JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pontoon and hyphen have completed their merger originally announced in October 2015. Pontoon will now serve as the global HR outsourcing brand for Adecco Group, the world’s leading provider of HR solutions. Through the merger, Pontoon begins 2016 as a strengthened global leader with close to 1,500 employees, an increased client base and expanded HR outsourcing services. The merger also solidifies Pontoon's stronghold in the EMEA market and particularly a source of strength in the UK—where hyphen previously operated for Adecco.
Through the integration of hyphen into Pontoon, Adecco has consolidated its two highly regarded MSP and RPO providers into a unified global operation.
“The Pontoon and hyphen merger creates a competitive advantage for Pontoon,” said Mike Wachholz, Pontoon President. “We now serve as a single business unit for Adecco, offering MSP and RPO services globally. The size and scope of our organization is unrivaled in the industry.”
With about 1,500 global colleagues and more than 150 clients, operating in 92 countries, Pontoon has grown significantly since being introduced to the market in January 2013. The brand has also celebrated several key new client wins of late, and along with the hyphen merger, position Pontoon strongly entering 2016.
“Professional Staffing and Solutions, which includes HR outsourcing, is a key strategic priority for the Adecco Group,” said Alain Dehaze, Adecco Group Chief Executive Officer. “The merger of our leading HR outsourcing businesses, Pontoon and hyphen, strengthens global brand awareness for Pontoon and fosters even greater focus on further expanding our leading position in a growing market.”
Pontoon is a global HR outsourcing company specializing in improving an organization’s workforce; including contingent, permanent and statement of work. We manage the contingent supply chain on behalf of our Clients and recruit and onboard permanent hires. The tactics employed by Pontoon result in significant cost savings and revenue improvement, increased worker quality, unparalleled visibility and greater compliance. A division of Adecco with operations in nearly 100 countries and around 1,500 colleagues worldwide, the Jacksonville, Florida-based organization delivers solutions to more than 150 industry-leading companies.