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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | September 23, 2017

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Employment

The ‘gig economy’: from the margins to the mainstream

May 2, 2017 |

The ‘gig economy’ is a term that is hard to avoid nowadays. But what is it exactly and what does it mean for the outsourcing professional?

The so-called ‘gig economy’ is a term used to describe a labour market in … Read More

Man and machine: the future awaits

April 5, 2017 | 2

Statistics are a lot of fun, and contentious too. Yet they permit us to remain fairly grounded. Let’s start with the obvious. From self-driving vehicles and semi-autonomous robots to intelligent algorithms and predictive analytical tools, machines are increasingly capable of … Read More

How to minimise massive turnover of IT professionals

December 13, 2016 | 1

The IT and tech sectors have long suffered from an epidemic of high turnover rates, shared by businesses that are great at acquiring, but terrible at retaining, these professionals. Prior research has found that factors such as low job satisfaction, … Read More

Robots versus humans: creating an economy in a new world

December 2, 2016 | 1

When the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee released its ‘Robots and Artificial Intelligence’ report last month, it was a much-needed shot of adrenaline, encouraging the government to take seriously the impact of robotics and artificial intelligence on the … Read More

US candidates return to familiar outsourcing arguments

September 2, 2016 |

For as long as I can remember, arguments about outsourcing have played a part in the US election cycle. In the final stages of the presidential election the two candidates will make promises they can’t keep and declarations about how … Read More

Writing Competition: 3rd Place

August 16, 2016 | 4

What will be the most important drivers of change in the global sourcing arena over the next decade, and why?

Evolution is natural. Change is inevitable. As a professional, if you are not keeping up on trends in your industry, … Read More

The future of work: your robot coworkers

August 11, 2016 |

From the invention of the wheel and steam engine to fax machines and desktop computers, technology has always shaped the way we work – but in the last few decades, the pace of innovation has sped up exponentially, forcing employees … Read More

What Brexit might mean for the UK’s relationship with Poland – and its effect on outsourcing

August 9, 2016 |

With the United Kingdom set to leave the European Union, the impact on the Polish outsourcing market looks likely to be both positive and negative. The full extent on outsourcing is yet to be determined, but some predictions can be … Read More

OPINION: A dreadful lack of professionalism in the hiring process

July 18, 2016 | 2

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

Q&A: Joe Musacchio, PeopleTicker

July 1, 2016 |

Joe Musacchio is the CEO of PeopleTicker, a fast-growing company providing rating and benchmarking services covering the contingent labour space. Outsource met Joe at the SIG Spring Summit in Orlando, Florida, where his company’s chairman John Sculley gave the Wednesday … Read More

Both sides now

June 6, 2016 |

Almost twenty years ago, my son responded to the ubiquitous inquiry “What do you want to be when you grow up?” His interlocutor was his Italian godfather (the Milanese not the Sopranos variety). There were certain implicit cultural expectations about … Read More

Making your company a magnet for overseas talent

August 21, 2014 |

 

The New Zealand construction industry is currently experiencing a significant boom which, whilst helping to boost the economy, is now posing an interesting challenge for the job market. Tasked with filling a surge in opportunities that often require … Read More

New frontiers in outsourcing: Sustainable Impact Sourcing

August 19, 2014 |

Several ancient philosophies say that only those who make a significant positive impact to the societies in which they operate can sustain over a long period of time. This has been proven time and again for both individuals – Buddha, … Read More

Outsourcing: myths, facts and statistics

September 16, 2013 | 17

Work is no longer bounded by co-worker proximity or time zone. It also involves a much broader set of ‘workers’ – not just employees, suppliers and partners, but customers, freelancers and an increasingly capable network of smart devices and interconnected … Read More

Outsourcing and labour reform in France

August 8, 2013 |

A new law, published on 16th June 2013, is set to deliver significant reforms to France’s notoriously inflexible labour market.

The continuing, and deepening, economic crisis in Europe, and in France, has encouraged the government to look for ways to … Read More

Entente Uncordiale

April 11, 2013 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource magazine Issue #31 Spring 2013.

Outsourcing may be picking up pace on the continent but it’s still got some way to go, if an anecdote that reaches me from la belle France is anything to … Read More