TrueBlue’s PeopleScout Named a Global Leader in Everest Group’s 2024 Recruitment Process Outsourcing Services Peak Matrix® Assessment

TACOMA, Wash., June 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI), a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions, today announced that its global talent solutions brand, PeopleScout, has been named a global Leader in leading research firm Everest Group’s 2024 Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment for the sixth consecutive year.

“PeopleScout’s steady geographic expansion and expertise in hiring for a wide variety of roles across healthcare, retail, and manufacturing industries have enabled it to develop a comprehensive value proposition for RPO buyers,” said Arkadev “Arko” Basak, Partner, Everest Group. “Its recent launch of tech-driven agile and modularized RPO solutions, as well as continued investments in its talent advisory and proprietary Affinix technology platform, have helped it to maintain its position as a Leader in Everest Group’s Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2024 – Global.”

Everest Group classifies RPO service providers into three categories: Aspirants, Major Contenders and Leaders, the highest designation. The firm’s proprietary PEAK Matrix® characterizes Leaders as being ahead of the curve in “demonstrating strong vision and capability to support their clients” and at the forefront of “investing in developing emerging capabilities, including consulting, value-add services, skill-based support and generative AI.” Leaders are also selected for their multi-regional capabilities and significant global presence.

“We are honored to again receive a Leader distinction from Everest Group, which is a direct reflection of the continued dedication and best-in-class service our team delivers every day,” said Rick Betori, President of PeopleScout and EVP of TrueBlue. “As we forge stronger connections throughout the talent ecosystem with our best-fit technology, scalable offerings and unrivaled in-house talent advisory expertise, we remain unwavering in our commitment to building sustainable talent strategies that drive results and improve business outcomes for our clients.”

Everest Group’s assessment of PeopleScout on this year’s PEAK Matrix® highlighted the following key strengths:

  • PeopleScout has significant global capabilities, with proven expertise supporting large and mid-size enterprises across a variety of sectors, with solutions rooted in their partnership-led approach.
  • PeopleScout recently launched two agile RPO offerings in response to evolving buyer demands:
    • PeopleScout Accelerate™, a tech-enabled, quick implementation RPO solution.
    • PeopleScout Amplifiers™, a suite of modular talent solutions, providing customizable and stand-alone services for talent mapping, talent sourcing, Recruiter On-Demand™, candidate assessments, and onboarding and retention.
  • PeopleScout continues to invest in its proprietary and cloud-based technology platform Affinix™, which offers functionality across the talent acquisition spectrum, from candidate sourcing and matching to customized reporting and analytics.
  • PeopleScout’s talent advisory services include consulting and value-added services across employer branding, recruitment marketing strategy and activation, talent insights and workforce planning, DE&I strategy and candidate assessments.
  • By capitalizing on its contingent talent acquisition capabilities and technology, PeopleScout successfully delivers total talent solutions, and helps buyers with early careers hiring and high-volume recruitment.

Everest Group’s research is based on three key sources of information, updated annually: its database of approximately 6,400 RPO deals, the operational capability of the 50+ assessed RPO service providers, and buyer references interviews and ongoing buyer surveys and interactions. The analyses in the report are presented at two levels: overall market analysis and current market trends based on deal activity in the last five years.

To learn more about the RPO Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2024, visit the Everest Group website.

About PeopleScout 
PeopleScout, a TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) company, is a global talent solutions leader that provides unmatched scalability to meet the hiring needs of organizations of all sizes. It connects clients with top talent through Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Managed Service Provider (MSP), Total Workforce Solutions, and talent and technology advisory services. PeopleScout is helping talent leaders harness the power of data, drive decisions and exceed expectations through tech-charged solutions founded on machine learning and AI. PeopleScout’s legacy of service and partnership has led to consistent recognition as a leader by industry analysts. For more information, visit peoplescout.com.

About TrueBlue
TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) is a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions that help clients achieve business growth and improve productivity. In 2023, TrueBlue served 67,000 clients and connected approximately 464,000 people to work. Its PeopleReady segment offers on-demand, industrial staffing; PeopleScout offers recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed service provider (MSP) solutions to a wide variety of industries; and PeopleManagement offers contingent, on-site industrial staffing and commercial driver services. Learn more at trueblue.com.

Time is Running Out to Close the Widening Skills Gap, Reveals New Research from TrueBlue’s PeopleScout in Partnership with Spotted Zebra

Study reveals 90 percent of HR leaders believe that half of their workforce will need to be reskilled in the next five years

CHICAGO – January 23, 2024 – TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI), a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions, today announced the results of a comprehensive study from leading recruitment process outsourcing provider PeopleScout, a TrueBlue company, and Spotted Zebra, an award-winning HR tech company. The study’s findings demonstrate the surprising conclusion that nine out of 10 HR leaders believe that up to 50 percent of their workforce will need to be reskilled in the next five years, with only seven percent reporting an active investment in their reskilling programs.

Global Labor Trends & the Skills Countdown

The pivotal research report, The Skills Crisis Countdown, offers an unprecedented look into the evolving workforce skills landscape and the growing disconnect between employee capabilities and business needs that highlights the importance of adopting a skills-based talent acquisition and management strategy. An estimated 85 million jobs could go unfilled by 2030 that will cost $8.5 trillion in lost revenue, according to The World Economic Forum. The report indicates talent shortages are the most widespread across industries including education, hospitality, healthcare, technology, and manufacturing. Approximately 80 percent of organizations reported their top workforce challenge is recruiting skilled talent, followed by retaining key personnel and upskilling current employees.

Employers are Ill-Prepared for the Future

Global trends like automation, AI adoption, the green economy and workforce demographic shifts are rapidly changing the skills needed for jobs, making skills gaps and shortages more acute. Despite this essential need for skills alignment, companies continue to prioritize degrees and experience over skills when making hiring decisions. This may be rooted in an overall unfamiliarity with skills-based talent strategies, as one in two HR leaders admitted to lacking an understanding of skills-based practices that would support these workforce strategies.

“As a trusted talent advisor to a vast portfolio of clients across almost all industries, we are seeing that the widening skills gap is one of the top challenges facing organizations today,” said Rick Betori, President of PeopleScout & EVP of TrueBlue. “This new research is a critical step in understanding the current disconnect between the demands of the future workforce and traditional hiring practices, ultimately emphasizing why skills-based talent strategies are now mission critical for an organization’s long-term success.”

Technology Accelerates the Skills Conversation

Technology adoption is accelerating the need to evolve skills, with 50 percent of HR leaders anticipating that job roles at their organizations will transform due to shifts in required skill sets. However, the report reveals another disparity regarding perceived importance of technology skills. Despite skyrocketing demand, both employers and employees undervalue skills in technology, ranking it second to last when asked which skills are most important for the future. Furthermore, 34 percent of employers lack any plans for workforce adoption of automation and AI.

“In just a few short months, GAI went from an abstract concept to a tangible force with dramatic impacts worldwide. Skills profiles across industries have already changed dramatically and will continue to evolve rapidly,” said Simon Wright, Global Head of Talent Advisory Consulting of PeopleScout. “This research reveals that many HR leaders are not ready for this transformation. Closing the widening skills gap will require better alignment on the importance of tech literacy.”

Becoming a Skills-Based Organization

“Skills-based talent strategies are essential, and the clock is ticking for employers across all regions and industries,” said Nick Shaw, Founder & Chief Customer Officer of Spotted Zebra. “Without future-focused skills strategies for both hiring and development, organizations will suffer lost revenue and productivity when critical jobs are left unfilled.”

Shaw and Wright will present the research findings in a webinar on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at 11 am CST. Register for the webinar here.

The PeopleScout report combined data from more than 2,000 employees surveyed across Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America and insights from a statistically significant number of senior Human Resources and Talent Acquisition leaders from organizations around the world, across sectors and sizes.

Download the full report here for more survey findings and actionable insights for employers.

About TrueBlue

TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) is a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions that help clients achieve business growth and improve productivity. In 2022, TrueBlue served 84,000 clients and connected approximately 611,000 people to work. Its PeopleReady segment offers on-demand, industrial staffing; PeopleManagement offers contingent, on-site industrial staffing and commercial driver services; and PeopleScout offers recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed service provider (MSP) solutions to a wide variety of industries. Learn more at trueblue.com.

About PeopleScout

PeopleScout, a TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) company, is a leading RPO provider managing talent solutions that span the global economy, with end-to-end MSP and talent advisory capabilities supporting total workforce needs. PeopleScout boasts over 90% client retention managing the most complex programs in the industry. The company’s forward-looking talent professionals provide clients with the edge in the people business by consistently delivering now while anticipating what’s next. Affinix™, PeopleScout’s proprietary talent acquisition platform, empowers faster engagement with the best talent through an AI-driven, consumer-like candidate experience and optimizes the talent process through data and actionable insights. Leveraging the power of data gleaned from engaging millions of candidates and contingent associates every year, PeopleScout has served clients in more than 70 countries with headquarters in Chicago, Sydney and London and global delivery centers in Toronto, Montreal, Bristol, Krakow, Gurgaon and Bangalore. For more information, please visit www.peoplescout.com.

About Spotted Zebra

Spotted Zebra empowers organizations to make skills-based decisions throughout the entire talent lifecycle—from hiring to reskilling to succession planning. Its skills-based workforce management platform features three applications—the award-winning Hiring application for skills-based recruitment; the Mobility application for reskilling; and the Development application for succession planning. Spotted Zebra was founded in 2020 by repeat founder and internet entrepreneur Ian Monk and qualified occupational psychologist and former MD of SHL Nick Shaw. Find out more at spottedzebra.co.uk.

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[On-Demand] The Ticking Talent Clock: Is Time Running Out to Address the Skills Crisis?

[On-Demand] The Ticking Talent Clock: Is Time Running Out to Address the Skills Crisis?

With the rapid advancement of AI, accelerated digitalization and the greening of the economy, businesses are grappling with the changing nature of work—how we work and the types of jobs we do. In fact, a new research report from PeopleScout and Spotted Zebra, The Skills Crisis Countdown, reveals that nine in 10 HR leaders believe that up to half of their workforce will need new skills to perform their jobs in the next five years. Yet, only less than one in 10 say they are actively investing in reskilling programs.

Are HR leaders running out of time?

Join PeopleScout’s Global Head of Talent Consulting Simon Wright and Spotted Zebra’s Chief Customer Officer Nick Shaw as they delve into the key findings from the research, lay bare the skills crisis and show why the clock is ticking for HR leaders.

In the webinar, Simon and Nick cover:

  • How organizations are addressing the mismatch in skills demand and supply
  • The current state of skills utilization, skills-based hiring and the need to expand talent pools
  • Strategies for improving talent mobility (including case studies and success stories)
  • Practical steps you can take to transition to a skills-focused model
  • And more!

 

PeopleScout Named Talent Provider of Year by TIARA Talent Solutions Awards Europe

The global RPO leader was also recognized as the Best Talent Solutions Firm to Work For and Won the Employer Brand Award

LONDON – OCTOBER 16, 2023– PeopleScout has received three honors from the TIARA Talent Solutions Awards Europe. The company was named both Talent Provider of the Year and Best Talent Solutions Firm to Work For as well as the winner of the Employer Brand award.

 “We are delighted to receive this recognition from TIARA Talent Solutions Awards Europe as evidence of our fresh, creative and bold approach to the work we do for our clients,” said PeopleScout Executive Leader and Group Managing Director of EMEA and APAC, Andrew Wilkinson. “This achievement is a testament not only to our innovative approaches to our clients’ challenges, but also our internal focus on enhancing our own employee experience.”

The judges cited PeopleScout’s consistency in developing creative solutions to client challenges and use of strong processes to deliver impressive results as evidence to support their recognition as Talent Provider of the Year. PeopleScout also demonstrated the use of a bold and inventive employer brand strategy, creating what the judges called a “hugely improved presence for the client through clever, lively and diverse creative work.” Finally, the company’s focus on their people, including processes to provide support, education and training for their employees, was apparent to the judges, earning PeopleScout the distinction of Best Talent Solutions Firm to Work For.

The TIARA Talent Solutions Awards Europe are open to all HR and employer teams who operate within Europe and set the standard for excellence, innovation and achievement, enabling employers to showcase the incredible work they do in talent acquisition.

All award entries are reviewed throughout a three-stage judging process to ensure credibility and enhance prestige for all those recognized. Once an initial shortlist of finalists is identified by TALiNT Partners’ senior team, a second round of review is conducted by a panel of distinguished industry judges before the final judging day where winners are selected across 13 categories.

See the full list of 2023 TIARA Talent Solutions Awards Europe here.

About PeopleScout 
PeopleScout, a TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) company, is a leading RPO provider managing talent solutions that span the global economy, with end-to-end MSP and talent advisory capabilities supporting total workforce needs. PeopleScout boasts over 90% client retention managing the most complex programs in the industry. The company’s thousands of forward-looking talent professionals provide clients with the edge in the people business by consistently delivering now while anticipating what’s next. Affinix™, PeopleScout’s proprietary talent acquisition platform, empowers faster engagement with the best talent through an AI-driven, consumer-like candidate experience and optimizes the talent process through data and actionable insights. Leveraging the power of data gleaned from engaging millions of candidates and contingent associates every year, PeopleScout has served clients in more than 70 countries with headquarters in Chicago, Sydney and London and global delivery centers in Toronto, Montreal, Bristol, Krakow, Gurgaon and Bangalore. For more information, please visit www.peoplescout.com.    

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PeopleScout Named a 2023 Global Leader in Recruitment Process Outsourcing by Everest Group for Fifth Consecutive Year 

Everest Group recognized PeopleScout as a Leader in North America and a Major Contender in EMEA and APAC 

CHICAGO – June 14, 2023 – PeopleScout has been named a Leader in Everest Group’s Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2023 for the fifth consecutive year. In addition to being named a global Leader, PeopleScout was also named a Leader in North America and a Major Contender in both EMEA and APAC.   

“PeopleScout continues to generate more value for its clients by steadily expanding its geographic footprint and client portfolio. It continues to invest in improving its Affinix™ ecosystem and in adding strategic advisory and consulting services to its offerings,” said Arkadev Basak, Partner, Everest Group. “Its deep expertise and strong brand recall in North America remained strong in 2022. This enabled PeopleScout to hold its position as a Leader both globally and in North America in Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO).”   

Everest Group classifies RPO service providers into three ascending categories of Aspirants, Major Contenders and the highest designation, Leaders. Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix® framework assesses the market impact and overall delivery capability of RPO service providers.  

“It’s an honor to receive this distinction as recognition of our success in delivering specialized talent solutions, our world-class talent advisory services and the breadth and depth of our industry-specific expertise,” said Rick Betori, President of PeopleScout. “As our clients’ strategic advisors, we remain steadfast in our commitment to bringing forward flexible and creative solutions to their toughest talent challenges, supporting their workforce needs now and into the future.” 

Everest Group’s assessment of PeopleScout on this year’s PEAK Matrix highlighted the following key strengths:   

  • PeopleScout is a global provider of specialized workforce solutions including RPO, CWM and talent advisory services. 
  • PeopleScout has expertise in sourcing blue- and white- collar talent for roles in engineering and IT, healthcare delivery, and sales and marketing. 
  • PeopleScout operates and serves buyers across multiple regions. In EMEA, PeopleScout has a growing presence, with an emphasis on the UK market, where it engages primarily with buyers in the government/public sector and high-tech verticals. In APAC, PeopleScout serves buyers from diverse sectors such as high-tech, retail and healthcare. 
  • PeopleScout has had success in delivering total talent solutions as well as helping buyers with early careers hiring and high-volume recruitment. 
  • PeopleScout’s talent advisory teams support buyers on a wide range of consulting engagements, including employer branding and recruitment marketing, candidate assessment, workforce planning, DE&I strategy and talent market insights. 
  • PeopleScout continues to invest in its proprietary, modular, cloud-based recruitment platform, Affinix™, which offers features of ATS/CRM, AI-based sourcing and screening, career websites, and virtual and text-based interviews, as well as a high-volume recruitment solution. Affinix Analytics provides users with visibility into key recruitment metrics around hiring workflows and SLA adherence through customizable views and dashboards. 

Everest Group’s research is based on three key sources of information: its database of approximately 5,200 RPO deals, the operational capability of the 45+ assessed RPO service providers and ongoing buyer surveys and interactions. To be named a Leader, RPO providers must have the highest maturity levels in market impact, vision and capability.  

To learn more about the RPO Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2023 visit the Everest Group website.  

About PeopleScout  
PeopleScout, a TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) company, is a leading RPO provider managing talent solutions that span the global economy, with end-to-end MSP and talent advisory capabilities supporting total workforce needs. PeopleScout boasts 96% client retention managing the most complex programs in the industry. The company’s thousands of forward-looking talent professionals provide clients with the edge in the people business by consistently delivering now while anticipating what’s next. Affinix™, PeopleScout’s proprietary talent acquisition platform, empowers faster engagement with the best talent through an AI-driven, consumer-like candidate experience and optimizes the talent process through data and actionable insights. Leveraging the power of data gleaned from engaging millions of candidates and contingent associates every year, PeopleScout has served clients in more than 70 countries with headquarters in Chicago, Sydney and London and global delivery centers in Toronto, Montreal, Bristol, Krakow, Gurgaon and Bangalore. For more information, please visit www.peoplescout.com.     
 

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Taylor Winchell 
Senior Manager, External Communications 
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PeopleScout Named a Leader in All Categories in NelsonHall’s 2023 NEAT Vendor Evaluation for RPO and Total Talent

PeopleScout identified as a global leader for the fifth time in a row, recognized for innovation in service and technology

Chicago – April 20, 2023 – PeopleScout has been recognized as a Leader, the highest rating, in every category of NelsonHall’s global 2023 NEAT Vendor Evaluation for RPO and Total Talent. The categories include Innovation in Service and Innovation in Technology/Tools as well as an Overall rating.

Jeanine Crane-Thompson, Principal HR Research Analyst at NelsonHall, said: “PeopleScout’s broad range of RPO and talent solutions, underpinned by its deep consulting expertise and technology innovation, were instrumental in its placement as a Leader in this year’s NEAT, consolidating its position as a key RPO & Total Talent player.”

NEAT is NelsonHall’s vendor evaluation and assessment tool, offering companies around the world a comprehensive assessment of vendors’ offerings and capabilities. The NEAT for RPO allows strategic sourcing managers to assess the capability of vendors across a range of criteria and business situations to identify the best performing vendors overall, and with specific capability in technology/tools innovation and services innovation. 

“As our clients’ strategic advisors—whether it be in developing a compelling and authentic employer brand, creating a seamless candidate experience or implementing the right recruitment tech stack—we have an unwavering commitment to supporting their unique workforce needs,” said Rick Betori, PeopleScout President. “This recognition from NelsonHall is evidence of that commitment, and the breadth and sophistication of the services we provide.” 

Highlights from NelsonHall’s evaluation of PeopleScout on the 2023 NEAT Vendor Evaluation include the company’s:

  • Broad range of existing and new RPO and talent solutions, including those offered across the TrueBlue family of brands, providing more comprehensive solutions and business synergy opportunities
  • Deep expertise in Talent Advisory services, notably employer branding, assessment, recruitment marketing and consulting for the future of work
  • An established proprietary technology platform, Affinix™, and demonstrated innovation within the next-generation platform including:
    • Advanced use of automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning
    • The “Ask Affinix” feature within Affinix Analytics
    • Roadmap of technology and tools to augment Affinix
  • Continued focus on service delivery excellence

A Leader designation on the NEAT vendor evaluation is based on a combination of analyst assessments and feedback from the RPO vendor’s clients. Interviews with clients focus on measuring the vendor’s ability to deliver immediate benefit as well as evaluating the vendor’s suitability to meet future requirements.  

Learn more about PeopleScout’s 2023 NelsonHall NEAT Vendor Evaluation by downloading the full report .

About NelsonHall
NelsonHall is the leading global analyst firm dedicated to helping organizations understand the ‘art of the possible’ in digital operations transformation. With analysts in the U.S., U.K., Continental Europe, and India, NelsonHall provides buy-side organizations with detailed, critical information on markets and vendors (including NEAT assessments) that helps them make fast and highly informed sourcing decisions. And for vendors, NelsonHall provides deep knowledge of market dynamics and user requirements to help them hone their go-to-market strategies. NelsonHall’s research is based on rigorous, all-original research, and is widely respected for the quality, depth, and insight of its analysis.

About PeopleScout 
PeopleScout, a TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) company, is a leading RPO provider managing talent solutions that span the global economy, with end-to-end MSP and talent advisory capabilities supporting total workforce needs. PeopleScout boasts 96% client retention managing the most complex programs in the industry. The company’s thousands of forward-looking talent professionals provide clients with the edge in the people business by consistently delivering now while anticipating what’s next. Affinix™, PeopleScout’s proprietary talent acquisition platform, empowers faster engagement with the best talent through an AI-driven, consumer-like candidate experience and optimizes the talent process through data and actionable insights. Leveraging the power of data gleaned from engaging millions of candidates and contingent associates every year, PeopleScout has served clients in more than 70 countries with headquarters in Chicago, Sydney and London and global delivery centers in Toronto, Montreal, Bristol, Krakow, Gurgaon and Bangalore. For more information, please visit www.peoplescout.com.    

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Taylor Winchell
Senior Manager, External Communications
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1-253-680-8291

TrueBlue Announces Executive Leadership Appointments

Kristy Willis named President of PeopleReady; Rick Betori named President of PeopleScout; Caroline Sabetti named Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of TrueBlue.

TACOMA, Wash., April 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — TrueBlue, a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions, today announced the appointment of three executive leaders.

TrueBlue Announces Executive Leadership Appointments Kristy Willis President, PeopleReady Rick Betori, President PeopleScout Caroline Sabetti, Chief Marketing & Communications Office, TrueBlue
Kristy Willis named President of PeopleReady; Rick Betori named President of PeopleScout; Caroline Sabetti named Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of TrueBlue.

Kristy Willis has been named President of PeopleReady. With TrueBlue’s PeopleReady brand since 2018, Willis has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of the staffing industry. She most recently served as PeopleReady’s Chief Sales and Operations Officer.

Rick Betori has been named President of PeopleScout. With TrueBlue since 2011, Betori has broad experience in both digital transformation and operations. He most recently served as PeopleScout’s Managing Director of the Americas.

Willis and Betori succeed Taryn Owen, who served as brand president for both PeopleReady and PeopleScout prior to being appointed President & COO of TrueBlue in September 2022. Owen now oversees all operating brands — PeopleReady, PeopleScout, and PeopleManagement — as well as the company’s technology, human resources and marketing and communications functions.

Caroline Sabetti has been named Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of TrueBlue. With TrueBlue since 2002, she most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer for PeopleReady and PeopleScout, and Senior Vice President of Communications for TrueBlue.

“Kristy, Rick and Caroline have each demonstrated the foresight, leadership integrity, and purpose-driven mindset required to move our business forward,” said Taryn Owen, President & COO of TrueBlue. “I have every confidence that their combined strengths, along with those of the rest of our executive leadership team, will position TrueBlue for success as we pursue our vision to be the talent solution for the changing world of work.”

Biographies

Kristy Willis
Kristy Willis has served as President of PeopleReady since March of 2023. With TrueBlue since 2018, Willis most recently served as Chief Sales and Operations Officer of PeopleReady. Prior to that, she served as PeopleReady’s Chief Sales Officer. Before joining PeopleReady, Willis had a nearly 20-year career with the Adecco Group, most recently serving as Senior Vice President for the Western Division with responsibility for leading sales, service delivery, fulfillment, operations and financial management. Prior to that, she held various senior leadership roles with Adecco.

Rick Betori
Rick Betori has served as President of PeopleScout since March 2023. With TrueBlue since 2011, Betori most recently served as Managing Director of the Americas for PeopleScout. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Innovation for PeopleReady. From 2011 to 2015, Betori served as President of former TrueBlue operating brand, StudentScout. Prior to joining TrueBlue, he served as President of Wonderlic, Inc. from 2007 to 2011 and before that as the President of an independent Management Consulting firm.

Caroline Sabetti
Caroline Sabetti has served as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of the Company since March 2023. With TrueBlue since 2002, Sabetti most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer for PeopleScout and PeopleReady, and Senior Vice President of Communications for TrueBlue. Over her tenure, she has supported each of TrueBlue’s business segments. Prior to joining TrueBlue, Sabetti spent five years at Kelly Services where she gained experience across all aspects of staffing operations and sales.

About TrueBlue  
TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) is a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions that help clients achieve business growth and improve productivity. In 2022, TrueBlue served 84,000 clients and connected approximately 611,000 people to work. Its PeopleReady segment offers on-demand, industrial and highly skilled staffing; PeopleManagement offers contingent, on-site industrial staffing and commercial driver services; and PeopleScout offers recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed service provider (MSP) solutions to a wide variety of industries. Learn more at www.trueblue.com.  

PeopleReady specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, retail and hospitality. Leveraging its game changing JobStack staffing app and presence in more than 600 markets throughout North America, PeopleReady put approximately 226,000 people to work in 2022. Learn more at www.peopleready.com.

PeopleScout is a leading RPO provider with end-to-end MSP and talent advisory capabilities supporting total workforce needs. Affinix, PeopleScout’s proprietary mobile-first talent acquisition platform, empowers faster engagement with the best talent through an AI-driven, consumer-like candidate experience. Leveraging the power of data gleaned from engaging with millions of candidates every year, PeopleScout enhances talent intelligence for clients in more than 70 countries with headquarters in Chicago, Sydney and London and global delivery centers in Toronto, Montreal, Bristol, Krakow, Gurgaon and Bangalore. PeopleScout connected approximately 335,000 people with work in 2022. Learn more at www.peoplescout.com.

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TrueBlue’s PeopleReady, PeopleScout and PeopleManagement Named Top Workplaces for Third Consecutive Year

TACOMA, Wash.—March 2, 2023—TrueBlue is pleased to announce that its PeopleReady, PeopleScout and PeopleManagement brands have all been named Top Workplaces in the USA based on feedback from employees. This award celebrates nationally recognized companies that prioritize a people-centered culture and give employees a voice.

Companies named to the Top Workplaces USA list are chosen based solely on results gathered through an employee survey conducted by employee engagement technology partner, Energage. The research-backed employee engagement survey captures anonymous responses to statements centered around four culture imperatives—alignment, connection, coaching and performance. Survey results are compared to benchmarks established from more than 16 years of data from 27 million employee surveys across 70,000 organizations.  

“As The People Company, our employees are our greatest strength, and we are committed to maintaining a culture where they can advance and thrive,” said Taryn Owen, president and COO of TrueBlue. “To receive this distinction for the third consecutive year, based on employee feedback, is both an honor and a motivator to further our focus on fostering an employee-first culture.”

“Earning a Top Workplaces award is a badge of honor for companies, especially because it comes authentically from their employees,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. “That’s something to be proud of. In today’s market, leaders must ensure they’re allowing employees to have a voice and be heard. That’s paramount. Top Workplaces do this, and it pays dividends.”

See the full list of 2023 Top Workplaces USA here.

About TrueBlue’s Top Workplaces:  

PeopleReady specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, retail and hospitality. Leveraging its game changing JobStack staffing app and presence in more than 600 markets throughout North America, PeopleReady served approximately 83,000 businesses and put approximately 226,000 people to work in 2022. Learn more at www.peopleready.com.

PeopleScout is a leading RPO provider with end-to-end MSP and talent advisory capabilities supporting total workforce needs. Affinix, PeopleScout’s proprietary mobile-first talent acquisition platform, empowers faster engagement with the best talent through an AI-driven, consumer-like candidate experience. Leveraging the power of data gleaned from engaging with millions of candidates every year, PeopleScout enhances talent intelligence for clients in more than 70 countries with headquarters in Chicago, Sydney and London and global delivery centers in Toronto, Montreal, Bristol, Krakow, Gurgaon and Bangalore. PeopleScout connected approximately 335,000 people with work in 2022. Learn more at www.peoplescout.com.

PeopleManagement is TrueBlue’s workforce management division, which specializes in on-site and contingent workforces. Across three staffing businesses—Centerline Drivers, SIMOS Solutions, and Staff Management | SMX—PeopleManagement combines innovative, technology-based solutions with workforce strategy to help bridge talent gaps and prepare tomorrow’s supply chain talent for the future. From manufacturing and fulfillment to distribution and transportation, PeopleManagement connects Fortune 1000 supply chain companies with hundreds of thousands of workers, helping companies meet workers where they are and how they want to work, whether they are looking for part-time, temporary or full-time work. 

About TrueBlue  
TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) is a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions that help clients achieve business growth and improve productivity.  In 2022, TrueBlue served 84,000 clients and connected approximately 611,000 people to work. Its PeopleReady segment offers on-demand, industrial staffing; PeopleManagement offers contingent, on-site industrial staffing and commercial driver services; and PeopleScout offers recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed service provider (MSP) solutions to a wide variety of industries. Learn more at www.trueblue.com

About Energage
Making the world a better place to work together.Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 16 years of culture research and the results from 27 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations,  Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit www.energage.com or www.topworkplaces.com.

Less Than Two in 10 Job Seekers Rate Their Recent Recruitment Process Experience as Excellent

PeopleScout’s latest research reveals hard truths about candidate expectations versus the reality of their experiences  

CHICAGO–January 25, 2023 – Today’s job market is experiencing a clear disparity between candidate expectations and the reality they face when searching for and applying for jobs, according to a recent report by leading recruitment process outsourcing provider PeopleScout, a TrueBlue company. Survey findings showed that less than two in 10 candidates would rate their experience as “excellent”—a clear indicator that expectations for their job search are not being met by employers. The global research report, Inside the Candidate Experience, surveyed over 2,400 job seekers and analyzed 217 companies around the globe to see how employers stacked up against candidate expectations.  

Technology, social media and lightning-fast consumer experiences have driven job seekers to expect seamless, quick, digital-first experiences. For employers to succeed in this market, they must deliver the same intuitive and personalized experience. For example, survey results showed that two-thirds of candidates use social media to research companies during their job search. Yet, a third of employers are not consistently posting career-related content to their social channels.  

Job seekers also showed a desire to make an emotional connection with prospective employers. The study revealed that an organization’s mission, purpose and values are top considerations for candidates when deciding whether to apply for a job. Yet less than half of organizations include this information on their career site. Also, 35% of employers do not feature real employees in their recruitment material.  

In addition, candidates want to know that applying to an organization is worth their time and effort. Of those surveyed, 21% of candidates said lack of information regarding next steps would make them likely to drop out of the process after applying, but less than two in 10 employers provided candidates with those details. Plus, only 30% of employers clearly stated that adjustments were available for candidates with disabilities prior to starting an application. 

“In my conversations with talent acquisition leaders, it’s clear organizations understand the importance of the candidate experience, yet our research reveals that employers have a long way to go to meet candidates’ expectations,” said Simon Wright, PeopleScout’s Head of Global Talent Advisory Consulting. “PeopleScout strives to make the recruitment process as seamless as possible for both parties, and our hope is that this serves as a rallying cry for employers to get serious about making improvements to their candidate experience, especially as hiring has become so challenging.”   

Download PeopleScout’s full report here for more survey findings and actionable insights for employers. 

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PeopleScout Recognized for Industry Expertise With Five 2022 Recruitment Marketing Awards

UK-Based Awards Program Gives Distinction for PeopleScout’s Innovation and Creativity in Their Work with Clients

LONDON – December 2, 2022 – PeopleScout has been named a five-time winner in the 2022 Recruitment Marketing Awards, in recognition of their success in film, copywriting, art direction and recruitment effectiveness on various client projects.

Since its launch in 1980, the Recruitment Marketing Awards have recognized excellence and professionalism in recruitment marketing and talent management. A total of 28 awards are given annually. One winner is selected in each category, after careful review by two judging panels.

“Winning five awards this year is an exceptional testament to our team’s expertise and innovation, which have been matched by our client’s open-mindedness and trust,” said PeopleScout’s UK Managing Director, Jonathan Porter. “I’m delighted that the creativity of our work has been recognised by industry peers.”

PeopleScout’s winning entries include:

Best Recruitment Effectiveness for Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport was struggling to fill positions, compounded by long security clearance times delaying hiring decisions and flight demands increasing in the wake of the pandemic. The PeopleScout team was brought in to recruit 400 officers over six months, which quickly grew to over 1,000, and to significantly increase the diversity of candidates. Heathrow was able to hire the staff it needed and improved diversity, with 48% of new hires being female. Judges called this campaign “a clear winner showcasing recruiting into a difficult role at a difficult time.”

Best Film under £5,000 for Westminster City Council
With a new employer value proposition aligned to the theme “All kinds of extraordinary,” this film was used to help Westminster City Council demonstrate the inspiring work of its employees and the difference it makes to local authorities. PeopleScout took a storytelling approach, with the film following the personal journey and tragedy of one individual. Judges found the campaign “well scripted, well executed, raw and authentic, which resulted in its effectiveness.”

Best Copywriting for Kent County Council
This recruitment campaign sought to dispel misconceptions about the potential of adult social care as a career choice, seeking to establish it as the vibrant, vital and meaningful profession that it is. The judges called the script “very powerful and emotive.” The film was viewed by 410,000 people and Kent County Council’s career site received 8,500 campaign clicks, resulting in 300 applicants. However, the real results were cultural, empowering care workers to have pride in their work and recognise the value of their achievements.

Best Film £5,001 to £15,000 for Kent County Council
With a challenging target of recruiting 100 adult care workers amidst a hiring crisis within the sector, Kent County Council turned to PeopleScout to help demonstrate the potential of this career. The film was used to tell real stories of real people working for the council, focusing on the themes of bravery, dignity and pride. Kent County Council was able to fill the 100 vacancies, in part due to what judges called “effective messaging with a proper call to action.”

Best Art Direction for London Borough of Hillingdon
PeopleScout was tasked with demonstrating the potential for people to make a positive impact by working for the London Borough of Hillingdon, as well as showcasing local attractions. To achieve this, the tagline “That’s the Hillingdon feeling” was adopted. The visuals and accompanying text focused on both individual roles and more general opportunities, outlining the potential for people to grow with Hillingdon. The client’s goal was to make the borough “stand out in a big, bold and unmissable way,” and the suite of imagery did that, while also meeting the borough’s core vision of putting its residents first. The judges felt this campaign “showed good use of their own people, properties and landscape.”
 
PeopleScout’s UK-based talent advisory practice provides world-class expertise in employer branding, recruitment marketing, assessment, DE&I consulting, talent market insights and more. Their passionate team of problem solvers—from psychologists and creatives to strategists and technologists—offer a depth and breadth of experience gained over 30 years of creating award-winning strategies for clients across the globe in every sector.

See the full list of 2022 RMA winners here.

About PeopleScout  
PeopleScout, a TrueBlue (NYSE:TBI) company, is a leading RPO provider managing talent solutions that span the global economy, with end-to-end MSP and talent advisory capabilities supporting total workforce needs. PeopleScout boasts 97% client retention managing the most complex programs in the industry. The company’s thousands of forward-looking talent professionals provide clients with the edge in the people business by consistently delivering now while anticipating what’s next. Affinix™, PeopleScout’s proprietary talent acquisition platform, empowers faster engagement with the best talent through an AI-driven, consumer-like candidate experience and optimizes the talent process through data and actionable insights. Leveraging the power of data gleaned from engaging millions of candidates and contingent associates every year, PeopleScout has served clients in more than 70 countries with headquarters in Chicago, Sydney and London and global delivery centers in Toronto, Montreal, Bristol, Krakow, Gurgaon and Bangalore. For more information, please visit www.peoplescout.com.

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