Hr Communications Category Procurement Intelligence Report

The report provides a comprehensive coverage on Hr Communications category spend growth and regional spend segmentation insights, Hr Communications price trends and Hr Communications supply market analysis.

This report on global Hr Communications category is part of a larger series of reports on global HR Services market. The scope of HR Services spans multiple categories and is typically identified as a procurement category that includes all spend related to HR services delivery relating to staff of the organization spanning the entire employee lifecycle - from the hiring process to the retirement process.

Key questions on L4 procurement answered by this report

Strategic Sourcing Guide to Hr Communications Procurement


The market for HR Services and its sub-segments such as Hr Communications are at an interesting intersection. People analytics has emerged as a rather new branch of HR function with an aim to gain deeper insights into an employee's behavior, motivators, risk of attrition and general wellbeing. There is a high demand for suppliers who can integrated technology in traditional processes to generate insights on the buyers' talent pool.

New locations and vendors are emerging as cost effective suppliers of Hr Communications, offering an opportunity to widen the supplier base and gain further negotiation leverage with incumbent suppliers.

With the influx of millennials in the workforce and increasing diversity at the workplace, companies are struggling to design pay and benefits processes that are uniformly relevant for the lifestyles of such diverse groups.

Trends like these and many others discussed in this report are necessitating a relook at the way Hr Communications is procured and the procurement cost saving opportunities that exist.

Hr Communications Procurement Best Practices

Sometimes, procurement functions are unable to timely alter their practices while responding to market conditions. Industry experts acknowledge that periodically reviewing procurement best practices and adopting learnings from across procurement categories can help procurement teams respond to market needs in a more agile way. This report combines our experience of other categories with Hr Communications procurement insights and hand picks best practices that can work for category managers delving in this market.

For example, Buyers should promote competitive bidding scenarios and supplier competition to gain cost and value benefits. Bids should be invited from a substantial pool of service providers that can meet their requirements.

Employees prefer flexibility and have customized requirements when it comes to choosing or accessing the benefits/services available to them. Service providers must also develop flexible plans and administration processes that can cater to unique demands of an increasingly diversified workforce.

Buyers should engage with suppliers that automate the process of handling any claims or requests through cloud-based software. Once initiated by an employee of buyer organization, suppliers' staff or the system itself can provide guidance for next steps. All necessary stakeholders can check the real-time status through web-based platform and take actions accordingly.

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Risks in Hr Communications procurement

Hr Communications procurement managers also need to proactively identify and mitigate potential risks that can arise in the supply chain or contracts for Hr Communications procurement. Some examples include:

  • Many service providers offer services via SaaS, mobile technology, and desktop software. If they do not remain up-to-date with the latest technologies and keep up with changing industry standards, they may not only be unable to resolve clients' problems but also lose the interest of potential clients
  • Contract-related risks where unfavorable credit terms may severly penalize buyers for delayed payments or entitle the supplier to demand pre-payments or shorten the payment terms are not very common in the category but they do exist in certain situations where buyers' liquidity or financial health is in question
  • Suppliers may face a situation where they are unable to honor a contract in its entirety due to shortage of resources, finances or capabilities. While contractual terms safeguard buyers from the non-performance, their operations could still face massive disruptions due to suppliers' non-performance

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Who should read this report

  • The report is intended to serve as a one-stop reference guide for Hr Communications procurement strategy and offers a perfect blend of category basics with deep-dive category data and insights. Therefore, it is ideal for category beginners looking for “Hr Communications: Procurement Report 101” as well as for category experts actively tracking the global Hr Communications procurement market.


    You may have just initiated your research to design a winning Hr Communications procurement strategy, or you may be a category expert looking for strategic insights and updated data.Either ways, the report has your requirements covered.

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Key questions on Hr Communications procurement answered by this report

    Procurement decisions can prove to be costly in the absence of careful deliberation and evaluation of every available option. In fact, more than 90% of the decision makers we work with acknowledge that timely availability of up-to-date category intelligence can help them make better purchasing decisions. More than 80% of them believe that in-house category intelligence needs to be updated periodically to achieve full benefits. If you have read so far, we are quite sure you agree!!


    The Hr Communications procurement report helps take more informed decisions by placing all the critical information and advice at the fingertips of a decision maker. It also specifically answers some of the key questions that we have been routinely asked during our industry outreach initiatives:


    • What is the spend potential in the Hr Communications market?
    • What is the correct price to pay for Hr Communications? What are the key trends and factors that influence current and future pricing?
    • Which selection criteria are the most important for Hr Communications Suppliers Market?
    • Who are the top Hr Communications suppliers? What are their cost structures?
    • Which negotiation levers can reduce Hr Communications procurement cost ?
    • What are supplier margins in Hr Communications market?
    • What are the best practices for Hr Communications procurement and what are the potential risks?

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Hr Communications Category Insights: What is inside

  • A comprehensive drill down on category sourcing execution: Data, insights, advisory

    The Hr Communications market report offers a complete picture of the supply market and analyzes the category from the perspective of both buyers and suppliers. Analysis of the category trends, procurement best practices, negotiation levers and overall category management strategy advisory are interspersed with in-depth data and commentary on spend outlook, pricing ecosystem and supplier landscape drilled down to a region-level coverage.


    A key highlight of this report is the in-depth outlook created on Hr Communications procurement spend and pricing trends. The report further delves deep into the aspects of cost structure, total cost of ownership and supplier margins for Hr Communications. A dedicated section to supplier profiles and evaluation helps decision makers cast a wider procurement net and identify gaps in existing relationships.


    Along with specific category and supplier intelligence, the publication also includes curated insights on Hr Communications market trends, price influencers and inherent risks. These insights help the decision makers prepare for market shaping trends in advance and create alternative strategies for changes in the market conditions.


    Additionally, the report also advises on the best practices and strategies to manage the Hr Communications category efficiently. Negotiation levers and opportunities are explained in detail along with quantification of their potential. Benchmark KPIs for supplier and buyer performance management are also aggregated to better organize the category objectives. Other themes of advisory include ideal procurement organization structure, enablers to achieve KPIs or category objectives and ideal SLAs to have with suppliers.

  • Unrivalled breadth of category analysis: at your fingertips

    Category Ecosystem

    • Buyer and supplier ecosystem
    • Competitiveness index
    • Buyer and supplier power
    • Threat of new entrants and substitutes

    Global and Regional Sourcing Insights

    • Category spend
    • Spend growth
    • Dynamics
    • Opportunities

    Pricing and Cost Analysis

      • Pricing outlook and data
      • Drivers of pricing
      • Cost structure and inputs cost
      • Total cost of ownership
      • Pricing models and margins

    Cost Saving Opportunities & Negotiation Strategies

    • Buyer and supplier side levers
    • Quantified cost saving opportunities
    • Negotiation strategies and quantified outcome

    Procurement Best Practices, Strategy and Enablers

    • Procurement excellence
    • Sustainability and innovation
    • KPIs and category enablers
    • Risk management and outsourcing

    Vendor Analysis

    • RFx essentials and selection criteria
    • SLAs
    • Supplier evaluation metrics
    • Detailed supplier profiles
  • A lucid, easy to read format: Enabling fast decisions

    Our research is complex, but our reports are easy to digest. Quantitative analysis and exhaustive commentary is placed in an easy to read format that gives you an in-depth knowledge on the category without spending hours to figure out “what does it mean for my company?”

Category Research Framework

SpendEdge presents a detailed picture of Hr Communications procurement solutions by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key category influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.

Information Sources

Primary research
Secondary research
Procurement heads
Industry journals and reports
Category managers
Periodicals and new articles
Sourcing consortium professionals
Category webinars
Industry experts and thought leaders
Internal categiry playbooks
Procurement managers
Industry/government websites on regulations, compliance
Category heads of suppliers
Internal databases
Client account heads/managers
Industry blogs/thought leader briefings
Client and industry consultants

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