Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Unilever Outsources its HR Operations

As part of moves to cut costs and increase its competitiveness global personal care player Unilever has announced an agreement which will see its human resource operations outsourced.The company has chosen global management consultants Accenture to provide a range of human resources services – from recruitment to payroll processing and performance management – in 100 countries under a business process outsourcing contract.

Although financial terms for the deal were not revealed, Unilever said that the initial contract will run for seven years.

Forming part of the 'One Unilever' restructuring programme, the outsourcing aims to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the company's HR operations.

The outsourcing move follows a distinct trend in the industry, whereby all core operations, from manufacturing to research and development, are steadily being outsourced to a range of companies.

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