Advantage xPO is proud to be owned by Recruit Holdings, the world’s fourth largest recruitment organisation.

Recruit Holdings was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Employing over 40,000 people around the globe, Recruit Holdings boasts an international portfolio of well-known recruitment brands, including:

 

Being part of the Recruit family ensures that we can offer the stability, support and industry knowledge that a global market leader provides, but without compromising on the highly bespoke client service that you would expect from a specialist consultancy.

For over 30 years, Advantage xPO has provided seamless workforce outsourcing solutions. Using our considerable experience and expertise, we have consistently reduced our clients’ time-to-hire and realised significant cost savings throughout the supply chain.

In the UK, Advantage xPO is part of Advantage Group UK:

Market-leaders in executive assistant and business support recruitment

Market-leaders in executive assistant and business support recruitment

Permanent and contingent solutions across a range of specialist sectors

Permanent and contingent solutions across a range of specialist sectors

A leading provider of customised MSP, RPO and Payroll solutions

A leading provider of customised MSP, RPO and Payroll solutions


Management Team

Advantage xPO’s management team has a reputation for delivering industry-leading solutions through continued innovation.

Meet our senior management team – each member contributing a unique blend of knowledge and experience to the management mix:

Charlotte Fisher Charlotte Fisher Commercial Director

Charlotte assumed the role of Commercial Director in January 2019 and as a UK board member is responsible for the commercial development of Advantage Group UK.

She started her career in recruitment 25 years ago. During her long and highly successful recruitment career, Charlotte has covered all the key roles in the sector, including Temp Consultant, Perm Consultant, Branch Manager, Regional Manager, Head of Strategic Accounts and International Operations Director.

She has an impressive track record in business development especially in the MSP and RPO arenas, strategic account management, opening up international markets and managing large resourcing teams.

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Joanna Oakley Joanna Oakley Operations Director

Joanna is a highly skilled Account and Operations Director focused on driving continuous improvement, innovation and efficiencies for both clients and internal operations. She has over 15 years of experience in the recruitment industry.

As Operations Director, Joanna sits on the Advantage Group UK Management Board and oversees Compliance, Project Management, Supplier Management, Central Operations, IT, HR, Learning & Development and Marketing.

Her key skills are volume recruitment solutions (including master vendor and neutral vendor), MSPs and RPOs, supplier sourcing, selection & management, and key account management.

Joanna is CIPD-qualified with additional qualifications in Equality and Diversity.

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Jonas Janssens Jonas Janssens Finance Director

Jonas joined Advantage Group UK from our parent company, Recruit Global Staffing. As a UK Board Member, he is instrumental in setting and driving the strategic direction for Advantage Group UK, including Advantage xPO.

Jonas is also responsible for the Financial Shared Service Centre of Advantage Group UK.

He is professionally qualified and holds a Master’s Degree in Accountancy & Tax.

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Scott Siwicki Scott Siwicki Client Solutions Director

Scott has over 20 years of recruitment and strategic sales experience. His successful track record of working for major blue-chip organisations has encompassed talent management, operations, managed service programmes (MSP), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), statement of work (SOW) and consultancy services across the UK and EMEA.

Scott is also a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (FIRP).

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Ross Donovan Ross Donovan MSP & RPO Director

Ross has worked in recruitment for 14 years and in workforce outsourcing for over 10 years. He has significant experience in a number of industry sectors including Banking & Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Construction and Defence.

He has particular expertise in managing both Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Managed Service Programmes (MSP) of all sizes, encompassing project management, resource planning, forecasting, cost-saving efficiency programmes, RMS & VMS implementations, contractor migrations, supplier management and much more.

Ross is an Economics graduate and a Prince 2 Practitioner.

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Lucy Sheliker Lucy Sheliker Head of Compliance and Contracts Management

Lucy is a highly skilled compliance and contracts professional with over 10 years of experience in the recruitment sector.

She is responsible for the compliance framework for Advantage Group UK, including compliance with legislation, contractual requirements and best industry practice, candidate screening, third party due diligence checks and supply chain audits.

Her key focus is achieving operational efficiency and risk mitigation through robust processes and providing a high quality service to our candidates and clients.

Lucy is a certified ISO Lead Auditor and is responsible for managing our ISO 9001 certificate for Quality Management Systems.

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Ben De Wulf Ben De Wulf Head of PMO and Business Intelligence

Ben is a project and implementation specialist and oversees the successful implementation of our workforce management solutions, including MSP and RPO programmes and their supporting technologies (VMS & ATS).

Working in partnership with clients, Ben and his team are also responsible for the production of market intelligence, trend analysis and business insight, enabling clients to have greater visibility of their contingent labour, so that they can further improve productivity and drive efficiencies.

Ben is a Prince 2 Practitioner.

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Natalie Scott Natalie Scott Head of Programme Improvement and Innovation

Natalie has worked in the recruitment industry for 20 years across a wide range of sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, government, commercial, engineering, customer service, retail and luxury beauty.

She has extensive experience of multi-site account management and developing MSP and RPO recruitment strategies across the UK & Ireland.

Natalie is passionate about innovating and streamlining services to drive efficiencies and continuous improvement, and fully understands the importance of brand and developing tailored client solutions to maximise candidate attraction.

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