Shaker Recruitment Marketing Acquires The Arland Group

Press Release – 07/02/2018

Shaker acquires the St. Louis-based recruitment marketing agency to further advance strategic plans

OAK PARK, IL., July 2, 2018 — Industry leader Shaker Recruitment Marketing announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire St. Louis-based recruitment marketing and communications agency The Arland Group. The move reinforces Shaker’s commitment to continuous growth in the industry and to delivering robust offerings that exceed client expectations for attracting and retaining top talent.

“These are pivotal days for employers. In this highly competitive employment marketplace, organizations’ talent needs and challenges are more complex, and require increasingly sophisticated strategies and tools,” said Joe Shaker Jr., President of Shaker Recruitment Marketing. “This acquisition is a sign not only of our investment in Shaker’s future and growth, but also of our investment in our clients’ future and growth.”

As part of the Shaker family business, The Arland Group will take on the family name. Its office will remain in St. Louis, effectively expanding Shaker’s presence in the area and its footprint nationally. Deb Andrychuk will join Shaker’s leadership team as Vice President of Client Services and remain in St. Louis as office lead.

“I’m extremely proud of my team and the work that’s come out of our office over the last decade,” said Deb Andrychuk. “We pride ourselves on being advocates for our clients, and we’ve enjoyed wonderful partnerships with some of the largest brands in the world. Shaker and The Arland Group share a similar approach that prioritizes client service and industry expertise. With Shaker’s comprehensive capabilities, we are thrilled for what’s ahead.”

Grounded in this shared business philosophy, approach to service and client roster diversity, the acquisition of The Arland Group will broaden Shaker’s client portfolio of small, midsize, and large organizations.

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