Human resources outsourcing and consulting firms VantagePoint HR and Humareso announced their merger today.
The combined companies will operate under the VantagePoint HR brand, with Humareso serving as the consulting arm of the newly formed organization. Financial terms were not disclosed.
VantagePoint HR provides outsourced human resource services, including its flagship HR Advantage plan, which helps businesses save money, increase productivity and reduce legal risks by providing dedicated HR consulting for compliance, training, performance management, employee relations, workplace management, discipline and other important HR best practices.
Humareso handles all facets of employee engagement and business development, providing strategic direction to help employers manage talent, recruit for skills gaps, assess markets for growth, assess competition, increase employee performance, develop long-range succession plans and influence an enthusiastic, innovative culture.
The combined entity will offer a full menu of services at all points in the HR continuum—from outsourced HR services at a fixed monthly rate to full consulting capabilities for large, global organizations. Daniel V. Bauwens, founder and president of VantagePoint HR, will remain CEO. John Baldino, founder and president of Humareso, will serve as president.
“Compliance and regulatory requirements have grown to a point where they are too burdensome for employers to manage on their own. Now, with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), employers urgently need human resource and compliance support. VantagePoint HR offers an affordable solution for minimizing the risk of penalties and litigation. Joining forces with Humareso positions VantagePoint HR to keep pace with, and capitalize on, the rapidly growing demand for our services,” said Bauwens. “John Baldino’s outstanding experience and stellar industry reputation make him the ideal person to manage the day-to-day operations and strategic direction of the company,” he added.
Baldino is a 23-year human resources industry veteran with deep experience in recruitment and on-boarding, performance management, employment law, compliance, leadership development, succession planning and sales training. John is able to assess bottom line performance indicators and guides clients toward corrective adjustments that promote profit and health. He was named the Delaware Valley (Philadelphia Metropolitan Area) Human Resources Person of the Year for 2012.
“VantagePoint’s innovative products, support capabilities and client base are strong complements to my industry experience and Humareso’s portfolio of services,” said Baldino. “I am energized by the potential for growth and innovation.”
About VantagePoint VantagePoint is a full-service human resources and employee benefits consultancy that helps employers recruit, train, retain and reward employees so they can focus on what they do best—running their business. VantagePoint’s team of professionals provides the right mix of knowledge, experience and diplomacy to serve any company of any size in any industry.
About Humareso Humareso strategizes with companies to develop plans to manage talent, recruit for skills gaps based on employee inventories, assess markets for growth, develop long-range succession plans and influence a culture of enthusiastic buy-in. Humareso handles all facets of employee engagement and business development. Humareso provides HR solutions and administration for small businesses trying to manage budget and growth. We take care of administration on payroll, benefits, compensation analysis, sourcing and recruitment, and employment law compliance. We also offer strategic planning and implementation training for those small businesses seeking to grow in today’s marketplace