HR consultancy firm Leeuwendaal has taken over the assessment activities of Meurs HRM. It will be active under the wing of Leeuwendaal under the name Meurs Assessments.
Leeuwendaal has about 140 employees, working from offices in Rijswijk and Woerden. The HR consultancy firm focusses exclusively on the public and semi-public sectors like the government, municipalities, education and healthcare. Leeuwendaal has the ambition to further extend the assessment activities and with the addition of the Meurs team it makes a great move in order to realize this goal. ‘Extending our assessment services fits very well with our current strategy. And you won’t find it any better than Meurs, the right size and top quality,’ according to Edward Hermans, director of the firm.
Hermans also expects that the extension of the assessment activities will have a positive effect on the services within the other disciplines. ‘Integrated services and a multidisciplinary approach is the core of the company philosophy of Leeuwendaal. We believe in cross-fertilization which occurs when you let the psychologist work with the trainers, lawyers, organisation advisors or other specialists.’
The sale is not very unexpected for Meurs HRM. The HR-specialist consciously chooses to fully focus on its core business – further develop the tools and concepts in the area of e-assessment, mobility, employability and sustainable deployability. Matthijs Verburg, director at Meurs HRM, explains: ‘With this step we create space for Meurs HRM to invest in our further development and to focus on that what we are good at: innovative concepts, appealing tools and a stubborn vision.’
As a part of the take-over, the partners established a strategic partnership. When it adds value to the customers, Leeuwendaal, Meurs Assessments and Meurs HRM will work together in sales and implementation processes. ‘The combination guarantees a premium full service supply’, say Hermans and Verburg.
For Leeuwendaal it is the second take-over in a short period of time. In October last year it took over the consultancy activities of AVS in a similar construction. About three years ago the public sector consultancy firm was strengthened by Alons & Partners, a consultancy boutique which went bankrupt shortly before that.