Celebrating Women in RPO
In celebration of International Women's Day on March 8th, and Women's History month, the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association launched a new award program recognizing women in RPO.
Congratulations to the following remarkable women for being recognized by their peers as 2021 influential and rising women in RPO.
The following women are recognized by the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) for their outstanding contributions to the RPO association and the industry we serve.
For the past few years, these women applied their exceptional leadership skills to elevate the RPOA and shape the programs we offer.
They are passionate about RPO and the impact it has on organizations seeking to reach their highest potential through their people. They reach outside their organization into the bigger RPO ecosystem to elevate the entire industry, supporting RPOA’s mission.
The RPOA has made big strides in being the place to go for RPO over the last few years thanks to the commitment and contributions of these women, and for that, they are well-deserved of the RPOA Superstar award.
"LevelUP's Chief Operating Officer Amie Hibbins is a thought leader with proven success in Talent Acquisition strategies and workforce planning both locally and globally.
career in RPO in 2009, she quickly rose within in the industry, and was brought on as LevelUP's COO in
2015. Amie has worked at the intersection of strategy, program management, technology implementation and
process innovation and is adept at driving high performing process, people, and recruitment teams. She has
implemented niche recruitment strategies across our entire portfolio customized to our clients' needs.
Amie brings together the programmatic delivery of our strategic programs while ensuring that we are capitalizing on the right technology solutions to drive innovative solutions that drive for the greatest impact. By recommending, encouraging, and managing the implementation of new applicant tracking systems to multiple fortune 500 companies, she has enabled a 30% organic applicant pool growth.
Amie has implemented a professional development training program at LevelUP, focusing on Junior level employees, allowing us to grow and develop our own talent. This has helped us to maintain an industry low attrition rate of 3.5%, allowing us to continually staff our client sites with proven resources trained to handle recruitment processes in the same way as our senior staff.
In her role as Chief Operating Officer, Amie has been responsible for driving cost savings programs across LevelUP and key stakeholders. To do this, Amie oversees onsite MSP teams recommending key changes to the business lines for contractor and contingent populations. Following the onset of Covid-19, and as part of the transition to a virtual world, Amie has led charge of implementing virtual onboarding packages to allow seamless integration of new hires into remote client sites.
Amie is a member of Chief, a nationwide private network designed for women in senior leadership roles. She is passionate about helping other women advance in their careers and promoting minority-owned businesses.
She, her husband, and their son reside in Hoboken, NJ. Once past the pandemic, she is eager to begin traveling again."
"Angela, founder and CEO of ThisWay Global, is truly a Renaissance individual who has committed the most recent portion of her career to utilizing tech to eliminate bias in the hiring process.
From Architect to HRTech her professional commitments to improving the world are both tangible and pioneering."
"Brianna (Brie as we call her) is a Director for RPO and has over 10 years of experience in Leadership and Talent Acquisition.
During Brie's 8 years with Hueman, she has led strategic recruitment initiatives across many industries and driven results through strong relationship management and implementing the latest recruitment tools and technologies. In 2020, during the height of Covid, Brie acted in a role for her RPO healthcare partner that was integral to their Covid relief efforts. She worked hand-and-hand with this partner to manage temporary team members and ensure our partner maintained adequate staffing levels to meet demand.
She is passionate about providing leadership to her teams and for creating collaborative partnerships with our clients through operational excellence. She was a Hueman Core Value Award Winner in 2015."
"Jennifer is Senior Vice President of RPO Operations and has over 19 years of Leadership experience in RPO Talent Acquisition, supporting many industries.
During Jennifer's 19 years with Hueman, she has helped establish and build successful partnerships since the inception of our RPO division. She has a real passion for people and her focus on cultural-based hiring and results-based business practices make her a true leader in the industry. Jennifer has been recognized as a three-time Core Value award winner, 2019 HRO Superstar and was a finalist in 2020 for Gallup Manager of the Year.
She is known by her colleagues as a both a leader and a trusted advisor! We are lucky to have Jennifer as a leader in RPO at Hueman!"
"For Jen Spicher, LevelUP's Chief Revenue Officer, providing outstanding service and extraordinary results is always top priority. An industry veteran, Jen has an extensive 25-year long history of building results-driven teams and designing highly complex customer solutions within the talent market.
In recent years, organizations under her leadership have experienced impressive year-over-year revenue
growth and significantly expanded their Recruitment Process Outsourcing client portfolios. During her time
at KellyOCG, Jen along with her team, doubled their RPO practice in revenue and profitability. Jen is also a
Certified Outsourcing Professional, from the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals.
A benefactor of great women leaders who mentored her, she is committed to do the same. Since starting at LevelUP, she has initiated a mentorship program aimed to help rising talent thrive within their professional careers. Jen is also a mentor to a dozen women around the globe that she has worked with and remains in constant contact with to aid in their career development.
Outside of work, Jen also coaches her 17-year-old daughter's volleyball team, where she mentors these young ladies to develop exceptional qualities that they will take with them as they begin their lives after high school."
"Julie has been an RPO Account Manager and Implementation Manager at Advanced RPO for 8 years. She consistently elevates client outcomes, specifically through her work in diversity strategy and on-going process improvement.
Julie holds herself and her team to very high standards, which directly translates to improved outcomes for our clients."
"Katherine has more than 15 years in experience within the recruiting and RPO industry. She's a volunteer for her community in NYC and has worked with some of the biggest brands in the industry.
Katherine continues to establish Jobcase (and herself) as powerful influencers of the RPO community. Her abilities to interact with key members of this unique vertical (to promote, educate & guide engagement/s) are powerful indicators of her current contributions as well as future direction for her career."
"Kim Mumma is VP Client Services at ADP RPO. She has been delivering consultative RPO solutions to clients for over 15 years. She is instrumental in constructing creative solutions to meet clients' talent acquisition challenges despite market changes, technology advancements, and fluctuating client business demands.
Kim applies leading edge staffing
principles to anticipate talent needs, attract and recruit high quality team members to lead and develop
client specific recruiting strategies.
Kim brings clients a broad global and domestic experience in all aspects of candidate sourcing, selection, interviewing and on-boarding. She is experienced in people and project management, consulting and leading change management within a large corporate environment. Kim is knowledgeable in a wide variety of industries working closely with clients to analyze, design and, audit hiring strategies and solutions.
Kim has helped clients streamline their process, incorporate best practices and resolve issues by thinking outside the box. Having deep insight into the talent market challenges and overarching strategies her clients face every day, Kim works through and around issues to get results, partnering with clients to develop solutions that make sense and deliver a strong return on their business.
Her consultative approach
and creative thinking have delivered on many successful RPO partnerships. With Kim's leadership and
expertise in providing talent acquisition solutions, RPO clients have realized success and many have also
won awards such as Great Places to Work, Military Friendly Employer, Best for Vets Employers, DiversityInc
Top 50 and AntiaB.org Top Companies for Women Technologists.
Examples of strategic consulting success include:
Market Insights: When you have been in the business as long as Kim has, you have strong market insights from monitoring trends through good times and in bad, work with a variety of clients and unique scenarios, and learn to be creative and share best practices to help the whole of RPO more positively impact RPO clients. For example, pre-pandemic, recruiting looked completely different and now, recruiting has completely changed.
People are limiting their in-person activities (hiring events, onsite interviewing, etc)
which historically yielded favorable results. It's a candidate market and we are constantly pivoting to
understand how candidates want to be communicated with. It is a candidate market. Companies are hiring
again, but people are enjoying extended unemployment benefits, Federal stimulus packages, taking care of
family members that are home, assisting with remote learning which leads to a preference of remote work for
many people. Companies must modify the talent acquisition strategy to meet what recruitment looks like today
Client 1: A company ceased all hiring activities due to market conditions and then suddenly changed direction. Seemingly instant growth in hiring by 300% resulted in Kim's quick action to partner with the client to understand and prioritize candidate identification, talent attraction strategies and hiring. Kim's expertise recommended incorporating an innovative recruitment and sourcing initiative, leveraging the latest candidate screening technology, and included virtual interviewing to increase the candidate pipeline. As a result of these actions, the new hire class targets were met and on time.
Client 2: One client experienced a significant increase in business due to the recent pandemic. Kim worked with the client to understand the new hiring demand and align ADP's scalable delivery team with their growth. This caused a shift in strategy and Kim stayed in constant contact with the business to ensure she maintained a pulse on the evolving needs in order to deliver results. As the client has realized the strength in the partnership and value that RPO brings, the RPO scope of delivery has increased by 400%, allowing them to focus on more strategic initiatives and leave recruiting to ADP RPO.
Client 3. A global client approached ADP with a series of questions based on recent changes in their business and Kim contacted the client to talk about what was happening in the business. A root cause analysis was conducted, and Kim consulted with them to address their concerns and came up with a solution. Through the process, the client realized that they can rely on ADP to stay on top of recruitment demands and the value-added solution we provide because we address the business need holistically, and not through reactive responses."
"Kim joined WilsonHCG in 2010 as an executive recruiter and, it was clear then, according to WilsonHCG’s CEO, John Wilson, that Kim 'would go far.' And go far she has.
Since 2013, under Kim’s leadership, WilsonHCG has grown client revenue by 400% and implemented an organizational structure that has allowed the company to strategically expand globally across North America, EMEA and Asia to scale with client and market needs. Kim drives conscious inclusion and diversity as an empowering leader, which is reflected in a workforce that is 65% female.
Kim co-chairs WilsonHCG’s Women Who Lead employee belonging group, which is for emerging and current women in the business looking for a support network and mentorship. She spearheaded the development of multiple global partnerships, has been instrumental in three acquisitions, the most recent being the acquisition of Profile Search & Selection in Asia in February 2020 and helped WilsonHCG raise capital from three private equity firms in 2014, 2017 and in 2021.
In 2020, when the pandemic hit, Kim spoke to every single WilsonHCG client to offer support, working 14-hour days. As a direct response to the challenges Kim discussed with our global client partners, she mobilized resources with expertise across major pain points to develop strategies to innovate through the pandemic.
Kim launched Project Next, which included redeploying our bench resources to support multiple hospital systems across the U.S. on a pro bono basis to help struggling talent functions on the frontlines. Also part of Project Next, Kim led a team to help clients understand the impact of the pandemic on their employer brand and reputation by analyzing how they’re handling the pandemic as compared to their top talent competitors and designing a communication strategy for use during and post-COVID-19. There are over three dozen other elements of Project Next that Kim helped to manage, from diversity initiatives to optimizing client tech stacks."
"Laura has been a leader in the staffing and RPO world for more than 20 years. Laura has been described as 'a force of nature in business.'
She has a keen eye for high value opportunities. Her
integrity is impeccable and she always bring her positive attitude, which makes her great to work with.
She's also a philanthropist, volunteering for important causes such as women's domestic violence.
Laura currently leads efforts at Jobcase as a Sales Director of Staffing and RPO solutions, helping partners hire at scale and build brand awareness.
Laura continues to establish Jobcase (and herself) as powerful influencers of the RPO community. Her abilities to interact with key members of this unique vertical (to promote, educate & guide engagement/s) are powerful indicators of her current contributions as well as future direction for her career."
"As President and CEO of Broadleaf, Lynne is intimately involved in all RPO service delivery efforts to streamline our recruiting initiatives and drive customer satisfaction.
She has played an
integral role in optimizing our FlexRPO model and customizing it to the needs of our clients. Whether
Broadleaf is delivering Project-Based RPO services to support a customer's rapid expansion or deploying an
Enterprise RPO program to lend a hand in recruiting for niche roles, Lynne has remained active in all RPO
programs. She has also promoted Broadleaf's strategic growth and business development initiatives to
enable the organization's continued expansion.
But more importantly, Lynne's positive mindset and strategic approach have championed our employer brand and propelled our company forward. As a WBENC certified women-owned business, Broadleaf understands the value of maintaining a strong diversity, equity, and inclusion plan. Under Lynne's guidance, our organization has long been committed to making a difference in the workplace by providing valuable employment opportunities for diverse candidates. With Lynne at the helm, Broadleaf will continue to make a positive difference in the world, one job placement at a time.
Maintaining her role as a prominent businesswoman, Lynne has long been inspired to give back to organizations that are intent on making a difference in the community‚ particularly for women. She currently serves on the Board and as Secretary of the Committee of 200 (C200)‚ an invitation-only international women's organization. She is also the Vice Chair of the Women President's Educational Organization (WPEO) and holds board member positions with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Regional Advisory Board and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Lynne remains actively involved in the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), which is dedicated to supporting and nurturing the success of women-owned businesses. These organizations provide the philanthropic vehicle for Lynne to promote opportunity for historically overlooked populations.
Lynne has also been recognized as an influencer and thought leader within the workforce solutions industry. Not only has she been recognized on SIA's Staffing 100‚ and‚ Global Power 150 Women's lists, but she has been selected as a WBENC Woman of Distinction and honored as a Power 125 Woman by Business First. Lynne was recently elected to join Forbes' Human Resources Council. This opportunity enables Lynne to share her industry experience, expertise, and enthusiasm with other eminent executives in the HR community.
Over the past 30 years, Lynne Marie Finn has shepherded Broadleaf to become one of the largest and most successful RPO providers in the United States. Her leadership and influence have been critical in cultivating our client service philosophy‚ the A+ Client Experience. After the acquisition of TalentRise in 2019, Broadleaf has benefitted from an expanded line of business outsourcing opportunities.
Our organization is committed to revolutionizing and empowering the workforce through our RPO and other workforce solutions. We will continue to connect diverse and minority candidates to valuable employment opportunities for years to come."
"Natalie goes above and beyond when it comes to RPO customers. She makes sure her team keeps the recruiting process flowing smoothly as well as keeping the data accurate. She encourages her team and jumps in the weeds herself when need be. Great work Natalie!"
"Pam is a brilliant female leader charging the way in RPO.
Not only does she have extensive experience building RPO businesses and solutions for 100s of companies, she has built an amazing values-driven culture at Advanced RPO, that inspires all those around her.
She is a unique leader who surrounds herself and builds a team that push each other to excel and be their best. When you talk to her team, you hear the admiration they have for her not only as a person, but as their leader.
As Advanced RPO's marketing partner, I have had the opportunity to work with Pam directly and see her leadership skills put to work. She is an open and honest communicator, she looks outside of the box to help her team grow and her creative, strategic thinking helped Advanced RPO look at new opportunities for success during Covid.
In talking with her team, I've heard words like 'inspiring', 'experienced,' 'respected,' 'humble,' and more to describe Pam.
People are proud to work for Advanced RPO and ultimately be a part of the company Pam has built. It isn't often that I get goosebumps when I talk to team members about their company and leadership - it is a true testament to Pam and what she is trying to accomplish for other women in the industry."
"Paula leads teams and clients with an Innovative perspective that not only provide great results but takes RPO to the next level of excellence."
"Rachel is a results-oriented professional with exceptional ability to deliver and maintain positive, proactive customer relations. She has demonstrated strengths in leadership, program management, projects, sales and marketing, but most importantly, she is kind, thoughtful and truly embodies the definition of a team player.
Rachel has been a stellar RPO manager for our company for numerous years and always puts the customer first. Not only does she deliver results, but also keeps her team motivated at the same time. Thanks for all you do Rachel!"
"Sarah is the President of Hueman's RPO Division and also oversees our Marketing Department.
With over 10 years in the staffing and talent acquisition industry, she is responsible for the brand development of our RPO division and has worked to elevate our digital recruitment marketing solutions. Notably, under her leadership, Hueman's healthcare partners have experienced an average cost per apply savings of 60% with critical healthcare roles.
Sarah is one of the most forward-thinking leaders in the talent acquisition industry and has revolutionized the integration of digital strategies into the talent acquisition process. Most recently, she was awarded the HRO Today RPO Thought Leadership Award and named to Forbes' Human Resources Council.
She is a critical member of two Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committees. Sarah receives continuous positive feedback from our partners and consistently examines ways to improve overall delivery both internally and externally for our clients.
She is not only an amazing asset to Hueman, she is also a dedicated wife and mother to two adorable little girls! To say she is a Rockstar is an understatement!"
"Taylor is a strategic RPO leader that has been very successful within the industry.
She has great experience managing RPO programs across multiple industries, skill types, and levels. She excels at client services, recruitment operations, and overall talent strategies.
Taylor always goes above and beyond to deliver high value."
"Although employment with ADP nears 20 years, Theresa Amatore joined ADP RPO nearly 5 years ago bringing strength and extensive experience in various phases of the candidate lifecycle including recruitment, background and drug screening, applicant tracking systems. Theresa's insight and strategic approach helps clients improve process efficiency, drive innovative solutions and increase the client and candidate experience.
Theresa is responsible for providing strategic oversight of the client delivery model constructing solutions to address client needs and overseeing development of the senior client delivery team. Current clients include large, multinational corporations with complex needs and operations, hiring 15,000 people annually. She is a passionate leader with a proven track record of managing successful RPO partnerships and driving strong employee engagement. Theresa excels in creating and executing creative strategies to provide improved business results and increase client and associate satisfaction.
Theresa has helped transform RPO operations by contributing innovative ideas for technology enhancements, driving automation, the use of advanced analytics and digital transformation of processes. She has an exceptional ability to analyze and resolve extremely complex, dynamic, high stakes and potentially negative situations and turn them into successful business strategies. She works closely with clients and internal partners to develop and improve technology to support a better candidate and client experience while improving quality and creating efficiencies in processing time.
Theresa forges strong partnerships with clients to ensure retention and portfolio growth. Theresa's strategic direction and focus on candidate and client experience has resulted in one of her clients winning the North American Talent Board Candidate Experience Award (CandE) for three years in a row."
"Alexis has a passion for RPO and making sure to get the word out about how great of a company we are! She is always highlighting our accomplishments and making sure our customers know they are getting great service when they work with us."
"Chass is not only a woman in the industry, but a minority woman. However, that does not define her. Chass is defined by her work ethic and ability to service her clients at the highest level for endevis.
Chass was added to the endevis leadership in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic, after serving as a Team Leader for the previous year. Since her addition to the leadership team, she has taken on the management and growth of 3 accounts for endevis, all in healthcare.
She is a Rising Woman in RPO."
"Hilary is the Vice President of Marketing for Hueman and has more than 5 years of experience in the talent acquisition industry and 3+ years in RPO.
She has grown the marketing team at Hueman from a team of 4 to 12 and is also an active mentor in the Hueman Mentorship Program for colleagues across the company.
In addition to building a robust team of marketing professionals and supporting four businesses under the Hueman portfolio, Hilary has been instrumental in the development of and now leads a brand new business venture for Hueman that offers digital recruitment marketing solutions.
Hilary was nominated for Hueman's Core Value Leadership Award in 2020 and in her short-time with Hueman is well-known for her strength in cultivating and managing people, and also her exceptional insight into brand strategy.
In addition to her professional accolades, Hilary is very active in supporting local politics and most recently supported the organization Vote Forward through writing letters to local voters to ensure our community's voices were heard through their right to vote.
Hilary is a leader who consistently thinks outside the box and is always challenging the people around her to do their best work!"
"Nicole has over 7 years' experience within the recruiting industry.
Most recently, Nicole was promoted to Diversity Equity & Inclusion Leader at Hueman. In this role, she provides strategic direction, thought leadership, and champions the development of an inclusive environment by integrating diversity practice across the business.
Nicole analyzes external trends and benchmarks that inform and complement internal workforce goals and employee engagement to bring forth new ideas for diversity programs and initiatives.
Nicole chairs both the Wellness and Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committees at Hueman where she works to drive change, encourage courageous conversation, and execute on the people-centric goals of the organization.
Outside of DEI, Nicole oversees recruitment, staffing, benefit administration, and compliance training. Prior to her role within the Great Employment Experiences Department, she served as a Partnership Manager and Talent Acquisition Specialist servicing healthcare accounts within the RPO Division.
These roles allowed Nicole to build influential client and candidate relationships to ensure partnership success. Nicole is known as simply AMAZING by colleagues and clients alike!"
"Tanya is recognized by her organization and her peers for the significant impact she's made for Advanced RPO's client acquisition. Her success is grounded in gaining alignment with a company's business and building it into the clients hiring solution.
Tanya represents the RPO industry positively and professionally. She consistently receives praise from those she interacts with internally and externally. She goes above-and-beyond her job by sharing innovative and impactful tactics companies can leverage for candidate sourcing, recruiting, hiring logistics, recruiting dashboards and more.
Tanya brings a lot of passion, heads down focus, business savvy and fun to all she encounters."