December, 2006

Guest Post: Phil Fersht – “Outsourcing: Holding HR Accountable”

Dec 22, 2006 Posted by

Will HR people stop taking pot shots at HRO?  Most HR chiefs have had the "O" decision made for them by their peer senior executives.  Some realized their company was going to do it anyway, embraced the business benefits and quickly focused on driving some benefit for their company from the HR transformation process.  They […]


Two Interesting Announcements this Week

Dec 21, 2006 Posted by

Two interesting pieces of news from across the pond (so to speak)… Arinso Wins CA HRO Deal.  Belgium-based Arinso announced on Tuesday that they have been selected by CA (formerly known as Computer Associates) for HRO services.  The 5-year, $60 million "hybrid" deal is quite interesting as it is a North America agreement that also […]


Can We Move Beyond “HRO Vendors Aren’t Making Money”?

Dec 20, 2006 Posted by

One of the big themes in human resources outsourcing (HRO) this past year was, "…none of the HRO vendors are making money".  Can we please move beyond this because, frankly, its old news?  Yes, Hewitt and Convergys have disclosed challenging financials with their HRO business (I actually credit these 2 vendors for actually disclosing their […]


HCM Update on Oracle and SAP

Dec 19, 2006 Posted by

I’ve been delinquent in writing a post on my recent travels to Orlando (Oracle HCM User Group) and Las Vegas (SAP Analyst Conference).  Bill Kutik, of HR Executive and the HR Technology Conference (not "HR Tech") infamy, does a great job summarizing both events here.  Nonetheless, to summarize some of my thoughts on Oracle and […]


I’ve Been Nominated…

Dec 18, 2006 Posted by

Just a day after winning Time Magazine’s honored "Person of the Year", I have been nominated for "Best Blog". is hosting the 2nd Annual Best Blog Awards.  The list is a good reference of available blogs (although most in the recruiting field).  Please feel free to vote for mine here or click on the […]