There’s a huge problem with offshoring a core element of a business, no matter what the size – you’re immediately subject to whatever happens to be going on in your operation’s new territory. Everybody will be aware of what’s been happening in Ukraine; the country’s Embassy in the US is…news | 24.04.2014
…yes, again, and no, it’s not good news. This time it’s the G4S and Serco contracts for running asylum centres. The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/home-office-bungled-g4s-and-serco-asylum-centre-contracts-9279081.html says MPs have issued a ‘scathing’ verdict on the Government’s latest foray into outsourcing. The comfort for the outsourcing partners, such as it is, is that it’s the Government…news | 24.04.2014
G4S and the confidence issue A week ago, G4S’ share value dropped. This wasn’t about its financial performance or any suspicion that there was another Olympics-style issue about to hit. It was simply about confidence. Essentially, what happened was that Deutsche Bank issued a statement. The statement said, very simply,…news | 23.04.2014
The starting gun for the UK’s next general election may not have started officially but now that we have a fixed date it’s unsurprising that the Labour Party has begun to make noises about changes it would make if it won. Specifically relevant to the outsourcing industry is its undertaking…news | 23.04.2014
The air that we breathe may have become that little bit healthier this week with the announcement that the last cigarette factory on the UK mainland is to close down. This is of course because the manufacture and distribution of the addictive little sticks are to be relocated – and…news | 22.04.2014
Purple Cow Media is pleased to announce the appointment of Guy Clapperton as Managing Editor of its flagship title, Professional Outsourcing Magazine. He joins the team after his predecessor, Chris Middleton, spent four successful years helping to establish the magazine as the leading independent title for the outsourcing industry in…
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