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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | October 20, 2014

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The big HR big data challenge

September 25, 2014 |

Despite the hype surrounding big data, its true potential is still becoming apparent across the business world, as the implications of the limitless storage capacity of the cloud start to hit home. This is no less true for the HR … Read More

Reasons for outsourcing: why would you do it in the first place?

July 31, 2014 |

So the question is “why would you outsource part of your business?” Reducing costs, getting a third-party supplier to handle a part of your business you don’t want to be that involved in, getting access to experts and emerging technology … Read More

Fact-finding: outsource to add value (Part 2)

July 30, 2014 |

To read Part 1 of this article, click here.

In a really sensitive operational matter, or in a difficult disciplinary matter, or internal investigation, the lawyers might be brought in. This sometimes involves the organisation’s legal function; or even an … Read More

Using big data to recruit smarter

July 24, 2014 |

Now more than ever, big data is at the forefront of conversations across a host of industries and sectors. Where marketers once led the way in exploiting data to fine-tune their strategies, those in recruitment and HR are seeing … Read More

Fact-finding: outsource to add value (Part 1)

July 22, 2014 |

There is an urgent need for medium and large organisations to re-think their fact-finding systems for internal inquiries, complaints and disciplinary investigations. This affects areas such as FCA and other regulatory compliance, employment, health and safety issues, complaints processes, intellectual … Read More

Embracing the world of RPO

June 16, 2014 | 1

Corporate HR departments are increasingly using Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) services to transfer all or part of their recruitment activities to an external service provider. RPO providers bring forward deep recruiting capabilities that include well-qualified recruiters, processes, sourcing networks, technology … Read More

Great IT skills, but only OK people skills?

April 30, 2014 | 1

With increased globalisation, more people than ever find themselves working with colleagues from different cultural backgrounds. Whether working face-to- face or increasingly as part of a virtual team the need to build good working relationships is imperative for business. The … Read More

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