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Midsize Employers in Sweet Spot for End-to-End HR Outsourcing

March 6, 2007
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Midmarket companies willing to embrace comprehensive outsourcing and standardization can cut costs and offer process improvements. Large-market providers are reaching down to serve the midmarket with a wider range of offerings, while small-market providers are reaching up.
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ACS Wins HRO Deal With GlaxoSmithKline

February 13, 2007
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Analysts estimate that the contract covers 45,000 to 50,000 of the pharmaceutical giant’s 100,000-member workforce. The deal also shows that the market isn’t just a two-horse race anymore.
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PEOs Look to Reel In Bigger Fish

February 8, 2007
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There is some talk about PEOs moving up into the comprehensive HRO midmarket, but little evidence that it’s happening.
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Vendors Buying Up Capabilities

February 8, 2007
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Companies looking for a comprehensive HRO provider are often confronted with vendors that have rich offerings from their legacy business but a much lower ability to deliver other services.
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Uniform Metrics Could Speed HRO Deals

February 2, 2007
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A working group set up by four HRO companies has created a way to standardize a statement of work—the outline that is the basis of an outsourcing agreement. Buyers would be able to see the pricing and performance indicators for each of the prospective providers on a single sheet of paper.
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Arinsos Window of Opportunity

February 2, 2007
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As some of the larger HR outsourcers become more selective about signing clients, Arinso might have the chance to become a real player in the field. But to be a true HRO provider, the Belgian company needs to establish a name and a strong presence in the U.S.—something that analysts say it has failed to do so far.
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Quick Takes January 23, 2007

January 22, 2007
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A Digest of Workforce Management News and Events
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Report Outsourcing Contracts Rose in 2006

January 22, 2007
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The number of outsourcing deals increased, but average value declined by 7 percent.
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ACS, Delta Change Terms of $120 Million HRO Agreement

January 15, 2007
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The two companies agree to limit the scope of services that ACS will provide to Delta, eliminating recruiting, absence management and employee travel call center support, according to the filing.
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