The Kahuso Journey Continues
Donaldson & James (D&J) and Kahuso Inc. (Kahuso) are pleased to formally announce that they have reached a merger agreement; transforming into a leading provider of end-to-end talent acquisition employment solutions to the North American market.
Beginning in 2004 as a traditional staffing agency, D&J has emerged in recent years as a leading service provider to other staffing agencies with its back-office technology, financing and administration service capabilities. “We are excited to have completed the merger with Kahuso, which provides us with the necessary technology to help automate many of our traditional sourcing and recruiting practices”, says Jim Gemmill, CEO of Donaldson & James. “With the integration of Kahuso’s technology and our traditional hands-on service agency model, we can deliver a higher quality experience for both candidates and employers in a fraction of the time”.
Launched in 2016, Kahuso is a sophisticated online platform that sources and connects accomplished executive talent with companies for contract, full-time, advisory and board opportunities. “By leveraging D&J’s traditional hands-on capabilities, Kahuso dramatically improves its ability to support both companies and executives throughout the talent acquisition lifecycle,” said Michael Carter, co-founder and CEO of Kahuso. “Together, we are enabling the evolution of how work gets done, from permanent employment to contract solutions, driving enhanced value to both candidates and employers alike.”
With almost 50% of the workforce forecasted to be freelance by the year 2020, the gig economy will impact all talent verticals at all levels of seniority. This new world of work will be demanded by the best talent in every corner of the workforce; forcing companies to learn how to access talent rather than own it if they are going to compete effectively.
The collaboration of D&J and Kahuso solidifies the company’s positioning at the centre of this evolution by bridging the gap between traditional, high-touch search and staffing agencies, and pure, on-line technology solutions. The combined entity provides an end-to-end platform that caters to the unique talent acquisition needs of any company. Whether the requirement is for permanent or contract employment, or a full-service or technology-lead self-service solution, this hybrid model provides companies with the flexibility and support to optimize their recruiting experience in a fraction of the time and cost.