The move is aimed at boosting Rethink’s TM service offering – which includes employer branding and attraction, talent pooling and management, on boarding, performance management, managed services and RPO solutions – and complement its global recruitment division. Consort’s specialism in the financial services and retail arenas will extend Rethink’s penetration in these areas, and also allow it to provide Consort’s RPO and TM offerings to its existing client base.
Iain Blair (pictured), managing director of Rethink Talent Management said: “We’ve had a relationship with Consort for over a year and I’m delighted that they have now joined the Rethink Group. It is absolutely clear that we have a shared vision and commitment to assisting organisations with their talent management needs, and I strongly believe that the acquisition will add huge value to the range of services we can offer.”
Graeme Paxton, managing director of Consort Group added: “We have spent a long term at Consort developing a robust talent management model and suite of offerings since our inception in 2008. As part of Rethink Group we will be able to build on this on a much larger scale and increase the number and types of organisations we offer our services to.”