Fidelity Wins Bigger Contract with Hartford

Fidelity Investments said it has won an expansion of its relationship with The Hartford Financial Services Group to include HR administrative services, payroll, workforce, and talent management functions. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Fidelity currently administers The Hartford’s 401(k), pension, health and welfare, and stock plan benefits programs for its 45,000 employees and […]

Fidelity to handle HR for BASF

Fidelity Investments said Thursday that has won an outsourcing contract with BASF Corp. to handle that company’s human resources operations. The five-year contract would have Fidelity conduct BASF’s payroll operations, health and welfare benefit programs and retirement plans for BASF’s nearly 20,000 U.S. employees and retirees. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. Boston-based […]

Wealth of Knowledge

Many benefits tools are providing what employees need to achieve retirement readiness. By Amy Gurchensky Wealth benefits can be powerful tools, but many employers are beginning to realize that it’s not enough to give employees access to these resources alone. More often than not, employees are not equipped with the knowledge they need to determine […]

Making an Impact

We recognize 12 CHRO of the Year finalists for their leadership, vision, and willingness to transform HR. By Debbie Bolla For our second annual CHRO of the Year awards, HRO Today is recognizing those CHROs with the capabilities to adapt to a competitive business environment in order to deliver the insight needed for HR transformation. […]

A Win-Win

Linking wellness programs with recognition and incentives can boost employee engagement as well as drive benefits costs down. By Cord Himelstein As companies increase their focus on employee health and wellness programs as a way to help minimize healthcare costs and boost employee engagement, wellness initiatives are being closely tied to workplace recognition programs. Linking […]

Reforming Healthcare

Innovate offerings are helping employers navigate the new landscape.   By Amy L. Gurchensky   In the last year, the United States benefits administration market has experienced quite a bit of activity. Service providers have developed enhanced offerings and technology with an emphasis on consumerism. Healthcare reform is the main driving force for changes in […]

Compliance Outsourcing Gaining New Ground in HRO Contracts

In a world of changing regulations, employers are increasingly looking to service providers to help ensure they meet all applicable mandates. Expect more contracts, especially mid-market ones, to tack on compliance as part of the service delivery. by Kerry Ann Vales New market research indicates that compliance and the regulatory reporting associated with HR transactions […]

Employee Savings Higher Under Automated Plans

Fidelity’s survey shows Americans save better with automated 401(k) plans, although most of them don’t do it that way. A new tool helps you (and them) know how their savings are progressing. by Peggy Cope It should come as no surprise that Americans are not saving very effectively toward their rapidly approaching retirements. What is […]

The Baker’s Dozen: Training and Development

The top providers of training and development outsourcing. by HROT Staff For the second year in a row, HRO Today goes back to school with a feature on the top players in training and development (T&D). To see which vendors made the grade, we contacted more than 30 learning providers to gather some key data […]