Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Size & Growth as Defined by the New Global Outsourcing 100 (Final Blog in a 4-Part Series)

Tah dah! We have arrived – our Global Outsourcing 100® blog series is coming to a close. Hopefully, it’s been as fun for you as it has been for us here at IAOP. So far in the series we’ve discussed Delivery Excellence, Programs for Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in filling out the Global Outsourcing 100 application. If you missed either of these blogs, we’ve got you covered…you can check them out here (Delivery Excellence//Programs for Innovation//CSR).

In concluding the series, today’s blog will focus on “Size & Growth.”

This is the 4th and final of four judging categories (Delivery; Programs for Innovation; Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); and Size & Growth) in the Global Outsourcing 100. We’d like to also give a final shout out to those companies that have distinguished themselves by receiving half or full stars in one or more specific categories.

This judging area combines three questions on the application, which include:
  • Size being given the highest of their score for revenue or employees for the current fiscal year.
  • Growth being given the highest score for revenue growth or employee growth over the three-year period.
  • Global presence, scored based on the number of countries in which the company has multi-client service centers (or offices with full-time employees (FTEs) in the case of advisors). 

Preset bands for revenue, FTEs and number of countries determine the score values; these tables are found in the publicly provided Process & Methodology document downloadable from IAOP’s website. Unlike the other judging categories, which may be influenced by the independent judging panel input, the Size & Growth score is determined purely on information provided by the applicant. 
 Companies are sorted by Size or Revenue into two judging groups:  Leaders or Rising Stars.   Leaders are above either a $50M revenue or 5,000 FTE threshold; Rising Stars are below.  The top 100 provider list is made up of 75 Leaders and 25 Rising Stars.  Most Size & Growth scores for Leaders falls into the 3.5 to 5.5 range, and Rising Stars are in the 2.5 to 3.5 range.  Advisors are in one group, and mostly came in between 3.5 and 6.5.

IAOP and its judging panel, led by Mike Corbett, IAOP Chairman, invite you to use this space to explain how and why your company is one of the highest rated in this judging category by sharing your examples of company Size & Growth with our members.

For more information on the Global Outsourcing 100 Process & Methodology, please visit IAOP’s website, here

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