Human Resources Outsourcing Association Forms Recruitment Process Outsourcing Alliance

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RPO Alliance to Promote Increased Awareness, Establish Standards And Practices Related To Recruitment Process Outsourcing

The Human Resources Outsourcing Association® (“HROA®”), a non-profit association dedicated to promoting professionalism in, and best practices of, human resources outsourcing, today announced that it has founded the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Alliance (“RPO Alliance”) as a specialty interest group within the HROA.

“The HROA’s membership, both providers and buyers, has articulated the need for a vendor-neutral source of information related to the outsourcing of the recruitment function,” said Glenn Davidson, Chair of the HROA. Davidson continued, “By establishing the RPO Alliance within the well-established framework of the HROA, we are extending the fulfillment of the HROA’s mission into one of the fastest growing verticals of human resources outsourcing.”

A number of leading RPO industry providers are already members of the HROA, and they extend an opportunity for other companies and individuals interested in RPO to join the HROA’s RPO Alliance. The RPO Alliance’s founding leadership currently includes RPO providers Hyrian and Pinstripe, as well as RPO leaders from Accenture HR Services, Aon and Convergys.

“It’s truly exciting to see so many RPO industry leaders come together to form the HROA’s RPO Alliance and work together to advance the state of this rapidly growing industry,” said Jason Berkowitz, interim chair of the RPO Alliance. “The RPO Alliance benefits all RPO industry stakeholder including both buyers and providers. At the outset, the RPO Alliance’s focus will be to develop tools and analytics to make the evaluation, purchase and deployment of RPO easier and more successful.”

The RPO Alliance’s founding leadership team has set a number of near-term objectives, including developing self-evaluation tools for companies considering an outsourced recruiting strategy, RFI and RFP templates, standardized definitions for what constitutes RPO and it’s many different types of implementations, and educational outreach to recruitment professionals interested in better understanding RPO.

The RPO Alliance will hold general elections for its governing Board in June 2005. Companies and individuals interested in joining HROA’s RPO Alliance as founding members can contact RPO Alliance interim chair Jason Berkowitz at Jberkowitz@hroassociation.org or call (323) 692-2511.

About the HROA

The Human Resources Outsourcing Association (HROA®) is an association of professionals who purchase, provide or participate in the human resources outsourcing industry. The HROA is committed to promoting communication, the exchange of information and the advancement of best practices in the human resources outsourcing industry. HROA believes that its uniqueness lies in the active participation of its members and its ability to leverage the combined experience of its diverse membership.

The HROA seeks to achieve its mission via research, benchmarks, standardized metrics, best practices and industry case studies. Our members benefit from access to this information in print, online and through learning workshops, as well as from other program and networking events sponsored by the HROA.

For additional information, please visit the HROA website at http://www.hroassociation.org/.

Contact:

Michael Beygelman, Executive Director

Human Resources Outsourcing Association

Phone: (603) 424-2177

Fax: (309) 437-3769

mbeygelman@hroassociation.org

http://www.hroassociation.org

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