Federated Department Stores Honored with Three Wins at 2005 ER Excellence Awards

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WetFeet, Inc., provider of a leading hiring management system, WetFeet RecruiterTM, today announces Federated Department Stores’ honors for excellence at the recent ER Expo 2005 Spring Conference. Federated won the first annual ER Excellence award for Best Corporate Careers Website and received Honorable Mention for two additional awards, the Most Strategic Use of Technology and Recruiting Leader of the Year for Susan Burns, Operating Vice President of Employment Initiatives and College Relations at Federated Department Stores.

WetFeet, Inc., provider of a leading hiring management system, WetFeet Recruiter TM, today announces Federated Department Stores' honors for excellence at the recent ER Expo 2005 Spring Conference. Federated won the first annual ER Excellence award for Best Corporate Careers Website and received Honorable Mention for two additional awards, the Most Strategic Use of Technology and Recruiting Leader of the Year for Susan Burns, Operating Vice President of Employment Initiatives and College Relations at Federated Department Stores.

Nominees for the Best Corporate Careers Website award were judged on the innovative, interactive, and comprehensive nature of their online recruitment sites. Federated Department Stores' Retailology® career site (http://www.Retailology.com) exemplifies excellence in all these facets with its individual branded sites, profiles of success, career paths, job descriptions, video presentations, a self-assessment tool, dedicated college recruitment site, training and development info, and seamlessly integrated job search engine, which also delivers custom screening questions by position.

Originally designed to educate students on careers in the retail industry, Federated has greatly expanded Retailology and its online presence by launching individually branded career websites for each of its retail and support divisions, including Macy's and Bloomingdale's, and implementing WetFeet Recruiter's Hiring Management System enterprise-wide. This has enabled Federated to integrate job posting, job searching, and online applications across all divisions of the company with an extremely robust, content-rich, and easy-to-use candidate interface. Federated also contributed to the development of WetFeet Recruiter's recently implemented Enterprise Interview Scheduler TM, the industry's first integrated candidate self-service technology for high-volume interview scheduling, a factor that contributed to the firm’s additional recognition in the Most Strategic Use of Technology award category. Retailology currently receives an average of 11,600 visitors a day.

In addition to these corporate awards, Susan Burns, Federated's Operating Vice President of Employment Initiatives and College Relations, earned an Honorable Mention in the individual category of Recruiting Leader of the Year. Susan's vision and devotion to excellence have enabled Federated to develop and establish its employment brand and recruitment website into the dominant career portal in the retail industry. Susan has been instrumental in collaborating with WetFeet to provide technical solutions that streamline the recruiting process and improve both recruiters' and candidates' experiences.

Hosted by the Electronic Recruiting Exchange, the ER Excellence Awards is an annual awards program recognizing excellence in corporate recruitment practices throughout the world. The awards are judged by a leading panel of recruiting industry experts and practitioners, including Dr. John Sullivan, Gerry Crispin, Lou Adler, Kevin Wheeler, as well as top staffing executives from T-Mobile and Starbucks.

Federated has been a pioneer in the retail industry in utilizing technology to distinguish its employment brand, improve the candidate experience, and provide informative, up-to-date, interactive information. WetFeet celebrates this industry recognition of excellence for Federated’s Retailology corporate careers website.

About Federated Department Stores, Inc.

Federated Department Stores, Inc. (http://www.fds.com), headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation's leading department store retailers. Founded in 1929, Federated employs 112,000 employees and operates more than 450 retail stores in 34 states, Guam and Puerto Rico under well-know brand names such as Macy's and Bloomingdale's. The company also operates macys.com and Bloomingdale's By Mail. Annual sales: $15.6 billion.

About WetFeet, Inc.

WetFeet, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California, has been a leading provider of recruitment management systems and services since 1994. WetFeet’s on-demand recruitment software platform, WetFeet Recruiter (http://www.WetFeetRecruiter.com), now including Enterprise Interview SchedulerTM, is the Web-based recruitment system used by top companies nationwide to manage their hiring process across the enterprise. In addition, WetFeet's Strategic Services Group provides corporate clients with expertise and services focused on recruitment website usability and benchmarking, campus recruiting strategy and execution, and recruitment marketing and sourcing programs.

For additiional information, contact:

WetFeet, Inc.

101 Howard Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA 94105

Kim Kreutzer, Product Manager

kkreutzer@wetfeet.com

866-4-WETFEET (866-493-8333)

415-284-7900

http://www.WetFeetRecruiter.com

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