Friday, September 21, 2012

The GEO…or as we like to say, the outsourcing customer’s best friend.

Word on the street is the 3rd annual Global Excellence in Outsourcing (GEO) Award is already spurring lots of competition. With only nine days left to apply, IAOP is seeking outsourcing buyers to join the ranks with winning teams from Cisco, Procter & Gamble, Bancolombia and Microsoft! Now those are some big shoes to fill!

Recognizing outsourcing professional teams at organizations that are leading the effort to make their companies more successful through outsourcing, the GEO has such diversity that teams are awarded in two categories; the GEO Award for Best Practices and the GEO Award for Innovation. 

Nominations (technically they’re self-nominations…so if you’ve got what we’re looking for, then self nominate today!). Open to IAOP member and non-member customer teams globally, applications for the award are prepared and submitted by the outsourcing professional team itself. Nominations are accepted through September 30, 2012 and will be reviewed by a panel of independent judges selected by IAOP’s Membership Committee and led by Bill Hall, committee chair and founding partner of Pretium Partners. 

So…why would you want to apply for the GEO Award? Aside from the free application and the team morale it builds, the process of documenting your team’s efforts and accomplishments enhances awareness — both inside and outside your company — for its accomplishments. Recognition of this type can help you attract and retain the best talent and establishes greater credibility and influence with other organizations, including current and potential providers.

We’re sure you have more questions for us, so we’re going to make it easier on you. Just click here and we’ll take you to the GEO section of IAOP’s website

IAOP continues to strive for excellence in recognizing you, the outsourcing community, with our different award programs. We believe hard work deserves recognition…especially at a destination like the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona (which is where the winners will be recognized next year, in front of hundreds of their peers). 

We are honored that the responses we receive each year continues to grow, raising the bar for all of us. With that said, get those applications in! You have nine days.
Kate Tulloch-Hammond, IAOP Manager of Media & Communications

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