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March 5th, 2013

Patrick Beharelle, SeatonCorp CEO, Is Appointed To Board For Skills For Chicagoland's Future

Skills For Chicagoland's Future (SCF) announced today that Patrick Beharelle has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Skills for Chicagoland's Future is a signature initiative of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, designed to close the workforce skills gap, drive business growth, and get unemployed Cook County residents back to work.

Mr. Beharelle is currently the Chief Executive Officer of SeatonCorp, a high growth Chicago-based recruiting and outsourcing firm that operates under the Staff Management, PeopleScout, and StudentScout brands. SeatonCorp has over 28,000 employees and was recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as the #1 job creator in America among privately held companies. SeatonCorp has committed to hire 170 unemployed Cook County job seekers through Skills for Chicagoland's Future. To date, 85 people have secured employment at SeatonCorp through this partnership.

"We are very pleased to welcome Patrick to our Board of Directors," said Marie Lynch, SCF's Chief Executive Officer. "Patrick's unique perspective, track record of creating jobs in Chicagoland, and active support of our program will prove valuable to our efforts to put more unemployed Cook County residents back to work."

"I am very excited to be working with Skills For Chicagoland's Future," said Patrick Beharelle, Chief Executive Officer of SeatonCorp. "SCF's mission of helping job seekers find suitable work is core to everything we do at SeatonCorp."


February 28th, 2013

SEATONCORP REPORTS Q4 YEAR OVER YEAR REVENUE GROWTH OF 28%

Scope Expansions and New Client Wins Drive Growth

SeatonCorp, a $500 million Chicago-based outsourcing and recruiting firm that operates under the Staff Management|SMX, PeopleScout, and StudentScout brands, today reported a fourth quarter 2012 revenue increase of 28 percent year over year. All growth was organic and largely driven by successful implementation of several new client engagements and scope/volume expansions with existing clients. Revenue in the fourth quarter totaled $165 million. Additionally, earnings and margins were up significantly.

"SeatonCorp continues to show strong sales and operational momentum in Q4, despite modest economic headwinds," said Patrick Beharelle, SeatonCorp's chief executive officer. "We expect 2013 to be another year of solid growth and look forward to continuing our exceptional record of client retention and new client wins."

About SeatonCorp
SeatonCorp is a $500+ million outsourcing and recruiting company that operates under the Staff Management | SMX, StudentScout and PeopleScout brands. SeatonCorp was recently recognized as America's #1 job creator among privately held companies by Inc. Magazine. SeatonCorp has delivered a compounded organic annual growth rate of 25% since 2009. Founded in 1988, the firm has over 25,000 employees and operates in over 60 countries. For more information, please visit www.seatoncorp.com.


March 5th, 2012

PEOPLESCOUT VETERAN HIRING INITIATIVE RADIO COVERAGE

PeopleScout says it placed about eight-thousand veterans last year, and wants to build that number. The company's annual conference for its clients is scheduled around the Super Bowl -- it brought in former Steelers coach Bill Cowher to give its plans a Super Bowl glow.

Patrick Beharelle, CEO of parent company SeatonCorp, says the company will work through veterans' groups like the American Legion to get more veterans into the pool from which hires are made, and prioritize veterans' experience during the hiring process.

The announcement comes the same day as President Obama appeared in Virginia to plug his proposed Veterans' Job Corps. Governor Daniels says the corps and other veterans' hiring initiatives Obama has rolled out are good ideas, but predicts they won't be as effective as private efforts like PeopleScout's.


March 5th, 2012

PEOPLESCOUT ANNOUNCES VETERAN-HIRING INITIATIVE

The city of Indianapolis is at the center of the world's attention this weekend as it hosts the Super Bowl on Sunday night. A recruiting-services company took advantage of the massive media presence on Friday afternoon to announce its plans to help companies put more veterans to work.

PeopleScout, which provides recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services to help companies with their hiring needs, has launched its Veteran Hiring Initiative. The company will provide its clients with technology and capabilities to help them find and attract veterans, using 10 "best practices" for recruitment and hiring – such as establishing a priority-screening process, and deploying a 360-degree veteran sourcing program that will have the companies leveraging military hiring fairs and veterans support organizations.

Patrick Beharelle, CEO of PeopleScout parent company SeatonCorp, csaid that "there is no better organization for training than the U.S. military" when it comes to job skills, and reaffirmed the company's commitment to working with its corporate clients to help reduce the 13-percent unemployment rate among service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. "The key is to partner with the private sector, because that's where the jobs are," he said.

Kevin Schmiegel of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has partnered with PeopleScout on the Chamber's "Hiring Our Heroes" program, echoed the need for thinking outside the old boxes in moving veteran employment forward, saying, "We need to be more creative." Also sharing that view was Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who touted the state's efforts for and support of veterans. "On behalf of Indiana, this fits us like a glove," he said. "It's a win for everybody … anything Indiana is asked to do, we'll do."

Daniels went on to praise the private sector's speed in getting such initiatives off the ground, versus more "indirect" government efforts. "These companies say they're going to hire 10,000 vets – it's going to happen," Daniels said.

Representatives from some of the companies joining PeopleScout in the Veteran Hiring Initiative – including Burger King, Fifth Third Bank and Avis Budget Group – were among those attending its annual Client Forum in downtown Indianapolis. There, they heard about the 10 "best practices" to be used in the initiative; discussed recruitment and 21st-century tools; participated in a panel discussion on how employers view veteran recruiting programs; and listened to retired NFL coach Bill Cowher, no stranger to the Super Bowl himself, talk about leadership and his work on behalf of veterans.


March 5th, 2012

23 COMPANIES JOIN IN EFFORT TO HIRE 10,000 MILITARY VETS

In the midst of treating 40 customers to a weekend at the Super Bowl, recruiting firm PeopleScout invited Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and former NFL coach Bill Cowher on Friday to help make a non-Super Bowl announcement.

PeopleScout will lead a national effort by 23 companies to hire 10,000 military veterans this year.

The hiring push, called the Veteran Hiring Initiative, is a response to the sobering statistic of a 13 percent unemployment rate among veterans. That's nearly 5 percentage points higher than the national average.

The high jobless rate, which soars to 30 percent for vets younger than 24, is the result of veterans being out of the civilian workforce for years and a lack of good retraining programs by the military for discharged soldiers.

PeopleScout's Chicago-based parent, SeatonCorp, has committed to hiring 2,000 veterans this year. Other companies with veteran-hiring commitments include U.S. Infrastructure Corp. of Carmel, Burger King and Fifth Third Bank.

The same companies hired 8,000 veterans last year, said Patrick Beharelle, chief executive of SeatonCorp.

Beharelle said his commitment to veterans is personal. His father, Pat Sr., was wounded while serving in the Vietnam War as an Army medic.

"You see the stresses your family goes through . . . and it kind of instills a personal commitment" to help veterans, Beharelle said during a news conference Downtown in the Canterbury Hotel, where his company hosted a job forum and lunch for clients.

The hiring push grew out of PeopleScout's efforts last year to help the U.S. Chamber of Commerce organize 100 job fairs for veterans around the country. More than 7,300 veterans were hired through those fairs.

Beharelle said the corporate hiring commitments are structured so they don't conflict with federal laws banning discriminatory hiring.

"The key is (giving veterans) priority (in being hired) and not a preference," he said. "A priority in terms of getting them to the front of the line (for job offers)."


January 3rd, 2012

PEOPLESCOUT AND US AIRWAYS RENEW RECRUITMENT PROCESSING OUTSOURCING (RPO) CONTRACT

PeopleScout, a leading provider of recruitment processing outsourcing (RPO), announced that it has extended its exclusive contract with US Airways. The 3-year extension includes employment branding, sourcing, screening, scheduling, offer administration, pre-employment verifications, and onboarding. RPO- assisted positions include; Airport Customer Service, Ramp Agents, Reservation Agents, Technical Operations, Pilots and Flight Attendants. Also included in the contract is the utilization of PeopleScout's proprietary Applicant Tracking System (myPeopleScout).

"Over the past two years, PeopleScout has successfully delivered outstanding service quality," said Cari Ulrich, Managing Director of HR for US Airways. "With their customized solutions and ability to produce top quality hires, we are pleased to extend our relationship."

"We are thrilled to extend our partnership with US Airways," said Patrick Beharelle, CEO of SeatonCorp, parent company of PeopleScout. "This extension represents the 40th consecutive renewal since 2008, maintaining our record of 100 percent client retention."


October 25, 2011

PEOPLESCOUT SIGNS ROUNDY'S AS RECRUITING PROCESS OUTSOURCING CLIENT

Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc., a Milwaukee based leading retail grocery company, announced that it has engaged PeopleScout, a leading provider of recruitment processing outsourcing (RPO) services. The engagement calls for PeopleScout to place over 1,500 hires annually at Mariano's Fresh Market stores, a Roundy's brand. The contract represents the 24th new RPO engagement PeopleScout has signed in 2011.

"We partnered with PeopleScout for our recruiting needs when launching our new Mariano's Fresh Market stores in Chicago," said Colleen Stenholt, Group VP Human Resources, Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc. "PeopleScout is doing a great job screening candidates using our hiring tools and processes and has been sending us high quality candidates that meet and exceed our employment criteria. The team at PeopleScout is very responsive and that is critical when hiring hundreds of employees to open a new store on a tight timetable. We are very pleased with our PeopleScout experience."

"We are excited to help Roundy's expand its footprint and attract the best talent in the industry," said Patrick Beharelle, CEO of SeatonCorp, parent company of PeopleScout. "We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership."


October 17, 2011

REPORTING FOR DUTY, RESUME IN HAND - EMPLOYERS SEE VALUE IN HIRING VETERANS

When Navy Captain Steve Vincent brought a group of corporate leaders aboard the U.S.S. Alabama to help them better understand how the crew's skills could translate to the civilian workplace, he did not expect to find the perfect example sitting quietly off to the side.

Sitting beside a stack of papers punching away on his calculator, a chief petty officer was working out the food load for the next patrol. Vincent turned to his corporate delegation and asked, "Do any of you value inventory management and logistics planning?"

The answer was a resounding yes. But Vincent said that if you asked the chief petty officer his role, he would say "cook." According to Vincent, "Military people tend to articulate their skill set in terms of their job title. However, they can do all kinds of other things. So that petty officer? He's a logistician."

Understanding how their skills translate to the workforce is challenging for armed forces personnel. After 12 years of military service, sonar technician Joshua Davis is close to his separation date and came to a Hiring Our Heroes job fair to learn about civilian career opportunities. Davis was asked by a Microsoft recruiter if he had applied for any positions online. "I didn't think my skill set would be able to transfer over," Davis told the recruiter. "But I'm finding out here that I apparently have more skills than I thought." In fact, Davis' resume was of interest to Microsoft, Intel, and Boeing.

Vincent and Davis are two of the thousands of people connected to the U.S. Chamber's Hiring Our Heroes initiative, a yearlong nationwide effort to help veterans and their spouses find meaningful employment, primarily through 100 job fairs across the country.

There are 1 million unemployed veterans in the United States, and as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, that number will grow. The unemployment rate for new veterans has doubled in the last five years, and nearly 300,000 servicemen and servicewomen have returned home to joblessness, according to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

Hiring Our Heroes, in partnership with local chambers, veterans assistance groups, and federal and local government agencies and in close coordination with the White House's Joining Forces initiative, has the reach to attract available talent and employers with open positions to the fairs. Seaton Corp. CEO Patrick Beharelle came to the Los Angeles job fair with one goal in mind. "We had made a decision when we went to the fair that we were going to make at least one offer on the spot."

Beharelle's confidence comes from his trust in the character of veterans. He says, "Folks that have been in the military have made a conscious decision to make a personal sacrifice on behalf of the rest of us. There's a chance to reward those decisions by giving military folks a real shot at opportunities."

Beharelle decided that he wanted to give a real shot to Adam Lockhart. Lockhart grew up in the military tradition and knew that he wanted to be a soldier like his father. He graduated high school and two weeks later was in basic training. An artillery observer, Lockhart "went out and looked for the bad guys."

After a three-year tour, Lockhart chose to rejoin civilian life. He eventually landed a position as a recruiter, but after an accident left him unable to work, he was back on the job market. After eight months of searching, Lockhart came to the Los Angeles Hiring Our Heroes job fair.

The immediate offer from PeopleScout, a division of Seaton Corp., was any job seeker's dream. As a senior recruiter, Lockhart now spends his days looking for the good guys. "I get the opportunity to potentially set people up for success. To me, it's a very rewarding feeling."

Hiring Our Heroes has attracted new businesses to the fairs, encouraged local chambers to hold their own veterans hiring events, and, in the case of Mary Harmegnies, turned a job seeker into a company representative at hiring fairs.

Standing in front of an Alaska Airlines backdrop that reads "Your career takes off today," Harmegnies knows that there is truth in the slogan. Today, she is a representative of the airline. Just six months earlier, she was on the other side of the booth trying to find a new job.

As a recent job seeker, Harmegnies appreciates the constant doubts. "Is there a real person out there? Is anybody going to really look at your qualifications? Will they take a moment to hear who you are and what you can do?"

Fortunately for Harmegnies, she met Stephanie Cootsona, an Alaska Airlines representative, a veteran, and a current Air Force reservist. "You also have to look past what their actual job was in the military and ask about their transferable skills," Cootsona shared. "Are they good under pressure? Are they detail oriented? Those are some of the things we've found with our military candidates that don't always come across on a resume."

Harmegnies says she loves her job and that she thought it was important to return to a Hiring Our Heroes fair to help others with their searches. "It felt good to be able to give back a little."


August 29, 2011

INC. MAGAZINE RECOGNIZES SEATONCORP AS ONE OF AMERICA'S TOP 10 PRIVATELY HELD "JOB CREATORS"

SeatonCorp, a Chicago based staffing and recruiting firm, was ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of America's Top 10 Job Creators on its annual list of 5,000 fastest-growing private companies. SeatonCorp, which operates under the PeopleScout, Staff Management, and StudentScout brands added over 11,000 employees to its US headcount over the past 3 years.

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is," said Inc. magazine Editor Jane Berentson.

"Putting America back to work is of paramount importance and we believe SeatonCorp is at the center of something special pertaining to job creation in America," said Patrick Beharelle, CEO of SeatonCorp. "We appreciate this recognition by Inc. Magazine and remain focused on our core growth strategy of delivering world-class service to our clients."

The 2011 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. Median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year's list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year.


July 14, 2011

PEOPLESCOUT REPORTS Q2 YOY REVENUE GROWTH OF 95%

PeopleScout, a leading recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider, reported second quarter 2011 revenue increased 95% year-over-year. During Q2, PeopleScout signed 9 new RPO engagements. Earnings were up significantly in Q2, largely due to several new multi-million dollar client signings and scope/volume expansions. Additionally, PeopleScout achieved 100% client retention for the 10th quarter in a row.

"PeopleScout continues to add new client logos and existing client expansions at a strong pace," said Patrick Beharelle, Chief Executive Officer of SeatonCorp, parent company of SeatonCorp. "We are particularly proud of achieving 100% client retention for the 10th quarter in a row."


July 14, 2011

SEATONCORP REPORTS Q2 YOY REVENUE GROWTH OF 20%

SeatonCorp, $400+ million Chicago-based staffing and recruiting firm that operates under the Staff Management, PeopleScout, and StudentScout brands, reported second quarter 2011 revenue increased 20% year-over-year. Earnings were up significantly in Q2, largely due to several new multi-million dollar client signings and scope/volume expansions.

PeopleScout, a leading recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider delivered 95% year over year revenue growth. During Q2, PeopleScout signed 9 new RPO engagements. Additionally, PeopleScout achieved 100% client retention for the 10th quarter in a row.

Staff Management, a leader in Vendor on Premise staffing and Managed Service Provider (MSP) solutions, added more than $44 million in incremental annualized revenue growth, largely due to volume increases at existing clients and several new client wins. Several new MSP wins have been particularly impactful.

StudentScout, a leading provider of student admission support for the post-secondary education industry, achieved 59% revenue growth in Q2. StudentScout signed and successfully implemented several new clients for which it provides admissions support.

"SeatonCorp continues to add new client logos and existing client expansions at a strong pace," said Patrick Beharelle, SeatonCorp's Chief Executive Officer. "We are particularly bullish on the RPO and MSP sectors, which combined are growing at near triple digit rates."


July 7, 2011

STAFF MANAGEMENT PROUD SPONSOR OF CABRINI CONNECTIONS GOLF BENEFIT

Staff Management | SMX, the industry's leading provider of comprehensive staffing solutions, is proud to sponsor the 2011 Jimmy Biggs Memorial Cabrini Connections Golf Benefit. The event will be held on July 21, 2011 at the Highland Park Country Club in Highland Park, IL.

Cabrini Connections works to support the large number of children on the North Side of Chicago who fail to obtain the basic skills and experiences necessary to compete for employment in the global economy. The organization believes after-school tutoring, mentoring and school-to-work programs will make a significant difference, encouraging young people to finish high school and enter the work force versus dropping out and joining the welfare generation.

"We are proud to sponsor of this valuable event and to help make an impact in the community surrounding our Chicago headquarters," said Anne Osty, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Staff Management. “As a major employer we know the difference that tutoring, mentoring and school-to-work programs can make and so we are pleased to support Cabrini Connections' important work."

The golf benefit is named after Jimmy Biggs. Jimmy became part of the Cabrini Connections tutor/mentor program when he was in second grade. After graduating from high school, Jimmy became part of the Cabrini Connections staff and helped launch the Cabrini Connections Golf Benefit. Jimmy died in 2000 before he was able to fully make his vision a reality. The event was renamed in his honor in recognition of his contributions to Cabrini Connections. Barry Cofield, Northwestern University alumni and defensive lineman of the New York Giants, is the official spokesman of the 2011 Cabrini Connections' Golf Benefit and is expected to be in attendance at the event.

Since its inception, Cabrini Connections has created school-to-work opportunities for inner-city children by recruiting volunteers to provide quality after-school tutoring and mentoring to teenagers living in the Cabrini-Green area of Chicago. More than 525 youth have had one to seven consecutive years of tutoring/mentoring in this program since January 1993. Many are now college graduates. Visit www.cabriniconnections.net to learn more and to see photos of this program in action.


June 24, 2011

STAFF MANAGEMENT CO-FOUNDER TO SPEAK AT U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) IMAGE FORUM

Staff Management | SMX, the industry's leading provider of full spectrum staffing solutions, today announced that it will be a guest speaker at the IMAGE (ICE Mutual Agreement Between Government and Employers) Forum being held in Chicago at the Drake Hotel June 28, 2011. IMAGE is hosting a series of forums over the next four months in major cities across the country to introduce the recently revamped IMAGE program.

Staff Management Co-Founder and Vice President of Operations, Loree Lynch, will present at the Forum, sharing Staff Management's road to IMAGE Charter Membership and the benefits the company has realized as a result. Lynch will be joined by Lynn Davisson, Staff Management Director of Centralized Services, and Raul Ipina, Staff Management Centralized Services Operations Manager, for a question and answer session after the presentation.

"We are pleased to participate in this important forum," said Lynch. “With the onus squarely on employers to ensure the legality of their workforce, voluntary participation in the newly revamped IMAGE program is a great opportunity for employers to do the right thing. We will share the benefits that we have realized since becoming IMAGE Charter Members in 2006 – in particular, the opportunity to provide our clients with the highest level of risk mitigation and brand protection available."

The IMAGE Forum is open to all companies interested in finding out more about how to become IMAGE certified. The Forum features a presentation on the new IMAGE program from Beth Gibson, Assistant Deputy Director, ICE as well as sessions on Employer Form I-9 compliance, detecting fraudulent documents, and an E-Verify demo from Dave Basham, Management and Program Analysts, USCIS. If companies are interested in enrolling in the new IMAGE program they must: enroll in the E-verify Program within 60 days of joining, establish an internal compliance program, and submit to a Form I-9 audit.


June 23, 2011

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND PEOPLESCOUT PARTNER TO SUPPORT HIRING OF VETERANS

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced today that it has selected PeopleScout as its exclusive partner to provide candidate/employer registration and candidate tracking support for its 100 "Hiring Our Heroes" Job Fairs. PeopleScout is contributing the technology and support on a pro bono basis as part of its commitment to helping veterans and spouses to find suitable employment opportunities. PeopleScout is also sending recruitment teams to participate in the Hiring Events.

The Hiring Our Heroes Initiative is a year-long, nationwide initiative to help Veterans and their spouses find jobs in local communities across the country. The first of 100 Veterans hiring fairs took place in Chicago earlier this year involving over 110 leading employers and over 700 Veterans seeking employment. This Thursday's event in New York will draw over 150 employers and over 1,500 Veterans. The next Hiring Our Heroes event is in Los Angeles on July 10, where Their Royal Highnesses Prince William and Catherine will be attending.

"As part of our unwavering commitment to the hiring of America's Veterans and their spouses, PeopleScout is proud to partner with the US Chamber of Commerce on the Hiring Our Heroes Initiative," said Patrick Beharelle, CEO of SeatonCorp, parent company of PeopleScout. "We value the service Veterans have made to our country and recognize the unique skills Veterans and returning Service Members bring to the workforce." PeopleScout is the world's largest provider of Recruitment Processing Outsourcing Services and places over 220,000 hires annually at its clients.

"Businesses of all sizes are turning to America's Veterans for their technical expertise, unique leadership experience, and discipline," said Lt. Col. Kevin Schmiegel (Ret.), Vice President of Veterans Employment Initiatives at the U.S. Chamber, and a 20-year Marine veteran.

"We feel strongly that the key to success is a public-private partnership at the local community level, because the two most important factors for veterans seeking a second career are geographic preference and finding the 'right fit'" Schmiegel said. "By seeking the help of American companies such as PeopleScout, our hope is to create an environment in which thousands of military veterans and their spouses can find meaningful employment in their home states," Schmiegel said.


June 1, 2011

STAFF MANAGEMENT RANKED #1 MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDER (MSP) ON HRO TODAY'S 2011 MSP BAKER'S DOZEN

Staff Management | SMX, the industry's leading provider of full spectrum staffing solutions, today announced that it has been named the #1 Managed Service Provider (MSP) on HRO Today magazine's highly anticipated Baker's Dozen list of the top 13 MSP providers. Results were announced at the HRO Today Forum in Las Vegas on May 25, 2011, where Staff Management presented case studies with two of its valued MSP clients.

The MSP Baker's Dozen rankings are statistically based on survey results from current buyers of MSP services and stress quality of service as the most important dimension in overall ranking. Top position on the MSP Baker's Dozen is the most coveted industry ranking because of its emphasis on customer experience, rather than spend under management, as the most important measure of quality.

"We are honored to have been selected as the number one MSP provider in the industry," said Joan Davison, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Staff Management | SMX. “We owe this ranking to our remarkable clients and hard-working service teams and are extremely grateful to both."

Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedExpertise and HRO Today added, "Staff Management was ranked the number one MSP provider while delivering some of the most complex MSP solutions in the industry. The strength and depth of their MSP solutions were on display at last week's MSP Summit where Staff Management's successful client partnerships were showcased in two dynamic client case study presentations. I congratulate Staff Management on their first place finish."

"While we are taking a moment to celebrate this win as a company, we intend to redouble our efforts to ensure that we continue to offer our clients the highest level of service in the industry," continued Davison. “In follow-up to the Baker's Dozen rankings we will launch an initiative to gauge our value proposition across all of our service lines and to identify opportunities for improvement as we strive to build sustainable value for our clients."

Further information about HRO Today's Baker's Dozen ratings and a complete listing of the 2011 MSP Baker's Dozen can be found at hrotoday.com.


May 18, 2011

STAFF MANAGEMENT | SMX NAMED A FINALIST IN THE 2011 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS

Staff Management | SMX, the industry's leading provider of sustainable temporary staffing and contingent workforce solutions, was named a finalist in the Customer Service Team of the Year category in the 2011 American Business Awards. More than 2,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 40 categories.

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Staff Management's Customer Service Team of the Year nomination focused on the dedicated team that took on the challenge of hiring 10,000 people during the 2010 holiday season for a leading online retailer. The Staff Management team rose to that daunting challenge, as well as additional hurdles such as a 50% increase in hiring requirements from previous years plus a 30-day-shorter hiring timeframe, meeting all of the client's hiring needs while achieving 100% audit compliance for hiring and procedural requirements. In addition, the team helped Staff Management surpass all previous records set for total number of associates paid in a week and achieve a 39% increase in Q4 2010 revenues.

"Staff Management as an organization is extremely proud of this dedicated team who sacrificed their time with family and friends over the busy holiday season serving our client. Many people, including hard-working recruiters and coaches, supervisors and safety managers, data entry clerks and directors from across the country, had a hand in helping this client succeed," says Jerry Wimer, Vice President of Operations, Staff Management. “Each and every member of this group, from service teams at sites across the country to our Centralized Services Group at our Center of Excellence in Chicago, should know that they made a difference and that we are grateful for their commitment and determination."

A key to the team's success was the excitement they generated about the number of seasonal jobs available at a time when so many people were un- or underemployed. Social media tactics, including an associate-focused Facebook community, were launched to promote job opportunities, job fairs and other hiring events as well as promote associate incentives and build a sense of community across the nationwide client sites. Facebook proved to be a great forum to allow Staff Management to stay in touch with potential recruits, help them navigate the hiring process, answer questions and address employee concerns before they become issues.

Fellow finalists in the Customer Service Team of the Year category include: DeVry University's Student Finance Solutions Center, LifeLock's Resolution Team and Overstock.com's Customer Care Team. Last year's American Business Award winners include Constant Contact, Apple, Ford, Accenture and Chase.

This year's Stevie® Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 20 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than six-hundred executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend. The event will benefit Camfed (camfed.org), which fights poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering women to become leaders of change. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network.


May 9, 2011

STAFF MANAGEMENT IS PROUD SPONSOR OF THE 7TH ANNUAL VMS PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE

Staff Management | SMX, the industry's leading provider of integrated contingent workforce solutions, today announced that it will sponsor the 7th Annual VMS Professionals Conference. The conference will be held at McDonald's Hamburger University June 2-3, 2011 in Oakbrook, IL.

"We are proud to be a sponsor of the 2011 VMS Professionals Conference," says Anne Osty, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Staff Management. "We appreciate the intimacy of this event and enjoy the ability to have open and detailed discussions about the complex challenges of VMS programs with buyers, clients and vendors."

The VMS Professionals Conference focuses on best practices for vendor management in contingent labor management programs.


May 4, 2011

STAFF MANAGEMENT IS PROUD SPONSOR OF THE 2011 HRO TODAY FORUM

Staff Management, the industry's leading provider of sustainable temporary staffing and contingent workforce solutions, is a proud sponsor of the HRO Today Forum: The HR-Powered Enterprise. The Forum will be held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV on May 24th-26th. The HRO Today Forum unites the HRO, RPO and MSP Summits and the HR Demo Show under one roof. The forum focuses on the information needed to better manage this critical component of any organization and develop actionable strategies to improve a contingent workforce program.

Staff Management is proud that two valued Managed Service Provider (MSP) clients, as well as two high-level Staff Management MSP experts, will be featured as conference speakers at the event's MSP Summit. The MSP Summit will focus on the Managed Service Provider (MSP) market, one of the fastest growing and most exciting markets in the HR and technology industry. Subject matter experts and participants will actively discuss topics including implementing contingent workforce best practices, globalization, independent contractors, the total cost of ownership and more.

Going Global with Your MSP Program While Achieving Long-Term Value is a discussion featuring Chris Abbeduto, Global Vice President of Vendor Managed Services at Staff Management, in conjunction with the Global HR Services Director at one of the world's largest information technology companies. This session explores what it takes to achieve long-term value from an MSP program while expanding the program across a growing global footprint.

Staffing Supplier Sourcing & Management Strategy for Your MSP Program is a session with Jenny Reints, Global Director of Supplier Management for Staff Management, and the Director of Procurement for Marketing and HR Services at a brand-name food and household product manufacturer. This session features commentary on how to effectively source and manage staffing suppliers within a global MSP program.


April 19, 2011

SEATONCORP RANKS AS THIRD FASTEST GROWING COMPANY AMONG CHICAGO'S 100 LARGEST PRIVATELY HELD COMPANIES

Among Crain's List of Chicago's Largest Privately Held Companies, SeatonCorp's 39% growth rate in 2010 Revenue ranked 3rd among the Top 100 firms. Only GroupOn and Mat Holdings grew faster. SeatonCorp is a $400+ million Chicago-based staffing and recruiting firm that operates under the Staff Management, PeopleScout, and StudentScout brands.

In a related announcement, SeatonCorp announced its employee count grew over the last year from 15,500 employees to 20,500. Among the 5,000 jobs created, 510 were in Metro Chicago.

"SeatonCorp's healthy growth rate creates excitement and opportunity for our communities, employees, clients, investors and suppliers," said Patrick Beharelle, SeatonCorp's Chief Executive Officer. "Based on our Q1 results and current momentum, we expect 2011 to be the best year in company history."


April 19, 2011

SEATONCORP REPORTS ORGANIC YOY REVENUE GROWTH OF 25%

SeatonCorp, $400+ million Chicago-based staffing and recruiting firm that operates under the Staff Management, PeopleScout, and StudentScout brands, reported first quarter 2011 revenue increased 25% year-over-year. Earnings were up significantly in Q1, largely due to several new multi-million dollar client signings and scope/volume expansions. The firm also announced its employee count grew from 15,500 employees to 20,500 over the last year. Among the 5,000 jobs created, 510 were in Metro Chicago.

PeopleScout, a leading recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider delivered 103% year over year revenue growth. During Q1, PeopleScout signed 10 new RPO engagements. Additionally, PeopleScout achieved 100% client retention for the 9th quarter in a row.

Staff Management, a leader in Vendor on Premise staffing and Managed Service Provider (MSP) solutions, added more than $55 million in incremental annualized revenue growth, largely due to volume increases at existing clients and several new client wins. MSP new wins have been particularly impactful.

StudentScout, a leading provider of student admission support for the post-secondary education industry, achieved 83% revenue growth in Q1. StudentScout signed and successfully implemented several new clients for which it provides admissions support.

"The client delivery and sales teams continued their momentum from 2010 continued into Q1 2011," said Patrick Beharelle, SeatonCorp's Chief Executive Officer. "We are particularly bullish on the RPO sector, which is delivering triple digit revenue growth."


March 29, 2011

PEOPLESCOUT PROMOTES LAURIE HARMS AND TARYN OWEN TO VP ROLES

PeopleScout, a leading provider of recruitment processing outsourcing (RPO), announced today that it has promoted Laurie Harms to Vice President of Business Development. Laurie has spent over 12 years in the Recruiting and Talent Acquisition industry, and during 2010, she was key to helping PeopleScout close 21 new RPO engagements, a company record.

PeopleScout also announced Taryn Owen has been promoted to Vice President of International Operations, which includes oversight of recruiting operations outside of North America. PeopleScout currently is placing candidates in over 30 countries, supporting over 20 languages across 5 continents. Over the past 2 years, PeopleScout has rapidly grown its global operations, which now comprise nearly 15% of the company's revenue. Taryn has over 13 years of Recruiting and Talent Acquisition experience.

"Laurie and Taryn have done an outstanding job of delivering world class talent acquisition support to our client partners," said Patrick Beharelle, CEO of SeatonCorp, parent company of PeopleScout. "Their sales and operational leadership has helped PeopleScout grow its year over year revenue run rate by 93%."


March 23, 2011

SAUER-DANFOSS SELECTS PEOPLESCOUT FOR EXCLUSIVE RPO ENGAGEMENT

PeopleScout, a leading provider of recruitment processing outsourcing (RPO) services, announced that it has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement to provide end to end RPO services for Sauer-Danfoss, a $1.6 billion leader in hydraulic and electronic systems. The engagement calls for PeopleScout to place Engineers, IT Professionals, and Accounting/Finance Professionals across Sauer-Danfoss sites in North America. Also included in scope is the installation of PeopleScout's proprietary Applicant Tracking System (myPeopleScout). The contract represents the 21st new RPO engagement PeopleScout has signed in the last 12 months.

"After an extensive review of the RPO marketplace, we selected PeopleScout based on their strong reputation for recruiting excellence and client service," said Matt Bendler, Sauer-Danfoss HR Director.

"We are excited to partner with Sauer-Danfoss to help meet their talent acquisition objectives and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership," said Patrick Beharelle, CEO of SeatonCorp, parent company of PeopleScout.


March 23, 2011

STAFF MANAGEMENT'S GLOBAL STAFFING EXPERTISE HIGHLIGHTED IN HRO TODAY MAGAZINE

March 23, 2011 – Staff Management, the industry's leading provider of sustainable temporary staffing and contingent workforce management solutions, is featured in the current issue of HRO Today magazine on global Managed Service Provider (MSP) program trends. The HRO Today article, titled Planning for Contingencies, features insights from the Aberdeen Group and other industry leaders including Joan Davison, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Staff Management. It also includes an excerpt from Staff Management's recently published primer, Guide to Going Global: A Primer for Global MSP Expansion. The HRO Today article explores the continued growth of contingent labor and key reasons companies are more interested in global MSP programs than ever before.

HRO Today documents the progression of contingent labor from a necessary evil to a key part of a company's global strategic plan. “In the past, contingent labor was something that companies would deal with when necessary, but now they are being very proactive about it" says Chris Dwyer, Research Analyst in global supply management for Aberdeen Group. "It speaks to the fact that contingent workers are very much a valued part of the modern organization." Aberdeen has found that companies with MSP's in place have achieved 20% higher contingent worker quality rankings than companies without MSP programs. This is just one of a number of impressive performance metrics reported by Aberdeen which support the trend towards managed contingent workforce programs. Aberdeen's latest research shows that 33% of MSP programs include multiple regions and 19% of companies plan to expand their MSP programs over the next two years.

Joan Davison, Staff Management Chief Operating Officer, provides her perspective on key drivers for global MSP expansion in the article. “Clients go global for many reasons, but traditionally we've seen global expansion to achieve greater understanding and to gain visibility of their contingent labor worldwide," explains Davison. “I think global expansion is going to continue to increase as the client sees the value and benefit, and learns about the flexibility they have within their workforce. In the future, once they better understand their labor markets, I think you will see more product decisions made based on the labor market and the flexibility of contingent labor in that market."


March 21, 2011

STAFF MANAGEMENT | SMX ANNOUNCES ON-SITE STAFFING SOLUTION FOR BWAY CORPORATION

March 21, 2011 – Staff Management | SMX, a leading provider of sustainable temporary staffing solutions, has been awarded a multi-year temporary staffing contract with BWAY Corporation, a leading North American supplier of general line rigid containers. Under the terms of the contract, SMX is responsible for management of temporary labor for BWAY in Homerville, GA. The on-site staffing program is designed to support BWAY's commitment to high safety standards, cost reduction and continuing technology enhancements – including the adoption of Staff Management | SMX's proprietary Workforce and Vendor Management System (WVMS), StaffTrack.net. Financial terms were not disclosed.


March 29, 2011

PEOPLESCOUT PROMOTES LAURIE HARMS AND TARYN OWEN TO VP ROLES

PeopleScout, a leading provider of recruitment processing outsourcing (RPO), announced today that it has promoted Laurie Harms to Vice President of Business Development. Laurie has spent over 12 years in the Recruiting and Talent Acquisition industry, and during 2010, she was key to helping PeopleScout close 21 new RPO engagements, a company record.

PeopleScout also announced Taryn Owen has been promoted to Vice President of International Operations, which includes oversight of recruiting operations outside of North America. PeopleScout currently is placing candidates in over 30 countries, supporting over 20 languages across 5 continents. Over the past 2 years, PeopleScout has rapidly grown its global operations, which now comprise nearly 15% of the company's revenue. Taryn has over 13 years of Recruiting and Talent Acquisition experience.

"Laurie and Taryn have done an outstanding job of delivering world class talent acquisition support to our client partners," said Patrick Beharelle, CEO of SeatonCorp, parent company of PeopleScout. "Their sales and operational leadership has helped PeopleScout grow its year over year revenue run rate by 93%."


February 14, 2011

PATRICK BEHARELLE, CEO OF SEATONCORP, APPOINTED TO CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce announced today that Patrick Beharelle, CEO of SeatonCorp, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Chamber. SeatonCorp is a $380 million best-in-class staffing and recruiting company headquartered in Chicago. SeatonCorp operates under the Staff Management, PeopleScout, and StudentScout brands and has over 13,000 employees worldwide. The firm delivered 39% revenue growth, 64% earnings growth, and added over 4,000 net new employees in 2010. Over 500 of the new jobs created are based in Chicago.

Patrick Beharelle was appointed CEO of SeatonCorp in 2009. He has over 20 years of professional service experience including roles at State Farm, Spherion, and Accenture. Patrick received his MBA degree from Wharton.


January 12, 2011

RICK BETORI APPOINTED TO PRESIDENT OF STUDENTSCOUT

Investment in Additional Management Underscores 115% Annual Growth Rate

StudentScout, a leading provider of student admissions and retention support for the post-secondary education industry, announced today that it has appointed Rick Betori to President of StudentScout. Over the past year, StudentScout achieved over 115% top line growth and 100% client retention.

Rick joins StudentScout after several successful years as President of Wonderlic, Inc, a leading assessment provider. "We are pleased to welcome Rick to StudentScout," said Patrick Beharelle, CEO of SeatonCorp, parent company of StudentScout. "He brings an extensive background in management excellence and innovation."

In a related announcement, StudentScout announced Mark Muehlberg has been appointed to the SVP of Operations Role, where he will focus on building and managing world-class client delivery teams.


July 16, 2010

SEATONCORP REPORTS 45% TOP LINE ORGANIC GROWTH IN Q2

100% Client Retention, New Client Signings, Client Expansions Drive Growth

SeatonCorp, a Chicago-based staffing and recruiting firm that operates under the Staff Management, PeopleScout, and StudentScout brands, reported second quarter 2010 revenue increased organically 45% year-over-year. The top line growth was largely due to several new multi-million dollar client signings and scope/volume expansions. Also impacting top line growth was a 100% client renewal rate over the past 12 months for all 3 divisions. Earnings were up significantly year over year as well.

PeopleScout, a leading recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider has seen its revenue increase 53% since the beginning of 2010. During Q2, PeopleScout signed 4 new RPO engagements with Fortune 500 firms, as well as several smaller RPO engagements.

Staff Management, a leader in Vendor on Premise staffing and Managed Service Provider (MSP) solutions, successfully added more than $95 million to its revenue run rate in the past year via new client engagements and scope/volume expansions. Staff Management also expanded its international footprint by implementing several new MSP/Staffing engagements in Asia, Europe, and South America.

"Significant scope expansions and a 100% renewal rate over the past year were key to SeatonCorp's continued strong performance," said Patrick Beharelle, SeatonCorp's Chief Executive Officer. "We will continue to base our growth strategy on delivering world class service that results in long term, large scale client partnerships."


January 21, 2010

StudentScout's SmartCert product debuted this week

The SmartCert product incorporates our proprietary processes to minimize your regulatory exposure through extensive training, testing, certification, and auditing of our personnel. “We're pleased to offer our clients this new product" said Anurag Batta, Senior Vice President of Operations, “it represents the culmination of our efforts to provide the highest possible level of service to our customers."


January 17, 2010

Mark Muehlberg, President of StudentScout, takes on added role as Chief Compliance Officer

“Mark's vast experience in the Post Secondary Education space will be invaluable in this added role. We look forward to his contributions in continuing to strengthen our processes and practices in Regulatory Compliance" says SeatonCorp CEO Patrick Beharelle.


December 15, 2009

StudentScout launches Student Retention product line to complement its Admissions Support services

The product line is designed to reach out to students at pre-determined intervals to monitor the students' experience and identify potential early-warning signs. Organizations can expect to increase their completion rates as a result of implementing StudentScout's retention products. Mark Muehlberg, StudentScout President, explained, “By combining world class admissions support products with our new product line, our clients will be able to see completion rates climb. We're really excited about the launch of this new product."


October 30, 2009

SeatonCorp CEO Transitions to chairman of the board

Michael Miles, CEO of SeatonCorp, the Chicago-based staffing and recruiting firm, announced that effective today, he will transition from his current role as CEO to Chairman of the company's Board of Directors.


October 30, 2009

SeatonCorp COO Transitions to CEO Role

Patrick Beharelle, SeatonCorp's current COO will become the company's CEO and join the Board of Directors. Miles said, "Patrick has played a critical role in expanding our product offerings and enhancing our customer service since joining the company 18 months ago. I look forward to continuing our collaboration in our new roles."


October 15, 2009

SeatonCorp's Staff Management division's coo gains seat on seatoncorp board of directors

Joan Davison the COO of Staff Management, a SeatonCorp division, will also join the company's Board of Directors. Miles noted, "In Joan's 3 years as Staff Management's COO, the division has demonstrated outstanding performance, including through the recent challenging macroeconomic climate. Her appointment to the Board of Directors is recognition of her superior leadership and will provide more opportunity for her to assist in shaping the strategy of the entire company going forward."


October 5, 2009

Mark Muehlberg joins StudentScout as President

Mark will be overseeing the company's Business Development, Sales, Regulatory Compliance, Product Development and Operations functions. Mark brings with him many years of experience in Higher Education Business Process Outsourcing. SeatonCorp CEO Patrick Beharelle says “we are thrilled that Mark has agreed to lead StudentScout into its next phase of growth. Mark brings over 19 years of Call Center Leadership experience across several industries and over the last seven years has played a key role in the development, innovation and growth of the Contact Center Industry in the For Profit Proprietary Higher Education Market. We know Mark will make a significant contribution to the success of StudentScout". StudentScout is an operating company under SeatonCorp, a leading staffing and recruiting organization whose clients include many Fortune 500 companies.