Seven Step Ranked a Top Provider on the 2012 RPO Baker’s Dozen


Seven Step Recruiting, a leading provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services, today announced that they have been recognized by HRO Today on its highly anticipated 2012 RPO Baker's Dozen list, ranking first among the top 13 midmarket recruitment process outsourcing firms named to the list. The results were based on a survey completed by more than 900 HR executives who are current buyers of RPO services.

The 2012 RPO Baker’s Dozen considered more than 30 RPO providers which were rated on the breadth of their service, the size of the programs they manage and performance quality. Seven Step, which was ranked first among midmarket providersbased on customer feedback, received a mark in the quality of service category that fell within that of the top listed enterprise providers. Seven Step provides comprehensive RPO services that help companies with high-volume, high-complexity hiring needs hire top talent through effective, innovative and streamlined sourcing and recruiting.

"Talent acquisition is a top concern for companies in any industry and Seven Step has created a paradigm that achieves this effectively and efficiently for some of the largest-scale hiring companies in the country," said Beth Gilfeather, founder and CEO of Seven Step Recruiting. "We are honored to be included on this impressive list of providers and attribute our success to a passionate team that is on the leading edge of recruitment and sourcing strategies."

Paul Harty, President of Seven Step Recruiting added, "Being recognized as one of the RPO industry’s top companies for the second-year running is testament to the sustainable recruitment model we’ve created for our own business and our clients. As recruiting becomes increasingly competitive and the volume of companies turning to outsourced solutions continues to multiply, Seven Step foresees sustaining its path of growth and momentum."

"Seven Step has clearly distinguished itself as one of the most significant players in recruitment process outsourcing showing excellent quality of service ratings on the 2012 HRO Today Magazine RPO Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Survey. Seven Step is managing a number of large and complex programs while providing excellent service and has evolved into one of the major RPO providers," according to Elliot Clark, CEO of HRO Today Magazine.

Seven Step’s innovative recruitment approach combines team-based and metrics-driven recruiting with advanced sourcing and social networking techniques as well as employment branding within a long-term talent community context. The company’s average time-to-fill is only 32 days, which is 25 percent faster than the industry standard, with nearly 97 percent of job offers being accepted. To learn more about the Company’s philosophy, please visit

About Seven Step Recruiting

Founded in 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts, Seven Step has quickly become a leading provider of outsourced recruitment services, helping companies meet recruitment challenges regardless of volume, scale, resource constraints, compliance issues, or logistical hurdles. Unlike other recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) firms, Seven Step has developed a proprietary team-based approach to recruitment management that is flexible, scalable, and metrics-based from beginning to end. Seven Step is consistently rated very highly in customer satisfaction.