Yoh Strengthens International Delivery with Acquisition of Connections Recruitment Ltd

PHILADELPHIA—September 5, 2012—Yoh, a Day & Zimmermann Company, recently completed the acquisition of Connections Recruitment Ltd., a professional staffing services firm located in London. Connections’ excellent reputation in England and across Europe expands and strengthens Yoh’s ability to provide staffing and workforce solutions to new and existing customers of both companies.

“Connections thoroughly understands the nature of talent demand for skilled technical professionals across Europe,” said Lori Schultz, President of Yoh. “Its deep reach in the European talent pool, particularly in the IT and engineering sectors, combined with Yoh’s suite of workforce solutions, will be extremely valuable to existing Yoh clients seeking to better manage the temporary segment of their global workforce.”

For Connections, the acquisition fulfills a key strategic objective: Give clients access to more comprehensive workforce solutions. With Yoh, Connections clients now have an experienced, international staffing partner that can offer managed staffing programs, access to market-leading vendor management systems, temporary staffing, statement of work management, and complete recruitment process outsourcing alternatives for permanent recruiting needs.

“As part of the Yoh family, we can immediately increase the value that we offer to our clients,” said Alex Mauree, Managing Director for Connections. “We have had opportunities to partner with larger international players in the past, but it has been a deeply held value of Connections that we would consider acquisition only if it effectively improved the level of service to our clients.”

Connections will serve as headquarters for Yoh’s United Kingdom and European operations. The Yoh Connections office will continue to be led by Connections’ Managing Director, Alex Mauree. Recruiting and client delivery will be managed by Connections’ Director of Client Relationships, Phillip Mead. Mead will also oversee the integration of over 200 Connections clients and ensure they gain immediate access to the extended services now available to them through Yoh.

"We are excited that, as a part of Yoh, Connections can provide us with the same market insight, relationship management, and ability to find great people on a global scale,” said Philip Black, COO of London-based Emergn, a global professional services company. “Emergn requires a trusted global talent partner that provides us with the right people, at the right price, but always with an eye on managing our relationship well. Our clients need us to meet their exact service requirements, and this acquisition will help us deliver."

For more information about Yoh’s staffing solutions and talent and outsourcing services, please visit http://www.yoh.com or http://blog.yoh.com.


For over 70 years, Yoh has provided the talent needed for the jobs and projects critical to our clients’ success by providing comprehensive workforce solutions that focus on Aerospace and Defense, Engineering, Federal Services, Health Care, Life Sciences, Information Technology and Telecommunications. Yoh fulfills immediate resource needs and delivers enterprise workforce solutions, including Managed Services, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Vendor Management Systems, Independent Contractor Compliance, and Payroll Services. For more information, visit yoh.com.

Yoh is a part of Yoh Services LLC, a Day & Zimmermann Company.


Day & Zimmermann’s 24,000 employees provide industrial, defense, and workforce solutions to a broad base of commercial and government customers. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with $2.2 billion in revenues, the Day & Zimmermann family of companies is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in America by Forbes and is a former winner of the U.S. National Family Business of the Year award. Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Day & Zimmermann companies today provide engineering, construction and maintenance services, and staffing services to the commercial and government sector, and munitions products, security, logistics, equipment maintenance, and facilities management services to the Department of Defense, other government groups, and defense industry contractors. For more information, visit http://www.dayzim.com.


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Yoh blog, The Seamless Workforce: http://blog.yoh.com


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