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Human Capital Management: How Top Organizations Drive Company Profits Efficiently
This benchmarking study analyzes human resources (HR) performance for over 200 best-practice companies in three categories: process and transactional support

it company ranking 2008  levels, costs, organizational model, IT deployment, and best practices. These include the following KPIs: Process-independent, such as HR costs per company employee, and HR full-time equivalents (FTEs) per 1,000 employees Process-specific, such as time to hire, cost to hire, and payroll error rate Degree of outsourcing and centralization Use of shared services Information technology used by HR employees Degree of IT automation and integration The study also covers the level of best-practice adoption

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.  

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