Evaluating RPO Providers: Cost Comparison Doesn't Tell the Whole Story; Newly Released Whitepaper Highlights the “Changing Conversation” Among Companies that Have Undertaken Successful Recruitment Process Outsourcing Initiatives

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I'm pleased to announce the release of a new Futurestep Whitepaper, Changing the Conversation: Rethinking Procurement and Performance for Real RPO Value. This publication is developed by Bob McNabb, and it it intended as discussion guide to highlight other factors, besides cost, that are key areas of consideration for companies as they evaluate RPO vendors.

Evaluating RPO vendors is much more than a cost comparison effort

Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry Company (NYSE: KFY) specializing in strategic talent solutions, today announced the release of a new whitepaper, Changing the Conversation: Rethinking Procurement and Performance for Real RPO Value. Developed by Futurestep Chief Executive Officer Robert McNabb, the whitepaper was created in answer to a growing number of requests from corporate planners for practical input on guiding an RPO vendor selection process.

The publication draws from interviews with talent leaders who have undertaken successful RPO initiatives across a number of key industries, including oil and gas, telecommunications, global export (diary products) and financial services. Notably, the report highlights specific areas of interest beyond traditional cost-related points of comparison. Among the keys to success cited by talent leaders in the report, several areas of interest remained top of mind. These include: strategic capability, seamless relationship between provider and client, and a partnership approach to addressing talent issues.

“Evaluating RPO vendors is much more than a cost comparison effort,” notes Robert McNabb. “We constantly hear from clients who must balance procurement-driven cost concerns against the need to understand which choice will deliver the most business impact. They understand that RPO evaluation must begin as a conversation about total business value. This publication reflects that understanding, and is a part of Futurestep’s long-standing commitment to thought leadership in all facets of talent acquisition and talent management strategy.”

The publication was released today, and is available for download on the Futurestep Web site at http://www.futurestep.com.

About Futurestep
Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry Company, is the industry leader in strategic talent acquisition, offering fully customized, flexible solutions to help organizations meet specific workforce needs. Our full-spectrum portfolio of services includes: Strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Project-Based Recruitment, Mid-Level Recruitment, Interim Professionals and Consulting Services. With locations on four continents and a record of success in securing top talent around the world, Futurestep provides the experience and global reach to identify, attract and retain the people who drive business success. To learn more, visit futurestep.com.

About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), with more than 90 offices in 40 countries, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to identify, deploy, develop, retain and reward their talent. For more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, visit http://www.kornferry.com

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