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Futurestep Named as a Top Five Provider on 2009 RPO 'Baker's Dozen'

August 5, 2009

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry Company (NYSE: KFY) specializing in talent acquisition solutions, today announced that it has been named by HRO Today Magazine as one of the leading RPO providers in its 2009 industry Baker's Dozen list.

The annual list, published by HRO Today Magazine, is developed based on a survey of RPO buyers and experts from across the industry. Provider rankings are based on quality of service, breadth of service and size of deals. This year, Futurestep was named in the top five Enterprise RPO providers list, reflecting growth in demand and customer satisfaction for its RPO solutions. The company was also included in the top three global RPO solutions providers.

"Futurestep's evolution and ascent continues as they have once again improved their ranking on the HRO Today RPO Baker's Dozen Enterprise Providers list," said Elliot Clark, CEO of HRO Today Magazine. "Futurestep has a clearly defined strategy and execution, excellent leadership and great customer service. Their global infrastructure allows them to compete for cross continental programs and they are well positioned to compete for any upcoming RPO engagement that is in the market."

"The Baker's Dozen listing reflects the perspective of buyers who are reaching for more value and business impact from their RPO partners," said Futurestep Chief Executive Officer Robert McNabb. "As companies re-examine their talent strategies and prepare for tomorrow's needs, RPO offers a flexible, cost-effective approach to competing for talent. It encompasses excellence in recruitment resources, a truly global footprint, and a focus in critical areas such as employment branding, workforce planning and talent strategy. Futurestep is proud to be able to help its clients address these needs through its RPO solutions, and we're committed to the continuous innovation that is essential to delivering core business value."

In addition to its Baker's Dozen listing, the July/August issue of the magazine will also feature a case study by Futurestep client, Itron, a leading technology provider to the global energy and water industries. To learn more about Futurestep and its RPO, talent consulting and other strategic talent acquisition solutions, visit

About Futurestep

Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry Company, is the industry leader in strategic talent acquisition, offering fully customized, flexible solutions to help organizations meet specific workforce needs. Our full-spectrum portfolio of services includes: Strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Consulting Services, Project-Based Recruitment and Mid-Level Recruitment. With locations on four continents and a record of success in securing top talent around the world, Futurestep provides the experience and global reach to identify, attract and retain the people who drive business success. To learn more, visit

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, develop, retain and sustain their talent. Visit for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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