PeopleScout Named to HRO Today Magazine’s “Baker’s Dozen” of Top RPOs

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Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider ranked among 13 best RPO companies by respected HR trade magazine.

Needless to say, 2005 was a very big year for recruitment

HRO Today magazine has selected PeopleScout as one of its fourth annual “Baker’s Dozen” of top recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers. The company was one of 13 RPO leaders awarded from dozens of full-service RPO providers polled by the HR trade magazine.

PeopleScout’s inclusion was based on the number of full-service RPO placements in the past year, as well as brand-name clients, the volume and variety of services offered, and how it ranked among competitors in the overall market. The company placed over 8,000 employees in 2005, and its RPO clients include some of the largest employers in telecommunications, banking, retail, transportation, utilities, hospitality and customer service.

The company was also one of only a handful of providers to receive a “Buyer's Choice” designation, which recognizes key service elements praised by HRO buyers that were surveyed. Chosen by its clients, PeopleScout’s best three services included:

  •     Screening high-volume candidates, saving significant time;
  • Ensuring quality candidates, increasing hiring ratios;
  • Customer service -- being responsive, professional, timely, thorough and proactive.

PeopleScout, located at, helps companies recruit, screen, hire and retain staff with a blend of integrated web-based technology and live recruiters. Its “click or call” approach makes the most of candidate flow and reduces the risk of applicants dropping out early in the process. Regardless of an applicant’s initial method of inquiry, each individual will speak with an experienced telephone recruiter prior to being scheduled for an interview. With large-scale live recruitment response centers unique to the RPO world, only PeopleScout has the extensive resources to provide the customized set of services and solutions that clients now require.

“HRO Today has always been a great resource for the HR community, so it’s extremely satisfying to receive this highly-sought recognition in the RPO space,” explains Karen Browne, Chief Operating Officer of PeopleScout. “It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees, and it validates our commitment to own every aspect of the recruitment process and improve employers’ hiring results.”

“Needless to say, 2005 was a very big year for recruitment,” explained the magazine in announcing the top providers. “Full-service RPO runs the gamut, from finding the candidate to hiring a new employee and almost everything in between. Every provider here has stepped it up a notch and placed more employees than the year before.”

As part of the “Baker’s Dozen” awards, HRO Today also announced the top three trends in the recruitment market, compiled by surveying 33 clients of the top RPO providers. The trends are increased outsourcing, specifically RPO; labor shortages; and competition for candidates.

Other trends include the move of high-volume/non-exempt recruiting to technology-based recruitment solutions; the rapid growth of global recruitment needs, coupled with global mobility of bilingual/multicultural candidates; and customers’ desire to no longer have sourcing done solely via online job posts, but rather more interactive services.

About PeopleScout

Since 1992, People Scout has screened more than 22 million job candidates, and facilitated more than 187,000 hires for some of America's largest employers, in industries such as banking, telecommunications, retail, utilities, hospitality, and transportation. PeopleScout uses live recruiters and web-based technologies to provide personal and professional recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), helping companies make high-volume hiring more efficient and cost-effective. The firm’s family of services includes recruitment consulting, strategic sourcing, candidate selection, hiring, onboarding and employee retention. Expanded capabilities include not only RPO, but Candidate Process Outsourcing (CPO), Student Recruitment Outsourcing (SRO) and Employee Care Outsourcing (ECO).

Whether it’s a complete end-to-end RPO solution or an individual component in the recruitment process, PeopleScout has the experience, infrastructure, resources and best practices to ensure successful recruiting, refining, hiring and retention. For more information, please visit or call 800-966-4803.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: on behalf of the company listed above.

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