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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | July 25, 2016

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OPINION: A dreadful lack of professionalism in the hiring process

July 18, 2016 |

As a seasoned professional with over 25 years in the business, I possess demonstrable experience and expertise, and a professionalism which, when I recently found myself obliged to seek a new role, I expected to see mirrored in the hiring … Read More

A few words for the weekend

July 15, 2016 |

As another working week draws to a close, I thought I’d take this opportunity to wave you off into your respective weekends with a couple of announcements… Those of you who are members of our LinkedIn group may already have … Read More

Live Wires #7: Giant shoulders

July 15, 2016 |

A lot of the talk of RPA today is about bright new names challenging the established order: plucky newcomers forcing their way past the giants of outsourcing and technology. But what do the giants themselves have to say about this? … Read More

Horacio Falcao and the value of value negotiation

July 14, 2016 | 1

Professor Horacio Falcão, a Senior Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences at INSEAD, warns companies should not start – nor necessarily end – on “price” when it comes to negotiations.

Falcão has written on the concept of value for several years … Read More

Partners or pawns?

July 13, 2016 | 1

“We are nothing more than a bunch of pawns on this outsourcing checker board,” Jeanette said.

“I think you mean ‘chessboard’,” I said smiling at her.

“You know damn well what I mean, Dean. Hey, that rhymes,” Jeanette said, returning … Read More

Brexit: a black swan with unexpected relevance for outsourcing contracts

July 12, 2016 | 1

Europe is in turmoil after Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Those who now claim to know what will happen now – in outsourcing or in other areas – will make two big mistakes: First, they will show … Read More

Putting the “G” into “GBS”

July 11, 2016 |

At a recent breakfast roundtable I hosted, one of our guests was discussing the transformation her organisation is currently undergoing, moving a significant proportion of its recruitment function into a central office collocated with a number of other back-office activities.

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It isn’t a technology play

July 11, 2016 |

Business services are usually at the core of organisational endeavours, structured to build and manage a variety of workflows and dependencies in a concerted manner. The end goal for all such services is the smooth functioning of an organisation, built … Read More

TBM: from measurement to a core business function

July 8, 2016 |

IT reaches far and wide within organisations, particularly in the case of large enterprises, but it can be difficult to understand exactly what it does and how it is having an impact, especially when it comes to measuring return on … Read More

Brexit: a complex future for UK procurement and the supply chain

July 7, 2016 |

The result of the EU referendum will undoubtedly have a profound and long-lasting impact on the entire UK population and is likely to be something that is truly generational. Whether we voted for Remain or for Leave, however, Brits now … Read More