Trends Driving RPO Growth Plans in 2014

Top_5Among the drivers for growth in recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is the increased optimism among organizations to bring on new employees, the broad acceptance of the RPO model and its benefits, the significant interest by the mid-market and the flexible range of buying options, including project-based, on-demand and use of pilots.…

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Wearables: Telemedicine Meets the Consumer

Whenever you snap a picture and send it to a friend for advice, you’re blazing a trail to the future of telemedicine.  The American Telemedicine Association defines this activity as the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status.…

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The Best Place to Die, and Affordable Healthcare

If we are to treat healthcare services the same way we treat other services in terms of assessing and evaluating affordability, then many existing paradigms in our healthcare system will need to change.  For one thing, we must know the price of services before making the decision to purchase – this will apply both to selecting a plan as well as selecting where to get health services.  Yes, many dynamics are at work with transparency of healthcare service charges, and to be sure life-or-death decisions are not like any other service we purchase.  Nonetheless, no consumer can determine if something is affordable, unless he/she knows the cost of a particular treatment.…

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SAP Acquisition of Fieldglass – A (Sizable) Step Closer to Total Talent Acquisition

SAP, an integrated human capital platform delivering talent management, core HR, and workforce analytics in the cloud, recently announced the acquisition of Fieldglass, the leading vendor management system (VMS) in the contingent staffing space.  According to reports, “Fieldglass will retain its identity and continue to operate independently as a SAP company in their cloud line.”

This move aligns with SAP’s growth strategy of acquiring companies with specific technologies and capabilities that add to its broad HR offering, and is a natural fit that enables SAP to deliver solutions across both the contingent and permanent workforce from “Recruit to Retire.”  Fieldglass’ strong market presence and customer base also gives customers yet another reason to look at SAP SuccessFactors.…

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Health Care Exchanges: Simple Economics, Complex Choices

Top_5For Human Resources executives considering moving employees or retirees to a Health Care Exchange, the cost savings are relatively easy to estimate. With a bit of plan design and claims data, healthcare exchange providers can provide a high level prediction of the economic impact of moving from your current delivery model to the exchange.…

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SaaS Financials: Top 3 Roadblocks to Adoption [Video]

As we’ve discussed before, demand for software-as-a-service is surging. Enterprise SaaS providers are increasing revenues by double digits and are making significant inroads into large organizations, while simultaneously taking market share from their on-premises competitors.

However, the financial aspects of buying SaaS differ substantially from both on-premises software and outsourcing services, and in many ways, run contrary to the original promise of cloud.…

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Digital Transformation: Let Moore’s Law Work Its Magic

In case you didn’t notice, about 18 months ago a shift occurred. If you bought services that have social streams, mobile apps or embedded analytics, or are delivered via the cloud, you “digitally transformed” your company. Digital transformation as an industry meme is nearly omnipresent. Transformation, driven by sensors, autonomics and, of course, social, mobile, analytics and cloud is the new way business gets done.…

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At the Head of the Table: Service Portfolio Governance

Top_5Many companies will conduct a second or third renewal of an outsourcing contract in 2014 and, in doing so, will need to revisit their sourcing strategy to seek best-in-class providers. Solid and effective portfolio governance is essential to orchestrate the integration of those often separate, piecemeal and less integrated services. The ISG Top 5 points out ways a business might dramatically improve its service portfolio governance for multi-technology, multi-service provider sourcing.…

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Enterprise Print Services – the Next Big Thing?

Today’s enterprise operations offer little in the way of low-hanging fruit, IT systems and back office operations have to a large extent been reengineered and improved; outsourcing has driven efficiencies and offshoring has yielded additional cost savings.

So where is the next big savings opportunity? The answer may lie in print services.…

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Monster’s Move in RPO

Earlier this year, Monster quietly purchased Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) provider TalentFusion.  TalentFusion’s 14 years of RPO experience augments Monster’s technology, global footprint and large customer base, and the new combination gives Monster/TalentFusion a number of powerful synergies to exploit.

Monster began dipping its toe in RPO (focusing more on the front-end sourcing) and recruitment services emerged as a viable growth opportunity.…

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