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Skills Connect Wins Red Herring 100 Global Award

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Skills Connect ( www.skillsconnect.biz) a leader in disruptive cloud based recruitment today announced that it has won the prestigious 2012 Red Herring 100 Global Award. CEO Mr. Bradley Birchall, said, "It's a fantastic achievement to be recognised as a global leader by industry peers in such a competitive business and technology environment. Hot on the heels of winning the Asian award this has been a tremendous opportunity for us to showcase our leadership in disruptive cloud recruitment."

Red Herring's editorial staff evaluated award contenders on quantitative and qualitative criteria such as financial performance, technological innovation, management strength, business strategy, customer acquisition, marketing strategy and international potential. Selected from more than a thousand of the most cutting edge private technology companies in Asia, North America and Europe, Skills Connect was acknowledged for its growth potential and dramatic impact on the recruitment landscape. Previous winners of the award include Google, Yahoo!, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay.

There is a direct correlation between recruitment efficiency and organizational growth. When screening and onboarding processes are linked, organizations are able to improve productivity and provide stronger candidate engagement. Surprisingly, according to data collected by Aberdeen Group in June 2012, only 12% of organizations are merging screening and onboarding to drive business results.

Mr. Birchall added, "Skills Connect meets a very clear need for increased productivity, cost savings and employee retention at a time when organizations are struggling to reduce costs. Recruitment went global some time ago, unfortunately the model did not, inefficiency is propagated through disconnects between parties in the recruitment process. Skills Connect integrate sourcing, screening and on boarding to deliver unprecedented cost savings, enhanced visibility and increased retention; this should have been done a long time ago."

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