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  • Learning Transformation: Is The View Worth the Climb?

    Mar 26, 2015, by Gary Bragar

    Last week I attended NIIT’s annual international customer conference, Confluence 2015, which was themed ‘Learning Transformation: The View Is Worth The Climb’. Alongside sessions on best practice and how NIIT are supporting transformation in learning, ~10 client companies described their transformation journey. Here are the key take-aways from the event, with NelsonHall’s p[...]

  • Ceridian Strategy Update: Developing Dayforce, Expanding Industry Offerings, and Leveraging Global Capability

    Mar 23, 2015, by Gary Bragar

    Ceridian’s recent analyst day in San Francisco was focused on Dayforce HCM, its proprietary HR cloud offering. The company shared news of Dayforce client wins, new service offerings, technology developments, and its global expansion plans. In 2014 Ceridian was focused on HR product development, and 2015 sees the company launch Dayforce in the U.K. Ceridian is looking to further globalize [...]

  • Making Sense of HCM’s Race for the Cloud

    Mar 17, 2015, by Gary Bragar

    The Twittersphere has been buzzing recently with opinions on the compliance of global Human Capital Management (HCM) technologies, with commentators debating the relative merits of different approaches, and discussing key topics such as localization gaps and the breadth of language support. Vendors are making moves to improve their HCM delivery to address these and other issues, and in 2015 the[...]

  • Learning Outsourcing Driven by Need to Focus on Business Priorities and Develop Talent

    Feb 19, 2015, by Gary Bragar

    Learning outsourcing contracts continue to be driven by client needs to reduce their administrative burden and focus on their corporation’s strategic objectives. And talent development is high amongst client business priorities where HR can make a significant impact, being a leading driver for clients outsourcing their learning services. NelsonHall’s most recent learning BPO (L[...]

  • HRO Predictions for 2015

    Jan 19, 2015, by Gary Bragar

    By Amy Gurchensky, Liz Rennie, Gary Bragar 2014 was a busy year for HRO with ~60 partnerships, mergers and acquisitions combined. We now take a look at what to expect in 2015 and beyond for each HRO service line, including service offerings, market developments, and growth. MPHRO driven by continued shift to cloud-based platforms The Multi-Process HRO (MPHRO) market will grow with a mi[...]

  • Intuit Acquires Acrede to Expand Into Global Payroll Services

    Dec 17, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Last week, U.S.-based Intuit acquired U.K.-based Acrede to expand into global payroll services. Terms of the acquisition were not provided except that closing is expected by Q1 2015. Inuit provides business and financial services, including accounting services to small and mid-size U.S. companies. Prior to the acquisition Intuit provided payroll solely to the U.S., and it will now be able to pr[...]

  • Xerox Acquires Intrepid Learning Solutions Expanding Its Learning Capability

    Nov 24, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    On November 20, 2014 Xerox announced its acquisition of Intrepid Learning Solutions learning services to expand it learning services portfolio and capability. Intrepid Learning Solutions brings in capabilities that include: Consulting services, including development of learning strategies, measuring their effectiveness and benchmarking  Course curriculum design and development[...]

  • NelsonHall Launches NEAT Vendor Evaluation Tool and Market Analysis Report for Managed Service Programs

    Nov 18, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    NelsonHall, the leading global BPO and IT outsourcing analyst firm, has today launched a new tool to assist strategic sourcing managers in assessing vendor capability in Managed Service Programs outsourcing (MSP) as it relates to contingent workforce management. Also available is NelsonHall’s first MSP market analysis report, “Targeting Managed Service Programs”. NEAT Vendor E[...]

  • Randstad Sourceright Analyst Day 2014: RPO In High Gear

    Nov 13, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Randstad Sourceright Analyst Day 2014: RPO In High Gear Last week Randstad Sourceright held its first analyst event. Services covered included MSP, independent contractor solutions, technology, RPO, employer branding, veterans hiring initiatives, and career transition services. My focus here is primarily on Randstad Sourceright's RPO activity. RPO in High Gear In 2014 YTD Rand[...]

  • Social Media Recruiting Delivering Big Results

    Oct 31, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    As reported in NelsonHall’s 2014 RPO market analysis, with a global shortage of talent predicted for the foreseeable future, RPO buyers will continue to seek specialists to attract candidates through the use of social networks and to create a pipeline of passive candidates (i.e. talent communities) to improve speed, quality of hire and retention of talent. Nine out of 10 companies in the [...]

  • HR Tech 2014: Employer Branding, a Key RPO Growth Service

    Oct 16, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    At last week’s 2014 HR Technology conference I met with several of the RPO providers. Discussions included service offerings, latest trends, new business and growth. My meetings confirmed findings reported in NelsonHall’s Q1 2014 RPO market analysis that RPO growth would be mid-teens in 2014. RPO is thriving, with vendors reporting growth ranging from the low teens to 30%. And one[...]

  • Rooftop Gardens and a New User Experience Coming From ADP

    Sep 22, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Promises of rooftop gardens and new user experience from ADP’s trendy NYC warehouse: From a hip warehouse full of juice bars, fun areas to work and original red brick walls, the theme of the 2014 ADP Analyst Event was ADP is “All in on HCM”, reinforcing its commitment to HCM following the Dealer Services spin off.  The event, newly opened Research Lab in Chelsea, NYC[...]

  • Talent Communities: A Competitive Advantage

    Sep 17, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Hiring the best talent available, and being able to do this in a timely manner when they are needed, is a top priority of the HR function. For large enterprises, the optimal way to do this is to have candidates available in advance of the job requisition who are part of a talent pool that is already engaged and familiar with the hiring organization’s culture and values, and to make it easy t[...]

  • Wellness Outsourcing on the Rise

    Sep 11, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Companies today are increasingly looking to Wellness programs as a means of meeting their business objectives. It’s a two sided-approach and benefit. First, the cost of employees missing work due to sickness, diseases and stress-related illnesses can be significant in terms of healthcare costs and productivity. Per Towers Watson, employer healthcare costs are expected to increase 4.4% [...]

  • Workday Increasingly Important to HR BPO Vendors as Momentum Continues

    Aug 19, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    The latest large partnership and implementation of Workday was announced August 13, 2014 by CSC who will establish a consulting practice enabling clients to transition to Workday, and also deploy Workday internally to ~70k employees globally. The move to launch Workday consulting and implementation practices, often alongside HR BPO capability, has already achieved considerable momentum. Similar[...]

  • MPHRO Supplier Focus on the Core Reflected In NEAT CSAT

    Aug 04, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    In addition to providing assessments of MPHRO vendor capability, the NelsonHall Evaluation and Assessment Tool (NEAT) for MPHRO, published July 29, 2014, http://bit.ly/1uDunOq supports an analysis of customer satisfaction within MPHRO by service line. Based on client interviews conducted globally covering vendors providing MPHRO across all regions, the analysis covers satisfaction within the [...]

  • Raytheon, GM and the U.S. Army Partner to Provide Training to Returning U.S. Soldiers

    Aug 04, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Raytheon has partnered with the U.S. Army and General Motors to provide training to returning soldiers to be GM Service Technicians at GM dealerships. The GM dealerships hire ~2,500 technicians annually and often have difficulty finding the talent needed. The Shifting Gears: Automotive Technician Training Program, is a multi-year partnership between Raytheon, GM and the U.S. Army. The training,[...]

  • NelsonHall Launches “Speed-to-Source” Vendor Evaluation Tool for Payroll Outsourcing

    Jul 30, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    The NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation and Assessment Tool (NEAT) for Payroll Outsourcing is now available to NelsonHall clients, and is also available for a period free-of-charge to buy-side organizations through NelsonHall and through its partners SIG and SSON. The NEAT tool for Payroll Outsourcing is part of NelsonHall’s “speed-to-source” initia[...]

  • Spotlight on Talent2: HR Cloud SaaS meets Payroll Services

    Jul 15, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    How Talent2 addresses the HR Cloud SaaS puzzle with payroll Talent2’s cloud-based HR SaaS with integrated payroll services offering now represents 25% of the company’s HR/payroll revenues. Its revenues have been growing at ~10 % per annum and NelsonHall expects cloud based HR SaaS with payroll services to represent 30% of Talent2’s HR/payroll revenue by 2015. Talent2’[...]

  • Learning BPO Meeting and Exceeding Client Expected Benefits

    Jul 10, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Per NelsonHall’s learning BPO market analysis and concurrent client interviews conducted as part of the NelsonHall Evaluation and Assessment Tool (NEAT), both providers and buyers (current and prospective), will be pleased to know that learning BPO is largely meeting and exceeding client expected benefits in six out of seven criteria sought by clients. Based on interviews with LBPO client[...]

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