PeopleScout and PeopleScout President Taryn Owen Receive Top Honors from American Business Awards®

May 15, 2018

Chicago, IL – May 15, 2018 – PeopleScout and PeopleScout President Taryn Owen both won top honors in The 16th Annual American Business Awards® program. PeopleScout won Silver in the Company of the Year – Business & Professional Services – Large category. Owen won Gold for Executive of the Year – Business & Professional Services.

“We are honored to receive this recognition for embracing a culture of innovation that enables us to provide strategic solutions and world class service to our clients in a time of rapid change in talent acquisition,” said PeopleScout President Taryn Owen. “We are committed to helping our clients elevate their talent acquisition capabilities and to continuing to enhance our technology and service offering to anticipate future needs.”

The American Business Awards recognized Owen and PeopleScout for innovation in response to shifts in the talent acquisition landscape. This includes the launch of the company’s Affinix™ talent technology platform and the significant expansion of both its global delivery capabilities and service portfolio to include global Managed Service Provider (MSP) and total workforce solutions. In 2017, the company connected more than 300,000 job seekers with full-time employment and was named the largest RPO provider in the world by industry analyst Everest Group.

Affinix, PeopleScout’s industry-disrupting, proprietary talent technology platform, has received praise from key industry analysts and was honored with a 2018 TekTonic award for candidate experience by HRO Today Magazine. Affinix is a mobile-first, cloud-based platform that helps PeopleScout clients connect with the best talent faster through a personalized candidate experience that mimics the simplicity and usability of the best consumer websites.

“I’d like to thank our clients, executive team and the people of PeopleScout for championing the initiatives that drive our success,” said Owen. “This recognition would not be possible without their dedication to elevating talent acquisition and willingness to embrace change.”

PeopleScout’s momentum continues in 2018. In addition to American Business Awards accolades and the TekTonic Award, PeopleScout was recently named the No. 1 Managed Service Provider for the second consecutive year on the HRO Today MSP Baker’s Dozen. Additionally, PeopleScout was identified by NelsonHall as a Leader, the highest rating, across all categories including Innovation Focus and Candidate Experience Focus in the 2018 NEAT Vendor Evaluation for RPO.

The American Business Awards are the premier business awards program in the U.S. More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2018 winners are available at

About PeopleScout
PeopleScout, a TrueBlue company, is the world’s largest RPO provider managing talent solutions that span the global economy, with end-to-end MSP capabilities supporting total workforce needs. PeopleScout boasts 98 percent 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 with one-point ATS and VMS integration and single sign-on. Leveraging the power of data gleaned from engaging millions of candidates and contingent associates every year, PeopleScout enhances talent intelligence for clients across more than 70 countries with headquarters in Chicago and Sydney and global delivery centers in Charlotte, Toronto, Montreal, Krakow, Gurgaon and Bangalore. For more information, please visit

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