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Hudson Announces Streamlined Organization and Leadership Team Alignment With Global Strategy, Schedules Third Quarter Conference Call and Webcast
Names Chief People Officer and Recruits Digital Business Expert for Key Post

NEW YORK, Oct 19, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --

Hudson Highland Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:HHGP), one of the world's leading providers of permanent recruitment, contract professionals and talent management solutions, today announced organizational leadership changes to align the operation with its business strategy, growth objectives, and client and candidate needs worldwide.

In conjunction with these moves, the company will consolidate its global operation into three regional business units: Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. Stephan Carter, Hudson North America head, will run the Americas. Mark Steyn, Australia/New Zealand regional leader, will run Asia Pacific, and Mike Game, Asia head, will oversee Europe.

"This new operational structure and leadership alignment will facilitate the successful execution of our global strategy," said Manuel Marquez, Hudson's chairman and chief executive officer.

The company also announced that it has named Tracy Noon as Chief People Officer and recruited Steve Zales as Chief Knowledge Officer. Noon, head of human resources for Hudson's Australia/New Zealand region, will lead the global strategy, processes and programs to find, develop and retain the right professionals for Hudson's business globally. Zales, formerly of Time Warner (Lifestyle Division), Disney (ESPN Group) and Spencer Stuart where he launched and managed digital businesses, will oversee the firm's marketing and information technology functions worldwide. Both will report to Marquez.

"The two most important assets of our business are our people and our knowledge," said Marquez. "Tracy and Steve bring a unique combination of skills, experience and expertise to effectively leverage our human capital and intellectual assets in a world where data, mobile devices and the Web are having a transformative impact on the way we do business. In so doing, we will further distinguish our brand and our services in the market."

"We expect these strategic moves to further strengthen our competitive positioning into 2012 and beyond," added Marquez.

Third Quarter Results Conference Call and Webcast

Hudson will issue its third quarter financial results for the period ended September 30, 2011 at 7 a.m. ET on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. The company will host an analyst conference call to review its results, market trends and outlook at 10 a.m. ET the same day. The call will be webcast live on the company's investor relations Web site: www.hudson.com and can also be accessed online through Yahoo! Finance at www.yahoo.com. The archived call will be available for audio replay for one year on the company's investor relations Web site: www.hudson.com.

About Hudson Highland Group

Hudson Highland Group, Inc. is a leading provider of permanent recruitment, contract professionals and talent management services worldwide. From single placements to total outsourced solutions, Hudson helps clients achieve greater organizational performance by assessing, recruiting, developing and engaging the best and brightest people for their businesses. The company employs more than 2,000 professionals serving clients and candidates in approximately 20 countries. More information is available at www.hudson.com.

This news release was distributed by GlobeNewswire, www.globenewswire.com

SOURCE: Hudson Highland Group, Inc.

CONTACT: David F. Kirby
Hudson Highland Group
212-351-7216
david.kirby@hudson.com

HUDSON - FROM GREAT PEOPLE TO GREAT PERFORMANCE ®

Hudson (NASDAQ: HSON) is a global talent solutions company with expertise in leadership and specialized recruitment, contracting solutions, recruitment process outsourcing, talent management and eDiscovery. We leverage our deep industry and market knowledge and proprietary assessment tools to help businesses and professionals achieve higher performance and outstanding results. Operating in 20 countries, we combine broad geographic presence, world-class talent solutions and a tailored, consultative approach to attract, develop and retain the best and brightest people for our clients.