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Leading Corporations Receive Prestigious Awards for Excellence in Recruiting
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Honored for Brand, Program, Website
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 28, 2005) -- Hundreds of recruiting leaders from across the U.S.
and Canada gathered at the Marriot hotel in downtown San Diego to attend the first ER
Excellence Awards Dinner, which celebrated excellence in the field of corporate recruiting.
Hosted by the Electronic Recruiting Exchange, eight companies -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car,
Federated Department Stores, Monster, PacifiCare Health Systems, FirstMerit Bank, Health
East Care Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Plantronics -- received honors for their
achievements in a variety of categories of recruiting excellence.
"We received many applications from some outstanding corporations for our first annual ER
Excellence Awards, but the winners were truly a cut above the rest," said David Manaster,
president and founder of the Electronic Recruiting Exchange, a leading online community of
recruitment professionals. "These awards are helping to raise awareness throughout the
business world of the benefits of great recruiting, and in the coming year I think you'll see many
companies benchmarking their recruiting practices against the organizations our judges
identified as the best."
Applications for the awards were reviewed by a panel of recruiting industry experts and
practitioners, including Dr. John Sullivan, Gerry Crispin, Lou Adler, Kevin Wheeler, as well as
top staffing executives from T-Mobile and Starbucks. The judging panel recognized excellence
in nine specific categories pertaining to corporate recruiting, including best employer brand, best
career website, most effective use of staffing metrics, most effective use of recruiting
technology, best employee referral program, most innovative recruiting process or departmental
structure, best college recruiting program, and the recruiter of the year.
"I've advised hundreds of corporations throughout my career, and I can tell you that no other
factor is as critical to a company's success as top talent," said Dr. Sullivan. "The innovative
recruiting practices we honored the winners for are what set true talent leaders apart from the
Enterprise Rent-A-Car awards:
Best Employer Brand (winner)
Best College Recruiting Program (winner)
Best Corporate Careers Website (honorable mention)
About Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Enterprise Rent-A-Car operates more than 700,000 Rental and Fleet Services vehicles
worldwide and has annual revenues of more than $7.4 billion. Last year, Enterprise opened
more than 500 new locations, increasing its total locations to more than 6,000. Enterprise is
currently number 16 on the Forbes “500 Largest Private Companies in America” list. For more
information about Enterprise, visit www.enterprise.com.
About the ER Excellence Awards and the Electronic Recruiting Exchange
The ER Excellence Awards is an annual awards program recognizing excellence in corporate
recruitment practices throughout the world. For more information about how to apply for the
2006 ER Excellence Awards, visit www.ereawards.com. The Electronic Recruiting Exchange
(ERE) is the leading provider of information and networking opportunities for corporate recruiting
leaders. For more information about ERE, visit http://www.erexchange.com.