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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spherion Corporation (NYSE: SFN) today announced its recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services division has signed a one-year contract agreement with Gerdau Ameristeel, leading mini-mill steel producer and second largest recycler in North America, to provide full end-to-end RPO services. The engagement calls for Spherion to support 400 hires for both exempt and non-exempt positions across all of Gerdau Ameristeel's locations in the U.S. Spherion RPO will concentrate its recruiting efforts in the company's corporate group and key lines of business, including steel mills, rail products and recycling.
The engagement includes management of the steel company's full-cycle recruitment process from receipt of requisition through offer acceptance and completion of new hire paperwork. The engagement will also focus on candidate assessment in order to screen for specific skill sets and ensure the highest quality talent is identified across positions.
"Spherion's reputation as a leader in RPO, as well as the company's long- standing track record of identifying quality candidates, factored heavily in our decision to pursue this partnership," said Claudia Pires, Organizational Development Director at Gerdau Ameristeel. "Despite the cyclical nature of our industry, our company continues to exhibit strong growth and momentum in our hiring efforts. Spherion has the scale, flexibility and industry knowledge to cost-effectively drive our talent acquisition process."
The recruitment teams will be based at Spherion's main recruiting centers in the U.S. As part of the contract, Spherion RPO will focus on reducing the time-to-fill across all positions and improving candidate and hiring manager satisfaction.
"As the talent crunch remains a top concern for many companies, our RPO division is prepared to work with our clients to enhance their recruitment processes," said Roy Krause, president and chief executive officer of Spherion Corporation. "Gerdau Ameristeel is at the forefront of its industry, and we look forward to supporting the company's growth by serving as a strategic hiring partner."
To learn more about Spherion's RPO services, visit http://www.spherionrpo.com/. About Spherion
Spherion Corporation (NYSE: SFN) is a leading recruiting and staffing company that provides integrated solutions and breakout specialties to meet the evolving needs of companies and job candidates. As an industry pioneer for more than 60 years, Spherion has sourced, screened and placed millions of individuals in temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time jobs.
With approximately 700 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 more than 300,000 people annually through its network, Spherion is one of North America's largest employers. Spherion operates under the following brands: Spherion Staffing Services Group for administrative, clerical and light industrial workers; Technisource for technology professionals and solutions; The Mergis Group for accounting and finance and other professional positions; Todays Office Professionals for specialty administrative personnel; and Spherion Recruitment Process Outsourcing. To learn more, visit http://www.spherion.com/.
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