Europe/Middle East/Africa

The Digital Dilemma: How an Outsourcing Partner can Combat the IT Skills Shortage

Posted: 11/29/2018 - 01:47
Based on the speed with which the world is adopting and embracing new technology, we could easily have 500,000 IT roles to fill by 2020. For companies around the world, building new products to compete (and win) against competitors is hard, and the game is only getting tougher. Talent is difficult to find and even harder to retain. If you’re not using innovative technology, you’ll undoubtedly struggle in the war for IT talent
 

Every Day is Black Friday in British Retail

Posted: 11/27/2018 - 23:01
Black Friday is the American retail phenomenon that is the day after Thanksgiving and billed as the start of the Christmas shopping season. Billions of dollars are spent by consumers enticed by heavily discounted items from all retailers for one day only. This concept was imported to the U.K. a few years ago by such American-owned retailers as Walmart and Amazon
 

Brexit, Your Business and Data: Personal Data Transfers

Posted: 11/08/2018 - 02:21
With B-Day (Brexit) looming closer, the government has released a series of guidance notes intended to help prepare the public for a “no-deal” situation. Although last month's notice in relation to data protection is comforting in some respects, it also raises further issues, namely: 
 

Nearshoring Across the Irish Sea

Posted: 08/11/2018 - 00:33
As the war for talent and skills dominates the working world, Ireland’s position as a multilingual hub within the Eurozone is proving very attractive for UK organisations that are looking to outsource their services closer to home. In advance of Britain’s exit from the European Union, companies have looked to their neighbour to help provide their services across Europe and further afield.
 

Brexit: The Impact of Immigration and Trade on the Search for Talent in the UK

Posted: 07/06/2018 - 00:24

As many people know, the UK has voted to leave the European Union effective of Friday, 29 March 2019, with a 21-month transition period. There has been a provisional agreement over three issues, most notably budget commitments and EU citizens’ rights, and talks have now moved to agreeing on the future relationship between the UK and EU.

Time to ‘Think Zebras’ – Ushering Innovative Automation into UK Businesses

Posted: 03/21/2018 - 06:42
Ushering innovative automation into UK business

The UK has a productivity problem. We’re lagging well behind our European neighbours and have been for decades. One of the reasons? Advocates of the tired theory of taking the ‘path of least resistance,’ discourage businesses from trying anything new when a tried way of doing something is available. 

Minimizing Risk in the Outsource Model

Posted: 02/22/2018 - 05:53

2018 is not the first time our industry has come under fire. It’s had a colourful history from tales of cost-cutting to ethical arguments around driving labour arbitrage. Outsourcing has often been misunderstood and the whole industry blamed when things go wrong. But with the recent, spectacular collapse of Carillion we are seeing a renewed attack from certain corners in relation to the “failure of outsourcing.” A grand, sweeping statement, but is there any truth in it? 

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