Category: HR Outsourcing

  • The hunters and the hunted: Indian BPOs readying for a rebound

    August 28, 2010 |

    As the world recovers from recession, the major Indian BPO providers eagerly await a return to the BPO boom, which has paused in the past 18 months as companies have sought to cope with riding out the tough-times. While the bounce-back has hardly been resurgent, BPO is clearly firmly on the corporate agenda and many of the leading Indian service providers are expanding staff, acquiring competitors, and making new marketing plans to widen market share and penetrate new sectors, such as the mid-market. Read More

  • Time for HP to shephurd its BPO business

    August 08, 2010 |

    When Mark Hurd took up the reins as HP's boss back in 2005, the company badly needed him to stabilize the business, drive up the stock price, and add discipline and cost-control into many of its global operations. And whatever the reason for his demise (quite frankly, he's not Tiger Woods, so who cares?), he's done what HP needed him to do - and this is a good time to put someone else at the helm who can start closing the gap with IBM and others. In fact, he should have gone sooner, because there's a lot of ground to be made up right across the board. One of those is a flagging BPO business that had outperformed anyone's expectations before the EDS merger threw it into a confused shambles.Read More

  • Check out our monthly newsletter: “The Finish Line”

    August 07, 2010 |

    Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Finish Line! We will endeavor to gather and distill the significant news and information in global sourcing on a monthly basis to present to you. On selected key issues, we will provide insight and commentary from the Horses team and other thought leaders. We hope that you find The Finish Line useful, interesting and insightful.Read More

  • New HfS Report – Desperately Seeking Innovation in BPO: Enterprises Speak Out

    July 24, 2010 |

    Innovation is now the critical ingredient for most buyers of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services –unequivocally proven by a new HfS Research study of 588 shared services and outsourcing executives. This report dives into the experiences and expectations of today’s enterprise BPO buyers when it comes to achieving innovation, and offers actionable recommendations for devising a strategy to improve their innovation agenda with their BPO endeavor. Read More

  • Hewitt into AON: a sad, bad day for HR Outsourcing?

    July 12, 2010 |

    Waking up this morning to hear the news of Hewitt's acquisition by AON signalled a sad, bad day for HR Outsourcing. The HRO industry is now consolidating faster than any of us imagined... forget ADP/Workscape, this is BIG - and leaves the global HRO market with three major global HRO enterprise-level providers - IBM, NGA and Xerox (ACS) Read More

  • BPO’s billion dollar best-kept secret: Part I

    July 01, 2010 |

    There are a lot of secrets in the BPO business, however, one best-kept secret that is worth revealing, is the Xchanging story. The the UK-headquartered firm is the largest purelay BPO provider today, with revenues over $1.1bn. Read More

  • Surprise, surprise… HR still hates outsourcing. Is its next victim RPO, or will it get trumped this time?

    June 22, 2010 |

    HfS Research's latest study, conducted in conjunction with Human Resources Executive Online, gleaned the views and dynamics of 238 HR executives towards RPO. And the first factor that was apparent, was that RPO was low down the list of recruiting services HR executives are going to take a look at this year.Read More

  • Innovation in BPO purgatory, Part III: the escape route

    June 15, 2010 |

    When it comes to achieving innovation when outsourcing, buyers need to identify where real innovation is possible, and where they only really need operational efficiency. Both buyers and providers need to be honest with themselves to determine whether they are truly prepared to invest in either achieving or delivering innovation. If not, stick to being operationally efficicient and stop talking about an innovation game-plan that will never happen.Read More

  • On your Marks, get set, RPO…

    May 22, 2010 |

    Without any doubt, the best known figure in the world of Recruitment Process Outsourcing is the all-tweeting, i-pad-wielding, champagne-supping, serial entrepreneur herself, Sue Marks, CEO of high performance talent acquisition solutions firm, Pinstripe.Read More

  • Innovation? The BPO industry needs to escape from purgatory. Part I

    May 17, 2010 |

    While there's a lot of puff coming from most providers, expectations are not being met when it comes to the actual achievement of innovation within many Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) engagements. Consequently, this improves the options for the first-time BPO buyer to select a provider that can demonstrate a proven track record of innovation, but what about the second-time buyer, rooted firmly in BPO purgatory?Read More