AUSTRIA - Hewitt Associates has bought Vienna-based human resources consulting company HeptaCon, expanding its Austrian HR consulting services in the process.
HeptaCon specialises in organisational, HR and leadership development, as well as educational management and training.
Bernhard Stieger who ran HeptaCon for ten years prior to the merger, will become Hewitt's market manager in Austria.
He said: "Combining the global network of Hewitt with the locally-based expertise of HeptaCon will enable us to cope with the most complex of HR challenges - including all the issues surrounding mergers and acquisitions of multinational companies."
Stieger replaces Paul Roettig, who will now focus on international projects within Hewitt.
Roger Parkin, European head of consulting for Hewitt, commented:
"The HR consulting market has grown considerably in the last two years and this acquisition will enable us to offer a broader range of services to our clients both within the German speaking markets and internationally."
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