficult commercial landscape for the foreseeable future. But they should consider an alternative approach to Talent Acquisition that could make a significant difference to their longer-term financial health and growth. It’s time to make new choices.

Article by 29 July 2020

Talent Pipeline: Sourcing & Strategic Workforce Planning

Working in HR and recruitment, wouldn’t it be great to have a crystal ball? We could use it to predict the jobs our firms will need to fill in two years’ time and therefore start a recruitment campaign well in advance. We could anticipate the parts of our organisation that will shrink in the next six months, freeze hiring in those areas and begin reskilling and retraining staff to work in the functions that drive business growth.

Article by 19 September 2019