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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | August 17, 2017

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Human Resources

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

April 7, 2017 | 1

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

How outsourcing HR can give access to world-class capabilities

April 26, 2016 |

The term ‘world class’ has become so commonly used that it has lost some of its impact and Holy Grail magic. In our highly connected workplaces and social lives, we can access knowledge, expertise and insight from people we will … Read More

Employment fraud sinks ships, so give HR the data to keep your company buoyant

April 15, 2016 |

Staff turnover costs companies a shocking £4.13billion per year. Hiring the right people can make or break an organisation, and save thousands in turnover costs.

Dishonest employees are the silent threat from within organisations, and they are a small but … Read More

Saving money through outsourcing HR and payroll

February 9, 2016 |

HR is one of the most commonly outsourced functions, as it involves both complex and time-consuming tasks. Outsourcing HR services can have a positive impact on an organisation, effectively saving money whilst simultaneously increasing the quality and efficiency of the company’s … Read More

Embracing digital: the key to attracting, developing and enabling employees

June 29, 2015 | 1

Technology is rapidly changing the way we all live but also how we work, with digital continuing to impact businesses in all sectors and of all sizes. But despite global figures showing 2.8 billion global Internet users and 14 billion … Read More

It’s not in your budget… seriously…

January 27, 2015 |

The minute hand on the clock in our board room clicked slower and slower as our vice president of Human Resources, Billie, went through her diatribe promoting how effective and efficient her department was operating.  Closing out she said, “I … Read More

OPINION: Getting beyond the doom and gloom – the talent challenge in UK local government

December 3, 2014 |

We have for many years in local government been struggling to retain in the profession talented and experienced children’s social workers. This is challenging work. Thankfully, cases such as Baby P are a rarity, but nonetheless, these staff face daily … Read More

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

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

What does the future hold for HR outsourcing?

March 21, 2014 | 1

When it comes to the future of HR as a function, you don’t have to look far to find predictions, research, and in-depth analysis of trends and opportunities. It’s long since been accepted that HR practitioners need to step away … Read More

Roundtable: The Future of RPO

September 26, 2013 |

Earlier this year, Outsource got together with professionals from across the RPO space to film a unique video roundtable on ‘The Future of RPO’, in association with Kenexa and Futurestep. We thought it was time to present some of the … Read More

Has HR rushed too quickly to the service centre?

May 7, 2013 | 1

Once upon a time, HR were viewed as fluffy people people, or at worst, pen-pushers who took your holiday forms. Today, apparently, they’re a faceless department, a phone number, a web portal… HR as we knew it has been killed … Read More

Seeing The Biggest Picture

December 13, 2012 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource magazine Issue #30 Winter 2012

Andras Kemeny is VP Human Resources for Swisscom. As part of our series OutsourceXplores Getting Out of the HR Jungle with Logica, we spoke to Andras about his perspective on … Read More


July 6, 2012 |

A totally foolproof solution to a potentially catastrophic problem…

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Outsource or captive?

June 11, 2012 |

There is no question about it – the current operating environment across the UK, Europe and indeed the world is still an incredibly difficult one. This is not least in part due to the fact that it’s nearly impossible to … Read More

Head-to-Head: Simon Constance & Steve Leach

April 5, 2012 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #27 Spring 2012

Recruitment globally has been undergoing revolutionary change in a perfect storm of new technologies and shifting philosophies. For the latest in our Head-to-Head series we put together Simon Constance, … Read More