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The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (lAOP®) today announced it is accepting nominations for The Global Excellence in Outsourcing (GEO) Award. The award program, which is in its second year, recognizes outsourcing professional teams for their innovation and best practices.
The GEO distinguishes outsourcing professional teams at customer organizations who have advanced the field’s best practices, created innovative solutions and delivered great results for their companies.
“As outsourcing increasingly becomes strategic, it’s more often teams of outsourcing professionals who are creating the results their companies need,” said IAOP CEO, Debi Hamill. “On the heels of a successful first year, we once again look forward to honoring GEO winners on their accomplishments that raise the bar for all of us.”
Awards are presented annually for:
The GEO Award for Best Practices – recognizes a company’s outsourcing team for developing and implementing one or more advanced business practices that have enhanced the design, implementation and management of their company’s outsourcing program. The team will be recognized both for its contribution to the management practice of outsourcing and for delivering measurable results for their company.
The GEO Award for Innovation – given to an outsourcing team that has implemented a new type of outsourcing relationship or new outsourcing approach that is ground breaking and worth special attention by other organizations. The goal is to recognize a practical innovation that has produced measurable results.
Nominations are open to IAOP member and non-member customer teams globally and applications for the award are prepared and submitted by the outsourcing professional team itself. Nominations are accepted through September 30, 2011. Submissions 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.
Winners are recognized at IAOP’s Outsourcing World Summit® each February and will have the unique opportunity to share their leading-edge outsourcing approaches through multiple thought leadership activities led by IAOP.