2011 Recruiting Excellence Award Winners

A big congratulations to this year’s recipients of the ERE Recruiting Excellence Awards. They’ll be in the good company of past winners such as EY, Sodexo, DaVita, Starbucks, and Enterprise.

They were named today at the ERE Expo in San Diego. They also answered questions here from the audience, a super-interesting q-and-a session available online (see 10 a.m. on the 24th).

Beyond that, you’ll hear about the winners in multiple venues, including upcoming articles on this website, at this Fall’s conference in Hollywood Florida (September 7-9; expect to see Cisco, Accenture, Deloitte, and others on the agenda), and more.

You read about the finalists. Here are the winners.

Best College Recruiting Program

Deloitte

Best Corporate Careers Website

AT&T

Best Employee Referral Program

Accenture

Best Employer Brand

Adidas Group

Best Retention Program/Practices

Cisco

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Best Military Talent Program

Naval Sea Systems Command

Most Strategic Use of Technology

Informatica

Recruiting Department/Function of the Year

CACI

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  • Drew Koloski

    I couldn’t agree more, in fact… Recruit for an ERE Award winner? I’m interested. I’m a manager at Experian’s Digital Marketing line of businesses and have an opening! Casual internet environment in downtown NYC, challenging requirements (Digital, Social, Mobile and Open Source), Explosive growth businesses, fast pace. We celebrate individuality and look for innovative and passionate recruiters. Will relocate.

    Job Description and Application here: http://bit.ly/No1Recruiter

  • http://www.adidas-group.com/careers Steve Bonomo

    This is really exciting for us. I just wanted to reiterate that it was the adidas Group, not just adidas that has been a part of our overall branding strategy. We don’t want to leave out Reebok, TaylorMade, Rockport, etc.. for all of the work they put into our global branding strategy.

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  • Keith Halperin

    I wish to express my great disappointment in the selection of one ERE winner due to the alleged actions of some of its employees. These actions were not questionable recruiting practices or financial transactions, but rather multiple allegations of torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity, sexual assault, as well as cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment by a number of its employees:

    “On June 9, 2004, a group of 256 Iraqis sued CACI International and Titan Corporation (now L-3 Services, part of L-3 Communications) in U.S. federal court. The plaintiffs, former prisoners, allege that the companies directed and participated in torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity, sexual assault, as well as cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment at Abu Ghraib prison. The U.S. Government had hired CACI and Titan to provide interrogation and translation services at military prisons in Iraq.[4]

    CACI employees Joe Ryan and Steven Stephanowicz were investigated in the Taguba inquiry. The Department of the Army found that “contractors were involved in 36 percent of the [Abu Ghraib] proven incidents” and identified 6 employees as “individually culpable”, although none have faced prosecution, unlike Department of Defense servicemen.[5]

    According to an early Army report, a CACI interrogator, “[m]ade a false statement to the investigation team regarding the locations of his interrogations, the activities during his interrogations, and his knowledge of abuses”. Further, investigators found the CACI interrogator encouraged Military Policemen to terrorize inmates, and “clearly knew his instructions equated to physical abuse”.[6]”

    While we operate under a presumption of innocence until guilt is proven (and the lawsuits are still being reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court, see below), it seems inappropriate that ERE should consider CACI for an award while such allegations and lawsuits remain active. It speaks to either ERE not thoroughly vetting its award nominees (in spite of a private email I sent on 2/1/2011 to make them aware of such allegations), or a toleration of grossly unacceptable employee behavior, which flies in the face of an award winner being held up as a model of efficient and effective recruiting.

    I look forward to the public replies/comments of both the Award judges and ERE community members.

    Thank You,
    Keith Halperin

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CACI
    CACI
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Type
    Public (NYSE: CACI)
    Industry Information Technology
    Founded July, 1962 (Santa Monica, California, USA)
    Headquarters Arlington, Virginia, USA
    Key people Herb Karr, Founder
    Harry Markowitz, Founder
    Dr. J. P. “Jack” London, Chairman of the Board
    Paul Cofoni, CEO and President
    Services Business System Solutions
    C4ISR Services
    Cyber Solutions
    Data, Information and Knowledge Management Services
    Enterprise IT and Network Services
    Integrated Security and Intelligence Solutions
    Logistics and Material Readiness
    Program Management and SETA Support Services
    Revenue USD 3.150B (2010)
    Operating income
    USD 194.8M (2010)
    Net income
    USD 106.5M (2010)
    Employees 13,600 (2011)
    Website http://www.caci.com
    CACI International Inc is a professional services and information technology (IT) company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. CACI is a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies and the Russell 2000 index. The company has approximately 13,600 employees in over 120 offices in the U.S. and Europe.[1]
    Contents [hide]
    1 Corporate leadership
    2 Corporate structure
    3 History
    4 Abu Ghraib
    4.1 CACI response
    4.2 Radio show comments result in a lawsuit
    4.3 May 2008 lawsuit
    5 Acquisitions
    6 See also
    7 References
    8 External links
    [edit]
    Corporate leadership
    On July 1, 2007, Paul Cofoni was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), William Fairl was appointed President, US Operations, and Randall Fuerst was appointed Chief Operations Officer (COO). Dr. J. P. (Jack) London remained Chairman of the Board and became Executive Chairman.
    [edit]
    Corporate structure
    CACI has eight major lines of business[2]:
    Business System Solutions.
    C4ISR Solutions.
    Cyber Solutions.
    Data, Information and Knowledge Management Services.
    Enterprise IT and Network Services.
    Integrated Security and Intelligence Solutions.
    Logistics and Material Readiness.
    Program Management and SETA Support Services.
    CACI’s major markets are:
    Defense
    Intelligence
    Homeland Security
    IT Modernization and Government Transformation
    [edit]
    History
    CACI was founded by businessman Herb Karr and Harry Markowitz, who left RAND Corporation in 1962 to commercialize the SIMSCRIPT simulation programming language. The company went public in 1968. “CACI,” which was originally an acronym for “California Analysis Center, Incorporated,” was changed to stand for “Consolidated Analysis Center, Incorporated” in 1967. In 1973, the acronym alone was adopted as the firm’s official name; reflecting the name customers had grown familiar with. CACI’s corporate motto is “Ever Vigilant.” In 1975 CACI Limited was founded in the UK.

    During the latter part of the 1980’s, CACI in the United States hosted an online demographics database on the Compuserve Online Service[3], which one could reach by entering the keywords “GO DEM”. In Compuserve’s journal “Online Today”, CACI notably advertises a zip code demographics lookup service oriented to casual users and small businesses. Today, such general outreaches to the overall public concerning neighborhood demographics are no longer made. During this time period, CACI was headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.
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    Abu Ghraib
    On June 9, 2004, a group of 256 Iraqis sued CACI International and Titan Corporation (now L-3 Services, part of L-3 Communications) in U.S. federal court. The plaintiffs, former prisoners, allege that the companies directed and participated in torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity, sexual assault, as well as cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment at Abu Ghraib prison. The U.S. Government had hired CACI and Titan to provide interrogation and translation services at military prisons in Iraq.[4]
    CACI employees Joe Ryan and Steven Stephanowicz were investigated in the Taguba inquiry. The Department of the Army found that “contractors were involved in 36 percent of the [Abu Ghraib] proven incidents” and identified 6 employees as “individually culpable”, although none have faced prosecution, unlike Department of Defense servicemen.[5]
    According to an early Army report, a CACI interrogator, “[m]ade a false statement to the investigation team regarding the locations of his interrogations, the activities during his interrogations, and his knowledge of abuses”. Further, investigators found the CACI interrogator encouraged Military Policemen to terrorize inmates, and “clearly knew his instructions equated to physical abuse”.[6]
    [edit]
    CACI response
    According to CACI’s website, “the company provided a range of Information Technology (IT) and intelligence services in Iraq. These services included intelligence analysis, background investigations, screenings, interrogation, property management and recordkeeping, and installation of computer systems, software and hardware. Only a small portion of these employees worked as interrogators.” The company states that “no CACI employee or former employee has been indicted for any misconduct in connection with this work, and no CACI employee or former employee appears in any of the photos released from Abu Ghraib”. CACI also adds that they “are no longer providing interrogation services in Iraq,” which concluded in the early fall of 2005 upon the conclusion of a contract with the Department of the Army.
    CACI also adds “nonetheless, we do not condone, tolerate or endorse any illegal behavior by our employees in any circumstance or at any time. We will act forcefully if the evidence shows that any of our employees acted improperly, but we will not rush to judgment on the basis of speculation, innuendo, partial reports or incomplete investigations.”
    CACI also claims on their website that US Government reports generally “concluded that civilian interrogators performed their duties in an appropriate fashion and made a major contribution to the US mission in Iraq.” CACI further claims a March 2005 report by US Navy Inspector General and Vice Admiral Albert T. Church shows that despite the publicity surrounding Abu Ghraib, “we found very few instances of abuse involving contractors.” It remains interesting that CACI investigated CACI, and (unsurprisingly) found that CACI had done no wrong.[7]
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    Radio show comments result in a lawsuit
    On August 26, 2005, Randi Rhodes, a host for the Air America talk radio program, claimed that employees of CACI International had raped and murdered Iraqi civilians at the Abu Ghraib prison. CACI sued Air America and its parent company, Piquant LLC, for allegedly making “false and defamatory” charges. CACI sought $1M in compensatory damages and $10M in punitive damages. The claim was dismissed by a US District Court judge on September 21, 2006.[8] CACI pursued an appeal, having received permission to do so from a bankruptcy court (which lifted the automatic stay that resulted when Air America filed for bankruptcy protection).[9]
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    May 2008 lawsuit
    In May 2008, four former Abu Ghraib prison inmates, who were all released without charge, brought separate lawsuits in four US courts against CACI and L-3 Communications as well as against three civilians. One of these former inmates, Emad al-Janabi, sued L-3 and CACI for allowing their employees to abuse him physically and mentally at the prison.[10] In a statement released on their website CACI has stated that these lawsuits are “baseless” and they “reject emphatically this latest plaintiff’s allegations and claims” calling on “numerous and thorough government investigations” in these allegations.[11]
    On March 19, 2009, US District Judge Gerald Bruce rejected claims by CACI that it could not be sued because its interrogators were performing duties proscribed by the contract with the US government. CACI responded that it vowed to “pursue all of its legal alternatives to defend itself and vindicate the company’s good name” and that “From day one, CACI has rejected the outrageous allegations against the company in this lawsuit and continues to do so.” [12]
    On September 11, 2009, the US Court of Appeals ruled that CACI did in fact fall under US military chain of command and thus had government contractor immunity.[13] In October 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court considered hearing an appeal and requested the views of the U.S. Solicitor General on the case.[14][15] In the meantime, CACI and L-3 continued to argue in federal appellate court for civil immunity, as clients of the federal government in national defense.[16]
    No ruling as regards the actions of the CACI employees has ever been made.[citation needed]
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    Acquisitions
    2010: Applied Systems Research, Inc.
    2010: TechniGraphics, Inc.
    2009: SystemWare, Inc.
    2007: Dragon Development Corporation
    2007: Athena Innovative Solutions, Inc.
    2007: The Wexford Group International
    2007: Institute for Quality Management, Inc.
    2006: AlphaInsight Corp.
    2005: Information Systems Support, Inc.
    2005: National Security Research, Inc.
    2004: American Management Systems, Inc. (Defense and Intelligence Group)
    2004: CMS Information Services, Inc.
    2004: MTL Systems, Inc.
    2003: Arete Ltd. (and its flagship database product IMPULSE)
    2003: C-CUBED Corp.
    2003: Premier Technology Group, Inc.
    2003: Applied Technology Solutions of Northern VA, Inc.
    2003: Rochester Information Services Ltd. (UK)
    2002: Acton Burnell, Inc.
    2002: Condor Technology Solutions, Inc. (Government Solutions Division)
    2001: Digital Systems International, Inc.
    2000: net.com (N.E.T. Federal, Inc. subsidiary)
    2000: Century Technologies, Inc.
    2000: XEN Corp.
    1998: QuesTech, Inc.
    1997: Infonet Services Corp. (Government Systems, Inc. subsidiary)
    1997: Statistica, Inc. (Systems Engineering Division)
    1996: IMS Technologies
    1995: Automated Sciences Group
    1993: Softech, Inc. (Federal Government Business divisions)
    1992: American Legal Systems Corp.

    [edit]
    See also
    Top 100 US Federal Contractors
    [edit]
    References
    ^ http://www.caci.com/about/profile.shtml
    ^ http://www.caci.com/solutions.shtml
    ^ Compuserve Online Today, October 1987, Page 2
    ^ Case profile: Abu Ghraib lawsuits against CACI, Titan (now L-3) (http://www.business-humanrights.org/Categories/Lawlawsuits/Lawsuitsregulatoryaction/LawsuitsSelectedcases/AbuGhraiblawsuitsagainstCACITitannowL-3)
    ^ P. W. Singer (March/April 2005) “Outsourcing War”. Foreign Affairs. Council on Foreign Relations. New York City, NY
    ^ Chatterjee, Pratap; A.C. Thompson (2004-05-07). “Private Contractors and Torture at Abu Ghraib, Iraq”. CorpWatch.
    ^ “CACI in Iraq – Frequently Asked Questions”.
    ^ “Court papers: The USA District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Alexandria division” (pdf).
    ^ “Court Allows Lawsuit Against Air America”. newsmax.com. Newsmax Media. 2007-01-05.
    ^ BBC: Abu Ghraib inmates sue US firms
    ^ CACI Web site: Statement Regarding Baseless CCR Lawsuit 5/7/08
    ^ The Washington Post, “CACI Criticizes Judge’s Decision”, March 24, 2009, p. D3.
    ^ Mike Musgrove (September 12, 2009). “Court Rejects Suit Against CACI Over Abu Ghraib Torture”. The Washington Post. Retrieved 2011-03-01.
    ^ Greg Stohr (October 4, 2010). “Abu Ghraib Contractor Suit Draws U.S. Supreme Court Interest”. Businessweek. Retrieved 2011-03-01.
    ^ “Supreme Court Rejects Hundreds of Appeals”. CBS News. October 4, 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-01.
    ^ Larry O’Dell (October 26, 2010). “Abu Ghraib contractors seek civil immunity”. MSNBC. Retrieved 2011-03-01.

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    Additional Links:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/19/AR2009031903893.html

    http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:mJzGWDFrlDAJ:ccrjustice.org/files/Final%25202010%2520contractor%2520factsheet.pdf+caci+torture&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESj-JmZVWx3p2APrhIxdyKHOqEU6IY8PfyJqvVGQKTTWM4syAWgWtnXbVFSCkkgJmTvpV2JcDTC6kfntz1tuWRRnCGOfTMdF-qggs4CNdajwB8Oh2AqxqwEyBOVElMoeuoqm97jV&sig=AHIEtbS-selwKwLSGCpwZ9Yjz8D-HWjq1g

    http://ccrjustice.org/ourcases/current-cases/saleh-v-titan

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emad_al-Janabi

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Stefanowicz

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