Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) Announces New Executive Director

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Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) Announces New Executive Director

San Rafael, CA — October 1, 2010 — Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA), the first professional association for the Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) industry, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Ilko as Executive Director.

“The appointment of Ms. Ilko represents a significant step forward for the RPOA and the industry as a whole,” emphasized Kevin Wheeler, one of the RPOA co-founders and President of GL Resources. “She brings a terrific mix of organizational experience, leadership and industry expertise.”

Ms. Ilko brings over 15 years of experience in Human Resources, including staffing, outsourcing, consulting, and relationship management. She joins the RPOA from the HR Outsourcing Association where she served as the Director of Membership Services, managing membership relations, event planning, and Association initiatives. Previously, Ms. Ilko was an HR consultant at Towers Perrin and held the role of Program Manager for the HRO Buyers Group. She’s also served in various HR positions during her eight years with Hewitt Associates, most recently working in Hewitt’s HR Outsourcing business. Ms. Ilko is based in Chicago.

“RPO will be a key component of the recruiting equation for many companies, so it is essential that we provide education to address the fear, uncertainty and doubt surrounding RPO,” stated Mike Mayeux, RPOA Co-founder and President of Novotus. “Under Ms. Ilko’s leadership, we are confident that RPO providers and the companies who will benefit from RPO will be very well served.”

“As with any new industry, it’s essential to have strong industry association leadership that understands the multiple facets of the issues and opportunities we collectively face, highlighted John Younger, RPOA Co-founder and President and CEO of Accolo. “Ms. Ilko possesses a unique blend of experiences that traverses all stakeholder perspectives in the RPO equation. She’s a great addition to the Association.”

About the RPOA
The RPOA recognizes that Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is a unique industry requiring a common set of requirements and standards. Its membership is comprised of RPO service providers committed to educating the market about RPO, promoting its benefits, incorporating common metrics and comparative information, and developing and enforcing certifications. Member companies benefit by better understanding the benefits and risks of recruitment process outsourcing, having access to a variety of tools to support the decision to consider RPO, access to certified service providers through an organized RFP process, and direct connection to other members to learn from their experiences.

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