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Gary Bragar

Gary is the HR Services Research Director at NelsonHall.

Gary assists both buy-side and vendor organizations in assessing opportunities and supplier capability across HR services and is widely known for his extensive practitioner, HRO buyer and HR services research experience, including in Recruitment, Learning, Payroll, Benefits, and Multi-process HR Services. Gary has been part of NelsonHall's HR Services analyst team since 2007 and became HR Services Research Director in 2010.

Gary has published numerous articles, including for HRO Today, and conducted numerous webcasts, including for, Outsourcing Institute, HROA, and many HR services companies. He has presented at conferences in the U.S. and Europe, including at HRO World, RPO Forum, HRO Today U.S., HRO Europe, Outsourcing Institute, and the CLO Symposium. Gary has been named HRO Today Superstar in the Advisors/Analysts Category for seven years, and was also named by Glassdoor as one of the top 50 HR & Recruiting thought leaders to follow.

Prior to joining NelsonHall, Gary worked at AT&T where he gained extensive HR management experience for 25 years. Gary's operational experience includes Recruiting, Learning, Benefits Administration, Compensation, HR Transformation, HRIT and Employee Programs for AT&T International. In his last job assignment at AT&T, Gary was a member of the AT&T governance team responsible for managing the service delivery and relationship for AT&T's major HR and Payroll services BPO contract with Aon Human Capital Services. AT&T and Aon were selected as 'HRO Relationship of the Year' in the Financial & Business Services Sector in the 2004 HRO Awards.

In addition, while working at AT&T and NelsonHall, Gary was a part-time adjunct business professor for 19 years at Bloomfield College, NJ. Gary is also a certified online instructor. Gary holds a BA, magna cum laude, in management from Kean University, NJ and an MBA in management from Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ.

Gary resides in Florida with his wife Pat. When not working Gary enjoys kayaking, pickleball and travel.

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    • Engaging with Benefits: Spotlight on Benefitfocus

      Nov 19, 2019, by Gary Bragar

        Last week I attended the Benefitfocus Seller Place 2020 conference. Benefitfocus has repositioned itself from a software company to a benefits platform provider with solutions focused on engaging and improving the user experience while helping employers and employees make more informed[...]

    • Korn Ferry’s Spotlight on Talent Advisory

      Jul 03, 2019, by Gary Bragar

        I recently attended Korn Ferry’s RPO Client Advisory Forum, which was all about talent management. The theme was ‘unplugged’ and featured frank discussions about the RPO industry, including the challenges faced by the clients and service providers who attended from ev[...]

    • PeopleScout: Improving Employer Branding, Driving Global Growth

      Jun 20, 2019, by Gary Bragar

        Last week I attended PeopleScout’s annual client NEXT Talent Summit 2019. In the keynote address, President Taryn Owen noted that this event marked one year since its acquisition of TMP to strengthen its global RPO and talent advisory capabilities. TMP, which operated in the U.K.[...]