Benefit Costs are Up and Down – 12/20

Although health benefit cost growth continued slowly in 2013, employers should not let their guard down yet as there is an anticipated cost increase for 2014. According to the National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, conducted annually by Mercer, growth in the average total health benefit cost per employee slowed from 4.1 percent in 2012 […]

Amidst Turmoil, Glimmers of Hope

 Sure the hemorrhaging continues, but the rate of the bloodletting seems to be slowing. The legal sector and new graduates can expect to take it on the chin.   By Michael Beygelman     One positive observation about the economic and employment situation in the U.S. is that we’ve had few surprises in the reported […]

HRO Enters the Middle Age

As the market moves into a new era, examine how your relationship with providers is progressing. Be mindful of the growing distrust that developed in ITO’s market journey. by Hugh McDonald Regular readers of this column will know that the HR Buyers’ Advisory Group represents more than 60 of the world’s largest HR BPO arrangements—with […]

More Secrets of Globalizers

Secret No. 3: Adopt a life-cycle approach to ensure a comprehensive approach to outsourcing. by Atul Vashistha In the last issue, I wrote about the second secret of successful globalizers. This month, I’m going to introduce the third secret: adopt a life-cycle approach. Successful globalizers understand that services globalization is a journey and not just […]

THE WEDDING PLANNER

World-class sourcing advisors hold the keys to the kingdom of deep-deal data. HRO today hunted down a reigning prince of this little-understood practice, Everest Group’s Michel Janssen. by Jay Whitehead In the 2001 movie "The Wedding Planner," big screen star Jennifer Lopez’s character Mary Fiore utters the immortal line, "Those who cant wed, plan." HRO […]

Hewitt Associates to Provide HR BPO Services to Wachovia Corporation; Companies Expand Long-Standing Benefits Outsourcing Relati

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 4, 2005–Hewitt Associates (NYSE:HEW), a global human resources services firm, announced today it will provide HR business process outsourcing (BPO) services to Wachovia Corporation (NYSE:WB), one of the nation’s largest financial services providers. The deal is an expansion of the companies’ long-standing HR partnership, as Hewitt has provided benefits outsourcing and HR […]

Hewitt Associates to Provide HR BPO Services to Mervyns

Firm Expands Retail Client Base in HR BPO LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 18, 2005–Hewitt Associates, a global human resources services firm, announced today it will provide comprehensive HR business process outsourcing (BPO) services to Mervyns, a California-based retailer with more than 250 department stores in 13 states. Mervyns represents Hewitt’s second HR BPO retail client, joining […]

Hewitt Associates to Provide HR BPO Services to Mervyns

Firm Expands Retail Client Base in HR BPO LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.Hewitt Associates, a global human resources services firm, announced today it will provide comprehensive HR business process outsourcing (BPO) services to Mervyns, a California-based retailer with more than 250 department stores in 13 states. Mervyns represents Hewitts second HR BPO retail client, joining Circuit City. Under […]