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HRO Today Magazine Survey Results on Top RPO Firms; The “Bakers Dozen” Top Providers and “Global Leaders” Identified in Buyers Survey of More Than 260 Respondents

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EDISON, NJ, Aug 08, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) — HRO Today Magazine today announced the carefully watched results of its annual Bakers Dozen ranking of major recruitment process outsourcing firms. The results were based upon a survey completed by 262 HR executives who are current buyers of RPO services. The RPO providers were rated on the breadth of their service, the size of the programs they manage and the quality of service provided. The market was grouped into 3 lists: the Enterprise Bakers Dozen list, Global Leaders list and a list of leading Project/On Demand Providers.

According to Elliot Clark, CEO of HRO Today, “We believe this is our best survey to date in terms of specific and market aggregate data collected and offers a real service to our readers as they try to analyze the best providers in the space to meet their needs. We congratulate the top rated firm, The Right Thing, Inc., on its impressive scores across all categories. In addition, Alexander Mann Solutions was at the top of global providers and Accolo which led the Project/On Demand Providers group. These lists represent the top companies in the industry today.”

The Bakers Dozen List, the flagship product of the survey, was developed from information culled on 45 firms that eventually reduced down to the final 13 that were then ranked according to a pre-determined set of indices.

In addition to the rankings, aggregate survey data about industry trends was also developed this year and can be found in the July/August issue of HRO Today magazine on www.hrotoday.com and will be presented at the upcoming RPO Summit in December 2008 in Washington, D.C. (www.rposummit.com) presented in concert with the RPOA (Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association), a special interest group of the HROA (www.hroa.org) and the RPO buyers group of RPOA.

Bakers Dozen Ranking:
1  Right Thing Inc.
2  Spherion
3  People Scout
4  Alexander Mann Solutions
5  Kenexa
6  Talent2
7  Manpower Business Solutions
8  Kelly HR First
9  Pinstripe
10 FutureStep
11 Adecco
12 Select International
13 H.L. Yoh
Global Leaders:
Alexander Mann
Kenexa
Talent2
Manpower Bus. Solutions
Kelly HR First
FutureStep
Adecco
Project/On Demand Leaders
Accolo
BeeLine
Talent Fusion
TWC, COMSYS
The Workplace Group
CDI - PRO/Talent
Aon Consulting

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 www.hrotoday.com offer the best content choices for the HR leader seeking online information in the form of newsletters, webinar series and online video content. HRO Today is a product of Crossing Media, LLC. With offices in the US and Europe, Crossing Media LLC is the leader in content, community and conference-based media in the fast-growing HR outsourcing (HRO), Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) and Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO) markets. Magazines include HRO Today, CRO, FAO Today and HRO Europe. Web properties include HROToday.com, TheCRO.com, FAOToday.com, HROEurope.com, SharedXpertise.com. Conferences include CRO Conferences, HRO World Europe and the FAO Summit. With over 120,000 print and 1,500,000 online readers, 2,000 conference attendees and 1,000 members, Crossing Media continues to lead its markets by providing information to the buyers and influencers in the industries leading the responsible globalization of the world economy. More information at www.CrossingMedia.com.