Merger strikes human resources gold – Synaco Global Recruitment and Acorn Human Resources join forces in WA
The mining and resources sector in Western Australia is again booming and competition for skilled workers has never been more fierce.
According to the Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA more than 124,000 people were employed in the sector in the 2018-19 financial year (50,000 more than a decade ago) and as at September last year the CME estimates WA had resources projects in the pipeline valued at $108 billion.
The sheer scale of the opportunity is immense and for the sector to prosper it must be able to find the right people with the right skills at the right time.
It is against this backdrop that Synaco Global Recruitment and Acorn Human Resources are pleased to announce the completion of their merger in Western Australia.
The merger is part of Synaco’s national growth strategy and is in response to the needs of clients in the Kalgoorlie and surrounding Goldfields region, where Acorn has been servicing the industry’s needs since 2009.
By merging their networks and expertise the partnership will offer a combined talent acquisition and recruitment solution. It will also mean new job opportunities for candidates and clients, as well as the merged current employees.
The merger will see Acorn HR founder Roger Edwards continue as director working alongside Synaco managing director Mike Otty.
“Synaco’s continued growth is underpinned by an unwavering commitment to the service values on which the company was founded. The merger with Acorn HR adds another dimension by creating a unique and complete solutions approach to servicing communities in Western Australia. It supports our shared plans to meet the evolving demand for an authentic experience on a broader scale across all States and Territories. Our vision of bringing people and purpose together is at the heart of everything we do.” Mr Otty said.
Mr Edwards said “Synaco’s merging with Acorn HR provides a major growth opportunity for our business. As Synaco looks to the future with their temporary staff and permanent recruitment solution, we will be best positioned to support them on that journey.”
The merged operation will be driven by a commitment to put relationships at the heart of recruitment, creating positive journeys where people are genuinely heard and supported throughout the entire process.
Synaco Global Recruitment is a subsidiary of the listed NYSE company Synergie Pty Ltd. With 49 years of expertise that began in Europe, Synergie has expanded its global operations from Canada across to Australia during this time. In 2012 Synaco was born; an investment from Synergie that underpinned its commitment to supporting companies operating internationally; and one that has helped to propel Synaco’s and Synergie’s expansion across the world and with a solid footprint in Australia. As an established leading recruiter with some 600 branches in 16 different countries, the group is placing 50,000 on hired workers on a weekly basis, and servicing over 100,000 different clients’ worldwide. It is now a $3bn business, making it the 5th largest recruiter in Europe and 12th globally as it aims to further expand across Australia’s shores.
Synaco has teams situated in Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Liverpool, Rockhampton, Darwin, Geraldton and now Kalgoorlie.
ABOUT ACORN HUMAN RESOURCES
Acorn HR was founded in 2009 to provide innovative and cost-effective recruitment services. Its clients cover a wide range of industries with a particular focus on the mining and resources sectors. It has offices in Perth and Kalgoorlie.