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People, Process, Performance

People, Process, Performance




Award Programs

The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors

IAOP annually conducts and independent assessment of the capabilities of outsourcing service providers and advisors, and based on this assessment, publishes The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors.  IAOP is pleased to introduce the NEW Global Outsourcing 100, now in its tenth year. This year’s program builds upon our past work while providing even better information for customers, providers, and advisors alike.

The program is completely opt-in, and companies can find details about participation here. Applications are judged by an independent panel of experienced outsourcing buyers on four judging criteria: Size and Growth, Delivery Excellence, Programs for Innovation, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Each company selected for The Global Outsourcing 100 is recognized by IAOP on its website and at various events and programs throughout the year, and in a special advertising feature in FORTUNE® magazine reaching the magazine’s worldwide circulation of over one million and readership in excess of five million.

*Applications for the 2016 listings will open on September 1, 2015.


The Global Excellence in Outsourcing (GEO) Award

Annually, IAOP recognizes outsourcing professional teams at customer organizations that are leading the effort to better serve their organization’s customers and make their companies more successful through outsourcing.

The GEO Awards are given in two categories:

The GEO Award for Best Practices recognizes the company’s outsourcing team for its leadership in defining, implementing- and managing outsourcing relationships that significantly contribute the company’s overall success.  The work of the teams is judged based on both process and results, irrespective of the nature of the functions outsourced or the regional or global scope of their efforts. 

The GEO Award for Innovation is given to a team that has recently implemented either a new 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 open in June and close in September.  Winners are advised by year-end and recognized at the subsequent IAOP Outsourcing World Summit in February.

*Nominations for 2016 will open July 2015 and run through the end of Sept 2015.


  The Outsourcing Hall of Fame

  IAOP’s Outsourcing Hall of Fame is one of the most prestigious awards available to individuals working in the field of
  outsourcing. The Hall of Fame is unique in that it recognizes individuals not only for their contributions to the management
  practice and industry of outsourcing, but just as importantly for their contributions to society at-large through outsourcing.

Inductees are generally senior executives working in the field as customers, providers, or advisors who have made significant contributions to both business and society through outsourcing over a period of years.

Recipients of The Outsourcing Hall of Fame award are selected by IAOP’s Advocacy & Outreach Committee and are inducted into the Hall of Fame at The Outsourcing World Summit or an IAOP executive forum.

*Nomination Process Now Open!


  Member of the Year Awards

  As an association “of outsourcing professionals for outsourcing professionals,” IAOP’s success depends on the willingness of
  its members to contribute their time and talents. Annually, IAOP recognizes those who have made exceptional contributions
  to the association and its members with the 
Member of the Year AwardThese individuals are recognized by their peers at a
special awards luncheon held at the association’s annual global gathering — The Outsourcing World Summit®.


  Global Outsourcing Social Responsibility Impact Award (GOSRIA)

  The IAOP/ISG Global Outsourcing Social Responsibility Impact Award (GOSRIA) was established in 2012 to recognize
  service provider excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. IAOP’s CSR Committee and ISG specifically
  seek to acknowledge the achievements of outsourcing service providers committed to a CSR program that fosters community, workplace training, communication, environment and giving. 

All service provider applicants to the annual Global Outsourcing 100 program who complete the question about their CSR activities will be eligible for the IAOP/ISG Global Outsourcing Social Responsibility Impact Award (GOSRIA) as part of the GO100 program. 


For more information, please visit the specific webpage for each award program.

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