March 25, 2008 03:00 ET

AIRS Expands Global Presence With UK Office

Recruiting Industry Veteran Matt Jessop Selected to Open and Develop Sourcing Technology & Training Company's UK Operations

WILDER, VT--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - Continuing rapid expansion in the United Kingdom (UK) recruiting market, AIRS, a company of The RightThing and the leader in recruitment training, technology and outsourcing, announced today it has opened a regional office in the UK and hired country manager, Matt Jessop.

Jessop, who has nearly 15 years experience in the UK recruiting industry, will be responsible for introducing AIRS SourcePoint technology, which has been specially tailored for the UK market, as well as continuing to ramp up recruitment training in various UK locations this year.

"Recruiting practices such as employer branding in the UK are very strong, however, proactive search techniques are still under-deployed," said Chris Forman, president, AIRS. "In the last 12 months, we've seen a great demand for advanced sourcing methodologies in the UK to help recruiters find the very best talent. AIRS world-class solutions will give them a clear competitive advantage."

Previously, Jessop held senior positions at MrTed and expressHR and is the owner of IT Squared Solutions, an IT services company for the recruitment market. He has extensive experience in the recruitment and recruitment software industries in both the public and private sectors.

"I am pleased to bring AIRS' innovative training and software to the UK and help employers find great talent proactively," said Jessop, UK country manager, AIRS. "Right now, there isn't another solution like AIRS SourcePoint in the UK recruitment market."

AIRS award-winning recruiter workshops, SearchLab 2008 UK and XtremeLab UK, are currently being offered in London. Additionally, more than 20 UK workshop dates have been planned for 2008 for England, Ireland and Scotland. Please see schedule on AIRS' UK website,

About AIRS

AIRS, a company of The RightThing, is the answer to how companies proactively acquire, develop and transition global talent. With its award-winning sourcing technology and training solutions, AIRS solves talent acquisition and transition problems. For over 10 years, AIRS has trained more than 55,000 recruiters worldwide on the sourcing strategies that generate the best candidates. Founded in 1997, AIRS is headquartered in Wilder, Vt. with a regional office in the UK. For more information, visit

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