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Hudson RPO Celebrates 13 Consecutive Years on HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen List of Top Global RPO Providers

Hudson RPO Celebrates 13 Consecutive Years on HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen List of Top Global RPO Providers

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Annual Client Satisfaction Survey Reflects the Views of Senior HR Decision Makers

OLD GREENWICH, Conn., Sept. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hudson RPO, a leading global total talent solutions company owned by Hudson Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSON), announced today that for the 13th consecutive year it has ranked among HRO Today magazine’s Baker’s Dozen list of top enterprise recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers.

“Our inclusion on the Baker’s Dozen list for top global RPO providers for the 13th consecutive year is a strong indication of the best-in-class quality services we continue to deliver to our clients and the strong relationships we have built over the years. Addressing our clients’ talent needs through innovative and customized hiring solutions especially during this labor shortage market, are fundamental pillars of our success,” said Jeff Eberwein, Global CEO of Hudson RPO.

“We believe we are well positioned to continue to grow our market share and take advantage of opportunities arising from a continuously growing RPO market and increasing adoption of outsourcing services worldwide,” added Mr. Eberwein.

The annual RPO Baker’s Dozen list is based on a survey of industry professionals, including RPO clients, who analyze and rank services offered across the market. The Baker’s Dozen survey is considered a leading global indicator of top recruitment outsourcing providers.

Results of the Baker’s Dozen were based on a client satisfaction survey completed by 500 verified global customers who use recruitment outsourcing services. Respondents rated RPO providers on the overall breadth of service, deal size, and service quality.

About Hudson Global, Inc.

Hudson Global, Inc. is a leading total talent solutions provider operating under the brand name Hudson RPO. We deliver innovative, customized recruitment outsourcing and total talent solutions to organizations worldwide. Through our consultative approach, we design tailored solutions to meet our clients’ strategic growth initiatives. As a trusted advisor, we meet our commitments, deliver quality and value, and strive to exceed expectations.

For more information, please visit us at or contact us at [email protected].

Hudson RPO

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The Hudson RPO Content Team is made up of experts within the Talent Acquisition industry across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions. They provide educational and critical business insights in the form of research reports, articles, news, videos, podcasts, and more. The team ensures high-quality content that helps all readers make talent decisions with confidence.

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From Olympic talent to talent acquisition: How Conrad went from Rio to Recruitment

From Olympic talent to talent acquisition: How Conrad went from Rio to Recruitment

Margot Moore

A unique background

Conrad Rapp’s background in Sports Science enabled him to build a successful career in coaching professional athletes through the Rio and Tokyo Olympics. So how, then, did he end up recruiting some of the brightest minds into Macquarie’s European offices? As you’ll learn, Conrad’s most utilised skills were more synonymous between coaching and recruitment than you may think.

After spending five years working with Olympic and professional athletes as a Sports Physiologist and Strength Conditioning Coach, Conrad was ready to transition into a career that would give him more work-life balance and structure.

Conrad as a coach
Conrad coached athletes through the Rio and Tokyo Olympics
Conrad rowing with his dog.
Conrad still enjoys getting out on the water!

“I was getting phone calls from coaches at 11 o’clock at night for 5:30am morning sessions, as well as there being a lot of travel involved. I wanted the ability to continue to do that on the side but really try to transition into a little bit more of a corporate environment,” explains Conrad.

A friend initially introduced Conrad to the world of Recruitment and Hudson RPO. With an open mind and curious demeanour, Conrad decided to give recruitment a go, and joined our Edinburgh centre of excellence as a Sourcing Specialist. The Edinburgh office is considered the engine room of our EMEA region, and where those new to recruitment are given the opportunity to accelerate their learning and hit the ground running.

“I started at the bottom of the barrel, but I found that a lot of aspects like sourcing and the technical components of recruitment came naturally from my research and sports science background. So, I took it on pretty quickly in that sense, and just began to soak up as much as I possibly could,” Conrad says. 

Conrad's house from drone
A drone shot from above Conrad’s home

From grassroots to Macquarie Group

Within just a year, Conrad was given an opportunity to join the onsite team with our largest global client, Macquarie Group, as a Sourcing Specialist to work with hiring managers, recruiters, and candidates across a range of financial services teams. From a grassroots Sourcer, to practicing as one of the most Senior Talent Sourcing Specialists in the Macquarie Group London team, is a clear indication of Conrad’s ability and a testament to his open-minded approach.

“When I joined Macquarie – it was all new to me. To be honest, I’m not really a big finance type of person, but there are a lot of incredible individuals that work at Macquarie so that was one attractive component,” he says.

Conrad works with hiring managers across the EMEA region; from Luxemburg to London and 21 other Macquarie Group offices across the region, which has given him the chance to work with a highly diverse group of people.

“I come from a diverse background, and I’ve always enjoyed meeting people from different backgrounds. And I feel like that’s a big part of my experience – it’s this big international melting pot. You hear numerous languages and experience different cultures and it’s just an interesting environment. You’re in a very tight-knit community but you’re working on a pretty vast global platform,” says Conrad.

And when considering the juxtaposition of Olympic coaching and working for a global financial services organisation, one might question the appeal for Conrad.

“I find the environment to be very dynamic and fast paced. It doesn’t really feel corporate or large which is quite nice. And I think one of the most attractive elements is the people I interact with – they are incredibly talented and very skilled at what they do,” explains Conrad.

Surprisingly transferable skills

Conrad’s theoretical training in research has lent itself perfectly to talent sourcing, but it wasn’t just his technical skills that he has leveraged in his recruitment career.  When asked if there were any similarities between coaching and recruitment, Conrad explains that it comes down to the human aspects.

“In coaching, for instance, we tend to think it has a lot to do with the physical components, but the reality is you’re working with an individual to understand their needs and trying to create an environment to fill those needs. You’re always working towards a goal which is human-centered. Recruitment and coaching are all about being able to understand how individuals work and what their needs are; for individuals, hiring managers and teams,” explains Conrad.

He goes on, “Then there is the cultural fit, understanding what they’re looking for and translating that into finding a role for them. Another aspect I see overlap is when I do project work, you have your eyes on something and you’re always working towards a goal.”

What it comes down to for Conrad, is working with talented people – regardless of the industry. Both his previous role in coaching and now in recruitment gives Conrad the chance to operate in a highly strategic way to achieve optimal outcomes. 

“I thought there’d be a pretty interesting fit. I liked the idea that you’re creating these win-win type of scenarios with individuals and an organisation,” he says.                         

Conrad home office
Conrad now works in a fully remote position. Here he is pictured in his home office.

Contributing to the greater purpose

Working for the Macquarie Recruitment team, also means that Conrad gets involved with a broad range of project work outside of BAU recruitment, adding to the job satisfaction and giving Conrad a sense of fulfilment.

“I take on any project work that I can. One of the great exposures that I’ve had with Macquarie was working with the Green Investment Group. I had the chance to work with the newly established solar division, which led to my involvement in building up a new company to house their global offshore wind endeavours,” says Conrad.

Working with the Green Investment Group gave Conrad the chance to see how broad and far-reaching ‘finance’ can be.

“I wasn’t just focusing on finance roles. I was working with Engineers, the CFO, the Head of HR and across technical roles too. It was the chance to work on a variety of roles in order to create a company and get it up and running! There was almost a pressure that came with it and that’s also enjoyable. I mean, it’s good stress, because we could see something ahead of us and it was the chance to get involved in the creation of something big,” he explains.

The highly strategic and collaborative partnership between Macquarie and the Hudson RPO Macquarie Recruitment team gives our specialists the scope to contribute to the organisation’s greater mission. For Conrad, the exposure to Macquarie’s Green Investment Group has been impactful.

“These components of sustainability and renewability and the impact that you’re actually having is personally very important to me. It’s rewarding and fulfilling and the aspect of being able to have a say in creating these teams, ideally means I’m making a positive impact on the world from an environment standpoint. It’s attractive in that sense,” Conrad explains of his project work with the Green Investment Group.

“There’s kind of bigger picture deadlines, and we’re all working towards a bigger goal,” he says.

Finding the right work-life balance

In addition to finding a genuinely fulfilling role within the Macquarie onsite recruitment team, Conrad has also found the balance and flexibility he was searching for.

“I’m actually based in Galway now, in a fully remote position. We’re based out in the sticks, about six kilometres down a single-track road which leads to a causeway that brings you on to an island where we live in an old, thatched cottage!” says Conrad.

Originally growing up in the United States, Conrad takes advantage of Hudson RPO’s global presence and still visits the London and Edinburgh offices a few times a year which keeps him physically connected to his colleagues from both Hudson RPO and Macquarie.

“It’s kind of funny how I ended up back in the remote scenario! But I definitely still enjoy getting back to the Edinburgh office a couple of times a year. And I try to do the same thing for the London office on the Macquarie side of things,” he says.

Finding the right flexibility arrangements for our onsite teams is always prioritised, so we get the most of our client partnerships and our people get the most out of their careers.

“It’s certainly something that Hudson RPO and Macquarie have been very accommodating with which is great,” says Conrad.

Conrad with his partner, Annika.
Conrad with his partner, Annika, at their thatched home in Galway.

Like in Conrad’s journey, joining the Macquarie Recruitment team can open myriad opportunities – and there is undeniably no linear path to get here. Our internal careers team are always open to having a conversation to understand your career aspirations and potentially find you the right role within the Macquarie Recruitment team.

Are you interested in a career in RPO? Click here to read more about life at Hudson RPO or find all our open roles here.

Margot Moore

Global Brand Manager

Margot has worked across recruitment, employer branding and marketing for over 10 years. In her current role, Margot is responsible for the Hudson RPO brand and works closely with the global marketing team to ensure the consistency and quality of our brand.

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National Working Parents Day at Hudson RPO

National Working Parents Day at Hudson RPO

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 89.1% of U.S. families have at least one full-time employed parent. Today, on National Working Parents Day, we want to spotlight all our hard-working U.S. parents and caregivers at Hudson RPO. As they manage and excel in their roles both in and outside the workplace, we asked them how Hudson RPO supports them with balancing family and career.

Working in a way that works for you.

Lisa Walker supports our Virginia-based client as a Talent Acquisition & H.R. Partner. She shares: “Hudson RPO makes it possible for working parents to truly experience work-life balance!” Flexibility is a key benefit at Hudson RPO and our people are supported to work in ways that help them succeed.  Molly Champagne, Senior Recruiter in Texas, enjoys the special moments this allows her to spend with her family. “Working for Hudson RPO allows us to take our Golden Doodle on the car ride for morning drop-offs, and he makes the kids and teachers smile. My child and the furry child spend quality time together in the back seat on the way to school, which is something we all look forward to. This experience for everyone would not be possible if I had to commute into an office daily.”

Flexibility goes beyond choosing where you work; it is also about when. Our flexible working schedule allows for flexibility in start and end times while allowing for collaboration and connection during our core hours in the middle of the day, flextime as we like to call it. In addition, flextime helps all our employees adjust their daily schedules to suit their lifestyles. Timothy Gibson, our skilled Talent Acquisition specialist in Florida, feels that Hudson RPO understands that some things cannot wait. “Hudson RPO understands that some things for your family cannot wait until after 5pm during the week. I’m extremely grateful this company cares about me as a person, and being a parent is most important to who I am.”  

"3 Kids, 3 Different Schools. Hudson RPO allows me to flex my schedule where needed to attend family events while continuing my professional development." - Erica in Solution Design & Internal Careers Manager

Development opportunities

At Hudson RPO, we are all about opportunities. We love to support you as you grow your skills and experiences while developing personally and professionally. It comes naturally when your business is about talent! Jessica Shelton, our Internal Recruiter, based in Tampa and a single Mom of four, shares: “As a single parent of 4 growing boys, the flexibility and work-life balance that Hudson RPO offers has provided us with a healthy environment in a new season. I appreciate that I can put my family first without having to sacrifice opportunities to grow in my career.”

Development opportunities at Hudson RPO are available to employees at every level and include both offline and online formal training. For example, our e-learning platform in partnership with SocialTalent allows you to learn anytime, anywhere on your chosen learning path that aligns with your aspirations.

Jessica and family
"As a single parent of 4 growing boys, the flexibility and work-life balance that Hudson RPO offers has provided us with a healthy environment." - Jessica Shelton, Internal Recruiter

Bringing your most authentic self to work

Being in the business of people, we are committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We believe that building a welcoming and inclusive culture is essential to our employees doing their best work and what we can achieve together as an organization. Kasey (in the picture at the top of this page), our Canada-based Director of Client Delivery, puts it best: “Working for Hudson RPO allows me to balance my life as a Manager and a Mom. I never miss my son’s hockey or baseball games. In turn, they benefit from all the qualities being a Mom has allowed me to develop.”

We encourage an environment where everyone’s voice is heard and valued, and you can bring your whole self to work. Jennifer, our Implementation Manager shares: As a working parent, I am thankful to work at Hudson RPO. Everyone supports each other and jumps in to help whenever needed. You can see that family is a priority, which is a great feeling with a little boy at home!

"I think every working Mom at some point fears they are putting their children second place to work. Hudson RPO offers a culture that embraces a work-life balance that encourages putting family as a priority. The struggle and juggle of working parents is real but highly appreciated as an employee of Hudson RPO.” - Liz Borchers, Account Manager

Are you looking for a career with balance and flexibility? Find out more about life at Hudson RPO or explore our open positions.

Hudson RPO

Content Team

The Hudson RPO Content Team is made up of experts within the Talent Acquisition industry across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions. They provide educational and critical business insights in the form of research reports, articles, news, videos, podcasts, and more. The team ensures high-quality content that helps all readers make talent decisions with confidence.

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