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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spherion Corporation (NYSE: SFN) today announced its recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services division has been named to the Baker's Dozen list of top RPO providers published by HRO Today magazine. Spherion achieved the second highest designation in the overall ranking and received top marks from clients for its successful track record with "large, complex" RPO engagements. Additionally, Spherion was a leader among the field in client satisfaction scores, receiving some of the highest accolades for its sourcing approach.
This year's list ranked 13 providers of RPO services, based in the U.S. and internationally, according to service quality, breadth of scope and size of deals. Spherion was ranked as one of the top three providers and recognized for its ability to help clients improve cost and quality of hires, as well as enhancing candidate experience. Clients also commended Spherion's ability to deliver results on "large, complex" deals. These engagements typically involve end-to-end recruitment services during a multi-year period for large numbers of hires or candidates for hard-to-fill positions.
"Spherion has a long-standing track record of candidate and hiring manager satisfaction through our innovative sourcing strategies and ability to scale to our clients' specific needs. This recognition is a testament to our RPO leadership and program managers, and of course, our dedicated team of recruiters who ensure we build trusted partnerships with our clients," said Roy Krause, president and chief executive officer of Spherion. "It is an honor for Spherion to be ranked as one of the nation's top RPO providers."
HRO Today surveyed clients of leading RPO providers to determine the top qualities they look for in a provider. Based on the survey feedback, clients awarded Spherion with some of the highest scores for "Quality of Service." This component of the overall ranking was based on a series of questions that examined the performance and relationship between the provider and customer.
The Baker's Dozen recognizes the top 13 providers involved in full-service RPO, including requisition development; sourcing; screening; interview scheduling; management of offer process; on-boarding; reporting and metrics; and workforce planning support.
The list was selected by the staff of HRO Today based on a weighted system that included industry input, information submitted by each provider and buyer survey results. The publication contacted 29 of the largest RPO providers to request information on the number of full-service RPO placements executed in 2006, types of services offered and the largest clients using enterprise-level RPO during 2006.
To learn more about Spherion's RPO services, visit http://www.spherion.com/. About Spherion
Spherion Corporation (NYSE: SFN) is a leading recruiting and staffing company that provides integrated solutions to meet the evolving needs of companies and job candidates. As an industry pioneer for more than 60 years, Spherion has screened and placed millions of individuals in temporary, temp- to-hire and full-time jobs. Positions range from administrative and light industrial to a host of professions that include accounting/finance, information technology, engineering, manufacturing, legal, human resources and sales/marketing.
With approximately 650 locations in the United States and Canada, Spherion delivers innovative workforce solutions that improve business performance. Spherion provides its services to more than 8,000 customers, from Fortune 500 companies to a wide range of small and mid-size organizations. Employing nearly 300,000 people annually through its network, Spherion is one of North America's largest employers. To learn more, visit http://www.spherion.com/.
SOURCE: Spherion Corporation
CONTACT: Kip Havel of Spherion, +1-954-308-6324, email@example.com;
or Amy Airasian of Cubitt Jacobs & Prosek, +1-212-279-3115 ext. 210,
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