Hodes Wins Top Creative Awards For Effectiveness and Global Communications In SHRM Sponsored Competition

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Bernard Hodes Group and the Bernard Hodes Global Network, leading providers of worldwide integrated talent solutions, received a total of 33 award honors at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) sponsored Recruitment Marketplace Creative Excellence Awards (CEA) Ceremony held April 14, 2008 in Nashville, TN. The 33 awards recognized creative work produced for 23 Hodes clients around the world. The awards are held in conjunction with SHRM’s annual Staffing Management Conference.

We are pleased to be recognized in two areas which are critical in today’s recruiting landscape –- ROI and global communications

Bernard Hodes Group and the Bernard Hodes Global Network, leading providers of worldwide integrated talent solutions, received a total of 33 award honors at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) sponsored Recruitment Marketplace Creative Excellence Awards (CEA) Ceremony held April 14, 2008 in Nashville, TN. The 33 awards recognized creative work produced for 23 Hodes clients around the world. The awards are held in conjunction with SHRM’s annual Staffing Management Conference.

“We are pleased to be recognized in two areas which are critical in today’s recruiting landscape –- ROI and global communications,” said Alan V. Schwartz, president and CEO of Bernard Hodes Group. "Thinking creatively as well as effectively in a global recruiting marketplace is an important prerequisite to successful talent acquisition. I congratulate our client partners as well as our Hodes account and creative teams."

Hodes also excelled in the category of Employee/Internal Communication earning three first place awards in this important retention-focused area: first place - Employee Motivation Program for the University of California San Diego Medical Center; first place -- Employee Referral Program for EED (Electronic Evidence Discovery); and first place -Employee Retention Program for Prince George’s County Public Schools. This recognition echoes the importance of retention illustrated in the findings of the recent Bernard Hodes Group workplace study, Playing for Keeps/Recruiting for Retention (http://www.hodes.com/publications/retentionstudy.asp).

The winning entries featured work produced for the following Hodes U.S. clients: Banfield, The Pet Hospital; Capgemini; EED (Electronic Evidence Discovery); Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Market Street; MetLife; New York Police Department (NYPD); Phoenix Police Department; Prince George’s County Public Schools; Raytheon; Rio Tinto; Royal Alliance; SHRM tri-state; StarTek; University of California-San Diego Medical Center; and UVA Health System.

Winners from the Bernard Hodes Global Network included: Hodes Netherland affiliate ACA/JES communicatie awarded the Grand Prize plus three additional awards for Royal Dutch Navy;
Hodes UK for the Hertfordshire Constabulary campaign and for Heinz, Hodes Thailand affiliate PacRim Talent Solutions for Bechachinda Holding; Canadien affiliate Illico-Hodes in Montreal for St-Hubert; Hodes Malaysia affiliate RA Advertising SDN BHD for Star Cruises; Hodes/Oxus China for Microsoft; and Hodes Australia affiliate Adcorp for their self promotional work.

About the Creative Excellence Awards and SHRM's Staffing Management Conference:
SHRM's Staffing Management Conference & Exposition (formerly Employment Management Association Conference & Exposition)—is the only SHRM conference dedicated to HR professionals specializing in employment and staffing. It is specifically designed to focus on the distinctive interests and professional development needs of staffing management professionals. The Creative Excellence Awards (formally known as the EMA awards) has been a key feature of this conference for decades and is the only creative awards competition of its kind recognized by the human resources industry.

About Bernard Hodes Group:
Bernard Hodes Group is a leading fully integrated talent solutions provider, Bernard Hodes Group (http://www.hodes.com) offers solutions that often combine multiple service offerings from the Company's core competency areas: Recruitment Marketing; Sourcing/Response Management; Hiring Process Re-engineering; and Staffing Technology (see http://www.hodesiQ.com). All solutions are developed and measured within the company's 360-degree process methodology. The company is headquartered in New York, with over 80 offices and affiliates around the globe. Bernard Hodes Group is a part of Omnicom Group, Inc., (NYSE - OMC) (http://www.omnicomgroup.com). Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. Bernard Hodes Group serves thousands of clients in virtually every industry, helping them to attract and retain talented workers in every skill set.

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