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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | May 1, 2017

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‘Long-termism’: as crucial in talent management as in wider business strategies

April 7, 2017 |

Commentators have long debated the extent to which ‘short-termism’ (the concentration on short-term objectives for immediate profits) in business impacts both individual organisations and the wider economy. According to recent research, however, companies deliver significantly improved results when leaders manage … Read More

Brexit: more March Madness

March 30, 2017 |

There’s a new twist on March Madness, at least in the United Kingdom’s IT services world, as the UK has officially triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty advancing Britain’s separation from the European Union. This blows open the future … Read More

A marriage made in Heaven or a one-night stand? (Part 2)

April 16, 2014 |

To read the first part of this article, click here.

Every supplier has a core set of services and situations in which it thrives. It can push a certain way outside this and still succeed. Push it too far, and … Read More

Outsourcing in the Baltics: employment law basics

January 18, 2013 |

As the repercussions from the global financial downturn continue to impact on sales and growth, companies have made significant cost savings to maintain profit margins. The Baltic States are particularly attractive to European corporates by virtue of their lower wage … Read More

A hard-fought award…

May 31, 2012 |

The MCA Award for the best consulting project related to outsourcing is always hard fought. This year, the winner was Hudson & Yorke, a smaller firm that specialises in providing management consulting services relating to communications technology.

This was no … Read More

Interesting times for legal outsourcing

May 1, 2012 |

Last week I was honoured to chair the Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Outsourcing Conference 2012 in London. I’ll be frank: I always find it rather nerve-wracking to take the helm of a senior-level event like that one, especially one focussing … Read More