HR Service Provider Selection

Finding Partners, Not Vendors

Rationalizing the Provider Ecosystem

Now that you have a well-defined destination, let’s work together to identify the best service providers to enable your vision. Having led hundreds of selections, IA keeps a finger on the pulse of the ever-changing landscape of cloud, co-sourced and outsourced solutions. As your independent and unbiased advisor, IA ensures that the resulting awards are conflict-free and tailored to your desired outcomes. Whether a traditional RFP, a facilitated selection or self-served through our Shortlister tool, IA will support your needs.

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Targeted Support

For those organizations with mature and highly robust internal processes, IA offers targeted selection support services. Ranging from single or multi-phased engagements to external validation services, IA advisors are called upon to supplement existing procurement, shared services and/or HR leaders with our extensive market knowledge and selection expertise.

With self-sustainability as a core tenet, IA also offers customized workshops to educate organizations on the current state of the HR service provider community and selection best practices. Ranging from half-day to multi-day sessions, IA workshops allow our clients to gain extensive market knowledge in a highly focused and efficient format.

Facilitated Selection

Our most rapid and increasingly popular service, facilitated selection focuses on a series of increasingly detailed workshops that allow both the provider and client to hone in on the highest value needs while eliminating the necessity of a formal RFP response.

This does not mean due diligence is given short shrift. To the contrary, this is about balancing speed and agility against the reality that most modern service providers clearly can support enterprise client needs, thus eliminating the time consuming process of responding to hundreds of standardized questions. Through an intensive needs assessment and extremely detailed documentation, IA helps attain not only feature-functional and technical fit, but also cultural and operational alignment – areas that are often overlooked in more traditional RFP selections.

Full RFP Selection

For those seeking a more traditional approach, IA deploys a multi-phased RFP selection process, including – a) Internal Readiness and RFP Creation; b) RFP Release and Bidder Relationship Management; c) Response Evaluation and Selection, and; d) Site Visits and Award.

IA focuses on the assembly of all internal stakeholders, agreement on organizational needs and requirements and the detailed preparation of a request for proposal (RFP) and all associated materials. IA offers full RFP lifecycle management as a means of ensuring that all communication and submission processes are clear, concise, burden-free, timely, fully defensible and beyond reproach. Our collaboration with internal stakeholder groups such as finance, information technology and procurement provide assurance that their unique needs are appropriately met by the service provider community.

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From a quick infusion of knowledge to a full lifecycle, we’re here when – and how – you need us.

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