Hitting the BRAKES

Shepherd, Leah Carlson
April 2009
Employee Benefit News;4/1/2009, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p28
The article focuses on the decreasing growth of benefits outsourcing because of the uncertain economy and employers taking more time in evaluating deals. Human Resource departments are reportedly being pressured to reduce outsourcing to save money while outsourcing partners are pressured for cost improvements. The increase of outsourcing disputes involving customers and suppliers is also noted.


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