SOURCE: Hyrian

September 18, 2006 09:15 ET

Hyrian Announces Contest to Find Worst Recruiting Nightmare Ever

Winner Gets a Herman Miller Aeron Chair, and Maybe Some Peace of Mind

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 18, 2006 -- Hyrian, a U.S. leader in Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), today announced the launch of a contest to find the worst recruiting nightmare ever.

"With companies of all sizes facing an increasing talent shortage during the current hiring season, we bet HR professionals and hiring managers have some real doozies to tell about recruiting," said Daniel Solomons, CEO and president of Hyrian. "Tell us the worst of the worst. We can take it, and perhaps we can even help you gain some peace of mind."

And after 10 years leading the Recruitment Process Outsourcing business, there isn't too much that can spook Hyrian: from resumes in crayon, sung on CD, even mailed from prisons; to tipsy interviews and interviews with pets; to outrageous candidates who pretend to be their own reference, disguising their voice when the prospective recruiter calls.

Visitors to can submit their scariest story online until November 30 for a chance to win a Herman Miller Aeron chair. Just don't use the real name of the job candidate and keep your comments under 100 words.

Hyrian, which handled 12,000 hires in 48 states last year and is on track for 20,000 this year, can fill positions in as few as 10 days -- typically at just 1/5 the cost of headhunters.

The company relieves all the time-consuming HR recruitment steps, so professionals can concentrate on more strategic issues like workforce planning, training, and employee retention. Hiring managers work directly with highly responsive recruitment specialists who are supported by an unprecedented array of resources that target the ideal candidate as quickly as possible.

Founded in 1997, Hyrian services the nation from its offices in Los Angeles (headquarters) and Plymouth, Minn., and will open its New York office later this year. The company is growing dramatically and is in the same position as many mid-sized businesses seeking top talent every day. Hyrian has more than 160 employees, is currently adding 125, and expects to grow to 330 by early 2007. The company's two divisions are: Enterprise Services for Fortune 500 companies, in which Hyrian is essentially embedded as the internal recruiting department handling hundreds to thousands of hires at all times, and OnDemand for small and mid-size companies with 100 to 5,000 employees.

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