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Attract & Retain Talent
Three manufacturing companies nominated for this year’s Outsourcing Awards used outsourcing to update their IT, improve procurement and enter eCommerce in addition to cutting costs.
The Conference Board just completed an extensive study of HR buyers. Great satistics and trenchant observations about what they would do differently next time.
Finding top talent for sales support and fulfillment is always a challenge. Spherion helped the second largest check printing company in the U.S. man its sales resource center. In addition to great customer service, the buyer was finally able to standardize its sales process.
BP’s motivations for outsourcing were classic, and Getronics has surpassed those needs. Even so, the highly effective risk/reward pricing scheme is a powerful influence on the remarkable success of this relationship.
Burlington Resources, Inc., which is involved in the exploration, development and production of hydrocarbons, ranks first among U.S. independent oil and gas companies, in terms of proved U.S. reserves. It’s a company with the diverse global opportunities and financial strength of a major oil company, but it is also blessed with the entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility and responsiveness of an independent operator. If there was anything that might impede its ability to grow and remain competitive in its industry, Burlington would take steps to rectify that situation.
National retailers face a challenge when they enter the professional services sector. In the area of medicine, many customers view multiple location clinics with apprehension. They conjure up images of inexperienced, overworked and underpaid interns dispensing medical solutions on an assembly line.
Deutsche Bank, with commercial banking and investment bank services, aims to be one of the world’s leading investment banks. And it depends on its employees to make that happen. Since it relies on employee competence and commitment to excellence in customer service, Deutsche Bank makes every effort to attract and retain the best talent and to become the employer of choice.
Critics of outsourcing often rest their opinions on assumptions that internal functions should be able to do what outsourcing vendors do if the internal organization applied good management practices and worked smarter and harder. Sometimes this may be true, but in other instances it is not.