SOURCE: Crossing Media

June 18, 2009 11:25 ET

SharedXpertise Forums and Adecco RPO Announce Scholarship Program for Recruitment and Staffing Executive Development

EDISON, NJ--(Marketwire - June 18, 2009) - SharedXpertise Forums, a division of Crossing Media, LLC (www.crossingmedia.com) today announced that Adecco RPO will be the Education Grant sponsor for the upcoming RPO Summit (www.rposummit.com) to be held December 9-10, 2009 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The program will be administered by SharedXpertise, and will enable a select number of client-side attendees to attend the RPO Summit at no cost. Educational opportunities at the RPO summit include sessions exclusively limited to staffing executives and practitioners, global RPO, reducing recruitment costs, vendor selection, negotiation, and governance, and recruitment executive leadership development. These sessions will provide valuable insights into current industry trends and lessons learned from other buyer organizations.

According to Michael Beygelman, Senior Vice President, Adecco North America, "Managing corporate recruitment is becoming increasingly complex. Corporate HR organizations rely on in-house recruitment, contingency and retained search partners, and RPO firms to deliver quality services to their organizations. New skills and training are required in order to effectively manage these kinds of business relationships, and Adecco wants to be at the forefront of helping recruitment, staffing, and workforce management departments prepare for their expanded new roles."

CEO of Crossing Media, Elliot Clark commented, "These scholarships will be particularly valuable for companies that may have limited budget due to economic conditions this year, but the vision of the program is more far reaching. We look forward to working on establishing parameters for the award of the grants and to promote the educational opportunity of the program. When Adecco approached us with the idea it was clear their concern grew from the belief that the needs of the executive suite in recruitment and staffing management were changing and they wanted to expand the universe of educational programming available. We were appreciative that they can make this possible at the upcoming RPO Summit."

Details of the program will be announced soon. Any HR, Recruiting, or Staffing executive wishing to apply for a grant may contact Jennifer Ilko (jennifer.ilko@sharedxpertise.org) at SharedXpertise or Mary Grappin (mary.grappin@adeccona.com)

ABOUT CROSSING MEDIA GROUP:

Crossing Media Group is the leader in business media covering responsible corporate globalization. Crossing Media Group serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, Europe and Asia. Crossing Media's print titles, HRO Today, HRO Europe, FAO Today and CRO total 26 annual issues and its online titles total 48 issues. In 2008 the titles were read by an estimated 1,564,650 executives in 34 countries on five continents, its online properties drew over 1,200,000 unique visitors and over 22.1 million inquiries. Its SharedXpertise Forums division manages the HROA, the FAOA and the CROA providing affinity programming and education to HR, Finance and Corporate Responsibility professionals as well as managing numerous terrestrial and online educational conferences worldwide in 2008 drawing over 4,000 executives.

ADECCO WORLDWIDE:

Adecco S.A. is a Global Fortune 500 company and the world leader in workforce solutions. The Adecco Group network connects over 700,000 associates with business clients each day through its network of over 33,000 employees and 6,600 offices in over 70 countries and territories around the world. Registered in Switzerland, and managed by a multinational team with expertise in markets spanning the globe, the Adecco Group delivers an unparalleled range of flexible staffing and career resources to corporate clients and qualified associates.

ADECCO GROUP NORTH AMERICA:

Adecco is the workforce solutions leader in the United States and Canada, with a comprehensive service offering that includes temporary and contract staffing, permanent recruitment, outplacement and career services, recruitment process outsourcing, training and consulting.

In addition to its administrative, clerical and light industrial staffing services, Adecco operates the following specialty divisions:

--  Engineering & Technical
--  Finance & Accounting
--  Information Technology
--  Medical & Science
--  Legal
--  Human Capital Solutions
--  Government Solutions
--  Transportation
    

Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH001213860) and listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange with trading on virt-x (SWX/VIRT-X: ADEN) and Euronext Paris - Premier Marche (EURONEXT: ADE).

Additional information is available at the company's website at http://www.adeccousa.com/rpo