Arbita Adds Leader in Recruitment Process Optimization to Executive Team

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Addition of Chris Pritchard Confirms Arbita's Commitment to Global RPO Consulting

This line of business takes our expertise and knowledge and makes them available to recruiters and staffing managers so they can get out of the technical world of sourcing and get back to what they love to do and what they do best: recruiting and hiring

Arbita, a leader in recruitment marketing and sourcing solutions, today announced the addition of noted author and consultant Christopher W. Pritchard to its executive team, enhancing the company's delivery of recruitment process optimization services.

Pritchard, author of 101 Strategies for Recruiting Success (AMACOM, 2006) and a recognized expert in recruiting and talent acquisition and retention methods, joins Arbita as senior vice president of recruitment process optimization.

"Chris' rich experience and valued insights are right in sync with the expansion of Arbita's services into recruitment process optimization consulting and with providing a solution for the challenges that so many of our clients say they're facing today," said Don Ramer, Arbita founder and CEO.

Ramer said that the uncertain economy will continue to cause heartburn for most C-suite leaders but that the wise ones also know that to come out of the downturn successfully, they need to ensure now that they will have the best talent later.

"We're hearing that from our clients, and they're seeking direction," Ramer said. "That direction starts with ensuring that their recruitment and selection processes are finely tuned to their culture and needs, and that they're effective."

"Each company needs an optimized recruitment process regardless of whether it handles recruitment and hiring internally or through a recruitment outsource provider," Ramer said. "It's part of evaluating their own processes, driving change management, and being active leaders within their organizations."

Pritchard, who holds a master's degree in education from Kent State University, has spent most of his professional career dedicated to helping companies improve the bottom line by reducing their cost-per-hire, days-to-fill, turnover rates and other key indicators of success related to attracting, developing and retaining mission-critical talent.

Pritchard has created and delivered recruitment, recruitment training and broad-based human resources consulting services for diverse and recognized clients, including the Business Technology Group, Inc., Cleveland Clinic, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Swisher International Group, the University of Florida, EverBank, IBM Corporation, Schumacher Homes and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to join Arbita, to add my experience and skills in recruitment process optimization to the wealth of expertise and services Arbita offers for recruitment and sourcing," Pritchard said. "And combined with other recent announcements from Arbita, it's truly a chance to develop an even more robust presence in the industry."

The addition of Pritchard and the announcement of richer recruitment optimization process consulting at Arbita follow other recent announcements by the company of expanded lines of business. Each new service flows directly from the company's core capabilities and its firmly established market position as a leader in recruitment marketing and sourcing solutions, including recruitment marketing technology, media planning and consulting services.

Earlier this year, Arbita launched Arbita SourcingOutSourcing (SOS), a uniquely powerful and effective candidate pipelining solution that leverages the skill, expertise and agility of the industry's leading sourcing authorities to return a five-person roster of pre-screened, highly qualified candidates for any job, in any industry, anywhere in the world, for a fixed fee.

"This line of business takes our expertise and knowledge and makes them available to recruiters and staffing managers so they can get out of the technical world of sourcing and get back to what they love to do and what they do best: recruiting and hiring," Ramer said.

Arbita SOS delivers five pre-screened, highly qualified candidates within days, for a flat fee of $5,000. That's a fraction of the cost of hiring a staffing firm or contingency search firm to do the job, Ramer said.

This spring, Arbita announced its intention to acquire Blue Wave Recruiting, a key player in recruiting, staffing management and sourcing services. In conjunction with the move, Steve Rath, former Blue Wave CEO, joined Arbita as vice president of staffing programs. Soon after, the trend-setting organization expanded its sourcing services and put more specificity around its sourcing processes to create Arbita Contract Sourcing Placement and launched the Arbita Sourcing Center of Excellence, a robust and rich online repository of knowledge, resources and expertise that is unique in the recruiting and sourcing industry.

That one-two punch bolstered and extended Arbita's commitment to total successful sourcing with a one-stop shop that:

1.    Combines active and passive talent sourcing.
2.    Offers on-demand sourcing resources with a flexible commitment level (as low as one job requisition).
3.    Provides services that range from validated name generation to providing prequalified, interested applicants.

Download an information sheet about Arbita Contract Sourcing Placement now.

"Arbita knows at its heart the greatest challenges and pains facing sourcing and recruiting today, and we've again tapped directly into our core capabilities to expand our footprint and provide solutions for those challenges," Ramer said.

For more information about Arbita, visit http://www.arbita.net.

About Arbita
Since 1993, Arbita has been connecting leading employers with the best talent on the Internet, all over the world. Our recruitment marketing technology, media planning and consulting services have been developed with the belief that every client deserves a partner with their best interests at heart. Arbita is based in Minneapolis, Minn., and on the Web at http://www.arbita.net.

Media Contact:
Jim Morton
Vice President of Sales
jmorton(at)arbita.net
612.278.0048

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