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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Outsourcing Our Payroll Function?

August 3, 2010
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We have been approached by a nationally known payroll company that has proposed to hire our 50 employees and lease them back to us. The major benefit for us would be dramatic savings in health insurance costs, due to the employees being part of a larger pool. What are the possible downsides of an arrangement like this for us?
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Xerox Unit Buys Outsourcing Unit From Hewlett-Packard

May 25, 2010
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The benefits and HR outsourcing operation was formed in 2005 by then-Towers Perrin and EDS Corp., combining Towers Perrin’s benefit administration services and EDS’ payroll and HR-related outsourcing services.
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Client Aids Engagement at Outsourcer

April 1, 2010
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When there's praise for an HR job well done at Rockwell Automation, the applause is often not for Rockwell employees, but for people who work at Hewitt Associates, the firm that handles many HR tasks for Rockwell as part of an outsourcing agreement. The engagement level of Hewitt employees is as important as the engagement level of Rockwell's own employees, says the compay's senior VP of HR.
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Communicating for Engagement During Tough Times

April 1, 2010
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Although Manpower experienced layoffs during the downturn, its communication strategy helped keep employees in the recruitment outsourcing division informed of the company’s direction, goals and business prospects. That communication helped bolster morale.
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Special Report on HR Outsourcing Why You Should Care About Engagement in Your Outsourcer's Workforce

April 1, 2010
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As clients seek greater efficiency and innovation in HR outsourcing, vendors are striving to build a more engaged workforce that not only provides great service, but generates smart ideas.
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If Done Right, Outsourcing Can Help Staffing Firms Become More Efficient

March 25, 2010
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The goal of outsourcing is to save money by hiring another company to do some of the work of your business without compromising quality. To see if outsourcing is the right solution for you, first consider whether the function is a core part of your business.
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Homeland Security&#8217;s Use of Contractors Comes Under Fire

February 26, 2010
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The department estimates it has 200,000 contractors working for it and 188,000 civilian employees—not including uniformed members of the Coast Guard—for a total workforce of almost 400,000, according to information provided by the committee.
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Laying the Groundwork for HR Outsourcing

January 12, 2010
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The second decade of HRO begins with a much more balanced perspective of outsourcing and a clearer understanding of its strengths and limitations. But if the promises of outsourcing are to be achieved, there are a few important considerations that should guide its use. Successful outsourcing begins with internal processes, including HR transformation, pragmatic scoping of the HR outsourcing project, gap analysis and change management.
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