Strategic CIO // IT Strategy
Commentary
11/2/2004
10:15 AM
Paul McDougall
Paul McDougall
Commentary
50%
50%

Outsourced Subways

As a New York City straphanger faced with ever increasing fares I'd like to familiarize officials at the Metropolitan Transporation Authority with the concept of HR outsourcing.

As a New York City straphanger faced with ever increasing fares I'd like to familiarize officials at the Metropolitan Transporation Authority with the concept of HR outsourcing.The New York Daily News reports Monday that the MTA employs 698 staffers in its human resources department. I'm no expert in HR to staff ratios, but that just seems like a lot. I'm thinking specialists at firms like Ceridian or Hewitt Associates might be just a tad more efficient and cost-effective in running the MTA's HR department. I'm not suggesting the MTA move its HR operations to India or some other offshore locale; then again, who wants to eventually pay five bucks for a subway ride?

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Elite 100 Digital Issue, April 2015
The 27th annual ranking of the leading US users of business technology
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of April 19, 2015.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.