Talent Acquisition

In the war for talent organizations must develop a multi-layered talent acquisition approach in order to gain a competitive edge and attract coveted passive candidates. A talent acquisition strategy should be high-touch—engaging with candidates throughout the entire lifecycle from application to hire to onboard. Technology powers organizations to elevate the candidate experience. Social media channels offer the opportunity to deliver engaging content and reinforce employment branding to top talent.

NY HR Week 2005 Trumps Expectations – Up 32% to 3710 Registered Attendees

HR Executives In Record Numbers Attend HR Conference —

Top Issues Include Outsourcing, Diversity, Benefits & Technology

Milford, CT,April 20, 2005 NY HR Weeks conference directors today released recordattendee totals for the 2005 NY HR Week held April 12-14, 2005 at the New YorkHilton, making it the nations second largest HR event. Registered attendeestotaled 3,710, with conference attendees numbering 706.  The totals represented a 32% increase overthe 2004 totals, and included a record 106 media attendees.

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PwC: Almost All Fast-Growth Companies Outsourcing HR Functions

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Trendsetter Barometer interviewed CEOs of 360 privately held product and service companies identified in the media as being among the fastest growing < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />U

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Hewitt Associates to Provide HR BPO Services to PepsiCo

Firm Continues Growth of HR BPO Business, Signing Eighth Deal Since Close of Hewitt and Exult Merger

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. — Hewitt Associates (NYSE: HEW), a global human resources services firm, announced today that it will provide comprehensive HR business process outsourcing (BPO) services to PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), a world leader in convenient foods and beverages. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Under a ten-year agreement, Hewitt will provide HR BPO services in the U

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Genworth Financial Picks VirtualEdge for Staffing

PHILADELPHIA, April 4, 2005 — VirtualEdge Corporation, a world-leading provider of Enterprise Staffing Software, announced today that Genworth Financial, a leading insurance holding company, serving the lifestyle protection, retirement income, investment and mortgage insurance needs — with more than 15 million customers, operations in 22 countries, and assets exceeding $103 billion — has chosen VirtualEdge

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Greenbrier & Russel chooses TalentFusion as its RPO Partner

Boston, MA; March 15, 2005 – Greenbrier & Russel, a business technology services firm, has entered into a recruitment outsourcing contract with TalentFusion.

“As a business technology services firm, our core value is our expertise in our areas of focus – Enterprise Solutions, Business Intelligence, Advanced Technologies and Advisory Services,” said Eric Wasowicz, President of Greenbrier & Russel, “And while acquiring the best talent possible is a critical issue for us, managing the intricacies of the recruiting process can distract from our core competencies

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Hewitt Associates to Provide HR Services to Marriott International

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 14, 2005–Hewitt Associates (NYSE:HEW), a global human resources services firm, announced today it will provide human resources services to Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR). Under a seven-year agreement, Hewitt will provide human resources business process outsourcing (BPO) services, including workforce administration, benefits, compensation, recruiting, domestic relocation, and learning and development services to Marriott’s 133,000 employees

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ACS Awarded $120 Million Human Resources Outsourcing Contract With Delta Air Lines

DALLAS, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., (NYSE: ACS – News), a premier provider of business process and information technology outsourcing solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a human resources (HR) business process outsourcing (BPO) contract with Delta Air Lines, the United States’ second-largest airline. The seven-year agreement is valued at $120 million.

Under the terms of the new HR outsourcing agreement, ACS will provide a broad range of human resource functions for Delta, including compensation and benefits administration, relocation services, recruiting, learning, payroll, HR Information Services, and employee call center services for Delta’s North American employees and retirees

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Peopleclick Announces 10 New Clients and Nearly $10 Million in RMS Contract Renewals in Q4

International Expansion Continues in Europe and Asia

RALEIGH, N.C., February 10, 2005 – Peopleclick Inc., the leading total workforce acquisition provider for global companies, signed and implemented 10 new recruiting clients in Q4 2004, including CARQUEST Auto Parts and Openwave Systems, among others. This brings the total number of new recruiting clients for 2004 to over 30. In addition, a number of Fortune 100 companies including Philips, Siemens and T-Mobile signed multi-year renewals in the fourth quarter, which marked Peopleclick’s seventh straight quarter of profitability

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Another Big HR BPO Win For Hewitt- Thomson

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. –(Business Wire)– Feb. 4, 2005 — Hewitt Associates (NYSE: HEW), a global human resources services firm, announced today it has signed a contract with The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), a global integrated information solutions provider, to provide HR business process outsourcing (BPO) services.

Under a five-year agreement, Hewitt will provide certain HR BPO services in the areas of benefits, compensation, payroll, learning and development and recruiting for Thomson’s 28,000 employees in the United States

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Case Study: Improving Recruitment With IT

Telecom support company ManTech streamlines their recruitment process.

by Alan Battershell

When telecommunications support company ManTech decided to streamline their recruitment, they realized the first thing they needed was a clearer communication process.


As a government contractor providing innovative technologies and solutions for national security programs and supporting the advanced telecommunications systems that are used in Operation Iraqi Freedom and in other parts of the world, ManTech International Corporation recruits professionals whose qualifications range from PhDs to ex-military intelligence. ManTech has developed a secure, collaborative communications system for the Department of Homeland Security and provides extensive, advanced information technology support to the National Security Agency and other intelligence community customers.

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With more than 5,500 employees in 280 locations and 30- plus countries worldwide, ManTech decided in 2000 to streamline the recruiting efforts of our 17 business units with a Web-based system. Prior to this, our recruiting efforts were managed separately by individual units. Our affirmative action plans were handled by local HR departments, and all documentation was paper-based and filed separately at each site. Additionally, we are required by the federal government to collect data for reporting Employee Equal Opportunity (EEO) and for complying with the U.S. Department of Labors Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). With such a fragmented system, the auditing process would often take weeks. In addition to meeting EEO and OFCCP objectives, we also sought to simplify our processes, reduce the cost and time associated with our complex recruiting requirements, and gain a competitive advantage by hiring and retaining the most qualified candidates.



After a thorough evaluation process, we selected BrassRings Web-based recruiting system, < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Enterprise, to improve our HR functions. So far, the platform has performed very well. ManTechs recruiting efforts have been streamlined into one system and have become 100-percent paperless, resulting in a steady rise in the number of resumes we receive and an increase in applicant activity on our recruiting Web site. Both of which are tremendously valuable for competitive government contracts. With an e-mail-based interface in Enterprise, communication between recruiters and hiring managers is more effective and our responsiveness to applicant inquiries has also increased. To facilitate improved EEO reporting and OFCCP compliance, ManTech has established an effective process for obtaining specific, necessary information from job applicants. As part of this effort, we created disclosure statements about federal government reporting requirements that were easily incorporated into the candidate application process with Enterprise. In addition, the software allows us to define and distinguish between job applicants and job candidates for easy and accurate OFCCP and EEO compliance and reporting.



ManTech has quickly and successfully completed five government audits and conducted more than six EEO/OFCCP surveys during the past three years. Having a single data collection point has reduced the hourly requirement for completing each of the surveys by more than a week. As a condition of having federal contracts, the OFCCP requires a contractor to engage in a self-analysis to discover any barriers to equal employment opportunity. Prior to the implementation of the BrassRing system, only 20 percent of all ManTech applicants volunteered gender and ethnicity information. Today, because of our improved application process, more than 80 percent of all job applicants self-identify, giving us fast access to the information we need to comply with federal government requirements and virtually eliminating the time and cost once spent compiling that information on paper. With the new Web-based system, ManTech is also able to check requisition statuses daily, fill open positions quickly, and determine the dollar return on each position filled. The system was recently put to the test when the company needed to hire a large number of people quickly due to the launch of a new business unit. We held a number of job fairs where all hired applicants required high-level security processing, which meant that each interview and job offer needed to be passed through the appropriate security channels. Using our new system, ManTech was able to screen applicants and present signed offer letters to desirable candidates in less than two hours. Our outsourcing relationship has been beneficial and has enabled us to not only compete for talent more effectively, but also save time and money while doing it.  [HROT]  

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