When the Corporate Executive Board sought to transform recruitment, it turned to its own internal knowledge base and sought help from a global partner.
BY RUSS BANHAM
Businesses across the world often turn to the Corporate Executive Board as a respected provider of knowledge on diverse subjects. With a member network of more than 120,000 professional executives spanning more than 50 countries, 2,500 employees addressing and assessing headline-grabbing business issues, and a roster of blue ribbon clients drawn from 80 percent of the Fortune 500, CEB’s singular research insights have helped
countless organizations achieve superior business
Ironically and somewhat serendipitously, these insights also led CEB executives to consider, pursue, and engage in recruitment
process outsourcing (RPO).One of CEB’smany roundtables in recent years studied recruitment process strategies. When it
began mulling outsourcing full-lifecycle recruitment for its growing, global sales executive team,
CEB drew from its own well.
“We were able to rely on and use the content and research material from our internal Recruiting Roundtable that we had published on behalf of ourmembership,” explained Eric Coffey,managing director of recruiting and HR operations at Washington, D.C. based CEB, which reported revenues of roughly $500 million last year (the company’s stock trades on NASDAQ under the symbol EXPD).