LONDON--(Marketwire - October 27, 2009) - HROA Europe, the leading professional organization focused on the challenges of HR outsourcing, today announced the shortlist for the 4th Annual HROA Awards.

The awards honour thought leadership and relationships, demonstrating overall contributions that have helped expand the horizons for accomplishment in HR Outsourcing.

The shortlist consists of:

HRO Thought Leader of the Year

--  Anthony Hesketh, Lancaster University
--  Mary Sue Rogers, General Manager Global and Americas HR and Learning,
--  Bill Thomas, Managing Director Europe, EquaTerra

These individuals have all demonstrated excellence in advancing the state and practice of HR Outsourcing. These achievements include either a specific instance of innovation or a long-term track record of multiple contributions.

HRO Multi Process Customer Relationship of the Year

--  Kraft Foods and IBM
--  Selex Galileo and Xchanging

These reference client and provider relationships reflect a multi-process deal. The relationship demonstrates a track record of contributing original innovations in HR Outsourcing across multiple processes.

HRO Single Process Customer Relationship of the Year.

--  WIND Telecomunicazioni S.p.A and Futurestep Europe
--  American Express and Kelly OCG
--  Avery Dennison and ADP

These reference client and provider relationships reflect a single process deal. The relationships demonstrate a track record of contributing original innovations in HR Outsourcing in a single process, including, but not limited to, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Payroll Outsourcing, Learning Process outsourcing, International Assignment Services etc.

More details of the shortlisted candidates can be found at the HROA Europe website and voting takes place by HROA European members on an invited basis. The winners will be announced at the upcoming HRO World Summit Europe 2009 -- the largest and most comprehensive human resource operations (HRO) conference in Europe. There are limited places still available so to attend and find out who has won, please go to the event registration page.

About SharedXpertise Media and the HRO World Summit Europe

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HRO World Summit Europe is part of the SharedXpertise Summit series and has been running since 2003, historically in Brussels, Belgium.