House of Talents acquires Quintessence, market leader in assessment and people management
The Belgian company Quintessence was acquired by the specialized, international HR group House of Talents. With this acquisition House of Talents offers an answer to the demand of clients for assessment and development projects in the current war for talents. For Quintessence, this is a logical step towards further growth and internationalization. The organization will retain its identity within the group and can thus continue to expand its strong brand and guarantee excellent service to existing clients.
Steve Rousseau, CEO of House of Talents, is proud of this expansion of the group. "Success is an attitude. It is in our DNA to join forces with specialized and reputable HR players like Quintessence. Their scientific approach and expertise strengthen our offer and lead to even better customer service. Their mission is to use the right talents in a motivating way and generate better results for companies, exactly what we want to achieve for all our talents & clients."
Lou Van Beirendonck, Founder-Director of Quintessence & dONUS will remain active there:
"Quintessence always brings about win-win situations for people and organizations. The House of Talents Group offers us a strong structure to reinforce our growth and further profile ourselves as top experts in career solutions, people management and organizational development. There was an instant, the possibilities are endless."
About HOUSE OF TALENTS
House of Talents, whose main shareholders are Baltisse and Steve Rousseau, was founded in 2008 by Steve Rousseau and groups 10 specialized companies in Belgium, each focused on bottleneck professions: Sales Talents, Care Talents, Financial Talents, HR Talents, Executive Talents, ICT Talents, Food Talents, Science Talents, Technical Talents and Engi Talents. In The Netherlands, House of Talents operates under the label 'The Human Network', an umbrella of 20 specialized companies with a single focus on bottleneck professions. The group employs over 2,500 specialists in various niche markets and operates in Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany.
Quintessence was founded in 1988 by Lou Van Beirendonck. Currently, Quintessence has offices in Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent. The agency is the Belgian authority in the field of competency assessment and development, leadership development and organizational development.
Quintessence works for the profit, government, healthcare and education sectors. The company has its own R&D unit that is responsible for the development of tools and the application of scientifically sound methods.
The strategy of the House of Talents group - organic growth combined with acquisitions - continues to be successful. Acquisitions are exclusively a 100% DNA match and therefore always a true reinforcement of the specialized HR service offering.