HRdownloads Acquired By Global Compliance Leader The Citation Group

May 2, 2023

London, ON (May 2, 2023) – HRdownloads Inc., a Canadian provider of HR software, content, and advisory support, has been acquired by global compliance leader The Citation Group.

Established in 1995, The Citation Group employs 2,000 team members and supports 100,000 businesses with best-in-class compliance and quality solutions across the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

HRdownloads was founded in 2008 and has grown rapidly, now employing 120 people helping over 6,000 clients. The award-winning HRIS platform delivers modern HR technology, time-saving HR content, and world-class HR support; clients have peace of mind about effectively meeting regulatory requirements by having everything HR all in one place. With a highly customizable and secure platform that makes it easy to manage HR tasks, clients can focus on main business activities while facilitating a happier and healthier workforce.

The ambition is to further expand in Canada and, with The Citation Group’s support, extend the delivery of its suite of compliance solutions to HRdownloads’ customers. The HRdownloads management team, led by CEO Neil Poutney, will continue to lead the business.

Neil Poutney, CEO of HRdownloads, says:

“We are excited to join The Citation Group. This is an amazing opportunity for the HRdownloads team to both develop and secure additional investment and, as part of a bigger group, offer a broader range of support and services that will benefit our clients. I am proud to lead this next phase of our growth while we continue to empower leaders to build engaged and productive workforce with our industry-leading HR software, content, and advice.”

Tony Boyle, Founder of HRdownloads, says:

“I’m excited about today’s announcement and see huge further potential for HRdownloads as part of The Citation Group. Within HRdownloads, we have always emphasized engaging employees and empowering leaders to love what they do by providing them with award-winning HR technology, industry-specific HR content, and world-class HR support. The Citation Group shares that same focus and passion, so I have every confidence the HRdownloads team and product suite will go from strength to strength over the coming months and years.”

Chris Morris, Group CEO of The Citation Group, is delighted with the news, saying:

“We are thrilled to welcome HRdownloads into The Citation Group and take this major step in further building out our international operations. The HRdownloads team has built a highly impressive business that is very aligned with Citation’s HR offerings elsewhere in the world. We’re excited to work with the HRdownloads team to invest further in their success and to deliver a broader range of Citation compliance offerings into Canada.”


About HRdownloads®

HRdownloads® is built on the belief that HR is essential to the growth of any organization. Since 2008, we have supported thousands of Canadian businesses by making it faster and easier to accomplish their HR tasks. Our vision is to engage employees and empower leaders to love what they do by offering the most complete and connected HR solution in Canada. HRdownloads® is an end-to-end solution that was built with intention, offering clients a fully customizable and secure platform, full of legislative, industry-specific, and HR best practice content that is supported by seasoned HR professionals who are available to offer immediate advice and guidance on all things HR. HRdownloads is trusted and backed by Canadian leaders like Manulife, Tim Hortons, Royal LePage, BGC Canada, Pillar Nonprofit Network, and YMCA. Proudly Canadian for Canadian business, we are your one-stop partner to support all your HR needs.


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