Futurestep Announces Houston Service Management Center

North America Facility Joins Bangalore and Shanghai Locations to Reinforce Global Recruitment Processes

Dec 07, 2010, 07:00 ET from Futurestep from ,Korn/Ferry International

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry Company (NYSE: KFY) specializing in talent acquisition solutions, today announced the commencement of full operations for its Houston Service Management Center (SMC). Joining the company's Shanghai and Bangalore SMC facilities as part of its standardized global service delivery model, the center provides full lifecycle support for recruiters as they serve clients of the company's RPO, Project-Based Recruitment and Mid-level Recruitment Solutions.

Key activities supported by the facility include recruitment research, candidate sourcing, initial screening and qualification, and recruitment administration. In addition, the Center will be expanded to provide help-desk and talent systems support for its Talent Acquisition Consulting services.

With a team of recruitment consultants and a leading-edge talent management technology and communications infrastructure, the SMC is designed to optimize productivity and responsiveness for recruiters and other client-services resources. The center also enables Futurestep to scale operations quickly in response to client requests to meet unpredicted recruiting peaks that create higher volume hiring requirements. As a highly-efficient resource for facilitating talent acquisition activities, the SMC plays a key role in the success of the company's global full-lifecycle sourcing and recruitment process.

"Futurestep is driving success for its clients through a best-practice recruitment process backed by the most effective talent acquisition service infrastructure in the industry today," said Jeanne MacDonald, VP and General Manager of RPO for Futurestep U.S. "Complementing our SMC centers around the world, the Houston SMC reinforces the truly global recruitment capability that drives Futurestep's leadership in its industry."

"The Houston Service Management Center, along with our Shanghai and Bangalore SMC facilities, ensures that we can continue to leverage a standardized global process and methodology," said Sue Campbell, Managing Director, Service Delivery and Operations, Futurestep APAC. "This is critical to Futurestep's ability to provide the value and business impact our clients have come to expect."

The Houston center is part of Futurestep's global SMC operations model dedicated to supporting the company's services in North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Complementing its fully operational centers in Shanghai, China and Bangalore, India, additional Futurestep SMC facilities are planned for Australia-New Zealand and Europe in 2011.

About Futurestep

Futurestep is a Korn/Ferry Company and a leading global talent acquisition solutions provider, helping companies build and implement strategies for improving their talent acquisition operations. Key areas of focus include Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Project-based Recruitment, Mid-Level Recruitment and Talent Acquisition Consulting. With operations on four continents, Futurestep provides the experience and expertise to address the most pressing talent acquisition challenges facing companies today. To learn more, visit futurestep.com.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, develop, retain and sustain their talent. Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

SOURCE Futurestep; Korn/Ferry International



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