GM Makes Seven Step Exclusive Recruiting Partner

 -  6/14/11

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Boston — June 14

Seven Step Recruiting, a provider of outsourced recruitment services, announced today that General Motors (GM) has chosen it as GM's exclusive recruitment services partner. The company selected Seven Step to manage all salaried recruiting and hiring activities in its North American operations.

Seven Step will create and deliver a custom recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solution for GM in conjunction with IBM, a recruitment technology partner.

"General Motors is in the midst of a vast reshaping of its product lines and hiring practices in anticipation of the changing demands of the increasingly high-technology auto industry," said Sean Vanderelzen, senior manager of GM global talent acquisition. "As an organization, we have re-focused on designing, building, and selling cars - and hiring the very best talent with the right skills is hugely important.”

In 2009 and 2010, Seven Step worked with IBM Human-Capital Management to eliminate a 1,000-position backlog in less than six months, increase hiring manager satisfaction from 17 to 95 percent, and fill more than 9,000 open positions for a Fortune 100 insurance company. About 1,000 hires have already been made with General Motors.

Seven Step and IBM have also been increasing GM's diversity hiring. Seven Step led the recruiting efforts for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) conference, where 153 candidates were sourced by the recruitment team within a 10-day period, and of those candidates, 131 were selected for interviews.

"Working with IBM to support GM's complex hiring needs has validated our results-oriented approach to outsource recruitment," said Paul Harty, president of Seven Step Recruiting.

Source: Seven Step Recruiting