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  • NelsonHall's 2014 - 2018 HRO BPO Market Forecast

    Jul 02, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    NelsonHall’s annual HRO Market Forecast, 2014-2018, provides a forecast for the global HR BPO market by service line and geography. It includes:  The HR BPO market size for 2013 and the forecast through 2014 to 2018 The HR BPO market size and forecast for North America, specifically covering the U.S. and Canada; EMEA including U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Nordics &[...]

  • How Kirkpatrick’s Model Has Helped Learning BPO Providers Demonstrate ROI

    Jun 27, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Provision of analytics is important for Learning BPO (LBPO) providers to be able to demonstrate ROI for clients. The late Don Kirkpatrick, who passed away in May at age 90, developed back in the 1950s four levels to evaluate learning effectiveness. Taking a look at these levels, starting with the lowest: Reaction; evaluation about how the participants felt about[...]

  • Demand for Multi-Country Services Drives Growth in HRO

    Jun 18, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Per NelsonHall’s HR Outsourcing Confidence Index (HROCI), around one third of HRO contracts signed in Q4 2013 were for services in multiple countries. There were multi-country deal signings across all HRO service lines, the highest number being in RPO and payroll. RPO In 2013 nearly one third of all deal signings were multi-country, up from a quarter in 2010. M[...]

  • Staffing Firm TrueBlue Expands Services in RPO/MSP and Opens New Markets Thru $310m Acquisition of SeatonCorp

    Jun 02, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    TrueBlue announced on Monday it is to acquire U.S. based RPO and MSP provider SeatonCorp. TrueBlue is a specialist staffing organization that supports staffing and also provides onsite management services which will complement the RPO, MSP services of SeatonCorp. The SeatonCorp business beng acquired includes its:  RPO businesses: PeopleScout (U.S based)&nb[...]

  • Hello Cielo!

    May 21, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Cielo is Pinstripe & Ochre House's new brand, launched last week at its Talent Rising client forum and analyst day. The rebrand has been expected since the merger six months ago of Pinstripe and Ochre House. From its key offerings of RPO, search and talent consulting services, the event focused on how to engage the wider business in the talent discussion as well as how servi[...]

  • GP Strategies: Looking at International Expansion

    May 01, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    GP Strategies is focused on global expansion. Its non-U.S. business accounted for 22% of global revenues in Q1 2014. Continued global deployment at its soon-to-be largest client HSBC will add to international growth this year. In Q1 2014 deployment of services to HSBC commenced in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Hong Kong. Additional geographies to be deployed in 2014[...]

  • ADP Meeting of the Minds: Spotlight on HCM

    Apr 16, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    ADP is focused on growing its HCM business globally. Much of this growth will be organic. Accordingly, ADP is making investments across HCM including ADP Vantage, which has global record capability, and aiming to help organizations improve their employee engagement and talent management. ADP’s commitment to HCM is clearly evident by its April 10 announcement to spin-off its Dealer Servi[...]

  • Ceridian Analyst Day: HR and Payroll in the Cloud: Spotlight on Dayforce

    Mar 25, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Last week, NelsonHall attended Ceridian’s analyst event. Ceridian 2013 revenue excluding Comdata was ~$950m. Its cloud business generated ~$100m in revenue and is growing at ~35%.  Much of the focus of the event was on its Dayforce cloud HCM platform which provides: Payroll, including tax Benefits, e.g. annual enrollment Recruitment / talent, the most recent [...]

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

    Feb 13, 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 Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). The RPO tool is available to NelsonHall clients here and is also available for a limited period free-of-charge to strategic sourcing managers. The tool covers a number of RPO busin[...]

  • IBM Connect 2014: Spotlight on Kenexa

    Feb 04, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    The theme of last week’s IBM Connect Conference was Energizing Life’s Work. There was also a concurrent Kenexa World Conference which joined the IBM Connect general sessions. When IBM acquired Kenexa for $1.3bn in December 2012 (with Kenexa integrated into IBM’s Software Group and operationally aligned to IBM GPS), much was written at the time of how this would strengthen IBM&[...]

  • NelsonHall’s HR Program Just Gets Bigger

    Jan 22, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    NelsonHall’s HR team has undertaken a review of our programs and in response to customer feedback and market requests and will be launching a Managed Services Program (MSP) in 2014. The MSP program will supplement the already established HR programs: Multi-process HR BPO services. Payroll Services Benefits Administration Recruitment Process Outsourcing Learning BPO. T[...]

  • NelsonHall Launches “Speed-to-Source” Vendor Evaluation Tool for Learning BPO

    Jan 22, 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 Learning BPO. The Learning business process outsourcing BPO tool is available to NelsonHall clients at http://research.nelson-hall.com/sourcing-expertise/hr-outsourcing/ and is also available for a limited period free-of-charge[...]

  • GP Strategies To Acquire Denmark's Effective-People and Effective-Learning Companies to Strengthen HCM Capability

    Jan 17, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    On January 17, 2014 GP Strategies announced its intent to acquire the Effective-People and Effective-Learning companies in Denmark to strengthen its HCM capability beyond learning. The two companies are part of the Effective Companies headquartered in Copenhagen. Their combined revenue in 2013 was $8.5m. Effective-People and Effective-Learning offer HCM technology for: Recruiting Onboar[...]

  • NelsonHall’s 2014 HRO Predictions By Service Line

    Dec 17, 2013, by Gary Bragar

    Per NelsonHall’s blog of December 12, 2013 was a healthy year for HRO, with overall contract activity up ~37%. We now take a look at what we can expect in 2014 by HRO service line. MPHRO We predict the Global MPHRO market will grow at mid-single digits CAAGR through 2017 The Shared Service Transformation segment will continue to grow mainly as a result of contract expansions and ren[...]

  • HR Technology Conference in Review: Spotlight on RPO

    Oct 24, 2013, by Gary Bragar

    This year’s 16th Annual HR Technology conference in Las Vegas had the highest turnout yet, 8,000 attendees. Below are highlights of just two of the sessions we attended, and of briefings with ManpowerGroup Solutions and Randstad Sourceright. All were focused on RPO: Pinstripe and Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) RPO Presentation Keys to success include: Client view of Pinstrip[...]

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

    Oct 17, 2013, 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 Payroll BPO. The Payroll business process outsourcing BPO tool is available to NelsonHall clients at http://research.nelson-hall.com/  and is also available for a limited period free-of-charge to strategic sourci[...]

  • Learning Unleashed on Mobile: The E-learning Take II

    Sep 27, 2013, by Gary Bragar

    E-learning has been around for over 10 years, so what has changed? In a nutshell, the proliferation of employees with internet enabled devices. Last week, Raytheon hosted a symposium in London which considered how companies benefit from tapping into the social internet age to maximize learning value across employees and customers, and examples were provided with case studies. Whether you are st[...]

  • Why Companies Outsource Payroll - Some Key Drivers

    Jul 25, 2013, by Gary Bragar

    On July 25 2013, MidlandHR was awarded a payroll BPO and HR software contract by UK General Insurance. This is a full payroll BPO contract with MidlandHR providing management and operations of payroll including: Processing of gross to net Data entry, both manual and electronic Provision of automated or manual calculations Checking of input, validation, sensibility checks, investig[...]

  • From Partnership To Merger In RPO

    Jul 18, 2013, by Gary Bragar

    On July 18, 2013 Pinstripe and Ochre House announced a merger to become a global RPO player. The combined company, Pinstripe Ochre House, includes TAAHEED and Carmichael Fisher, acquired by Ochre House in 2012 to expand its global RPO capability in the Middle East and North Africa. Globally the combined company has 767 employees and 88 clients served in 43 countries. U.S. based Pinstr[...]

  • Recent Learning Services Contracts Provides Optimization For Learning BPO

    Jun 27, 2013, by Gary Bragar

    In recent months there have been several significant learning services contracts. From mid-2008 to mid-2012, growth in learning services was adversely impacted by the recession with learning being one of the easiest budget items to cut back on and in many instances put completely on hold. However from mid-2012 to date there has been an increased level of contract activity. Looking at some [...]

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