About the Discovery Stage
During this first stage, the Discovery Stage, companies are researching the specific HR service or technology industry and familiarizing themselves with the marketplace in general. You should attempt to gain information relevant to the HR service or technology that you are considering or have decided to outsource, this may include; available providers, products, testimonials, case studies, etc. Use this stage to gather as much information possible to better enable you to make informed decisions in future stages. HR Buyers may also chose to evaluate an advisory services program and/or consultants to manage or assist in managing, the vendor selection process. These are optional resources who can assist or manage completely the Discovery, Evaluation/Assessment, and/or Selection processes and sometimes implementation as well.