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Jamie Liddell

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Jul 21, 2016    0

The summer sun blazed down upon London today, a raging nuclear inferno of staggering power – yet it was as a mere birthday-cake candle when set alongside the brilliance of the panellists on this afternoon’s Outsource Talks… Yes, today saw the fifth episode of our webinar talkshow, and if my introduction might be considered just a fractionhyperbolic we were nevertheless treated to a feast of outsourcing opinion and insight, wit and wisdom – and a few...

Jul 16, 2016    0

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 seen some of these; those of you who aren't are missing out! Come and join us at the increasingly archaically named 'Outsource Magazine - Global Community' group - knock and ye shall be received......

Jul 12, 2016    0

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.

“It’s a shared service,” she said, “and they’re calling it 'Global Business Services' – but we’re not really sure what that’s supposed to mean. We’re not recruiting globally.”

It struck me that I’ve...

Jun 25, 2016    3

Like a huge minority of Britons I woke this morning deeply saddened by the news I had been dreading ever since the referendum on leaving the EU was announced: our four-decade-long participation in one of the most remarkable – and, perhaps, noble – political ventures in history will soon be coming to an end.

The European Union is by no means a perfect institution – in fact, it is profoundly flawed in some aspects – and many of the criticisms levelled at it by the “Leave” camp are...

Jun 17, 2016    0

Those of you who were unable to attend yesterday’s Outsource Talks webinar – and, sadly, there are well over 7 billion of ye poor unfortunates – missed possibly the best installment yet, with four of outsourcing’s finest coming together to discuss our writing competition, GBS, the value of education and networking, analytics – and, mostly, RPA and its transformative impact upon the global outsourcing space.

One of my favourite aspects of the Outsource Talks series is that you never...

Jun 04, 2016    0

In recent weeks I've reached out to the Outsource community a couple of times for editorial input - most prominently, of course, in our just-launched ...

Jun 03, 2016    0

Are you a budding thought leader? Do you hunger for fame and glory – in the form of exposure on the world’s leading outsourcing publication? And do you want a FREE chance to enroll in SIG University’s Certified Sourcing Professional (CSP) course (for yourself or a colleague)?

That’s right: a SIG U certification AND coverage in Outsource could be yours, thanks to our new writing competition in collaboration with SIG University…...

May 21, 2016    0

The third Wednesday of every month - specifically, at 3pm UK time - is rapidly becoming a regular high point on my personal schedule – “Why?”, I hear you ask (the NSA have lent me some really cool eavesdropping kit…). Well, it’s because that’s the regular slot for our Outsource Talks webinar series, and while hosting webinars is never the least nerve-racking of activities, these in particular are proving so enjoyable – thanks to the much-appreciated efforts of my panellists – that...

Apr 22, 2016    0

Yesterday it was my extreme pleasure to host the second in our Outsource Talks webinar series – this time, live from the SIG Summit in Orlando, Florida (which at the time of publishing still has almost a full day to go, so keep an eye on Twitter and the hashtag #SIGspring16 for a taste of what’s going on) – featuring the magnificent Linda Tuck Chapman,...

Apr 16, 2016    0

As many of you know, in 2014 Outsource entered into a partnership with KPMG to produce the GBS Roadmap series of conferences focused on Global Business Services (GBS); these events (the first two of which took place last year in Stockholm and Amsterdam respectively) cater both to delegates looking to develop and implement a GBS strategy and to those already operating GBS who are now seeking ways to mature these established environments. With the next instalments of the GBS Roadmap series...

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