Human Resources

Top 9 Innovation Trends in Outsourcing for 2015

Top 9 Innovation Trends in Outsourcing for 2015

Robotics, Analytics or Multi-channel enagagement? This report explores the innovative practices businesses are implementing in their outsourcing agreements. It is based on 100 in-depth interviews with senior outsourcing buyers. More than four fifths (83%) of buyers say they have experienced innovation in their outsourcing relationships Nine in ten (92%) say their outsourcing partners want to […]

The Six and a Half Things You Really Need to Know About Outsourcing | White Paper

The Six and a Half Things You Really Need to Know About Outsourcing | White Paper

Outsourcing may be one of the most complex topics in business today. Amazon.com lists almost six thousand book titles on the topic. In comparison, rocket science earns only 2,500 entries on Amazon’s list. If you are considering outsourcing or are on an outsourcing taskforce you must be wondering what the important bits are. You will […]

Enabling Greater Adoption of Private Exchanges

Enabling Greater Adoption of Private Exchanges

Setting the Stage Private exchanges are preconfigured online marketplaces that allow employees to shop for healthcare and other benefits. They are quickly gaining ground as an outsourcing opportunity for employers in the administration of traditional health and welfare benefit programs in tandem with a new dimension—outsourcing employee services related to healthcare. A recent Deloitte Consulting […]

Who are the Real Sales Support Leaders in our Industry Today?

Who are the Real Sales Support Leaders in our Industry Today?

Over the years, I have had the privilege of leading and working with some great sales support leaders; the unsung heroes of large outsourcing providers, telecom carriers and consulting firms alike.  Often, these individuals are underappreciated and underpaid, even though they are the glue that holds a services company together throughout each critical stage of a […]

Navigating Complexity in HR Outsourcing (HRO) Price Benchmarking

Navigating Complexity in HR Outsourcing (HRO) Price Benchmarking

Price benchmarking should be used as a constructive tool  to align the commercials and underlying drivers to market norms. However, if not carried out in a structured and well-thought-out way it can also lead to significant value erosion. This report explains a systematic approach for HRO price benchmarking. It covers:   Typical pricing metrics in […]

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What Keeps Shared Services Executives Up At Night?

What Keeps Shared Services Executives Up At Night?

What keeps shared services executives up at night? Here’s one example. Your company consolidated all its BPO functions into a shared services center. However, the center outsourced specific pieces of processes that it determined a service provider indeed could do better, faster and cheaper than you could. And then one morning you wake up to […]

How Motorola Solutions Fearlessly Transformed Global HR Service Delivery

How Motorola Solutions Fearlessly Transformed Global HR Service Delivery

2014 Outsourcing Excellence Awards Best BPO Motorola Solutions, Inc. and Aon Hewitt     “You can sign a contract and that holds both parties to certain standards. But, in a true partnership, there is also an unwritten contract; a commitment to continuous improvement and a shared philosophy of excellence that goes beyond the basic requirements.” […]

Video Recruiting Makes a Difference at Cigna, WilsonHCG

Video Recruiting Makes a Difference at Cigna, WilsonHCG

Video interviewing providers waxed poetic about the advantages of this new disruptive technology in our first two installments. But how does it really work in the real world? Here are two case studies that demonstrate the good, the bad and the ugly. How an enterprise is using video interviewing: Cigna Cigna, a global health service […]

How Mobile Is Redialing HR

How Mobile Is Redialing HR

Mobile phones have morphed from a communication device to a business tool. HR departments have noticed. They are putting mobile technology in almost every process—from talent acquisition to training to performance reviews. “We see this evolution becoming a revolution,” says Rayanne Thorn, vice president of product marketing and strategy for Technomedia, an integrated global talent […]

Disrupter Turned Destroyer: How Mobility is Killing Corporate Productivity

Disrupter Turned Destroyer: How Mobility is Killing Corporate Productivity

Please silence your smartphone and give this article your full attention. For most people these days, that’s easier said than done. Although the proliferation of mobility has untethered global employees from their desks, provided anytime access to the information they need to do their jobs, and given workforces newfound agility, there is a dark side. […]

Is Automation Putting The Human Workforce on Auto-Pilot?

Is Automation Putting The Human Workforce on Auto-Pilot?

July 6, 2013: An Asiana Airlines flight carrying 307 people from South Korea to San Francisco clipped a seawall and crashed, killing three people. Although all of the causes of the crash are still being investigated at this writing, reports indicate that one big contributing factor was the pilots’ reliance on automation. They were so […]

How Workforce 2020 Will Change Outsourcing

How Workforce 2020 Will Change Outsourcing

We’ve all heard it, or said it, a million times: Our outsourcing engagement works because of the relationship. It is a partnership, not a buyer-vendor arrangement. And for the most part, that statement has held true. Traditional outsourcing typically involved a 10-plus-year contract, along with a real need to make the relationship work. Changing providers […]

How the Advantages of Video Interviewing Are Improving Enterprises

How the Advantages of Video Interviewing Are Improving Enterprises

With the insane popularity of selfies, people clearly like being in front of the camera. And that includes using video from their smart phones. Video interviewing is actually more than cool and fun. Its usage is improving the profitability of the enterprises that use it in nine ways: from hiring better candidates faster to actually […]

BPO for the Next Generation

BPO for the Next Generation

How analytics, insights and innovation are revolutionizing the outsourcing industry Since its mainstream inception in the 1990s, a comprehensive and successful business process outsourcing (BPO) program has consisted of three main elements: cost reduction, transaction processing of non-core functions (such as human resources and finance and accounting), and offshoring. The entire concept was built around […]

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How Texting, Veterans and SEO Helped RPO Companies Fill High-Demand Jobs

How Texting, Veterans and SEO Helped RPO Companies Fill High-Demand Jobs

Even as the economy has improved worldwide, the unemployment figures are still stubbornly high. But talking to HR and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) executives, they are working overtime to fill certain jobs. Sometimes the skill set is too much in demand or just rare. In other cases, it is near impossible to reach the right […]

Why ConAgra Foods Decided to Outsource HR Analytics After Doing It In house

Why ConAgra Foods Decided to Outsource HR Analytics After Doing It In house

This is the second article in a series on how companies are using Big Data to gain critical business insights. ConAgra Foods, a food maker based in Omaha, Nebraska, started its journey to using predictive analysis in an incremental way. The company, whose brands include Healthy Choice, Banquet, Orville Redenbacher’s, Marie Callender’s and Chef Boyardee, […]