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For a long time, almost as long as procurement or strategic sourcing could write ... and write ..., RFPs have been an instrument to make decisions about products and services. It is a daunting task for the stakeholders inside the company to pull together business requirements, legal/compliance checklists and the dreaded pricing excel worksheet. Even worse the process is stacked against potential providers showing their true value as written word and limits to materials offered created gaps in making fact based decisions. With advisory firms playing a proactive role many of the barriers have improved but still are not ideal as company protocol must be followed.
During the past 10 years or so many of the systems and services that HR requires have common core offerings and value add that allow a shift as to how to review and select a provider of choice.
When we look at the landscape of talent management systems, specifically applicant tracking (ATS) and on-boarding there are a few things that the RFP no longer has to inquire about: 1) Workflow management, 2) Compliance (to an extent) and 3) Reporting (absent analytics). If you think a provider cannot handle these items they should not be allowed to bid!
Secondly, you no longer have to go out to 15 companies and have a lengthy and costly process for you and the providers. Industry specific options, cost basis, your company size and your ERP/Core HRMS (or lack thereof) are all ways to quickly get to a short list before even launching to market.
Lastly, spending time early in the internal process for collecting business requirements, assessing impact to your operating model, expected changes and outcomes as well as a reasonable budget (that is approved) all speed your time and validity with the providers.
During this presentation we will explore how to extricate your from the old RFx model and create a positive experience for evaluators and providers. You will find out how to include strategic sourcing, legal and finance as partners in the process to insure consensus. We will also give you tools to work with immediately in order to assess and select any number of services and products.
Who Should Participate
HR decision makers and influencers as well as HR system evaluators
What You Will Learn
How to radically change the contracting of HR Services or Products
How to interact with potential providers to get positive results
How to create selection criteria and balanced scorecards for evaluation
How to fully engage all participants, internal and external, for a successful process (including debriefing non-selected providers)
HR.com, SHRM.org, ERE.net all have great articles on systems, products and advice for contracting.
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