The SJB Group is pleased to announce that it has extended its strategic relationship with Atos by taking on the Head of Recruitment function for Canopy, a new and global Cloud services company (“Canopy”) formed by Atos, with EMC and VMWare as co-shareholders. The fundamental objective of Canopy is to deliver advanced, Cloud-based, vertically integrated solutions and services to global multinationals and institutions. Theresa Stanley, Account Executive at The SJB Group, will be working as part of the Canopy team and will manage a multi-channel global Recruitment Operation to build out the company’s resources in line with the planned demand and projected growth.

Valerie McQuillan, HR Director at Canopy said “I am delighted to have SJB on board at this critical time to assist Canopy in recruiting professional expertise to support our planned growth across the globe. It is reassuring to have an expert partner managing Recruitment using the experience gained in Atos over many years to ensure a best-practice operation in Canopy from the get-go”.

About Canopy
Canopy is a new company headquartered in Europe and established as joint venture between Atos, EMC and VMWare, where Atos will retain a majority interest.. It provides a wide range of cloud solutions and services designed to speed the delivery and help customers quickly take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing. Based on best-of-breed technology from global cloud computing industry leaders EMC and VMware, the new offerings will include an open cloud platform that enables customers to easily and flexibly choose, access and deploy cloud-based services for their enterprise IT needs.

About Atos
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual revenues of €8.6 billion and 74,000 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

About The SJB Group and CHOTM
The SJB Group is a resourcing company that operates exclusively within the IT services, consultancy and technology sectors to source business critical talent at board level. At the core of their offering is Critical Hire Outsource (CHOTM), a unique service for both employers and candidates. CHOTM is a proven, scalable and flexible model allowing employers to benefit from a traditional search firm working on-site in collaboration with senior and critical hire managers without the associated cost base typified by transaction-only arrangements. At its core, CHOTM provides a workflow that encompasses administering a client’s internal, direct and referral candidates, as well as The SJB Group’s rapid external fulfilment. The service is defined by a template governance model and service level agreements with focus on attainment of key performance indicators such as: time to hire; cost per hire; direct fulfilment to budget; attrition level of fulfilled roles; management information.