More than 300 workers at Indesit's Denbighshire washing machine factory are working their last shifts today, before the firm moves its production abroad , according to a report on the BBC website. The company, which produces the well-known Hotp More...30 July 2009 08:11
This Personnel Today news round-up includes: Amex stops UK staff pension contributions BT moves 2,000 jobs back to Britain National Grid staff to strike American Express halts pensions contributions to UK staff UK-based employees of Ame More...16 July 2009 10:04
Savile Group plc , the AIM listed human resources consulting group, has created a new business development team to accelerate the company’s growth as a leading provider of outplacement, career transition and talent management services to o More...07 May 2009 14:51
The UK is experiencing an HR jobs exodus as companies increasingly look to save money by outsourcing positions overseas, a study has revealed.
A survey of 200 business leaders by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants found 53% of firms had already move More...05 May 2009 17:15
HR news and analysis including: HR experts have warned of damage to reputation and following redundancies at BMW failure by the government to rule out a public sector pay freeze may lead to worsening industrial relations, and a tribunal More...23 February 2009 09:02
HR has gone through a number of image overhauls over the years, but how much has it really changed? Five HR professionals who started out in each decade from the 1960s to the Noughties reveal how it was for them.
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Wildcat strikes in support of protests over the use of foreign labour show no sign of ending, despite the adverse weather conditions and warnings from the government that they are "counter-productive".
About 400 workers at Longannet power station i More...03 February 2009 11:05
The trade union representing Lloyds TSB employees has demanded that the bank terminate its offshoring agreements in India following the HBOS takeover.
Lloyds TSB Group Union (LTU) said the bank should "repatriate" an estimated 3,000 jobs that have b More...23 September 2008 09:12
The economy is undergoing a period of near-unprecedented change. There's been a definite shift in mood from caution to pessimism, and with that a flurry of mergers and acquisitions and moves to restructure organisations. Here we look at why More...22 July 2008 14:40
Many organisations have relied on countries such as India and China as a source of low-cost labour, but now these countries face their own war for talent and the West must find its own people pipeline. Michael Millar reports. More...21 April 2008 12:53
Outsourcing the supply and delivery of training has become mainstream. Yet it's a road that should be travelled with extreme care.
Outsourcing organisational functions has been a fashionable and sometimes controversial business trend in recent t More...04 March 2008 12:03
Union leaders, employers and skills minister David Lammy have gathered today to discuss the threat of offshoring in the UK financial sector. The finance sector employs more than a million workers and has grown by 5.5% a year since 2002. It More...11 January 2008 11:45
Royal Dutch Shell is on a collision course with trade union Amicus over redundancy packages for thousands of IT staff. Personnel Today's sister title Computer Weekly reports that Shell is to outsource more than 3,000 IT jobs worldwide to AT& More...10 January 2008 09:41
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Insurer Prudential will transfer 1,750 UK jobs to outsourcing company Capita as part of a cost-cutting plan.
Prudential said the 15-year contract, worth £722m, would save it £60m a year from 2010, extending to an annual saving of £195m b More...29 November 2007 15:53
Consumers may have lost trust in offshore outsourcing, but more companies see the advantages beyond the stereotypes. Virginia Matthews reports from India. Customer complaints about Powergen have dropped by 78% over the past 12 months, according to More...27 November 2007 08:00
The UK's 100 biggest companies are all considering outsourcing their human resources work, with many of the jobs likely to end up abroad, experts have warned.
Market analyst Amit Badami told Personnel Today that 2008 could see a huge exp More...27 November 2007 08:00
Russell Martin, human resources director at the UK's largest insurance firm Norwich Union (NU), part of Aviva, doesn't much like the fact that his industry is renowned for grey, humourless people bent over columns of figures.
Nor does he apprec More...08 October 2007 11:23
Outsourcing advisory firm EquaTerra has bought rival Morgan Chambers and claimed it has become the world's largest firm in the sector. EquaTerra has helped many leading firms - including Unilever - to outsource or offshore back-office fun More...04 September 2007 17:32
Lloyds TSB is to offshore a further 210 UK jobs to India from October, it confirmed yesterday.
The bank has decided to axe 100 permanent IT positions and stop using 110 temporary IT contractors following an internal review. The replacement jobs will More...10 August 2007 14:04