Spherion Named a Top Recruitment Process Outsourcing Provider by HRO Today Ranked Number One in Client Satisfaction and Service Quality Evaluations

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.,// PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Spherion Corporation (NYSE: SFN) today announced it has been named as a top provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services in HRO Today's annual RPO Baker's Dozen ranking. Spherion received the second highest overall designation among enterprise-wide RPO providers and was recognized as the leader in client satisfaction and service quality evaluations, receiving the highest score in that critical category.

This year's list ranked the top 13 providers of RPO services -- both in the U.S. and internationally -- and was based on three categories: breadth of service, size of deals and quality of service. Spherion was consistently ranked as one of the top providers across all three categories and was named second in overall deal size in addition to the top ranking in quality of service.

"This recognition highlights Spherion's ability to deliver results for large multi-year end-to-end RPO engagements," said Roy Krause, president and chief executive officer of Spherion. "Client satisfaction in our industry is paramount, and we're honored to be acknowledged as the leader in establishing the highest standard of customer service."

"This year's ranking was highly competitive among the top two providers, which were separated by only a few basis points," said Elliot Clark, publisher and CEO of HRO Today. "This underscores the RPO industry's growth in providing exceptional value across the board and we expect to see Spherion's leadership in the sector continue to drive service excellence."

Due to the scale and overall growth of the RPO industry, HRO Today created three separate rankings within the Baker's Dozen to evaluate a broad range of providers. These included global leaders, providers with a strong presence outside of North America; emerging market leaders, providers that are not large enough to be included on the top 13 ranking, but due to their high growth mode and scale maturity are important to acknowledge; and enterprise RPO leaders, which is the traditional annual ranking that includes the top 13 providers that offer full-service RPO primarily in the North American market.

The Baker's Dozen recognizes the top providers in each segment, which requires the provider to have a minimum of seven clients participate in the survey, three of which had to be different clients and include two multi-year contracts. This year marked the largest sample size and included over 260 buyers of RPO services. Based on the three indices -- breadth of service, size of deals and quality of service -- HRO Today used a weighted algorithmic statistical analysis to evaluate the data provided by customers to determine this year's rankings. The publication contacted 45 of the largest RPO providers to participate and Spherion received the accolade of being among the top 13.

To learn more about Spherion's RPO services, visit http://www.spherion.com/ .

About Spherion

Spherion Corporation (NYSE: SFN) is a leading recruiting and staffing company that provides integrated solutions to meet the evolving needs of companies and job candidates. As an industry pioneer for more than 60 years, Spherion has sourced, screened and placed millions of individuals in temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time jobs.

With approximately 700 locations in the United States and Canada, Spherion delivers innovative workforce solutions that improve business performance. Spherion provides its services to more than 8,000 customers, from Fortune 500 companies to a wide range of small and mid-size organizations. Employing more than 300,000 people annually through its network, Spherion is one of North America's largest employers. Spherion operates under the following brands: Spherion Staffing Services Group for administrative, clerical and light industrial workers; Technisource for technology professionals and solutions; The Mergis Group for accounting and finance and other professional positions; Todays Office Professionals for specialty administrative personnel; and Spherion Recruitment Process Outsourcing. To learn more, visit http://www.spherion.com/ .

SOURCE: Spherion Corporation

CONTACT: Kip Havel of Spherion, +1-954-308-6324, kiphavel@spherion.com, or Amy Airasian of Cubitt Jacobs & Prosek, +1-212-279-3115 ext. 210, aairasian@cjpcom.com, for Spherion Corporation

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