Atos signs agreement with Blue Force Alliance for the recruitment of temporary professionals

Brussels, 22 January 2018

Brussels, January 22 2018 – Atos Benelux & The Nordics will join forces with Blue Force Alliance (BFA), an occasion consortium of Staffing Management Services and Source, for the recruitment and contract handling of temporary professionals. By outsourcing the recruitment and contract handling of these professionals to BFA, Atos responds to the need for new knowledge and skills that the changing IT market entails. This enables her to provide maximum support to customers in their digital transformation.

Prior to the conclusion of the three-year agreement, both Staffing Management Services, specialized in the management of the recruitment and deployment of temporary staff, and Source, expert in the field of contract handling, already provided services to the Atos Group. For example, Staffing Management Services provides the MSP services for temporary staff for Equens Worldline and Source has been responsible for the contract management of all temporary Atos staff members in the Benelux.

“With this agreement Atos benefits from the standardized and automated working method of Blue Force Alliance. We have a one-stop shop for the recruitment and contract handling of temporary professionals with specific skills that are crucial for the delivery of our digital transformation services. In this way we create a flexible layer of experts from the entire market that can be used as needed “, says Martin Schoenmakers, COO Atos Benelux & The Nordics.

“Thanks to this agreement, Blue Force Alliance gives us full access to the market of external professionals (Zzp-ers), in particular through the Crowd Sourcing solution of Staffing Management Services. This enables us to find and hire specific expertise and competences that enable us to support customers in their digital transformation, “says Schoenmakers. “Moreover, we strive for a good balance between our own staff and temporary staff. For example, we started an extensive program in which we retrain our own staff to functions aimed at the digital transformation of our customers. By investing in our own employees and recruiting temporary professionals, we can respond optimally to the changing needs of our customers. ”

“This agreement between Atos, Staffing Management Services and Source is unique because of the collaboration between three market leaders who are each recognized as a thought leader in their own field, respectively the realization of digital transformation, MSP services and contract management. It is one of the largest contracts in this area in the region concerned “, says Mike Korenvaar, CFO of HeadFirst Source Group. Robert van Gasteren, CEO of Staffing Management Services, adds: “BFA becomes an extension of the Atos organization and directly contributes to the success of Atos for and with their customers. Thanks to our unique way of Crowd Sourcing, suppliers and external professionals can profit from this collaboration in a very transparent way through various portals. ”

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with approximately 100,000 employees in 72 countries and annual revenue of around € 12 billion. European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace, the Group provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across various business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Energy & Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.


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