November 18, 2009 12:30 ET

Winners of HROA 2009 Awards Feted at HRO World Summit Europe

Buyers and Sellers Convene at Premier London Venue During HRO World Summit Europe Event

LONDON--(Marketwire - November 18, 2009) - The HROA today announced the winners of its annual HROA Europe Awards, which were unveiled during the HRO World Summit Europe at the Grange St Paul's Hotel. The awards honour thought leadership and relationships, demonstrating overall contributions that have helped expand the horizons for accomplishment in HR Outsourcing.

The award winners across 3 categories are:

HRO Thought Leader of the Year: Anthony Hesketh, Lancaster University

HRO Multi Process Customer Relationship of the Year: Kraft Foods and IBM

HRO Single Process Customer Relationship of the Year: Avery Dennison and ADP

These reference client and provider relationships demonstrate a track record of contributing original innovations in HR Outsourcing in a multiple or single process, including, but not limited to, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Payroll Outsourcing, Learning Process Outsourcing, International Assignment Services etc.

A special award from the European Board of Directors was bestowed upon John Hindle of Accenture for his tireless work on the progression of the HROA throughout his tenure as European co-Chair.

"Once again the HROA Europe Awards recognize the best in HR Operations, Outsourcing and Shared Services," said Tim Palmer, Co-Chairman of the HROA European Chapter. "Our peer-review process, combined with an open vote of our membership, consistently lauds the thought leaders in this field."

Faye Holland, Managing Director of SharedXpertise Europe and Executive Director of HROA Europe, commented, "The 2009 award winners deserve exceptional recognition for their innovation during challenging economic times. As HRO continues to evolve, the HROA will be at the forefront of its momentum to help our members define and drive best practices."

More details of the shortlisted candidates can be found at the HROA Europe website.

About HROA

Founded in 2003, the HRO Association (HROA) is a global association with chapters in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. The Association is open to anyone in the HR Outsourcing industry anywhere in the world, including HR executives, buyers, providers, advisors, consultants, attorneys, and academics. Members of the Association include heads of HR, heads of companies or business units providing HR services, and leading industry sourcing advisors and attorneys.

About SharedXpertise Media, Managers of the HROA

SharedXpertise Media is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management. Its media offerings include print and online publications; its summits are conferences and its forums offer association membership programs. SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, Europe and Asia.