Futurestep Recognized As A 'Star Performer' Within The Global RPO Market For Second Year Running

 Futurestep Recognized As A 'Star Performer' Within The Global RPO Market For
                             Second Year Running

Everest Group's annual 'RPO service provider landscape and capability
assessment report' highlights Futurestep's technology capability, global
footprint and buyer satisfaction

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2013

LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year running 
Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry company (NYSE: KFY) specializing in high impact
talent solutions, has been named a 'Star Performer' in the Everest Group PEAK
Matrix, published in the April 2013 report "Recruitment Process Outsourcing
(RPO) – Service Provider Landscape with PEAK Matrix Assessment". It is one of
just seven providers to be given this title. It was also recognized as a Major
Contender in recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) globally.

The positioning was determined by Everest Group's comprehensive evaluation
framework PEAK Matrix, which analyzed the Performance, Experience, Ability and
Knowledge of Futurestep and more than 20 other established RPO service
providers and designated Futurestep as a Star Performer based on its
year-on-year movement on the Everest Group PEAK Matrix.

Futurestep's delivery footprint was identified as a particular area of
strength, alongside buyer satisfaction and technology capability. The Everest
Group report outlined that in 2012, Futurestep:

  oSigned ten new RPO deals, increasing its client base to 34
  oInvested significantly in technology development, bringing to market
    Korn/Ferry Forte – a career development and management tool and also
    Foresight – a proprietary decision support system within its RPO with
    Impact offering
  oIntegrated value-added consulting services, including talent communities,
    into its RPO offering

"At Futurestep we are incredibly proud of our ability to deliver RPO with
impact. We offer clients the most advanced recruitment tools and processes in
addition to the expertise of the best recruiting professionals in our industry
– underpinned and enabled by the extensive IP of the Korn/Ferry business,"
commented Byrne Mulrooney, CEO, Futurestep. "As a global team we have focused
on developing an offering that meets the evolving needs of buyers today and
adds value against some of their greatest challenges and imperatives – this is
outstanding recognition of our achievement of this. And of course we remain
dedicated to delivering continued outstanding global RPO solutions for our
clients."

Everest Group's research examined the dynamics of the global RPO market, which
in 2012 was worth USD $1.5 billion in annualized spend.

Everest Group vice president and co-author of the report, Rajesh Ranjan,
added: "As the RPO market continues to grow and mature, buyers increasingly
seek providers that can help align their talent agenda with key business
imperatives. Futurestep's investment in enhancing technology offerings and
integrating strategic value-adds into RPO are clear steps in that direction.
Our research shows that it has translated into market success and high buyer
satisfaction." 

In March 2013 Futurestep was ranked in joint first position for understanding
client needs in The Outsourcing Institute's (OI's) 2012 customer satisfaction
provider rankings, and 5^th overall in the top ten list. 

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About Futurestep
Futurestep is the global industry leader in high-impact recruitment solutions;
offering fully customized, flexible services to help organizations meet their
talent and recruitment needs.

Our clients turn to us for proven expertise, a global process and
infrastructure, proprietary competency models, innovative sourcing and
attraction strategies, and a unique approach to measure and optimize business
impact.

As a Korn/Ferry Company, Futurestep can meet a variety of workforce
requirements; from RPO and project recruitment, to search and consulting, our
solutions apply a truly world-class capability to deliver talent with impact,
providing the experience and global reach to identify, attract and retain the
people who drive business success.

To learn more, visit www.futurestep.com.

About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry International is a premier global provider of talent management
solutions, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the
Middle East and Africa. The firm delivers services and solutions that help
clients cultivate greatness through the attraction, engagement, development
and retention of their talent. Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on
Korn/Ferry International, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought
leadership, intellectual property and research.

SOURCE Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry company

Contact: Marisa Kacary, +44 20 7024 9491, Marisa.kacary@futurestep.com
 
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