Mark Lukens, Founding Partner of Method3 will serve on the panel of an upcoming Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association webinar: Disruptive Forces in Recruitment Marketplace 2013. Excerpts from the RPOA press release follow. The link to the full release follows this post.

The Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA), the professional association for the Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) industry, to hold a panel of top RPO leaders discussing “disruptive forces in the recruitment marketplace in 2013.” The event will take place on April 17, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST. Companies, investors, and recruitment professionals are invited to attend the online event. “Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) companies have a unique and well-informed view into overall economic trends and how companies are performing,” emphasized John Younger, President & CEO of Accolo. “There are few better leading indicators for employment data than knowing the recruiting activity that typically  takes place three to six months before the hires are actually made. RPO providers have this aggregated data across many organizations. ”   …

In this high energy session, several of the RPO industry’s leaders will discuss the recruiting and hiring trends and activities across a multitude of companies and industries. Topics include how companies are becoming more sophisticated with their hiring approach and deploying strategies such as co-sourcing to satisfy their end-to-end recruiting needs, and the fundamental changes in the candidate landscape as they become more educated and tech-savvy.   …

“The recruitment landscape is rapidly changing from a provider, customer, and talent perspective,” said Mark Lukens, Founding Partner of Method3. “Disruption is not about following a process, it is a mindset. To discard the old business cliches, challenge current assumptions, and remake the landscape”.

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Link to the RPOA Press Release. Full link:

Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) Announces 2013-14 Board Members

Method3 is pleased to announce that Mark Lukens, one of our Founding Partners, has been named to the Board of the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA), for 2013-2014.

“Method3 has a history dating back to 1998 and played a role in shaping the RPO market as we know it today,” emphasized Mark Lukens. “It is an honor to serve on the Board of such a dynamic and impactful organization. What a great opportunity to help define and elevate the entire recruitment process outsourcing industry going forward.”


RPOA, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, recognizes that Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is a unique industry requiring a common set of requirements and standards. Its membership is comprised of RPO service providers committed to educating the marketing about RPO, promoting its benefits, incorporating common metrics and comparative information, and developing and enforcing certifications. Member companies benefit by better understanding the benefits and risks of recruitment process outsourcing, having access to a variety of tools to support the decision to consider RPO, access to certified service providers through an organized RPO process, and direct connection to other members to learn from their experiences.

Link to the Press Release.