Category Archives: HR Outsourcing

Accenture de-emphasizes the term “outsourcing” – is this the final death knell for the O word?

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Accenture’s dropping the term “outsourcing” from its strategy line is the most significant yet in terms of rebranding the outsourcing business

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Is BPO on the brink of a technology revolution?

Crossing the Chasm

Why BPO clients which have tech-enabled their processes are achieving better performance and outcomes

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Moving mountains with Mike, part 1

Mike Salvino is Group Chief Executive, BPO at Accenture (click for bio)

Phil Fersht interviews Accenture’s Group Chief Executive for BPO, Mike Salvino

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The Progressive BPO Train has left the Station – is IBM on it?

Train to the Progression

We would have major concerns about IBM’s positioning for Progressive BPO services, were IBM to seek to sell off the lower-margin elements of its F&A, Procurement or HR businesses, like it has with its customer services BPO business.

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This week on the HfS Podcast: Doing Less With More

HfS SVP, Research, Christa Degnan Manning just published some scorching hot new research (Doing Less With More) on what it will take to make workers more productive and engaged. Based on research of nearly 5,000 employees worldwide, the survey also assessed human resources service providers in rewards, remuneration, and recognition (including payroll, benefits, and employee contact [...]

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Three make Winner’s Circle for Multi-tower HR Outsourcing: NGA, Aon Hewitt and ADP

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HfS announces the first Blueprint Report in HR Outsourcing, with NGA, Aon Hewitt and ADP making the Winner’s Circle

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Naomi Bloom: HRO needs to focus on business analyst services, not call center/manual processing

Naomi Bloom discusses the new breed of SaaS-savvy HRO providers

It will be fascinating to see if the larger SIs and/or HRO providers will be able to craft just the right mix of quality and cost-effectiveness to be successful in delivering much smaller, less labor-intensive and more tool-based implementation and post-implementation HR services.

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HR in the Cloud: It won’t kill HRO, but it may kill what’s left of dysfunctional HR…

How much longer will be stare into the HR abyss?

The emergence of more affordable Cloud based solutions is finally – after decades of disarray – making it possible for firms to stop starring into the HR abyss and start getting functional again.

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We are HfS. Yes we are!

As we gather the largest-ever superstar assemblage of sourcing leaders in New York, let’s have a look back at how we got here as an industry

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Time to inoculate your firm against early-onset Zombieism… by coming to the Blueprint Sessions 3.0 this December

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When  Zombieism takes its grip on enterprise operations, many fail to realize… until it’s too late.  In fact, many of you reading this may already be exhibiting signs of early-onset Zombieism and immediate inoculation is imperative… But never fear folks, as the forthcoming BluePrint Sessions 3.0 in New York this December are specifically designed to [...]

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Mike Friend joins the HfS batting line-up

Mike Friend... now batting for HfS as Vice President for European BPO Strategies (Click for Bio)

We’re proud to announce the beginning of a major expansion with HfS’ European BPO capabilities, with the arrival of the esteemed and popular analyst Mike Friend

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Invest in the humans first, systems second

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people lead people and they are asking for the support, training, and enablement to meet and collaborate to both better manage day-to-day work and develop into the next generation of leaders

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Senior managers are almost as disengaged as their subordinates

Christa Degnan Manning is SVP, Workforce and Talent Strategies at HfS (Click for bio)

While we did find higher levels of engagement the higher up the proverbial ladder one goes in an organization, the key take away for us was the difference wasn’t that much.

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Can HR ever overcome its obsession with the automation of obsolete processes?

Christa Degnan Manning is SVP, Workforce and Talent Strategies at HfS (Click for bio)

Why do so many HR executives obsess with administering irrelevant processes when they should be helping their firms’ managers get the best out of their staff?

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Concentrix buys its way into the customer experience management Winner’s Circle

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Concentrix’s investors, SYNEXX, were clearly so impressed with IBM’s performance to reach the Winners Circle for customer experience management, they wanted a piece of the action for themselves

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Are you really working for an energized enterprise?

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HfS is asking YOU – the individual worker – what it will take to empower and energize YOU in your business. Your candid, unbiased insights are extremely important to this unique research study, whether you work in sales, marketing, finance, IT… or any other business function

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Are you ready for a real Governance Academy?

Mike Beals is Vice President, Governance Research and Strategy, HfS Research (click for bio)

We’ve officially launched the HfS Governance Academy; an advanced series of instructor-led online and classroom-based training services designed to help HfS Research’s global enterprise clients govern their outsourcing and shared services environments more effectively

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Congratulations and welcome to Christa, Ned, Tom and Jamie!

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It gives me great pleasure to announce some imminent new analyst arrivals at HfS, in addition to announcing the promotion of a couple of guys who’ve been instrumental in the development of this business, which has literately sprung from nowhere in three years to the monstrosity it has become today

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Corsello OnDemand… on talent management, modern marketing and a little bit more

"It's not all about social media, it's about everything that we do being be very integrated".  Jason Corsello is VP Corporate Development & Strategy at Cornerstone OnDemand

Jason Corsello didn’t just turn out to be a great analyst and one of the original HR bloggers, but he’s now honing his knowledge to be a real strategist in modern marketing plying his trade leading strategy and marketing for Cornerstone OnDemand, one of the hottest Cloud-based HR tech firms on the Nasdaq today, specializing in talent management.

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Hear Phil Fersht talk to Bill Kutik about analysts, HR and outsourcing…

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Hear Phil Fersht talk to Bill Kutik about analysts, HR and outsourcing…

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