Futurestep Appoints Neil Griffiths as Global Lead for its Talent Communications and Employer Branding Practice »

LONDON, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Futurestep, part of Korn/Ferry International, the industry leader in recruitment and talent services for global businesses, today announced the appointment of Neil Griffiths as Global Practice Leader for its Talent Communications and Employer Branding Practice. The appointment is a strategic one for Futurestep and forms a fundamental part of its global expansion plans.

Neil, who brings more than 15 year’s strategic experience in the communication and recruitment industry to Futurestep, will build and develop the go-to-market proposition for the global Talent Communication and Employer Branding practice. The practice will be responsible for working with clients to enhance their reputation as an employer and create inspiring communications across the employee lifecycle. A particular focus will be working with organisations to develop and manage branded talent communities in an engaging and effective way.

He joins Futurestep from talent and resourcing competitor Alexander Mann Solutions where, as global creative director, he co-founded the resourcing communications business, a team that managed all employer branding, sourcing and recruitment innovation across both direct and RPO clients. Prior to this, he held the position of regional creative director and member of the leadership team at the Bernard Hodes Group where he was a founding member of the ‘Solutions Consultancy’ – an industry practice dedicated to employer branding. At the same company he was also a creative consultant on global projects for clients such as Philips, Nokia and E.ON Energy.

Byrne Mulrooney, CEO at Futurestep, comments: “Neil has a proven ability to devise and implement talent communications on a global scale to make significant and positive impact on client’s businesses. I am delighted that he has chosen to join the leadership team at Futurestep. He brings the right combination of strategic thinking, market knowledge and creative ability to help us build Futurestep’s growing global presence and will aid in driving the next phase of the company’s vision to be regarded as an industry benchmark in talent and resourcing.”

Neil adds: “The importance of having a strong employer brand, clearly, consistently and creatively articulated, is essential in today’s competitive marketplace for talent. Futurestep’s infrastructure, parentage and client relationships provide a unique opportunity to offer these services to clients on a truly global basis, whilst accommodating local and regional nuances. I am excited about the opportunity to further develop and enhance our range of innovative and transformational services to deliver talent with impact for our clients.”

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