Category Archives: HR Strategy

TCS breaks into the HfS Global IT Services Top 10, with Cognizant poised to follow

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As we predicted last year, TCS has now become the first of the Indian majors to break the IT Services Top 10 for revenues, replacing CGI

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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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Moving Mountains with Mike, Part 2

Here’s the second tranche or our interview with outsourcing hall-of-famer, and the man who’s steered Accenture’s BPO juggernaut these past few years, Mike Salvino.

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Why the outsourcing industry is so horrible at marketing itself

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One fact I would challenge anyone on is the abject failure of the outsourcing industry to market itself

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The Indian majors double their market share in just four years – what’s the secret and can they be stopped?

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It may be harder for some of the traditional providers to fight their way back into the services game than the Indian majors to continue their surge

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Is BPO on the brink of a technology revolution?

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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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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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Ready for the ultimate robotic process automation debate?

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At long last… we have everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Robotic Process Automation and never dared to ask

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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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Automation: it’s about solving business problems, stupid!

Charles Sutherland (pictured left) is Executive Vice President, Research at HfS

We asked HfS’ Charles Sutherland to share his views on what is really happening with process automation and why is shouldn’t be confused with technology automation theories of yesteryear

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Riveting webcast warning: The 2014 Outlook for the Extended Enterprise

Join our glittering all-star cast on February 6th at 11am EST (4pm BST) for a complimentary, free and decidedly cost-absent webinar

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How to categorize your absurd colleagues

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Some home truths about the absurd people in your professional world

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Innovation starts at the… cube farm

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A recent discussion with Accenture sparked the thinking at HfS with regards to how the introduction of new ideas and investments to the delivery center floor plays another important role in this transformation journey towards “progressive outsourcing”

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Getting good at GBS governance: Why heroes don’t scale

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

This governance group has the challenge of managing an increasingly complex environment, with aspirations much loftier than in the past to achieve the right maturity levels to run GBS effectively.

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2014 shared services and outsourcing outlook Part II: Why GBS will not be bullsh*t

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While several folks make valid arguments why GBS may be a pipe-dream for their own organization (or some of their clients’ organizations), we believe they are missing the big picture

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Industry analysts: a new world order is already coming

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The future of analysts is about providing clients the experiences they need to be smarter and more effective at what they do, not selling them something pre-packaged that everyone else already has

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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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Why so many cost-obsessed CEOs will fail if they ignore their supplier management capabilities

Failing at managing your extended enterprise?  Then click here to course correct

Recessions are good times for business leaders who love to focus on containing costs, however, times of recovery are markedly different

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