“Successful RPO Partnering at Covance” is Topic of HRO World Conference Presentation

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Steve Lindner, Ph.D. and Raul Valentin discuss “best-of-industry” practices.

Steven J. Lindner, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of The WorkPlace Group®, Inc. (WPG)™, the foremost company in Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), and Raul Valentin, Sr. V.P. of Human Resources at Covance, one of the world's largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies, will be co-presenters from 11:05 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Thursday, April 27 at the HRO World Conference at the New York Hilton. They will speak on the successful recruitment outsourcing relationship between their companies.

Covance’s remarkable business success created the need for novel and “best-in-industry” practices for managing fluctuating hiring needs, responding to fierce competition to hire the best talent, while minimizing costs, maximizing results and satisfying hiring mangers at all organizational levels. According to Covance’s 2004 Annual Report, with WPG’s assistance they were able to, "...double the volume of new hires, bringing approximately 1,600 employees on board in 2004...At the same time, we decreased our overall cost per hire by approximately 15% and improved the 'time-to-fill' a position by 10%."

Key success factors that will be highlighted include the implementation of the WPG team into Covance’s culture, lessons learned, 12-month results and expansion of the RPO model into Covance’s international locations.

For more information about attending the HRO NY Conference, visit http://www.hroworld.com.

About WPG:

The WorkPlace Group, Inc. (WPG) delivers industry-leading recruitment results for organizations of all sizes including the “Fortune 50,” in U.S., Canada, South America and Europe. Services range from talent acquisition and assessment through full Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). WPG provides an efficient and effective way to recruit, assess and hire the most qualified, retainable employees quickly and economically. Our scalability provides on-demand utilization of resources in-line with a client’s hiring needs, allowing them to handle the continual ups and downs of hiring at a cost far less than they could achieve on their own. For more information, please visit us at http://www.workplacegroup.com

About Covance:

Covance (NYSE: CVD), with headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies with annual revenues greater than $1 billion, global operations in 18 countries, and more than 7,300 employees worldwide. Covance continues to broaden its capabilities by strategic acquisition and in-house development. The Company's primary focus is serving the pharmaceutical and biotech industries offering a broad range of services — from nonclinical research to clinical development to commercialization services.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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