Human Resources Business Process Outsourcing: Transforming How HR Gets Its Work Done (Jossey Bass Business and Management Series) (Hardcover) by Edward E. Lawler, Dave Ulrich, Jac Fitz-enz, James Madden, Regina Maruca Review In the next few years, most HR departments will outsource some or all HR administration. In this book, the foremost thought leaders in HR have put it all together for us. This book explores the evolutionary change our profession is experiencing, gives an envisioned future, and shows how to transform once and for all into a strategic role that adds value and delivers results. --Libby Sartain, senior vice president, human resources, and chief people Yahoo, Yahoo! Inc.; former vice president of people, Southwest Airlines, and coauthor, HR From the Heart: Stories and Strategies for Building the People Side of Great Business This book describes the keys to reinventing the HR organization from administrative to strategic and upgrading the HR team to becoming a true strategic business partner in the process. --Susan Bowick, former head of human resources, Hewlett-Packard This book provides excellent insight into the exciting new thinking behind the creation of one of the most successful business process outsourcer (BPO) companies that has been created in the last five years. --Bill Pade, partner, Oak Hill Capital This is a really good book! I recommend it as a must-read for anyone considering HR outsourcing as well as any venture capital firm considering a BPO investment. --Dennis McGuire, founder and CEO, Technology Partners Faced with a real threat of living in the past, this is a collection of stories about creating a new HR future with innovation, spirit, and focus. Every HR leader can see themselves, learn from the events, and test their convictions. Whether you believe in HR outsourcing or not, the journey is compelling. --Don Packham, senior vice president of human resources, BP America HR can only excel if it is able to balance the strategic and the transactional agenda. Without transactional excellence HR does not deserve its seat at the table; without offering strategic value the job is less than half done. The HR profession as well as the line managers, who understand the role HR can play, can be grateful to the authors, who are holding up the mirror so that we can reflect on how to make the work of HR more supportive of the business agenda. --Hanneke C. Frese, head of group capabilities, Zurich Financial Services Book Description In Human Resources Business Process Outsourcing, Edward E. Lawler III, Dave Ulrich, Jac Fitz-enz (the foremost experts in the human resource field) and James C. Madden V (the CEO of the top HR outsourcing firm), clearly show how outsourcing offers an effective, low-cost alternative to traditional administration and provides HR managers with new opportunities to contribute directly to their companies' overall strategy and business performance. Step by step, the authors explore how the HR function in corporations is structured and include a template for analyzing a HR departments value, value added, and cost-to-serve. In this important resource, the authors explain new approaches organizations can take to improve HR administration and demonstrate how HR functions can be best organized. Download Description In Human Resources Business Process Outsourcing, Edward E. Lawler III, Dave Ulrich, Jac Fitz-enz (the foremost experts in the human resource field) and James C. Madden V (the CEO of the top HR outsourcing firm), clearly show how outsourcing offers an effective, low-cost alternative to traditional administration and provides HR managers with new opportunities to contribute directly to their companies' overall strategy and business performance. Step by step, the authors explore how the HR function in corporations is structured and include a template for analyzing a HR departments value, value added, and cost-to-serve. In this important resource, the authors explain new approaches organizations can take to improve HR administration and demonstrate how HR functions can be best organized. From the Inside Flap Todays highly competitive marketplace demands that human resources departments emerge from under their administrative workloads and become full partners in determining their organizations winning strategies. In Human Resources Business Process Outsourcing, Edward E. Lawler III, Dave Ulrich, Jac Fitz-enz (the foremost experts in the human resources field), and James C. Madden V (the CEO of the top HR outsourcing firm) clearly show how outsourcing offers an effective, low-cost alternative to traditional administration and provides HR managers with new opportunities to contribute directly to their companies overall strategy and business performance. Step by step, the authors explore how the HR function in corporations is structured and include a template for analyzing an HR departments value, value added, and cost-to-serve. In this important resource, the authors explain new approaches organizations can take to improve HR administration and demonstrate how HR functions can be best organized. To demonstrate the effectiveness of outsourcing HR administration, the book contains an in-depth study of Exult, Inc., the leading HR business process outsourcer (BPO). This detailed study offers an insiders look at an effective BPO start-up and is filled with valuable lessons for managers who are on the brink of a significant change effort. Human Resources Business Process Outsourcing also examines four companies “British Petroleum, Bank of America, International Paper, and Prudential “that contracted with Exult for a range of HR BPO services. Each companys "report card" reveals the substantive successes and significant challenges encountered in the transition process. In addition to providing a hands-on resource for making the HR BPO transition, the authors look to the future and identify the key issues that will affect the long-term development and effectiveness of human resources business process outsourcing.