Attract & Retain Talent

Outsourcing Talent Gives a Singapore Company a Competitive Advantage in a Market with One Percent Unemployment

Outsourcing Talent Gives a Singapore Company a Competitive Advantage in a Market with One Percent Unemployment

The key to any successful business is its talent. What would you do if you couldn’t find the people you needed in the entire country, even though you were paying above market wages? And you can’t offshore the jobs because of government regulations. That is the current situation in Singapore. Finding and affording the talent […]

RPO Providers Debunk 14 Outsourcing Myths

RPO Providers Debunk 14 Outsourcing Myths

Almost 40 years after Ross Perot launched outsourcing by offering to take over a company’s IT, outsourcing has become an accepted business practice. Yet it’s surprising how much resistance there still is in the market. The Outsourcing Center asked recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and recruitment technology service providers why they believe companies still refuse to […]

The Biggest Hiring Mistakes CIOs Make and How to Avoid Them

The Biggest Hiring Mistakes CIOs Make and How to Avoid Them

In companies large and small, the role of IT has dramatically changed. Instead of a cost center, it has become a business enabler—a problem solver charged with both innovation and keeping the underlying infrastructure running. At the same time, multi-sourcing with a variety of providers is now the norm. In the future, a mid-size company […]

CandE Awards Data Helps Corporations Find the Hard-to-Find Talent

CandE Awards Data Helps Corporations Find the Hard-to-Find Talent

Even though unemployment in the US is stubbornly high, enterprises still moan they have trouble finding the right talent. These people are so much in demand they “are exhausted by all the options and are starting to modify or delete their online profiles so they won’t be inundated with more requests,” reports Elaine Orler, chairman […]

Breaking the Ten Outsourcing Myths | Article

Breaking the Ten Outsourcing Myths | Article

We can’t run away from the fact that outsourcing is a huge and still-growing industry by itself. Just like banking is broken down into various specializations (savings, wealth management, investment banking and a lot of other things), so too can outsourcing be seen as one large jigsaw puzzle with many bits joining up to make […]

Is a Culture Clash Affecting Your Bottom Line? Find Out, Then Fix It from the Cloud | Article

Is a Culture Clash Affecting Your Bottom Line? Find Out, Then Fix It from the Cloud | Article

This year a hospital administrator at a busy hospital in Henderson, Nevada had emergency room patients transported by ambulance to a less busy hospital nearby so he could put more profitable surgery patients in the available beds. The physicians in the hospital revolted because they felt the practice could harm the patients even though his […]

The New War for Talent—Demand for Cloud, Data Scientists Outstrips Supply | Article

The New War for Talent—Demand for Cloud, Data Scientists Outstrips Supply | Article

Cloud computing has become a paradigm-shifting technology. It frees up acres of real estate otherwise needed to house data centers and it distributes the cost of expensive software so companies only pay for what they use. Cloud’s popularity has created a HR crisis: a shortage of engineers skilled to work in this brave new world. […]

Infosys Limited- Building Tomorrow’s Enterprise | Service Provider

Infosys Limited- Building Tomorrow’s Enterprise | Service Provider

Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY) was started in 1981 by seven young, dynamic minds with $250. We pioneered the Global Delivery Model (GDM), based on the principle of taking work to locations where talent is available and that make economic sense with the least acceptable risk. Today, we are a global leader in consulting, technology, and outsourcing, […]

Why is Outsourcing Innovation So Hard? Here’s How to Make the Impossible Possible! | Article

Why is Outsourcing Innovation So Hard? Here’s How to Make the Impossible Possible! | Article

Talk to most outsourcing buyers at the outset of their engagements and innovation is always on their wish list. Talk to them two or three years later, and the one thing they wish they had gotten is innovation. The lack of innovation in outsourcing seems to be one the few things they are unhappy about. […]

Employers Make Better Hiring Decisions Using An Online Reference Checking App That Uses Logic | Article

Employers Make Better Hiring Decisions Using An Online Reference Checking App That Uses Logic | Article

How do employers figure out who is the best candidate for the job? In the old days, you could post a job online and wait for resumes to come trolling in, clogging your inbox. However, today resumes are increasingly less helpful in determining how successful a candidate will be, and the mundane act of resume […]

A Pioneering HR BPO Engagement Succeeds through “The Simplicity of One” | Article

A Pioneering HR BPO Engagement Succeeds through “The Simplicity of One” | Article

16th Annual Outsourcing Excellence Awards—Best BPO: International Paper and Aon Hewitt “Instead of communicating by change requests and contract management, we can sit down and talk. That is what makes us successful.” Scott Lacy, Manager of HR Operations, International Paper It was the 1990s and the paper and packaging industry was dramatically evolving. To keep […]

New Connections App Completed by Outsourcing the Offshoring to the Ukraine | Article

New Connections App Completed by Outsourcing the Offshoring to the Ukraine | Article

Rance Clouser was at lunch and needed to get in touch STAT (that’s a hospital term meaning right away!) with a colleague (one of 35,000) he didn’t know that well. The vice president of IT for Advocate Health Care, the largest healthcare provider in Illinois, didn’t have the associate’s phone number in his cell phone. […]

RPOs Help Companies, Retirees in the New World of Work | Article

RPOs Help Companies, Retirees in the New World of Work | Article

Eight trends are changing the way people are retiring, according to Neal Bruce, vice president, product management for Peoplefluent, a workforce talent management company. The demographics may even affect the future performance of some companies, especially those in the energy and nuclear power fields. “Some companies may fall off the knowledge cliff when their retirees […]

The 10 Hardest to Fill Jobs in America and How Outsourcing Is Helping Fill Them | Article

The 10 Hardest to Fill Jobs in America and How Outsourcing Is Helping Fill Them | Article

Here’s a conundrum: How can the U.S. have a chronically high unemployment rate (8.2 percent with over 12 million unemployed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics on June 1) while 10 million manufacturing jobs go unfilled? Yes, 10 million, according to a report released April 24 by the World Economic Forum and Deloitte Touche […]

Increase in Onshore Hiring by Offshore Providers: Why Now? A Kowtow or Something Very Different? | Article

Increase in Onshore Hiring by Offshore Providers: Why Now? A Kowtow or Something Very Different? | Article

In just the past month, two Indian providers announced plans to expand their onshore operations in the United States. MindTree – a Tier 2 IT and product engineering services company – is opening its new IT development center in Gainesville, Florida and plans to bring at least 400 jobs into the city over several years. […]

TALX Pre-employment Assessment Slashes Worker’s Comp Claims | Article

TALX Pre-employment Assessment Slashes Worker’s Comp Claims | Article

PDS Technical Services Inc. had a budget line item it was determined to fix: the specialty recruiting firm was paying $3 million a year in workers’ compensation costs. How could it cut that number? PDS, which likes to call itself “a project support company” because the company’s buyers generally hire its technical workers for specific […]