Nashua, NH (PRWEB) March 30, 2005
The Human Resources Outsourcing AssociationÂ® (ÂHROAÂ®Â), 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 (ÂRPO AllianceÂ) as a specialty interest group within the HROA.
ÂThe HROAÂs membership, both providers and buyers, has articulated the need for a vendor-neutral source of information related to the outsourcing of the recruitment function,Â said Glenn Davidson, Chair of the HROA. Davidson continued, ÂBy establishing the RPO Alliance within the well-established framework of the HROA, we are extending the fulfillment of the HROAÂs mission into one of the fastest growing verticals of human resources outsourcing.Â
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 HROAÂs RPO Alliance. The RPO AllianceÂs founding leadership currently includes RPO providers Hyrian and Pinstripe, as well as RPO leaders from Accenture HR Services, Aon and Convergys.
ÂItÂs truly exciting to see so many RPO industry leaders come together to form the HROAÂs RPO Alliance and work together to advance the state of this rapidly growing industry,Â said Jason Berkowitz, interim chair of the RPO Alliance. ÂThe RPO Alliance benefits all RPO industry stakeholder including both buyers and providers. At the outset, the RPO AllianceÂs focus will be to develop tools and analytics to make the evaluation, purchase and deployment of RPO easier and more successful.Â
The RPO AllianceÂs 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 itÂs 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 HROAÂs 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 (HROAÂ®) 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/.
Michael Beygelman, Executive Director
Human Resources Outsourcing Association
Phone: (603) 424-2177
Fax: (309) 437-3769
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