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Accolo named #1 On-demand RPO provider for 2nd year in a row

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 12:00 am - by ccountouris
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“Accolo’s on-demand recruitment has helped us reduce our recruiting cost ratio by more than 50% while improving our hiring managers’ satisfaction,” said Maynard Webb, Chairman and CEO of LiveOps

LARKSPUR, Calif. – Aug. 11, 2009 – Accolo, Inc., the leader in Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) for small and medium size companies, has been named the top On Demand RPO Provider for the second year in a row by HRO Today Magazine‘s annual top-tier survey ranking of major RPO firms.

The uncertain economy is forcing companies to think differently about how they recruit the best talent. Increased volatility in company growth along with renewed efforts to decrease fixed costs means that companies have an infinitely greater challenge in planning or even having visibility into their hiring requirements. Everyone realizes change is required – and Accolo’s recognition highlights the need for a different model – one that decreases fixed costs and leverages industry expertise.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the industry and our clients for the second straight year as the leading On Demand RPO provider,” said John Younger, CEO, Accolo. “This recognition is part of a broader trend of companies looking for innovative recruiting solutions that solve more and cost less. Accolo’s clients consistently realize impressive results – reducing the cost of recruiting by up to 50% and being introduced to their new hires in a median of 8 days, which are both well below national averages.”

PR Newswire’s Whitney Uklist, Vice President of Human Resources, agrees. “We have been using Accolo as our RPO partner since 2005, enabling us to quickly and efficiently attract and recruit quality talent. They are extremely responsive, knowledgeable about our business, and provide a much more cost-effective alternative to traditional recruiting.”

“Accolo’s on-demand recruitment has helped us reduce our recruiting cost ratio by more than 50% while improving our hiring managers’ satisfaction,” said Maynard Webb, Chairman and CEO of LiveOps.

“In my 30 years of HR experience, Accolo’s recruiting management platform is the most innovative combination of web based technology and recruiting services combined into one cost effective solution that I have ever seen. The personal attention from the Accolo hiring consultant makes selection extremely easy and fast while being very economical. Accolo found us two VP’s of manufacturing within two weeks. If you are frustrated with your recruiting, you must try their service,” said Larry S. Brigman, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at The Icon Companies.

As the most prestigious ranking in the industry, the HRO Today’s RPO ranking is determined through confidential client and buyer surveys compromised of qualitative and quantitative questions in three key areas including breadth of services, customer satisfaction, and size of programs managed.

“Companies want to increase the quality of every hire, while reducing the total cost of recruiting, but this is nearly impossible in a traditional model,” added Younger. “Accolo provides the most consistent and efficient recruitment model available – and the market is validating our innovative approach.”

About Accolo Inc.

Founded in 2000, Accolo delivers significant improvements in hiring quality, efficiency and cost through their RPO solution. Accolo’s solution includes a Recruiting Management Platform, an embedded proprietary hiring knowledge base, Accolo Career Network of 1.8M professionals, and certified Accolo hiring consultants providing recruiting capacity on-demand to small and medium size businesses.

Headquartered in Larkspur, Calif., Accolo also has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Raleigh, and is a founding member of the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association. The company’s investors include Altos Ventures, Vedior and TriNet. For more information on Accolo, please visit http://www.accolo.com.

About HRO Today Magazine

HRO Today magazine is read by more than 70,000 HR executives and leaders and covers the latest industry trends in HR outsourcing, services, shared services and operations. HRO Today magazine is the publication of choice for the most senior executives facing the strategic decisions about operational excellence. HRO Today and http://www.hrotoday.com offer the best content choices for the HR leaders seeking online information in the form of newsletters, webinar series and online video content. HRO Today is a product of Crossing Media, LLC.