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

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

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, …

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

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

The key to any successful business is its talent. But 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’s where outsourcing talent management comes in. Consider the current situation in …

RPO Providers Debunk 14 Outsourcing Myths

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

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 technology service providers and RPO providers why they believe companies still refuse to outsource in …

A Pioneering HR BPO Engagement Succeeds through "The Simplicity of One&quot

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

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 …

Lawyer Lists Five Ways RPO Can Minimize Risk and Liability

Michael Marino, HR Consultant

For most companies, the desire to reduce costs or improve efficiencies (or more likely, both) drives the decision to explore Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) options. However, cost and efficacy issues aside, risk management is one of the most important (and perhaps least understood) value-adds of the RPO arrangement, especially when the definition of risk includes …

Decision-Making Insights for Companies Outsourcing HR Functions

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Outsourcing HR went through a shake-out over the past two years due to the continual issues around scope and other challenges that buyers and service providers encountered over the past decade. The dust has settled from the revamping efforts, but there are new challenges on the horizon. Here’s what your company needs to know for …

Hot Spots for Growth in Outsourcing

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Which industries will experience growth in outsourcing in the next few years, and what risks will buyers of those services face? Are there business processes or functions that will begin turning to outsourcing in the next two to five years? What value opportunities and risks will they bring? In what geographic regions will companies begin …

100 Lessons Learned – Mistakes and Successes of Outsourcing Buyers

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

As GE’s Jack Welch states, mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success. In studying outsourcing relationships through Outsourcing Center’s annual Outsourcing Excellence Awards program since 1996, Outsourcing Center has aggregated and analyzed the lessons learned – mistakes and successes – by hundreds of buyers and providers of outsourcing services. These lessons learned …

Midsized Firms Benefit from Outsourcing

J Ben Trowbridge

Midsized businesses frequently have the same challenges that larger organizations have. At some point, they have to standardize their internal services, like HR, in order to scale or control costs. Enter outsourcing benefits. Outsourcing the build and then taking it back after some time (Build Operate & Transfer) or by outsourcing the operations in an …

How an Offshoring Relationship Grew from a Low-Cost Provider to Strategic Partner

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Barclays Global Retail Bank wanted to consolidate its Indian suppliers. It bought a 50 percent share in Intelenet Global Services to accomplish that. By the time it sold its share, the two had developed such trust the bank allowed Intelenet to handle some processes end to end. That’s when the strategic value occurred.

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