SOURCE: HROA

October 21, 2008 13:44 ET

HRO Buyers Group to Honor Contributions to HR Transformation and Outsourcing at HRO Summit

Record-Number HR Practitioners and Senior Executives Descend Upon the Conference to Gain Insight and Gather Information to Help With 2009 Planning and Buying Decisions

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - October 21, 2008) - The HROA today announced that the Buyers Groups for HRO Large Market and Middle Market will recognize significant contributions to the practice of HR transformation and outsourcing on Wednesday, October 22, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the annual HRO Summit, October 21-23, 2008 at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida.

A record-number of HR practitioners and senior executives are registered to attend the inaugural conference to gain insight and gather information that will help them make their plans and buying decisions for 2009. The Summit is the world's only event that focuses exclusively on the practical needs of HR practitioners in multi-process HRO relationships.

HROA's Buyer Groups will honor excellence in innovation at the Summit's Buyers Groups Honors. One person or company will be selected from three categories. The full membership of the Buyers Groups was eligible to vote. The categories include:

--  Honored Colleague - An individual who has made a significant
    contribution to an individual buyer company and/or the buying community as
    a whole and helped advance the state and practice of HR transformation and
    outsourcing.
--  Respected Organization - An organization that has made a significant
    contribution to an individual buyer company and/or the buying community as
    a whole and helped advance the state and practice of HR transformation and
    outsourcing.
--  Valued Contribution - A set of individuals or organizations for a
    specific contribution they have made to an individual buyer company and/or
    the buying community as a whole and helped advance the state and practice
    of HR transformation and outsourcing.
    

Global Executive Director of HROA, Richard Crespin, said, "We are thrilled at the number of HR practitioners and industry leaders that are attending the HRO Summit. This landscape of our country's economy is challenged at this time but we see this conference as a wonderful opportunity to develop strategies for success and to help HR practitioners plan for 2009."

During the three-day event, industry thought leaders and experienced HR practitioners will discuss the latest trends and directions in large and middle market HR outsourcing and transformation. In addition to more than 20 keynote presentations, working sessions and discussion groups, the HROA will present the results of its ongoing research on the mid-market, as compared against the large market, at a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT.

To obtain additional information about HROA's HRO Summit, visit www.hroa.org.

About the HROA

The HROA is the definitive independent organization for all those who purchase, provide, or participate in HR transformation and outsourcing. The mission of the European Chapter is to educate, promote research, publish, recognize, and provide networking opportunities to foster professionalism in HR transformation and HR outsourcing across Europe. Its membership encompasses over 7,500 HR executives, including the largest 50 buyers, the top 30 providers, the leading sourcing advisors and attorneys, and the best thought leaders in HR Transformation. The HROA brings its diverse membership together to set standards and practices, provide peer networking, and maintain a robust curriculum.

For information about the HROA, visit www.hroa.org.