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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | April 21, 2014

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2014: the year that HR leaders future-proof their businesses

April 8, 2014 |

2013 was a year that saw businesses around the world continuing to linger in an uncertain economy, causing many to reassess their expenditure across all departments – with the recruitment and talent management sector being no exception. 2014, however, is … Read More

The Ascent of Business

April 2, 2014 |

Business is evolving, perhaps at a faster pace now than at any time since the advent of the assembly line, driven by a nexus of technological advances, an ever-deeper understanding of best practice and process excellence, and the ongoing revolution … Read More

RE: Strategy

March 26, 2014 |

Outsourcing corporate real estate functions to save money is the right move for the wrong reason. It’s a strategy that may appear successful at first, but will eventually leave a company in an inferior competitive position. Over the past ten … Read More

What does the future hold for HR outsourcing?

March 21, 2014 |

When it comes to the future of HR as a function, you don’t have to look far to find predictions, research, and in-depth analysis of trends and opportunities. It’s long since been accepted that HR practitioners need to step away … Read More

HR payroll: what are today’s challenges?

January 7, 2014 |

Today’s challenges for payroll follow a common theme across all support functions. It is expected to be more cost-effective while delivering better quality – essentially, it needs to do more for less. An additional complication is that payroll must meet … Read More

You, Robot?

January 6, 2014 |

Our series looking at ‘Post-Human BPO’ and the robotic revolution begins with an exploration of the impact automation technology is having – and will have – on end-user organisations and the outsourcing provider community: professionals, transform!

The past couple of … Read More

The future of employee research

November 20, 2013 |

The Future of Employee Research is an open-access project, carried out by Silverman Research, that uses the wisdom of crowds to generate insight about what the future may hold for this area of practice. It is, in itself, an effective … Read More

Head-to-Head: Peter Moller & Michel de Zeeuw

October 11, 2013 |

The Global Business Services (GBS) model is enjoying a protracted stay in the limelight at present, adopted by some of the world’s foremost businesses. But do all those organisations claiming to have implemented it really have what they think they … Read More

Big Data Hits HR

October 1, 2013 |

Do you remember the days of filing cabinets full to the brim with personnel files of employees? Depending on the size of the organisation, the number of files and number of cabinets grew to match this. Then offsite centres came … Read More

Roundtable: The Future of RPO

September 26, 2013 |

Earlier this year, Outsource got together with professionals from across the RPO space to film a unique video roundtable on ‘The Future of RPO’, in association with Kenexa and Futurestep. We thought it was time to present some of the … Read More