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Fonterra Expands Rpo And Consulting Services Relationship With Futurestep

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LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry company (NYSE: KFY), today announced that it has been re-engaged by Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter and New Zealand's largest employer, to provide Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and consulting services over the next five years commencing April 1st.

The new contract marks the continuation of a long-standing relationship with Futurestep and Fonterra. For six years Futurestep has partnered with Fonterra to leverage the talent acquisition capability needed to manage the company's evolving needs.

In the engagement, Futurestep will provide strategic sourcing for permanent and fixed term roles to up to the level of mid-senior management. Delivering services in New Zealand and Australia, Futurestep is expecting to hire over 2,000 placements per year. Services cover all critical elements of Fonterra's recruiting effort, including: internal candidate management, project recruitment, graduate and employee referral program management, as well as management of its recruiting technology.

"While our talent acquisition needs are constantly evolving, Futurestep's consistent, effective and transparent recruitment process provides Fonterra with the flexibility and responsiveness to address those needs," said Katrina Ritchie of Fonterra. "It is a strategic advantage that has served Fonterra well since the initial RPO implementation and is one that will continue to deliver benefits well into the future."

"The ability to attract, deploy, develop and reward the right talent is critical in today's global marketplace," said Futurestep CEO Byrne Mulrooney. "As an industry leader and a co-operative owned by New Zealand farmers, Fonterra understands that success relies on the skills, passion and experience of its 17,000 employees who work across a broad spectrum of roles around the world. Futurestep continues to be a perfect fit for Fonterra, delivering strategic, innovative and cost-effective solutions that ensure Fonterra the right talent to drive success and growth."

Over the past decade, Futurestep has gained recognition as a top company in the outsourced recruitment and RPO industry. Recently, the Black Book of Outsourcing recognized Futurestep for its customer satisfaction ratings, and Futurestep was named on the HRO Today RPO Baker's Dozen list of top enterprise providers and top global providers in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

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