Talent Acquisition

Talent Acquisition

The identification, onboarding and management of productive workforces are critical to the delivery of any project. At The Cervello, we understand that attracting the best talent in a competitive marketplace can be the difference between success and failure. By hiring the right workforce quickly and efficiently, clients can mitigate potential project delays and avoid unnecessary costs.

At The Cervello, we develop close relationships with our clients and work directly with them. Our highly experienced Talent Acquisition teams are able to support our clients through every stage of the recruitment process on an international scale. They identify experienced candidates according to our clients’ needs, regardless of the position type.

It is this level of service and expertise that allows us to offer the most resourceful, reliable, cost-effective and proven contract workforce solutions in the industries in which we serve. It has also enabled us to work with the world’s largest employers to staff flagship projects globally.

Contract Hire

Companies and projects now value contract workers as an integral part of their workforce planning strategies. The challenge for any organization is two-fold:

At The Cervello, our business has been built on the identification, mobilization and support of technical contractors assigned to major energy, process and infrastructure projects worldwide.

How do we identify our contractors?

The Cervello’s contractor identification methodology is unique in the industry and operates on a three-tiered process to assess, from over 250,000 industry attributed contractor profiles, the quality and availability of the ideal candidate for our clients.

Why is our mobilization and support service unparalleled in the industry?

Unlike our competitors, The Cervello’s contractor service team works seamlessly with our dedicated global mobility function to deliver a full suite of contractor support across employment, mobilization, immigration, payroll and tax. For more information on our unparalleled range of services,

Our Solutions

The The Cervello approach to contract hire outlined above safely brings the best quality contractors to our clients in a timely manner. However, we also understand that there are additional improvement opportunities regarding a modern-day contract workforce such as engaging teams, optimizing contingent labor suppliers and eliminating unnecessary cost through transitioning active workers. In line with this, The Cervello offers four distinct contracts hire solutions:

Workforce Consolidation Program

There are many reasons why a client may look at consolidating a contract workforce, including non-compliant or poor performing vendors, efficiency demands or lack of geographic presence.

The Cervello’s Workforce Consolidation Program (WCP) is a tailored service to optimize contingent labor vendors and eliminate unnecessary cost through transitioning active workers to the most efficient suppliers.

Master Vendor Program

Engaging a strategic contract workforce partner as a master vendor ensures streamlined processes, consistency in commercials, compliance and significant cost advantages versus a traditional preferred supplier model. Recently at The Cervello, we have found our tailored solutions to be particularly powerful when implemented in a project environment where risks are relatively high.

Contingent Supply

The compliant identification, mobilization and support of individuals or teams of contractors remains a key component of our contract hire solutions.

Managed Service Provider

The Cervello’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) services are provided through Singular, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Cervello. For more information, please click here.

Direct Hire

The Cervello’s engaged approach to direct hire brings a refreshingly accountable and transparent approach to the challenge of sourcing permanent staff to meet the key strategic workforce requirements of your organization.

 We are transforming the way direct hire recruitment is delivered around the world through our unique approach based on an award-winning recruitment process and our world-class team.  Would we say we’re the best in the world, maybe not but we’re definitely in the top 1!

Our Approach

Unlike a traditional contingent model, The Cervello works in partnership with client organizations to lock in simple service level agreements (SSLA’s) that govern the direct hire process. These SSLA’s, typically no more than two to three pages, contain commitments from both parties around key subjects such as exclusivity, dedicated resources, candidate submittals, interview process, weekly reporting, timelines and fee structure.

Our Process

The Cervello’s award-winning recruitment process has been developed through 35 years of supplying technical expertise to the energy, process and infrastructure industries. What makes it really stand out is that each stage is underpinned by unique best practice supporting features such as:

Our People

Currently, we have over 100 industry and discipline-specific recruiters who are supported by a team of researchers in each of our three global hubs. On any given day they communicate with over 2,500 candidates, many who have worked with The Cervello previously. This knowledge around an industry, job function and corresponding strength of the relationship is what enables us to quickly form a deeper talent network and generate a much higher quality shortlist than our competitors.


The Cervello is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all employees and applicants including members of minority groups and women and will endeavor to make reasonable accommodation to the limitations of physically and mentally disabled employees and applicants, and to fully utilize the skills of Vietnam-era veterans. The company expects all employees to support this policy and to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. 

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