Automation doesn’t dictate why we do things; It must dictate how we do them
10 years since HFS introduced RPA to the industry, and we’re finally focusing on automation as a value-lever that drives business outcomes. The pandemic has shifted the automation focus from creating efficiencies in the back office to delivering immediate business impact, where talent shortages can be overcome, where digital workflows can operate despite broken supply chains, and where businesses can function effectively in their virtual and hyperconnected ecosystems.Read More
Goodbye Top Ten and Hello HFS Horizons!
We are unveiling "HFS Horizons" to align the performance of service providers and tech suppliers with the outcomes they help their clients define, the great experiences their clients enjoy, and the synergies their clients are developing across their ecosystem partners to create new sources of value.Read More
Two thirds of BPO customers want to pay for achieving business outcomes… only a third for butts-on-seats
Today's current “effort-based” BPO (BPM) services model is failing, but there is hope that this industry can course-correct its outmoded ways of behaving, with two-thirds of enterprise leaders preferring an outcome-based approach.Read More
Is it Aiman Ezzat? It most certainly is!
As it approaches its $20bn revenue milestone, it's high time we caught up with Group CEO Aiman Ezzat to understand what's driving this growth since he took the helm over two years agoRead More
Effort, Performance, Purpose: The Three Evolutions of Services
The future of IT and business services must evolve from today's effort-based model to one that drives performance and, ultimately, common purpose between client and supplier.Read More
I’ll keep finding automations ’til I die
The pandemic held back two-thirds of enterprise automation efforts, but over 70% are now experiencing a strong bounce-back with C-Suite sponsorship. In short, debilitating labor shortages and wage inflation, combined with desperate moves to modernize digital infrastructures has firmly propelled a refreshed approach to automation back into the corporate spotlight.Read More
The new work environment: unstructured, empathetic and team-focused
Management is more than dolling out tasks and conducting awkward performance reviews… it’s about getting to know what makes your people tick. Today's unstructured work environment is based on trust and closer emotional relationships between managers and colleaguesRead More
Time for BPO to redefine itself as Business Data Services?
Enterprises want to buy continuous access to data outcomes and experience great service partnerships to achieve them. That is what BPO is all about and why HFS has termed the phrase 'Business Data Services' to redefine BPO as the post-pandemic era unfolds.Read More
Organizations must blow-up archaic leadership mindsets to stay relevant in post-pandemic reality
The old way of running businesses is fast eroding as we rethink what constitutes success and ambition. These are the roles – and leadership traits – that will make post-pandemic companies much more in tune with their strategic needs and align them to their business operationsRead More