Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Participates in Landmark Webinar Debate on Recruitment Discrimination

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Accolo, Inc., Strategi, LLC and Advanced Career Solutions today announced their upcoming debate with senior members of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The topic is focused on discrimination in recruiting process. This live panel debate in San Francisco is scheduled for May 4, 2006 from 11:00am to noon Pacific Time, and will be broadcast via Webinar. Event details can be found at http://www.accolo.com/debate.

Larkspur, CA – April 20, 2006 – Accolo, Inc., Strategi, LLC and Advanced Career Solutions today announced their upcoming debate with senior members of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The topic is focused on discrimination in recruiting process. This live panel debate in San Francisco is scheduled for May 4, 2006 from 11:00am to noon Pacific Time, and will be broadcast via Webinar. Event details can be found at http://www.accolo.com/debate.

Recruiting is all about discrimination -- discriminating based on a candidate’s qualifications for the job. Discriminating appropriately and legally is becoming a bigger issue across the United States as the stakes increase for employers. Recruiting practices are more transparent and reporting requirements are more stringent. Combined with the increase in candidate sensitivity to this issue, litigation is skyrocketing.

Greg Hammond, EVP of Strategic Development and General Counsel for TriNet, a comprehensive HR services company serving over 1200 employers notes: “The number of charges being brought against recruiting professionals and recruiting agencies is on the rise, and there is no question that the lynchpin role in the employment screening and decisional processes played by the recruiting sector is no longer lost on government regulators and job applicants. I applaud the EEOC’s efforts to increase awareness and actively participate in debates about the issues. This kind of participation can only lead to more robust solutions to protect applicant rights, while bringing greater efficiencies to the recruiting and selection processes critical to successful applicants and business.”

“There is a tremendous amount of confusion about the relationship between the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP) and the EEOC, their views on discrimination and respective definitions of an applicant,” emphasizes Bruce Osborn, President of Stirling Energy Systems and former Senior Vice President of Programs & Engineering for L-3 Communications. “The EEOC’s participation in events like these demonstrates their commitment to education and keeping the competition for jobs open and fair. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the strategic advantage to successfully conduct business in a global and multi-cultural marketplace.”

Kevin Wheeler, President of Global Learning Resources, will moderate a distinguished panel including EEOC District Director Joan Ehrlich, EEOC Director Bill Tamayo and EEOC Deputy Director Michael Baldonado. Other panelists include John Younger, President of Accolo; Daniel Parrillo, President of Strategi LLC; and Karen Mattonen C.A.C., President of Advanced Career Solutions.

Company executives, hiring managers, recruiters and human resource professionals from across the United States are invited to participate in this free Webinar of the live panel debate. Participation is limited to first 5000 registrants for the Webinar and 2000 people for the in-person live panel. Early registration is recommended.

This event is free thanks to the sponsorships from HR.com, Electronic Recruiting Exchange, OmniVision Live, RoundPeg, Virtual Edge, The Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association, Advanced Career Solutions, Strategi and Accolo.

About Strategi, LLC

Strategi is a recruitment firm specializing in technology and technical positions. Daniel Parillo, President, is an extreme advocate of self regulation for the recruiting industry. He is a regular contributor to the Electronic Recruiters Exchange – ERE, Networking Pro and Group Moderator of the Bay Area Technology Recruiters Group (BATRG) and the author of The Honest Recruiter Blog.

About Advanced Career Solutions (ACS)

ACS is a contingency/retained HVAC and Mechanical Construction Recruiting firm. They have been recruiting for the HVAC industry for over 10 years, with expertise in hydraulics, pneumatics, heating, ventilation and air conditioning. ACS’s CEO, Karen Mattonen C.A.C., is an enthusiastic advocate with a “pit-bull” reputation in her dedication of the promotion of ethics, education and knowledge of the employment laws which govern the staffing and recruiting industry. With a focus on education, ACS’ goal is to help improve the reputation and standards of the staffing/recruiting industry. For more information on ACS, please visit http://www.acssearch.com.

About Accolo

Accolo is an innovator in the Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Industry. The Company uses a patented combination of professional expertise, technology, and social networking to delivery high-quality candidates that are pre-screened and pre-interviewed based on the hiring manager’s specific needs. Accolo is associated with the Vedior Group of Companies (VDOR.AS). For more information on Accolo, please visit http://www.accolo.com.

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