I’m about to outsource most of my company’s sales function. I’m vaguely aware of TUPE. What do I need to watch out for, and what happens to my sales staff?
Practically speaking, nothing much will happen to your sales staff. Under TUPE More...22 February 2011 15:26
Albron Catering BV v FNV Bondgenoten and another FACTS Employees of Heineken International Group were employed by Heineken Nederlands Beheer, a service company that permanently assigned staff to various operating companies within the group. Mr Ro More...07 December 2010 10:29
Staff shortages, recruitment freezes and redundancies are damaging the quality of patient care in hospitals, NHS workers have warned. In a poll of more than 8,000 NHS staff by public sector union Unison, almost one-third (32%) said that austerit More...09 November 2010 16:00
Insurance giant Aviva expects to cut the cost of recruiting staff by at least 10% after outsourcing its entire recruitment process to a third party supplier. Under the terms of the deal, which commenced this week, outsourcing firm Hyphen is responsib More...08 October 2010 16:50
Public services union Unison has described plans by Suffolk County Council to outsource the majority of its services as "damaging" and "very dangerous". Under the New Strategic Direction plan, the Tory-led council will look to outsource a wide variet More...24 September 2010 15:56
The Academies Act gives all maintained schools the opportunity to become academies . The first tranche of these new publicly funded academies are expected to open in September 2010. They will be free from local authority control, meaning they hav More...09 August 2010 15:26
Nottinghamshire County Council is considering outsourcing services to the private sector. The council is to ask private companies how they would run services such as catering and highways, and at what cost, the BBC has reported . Council spokesm More...29 June 2010 09:41
The incoming coalition government's pledge to cut £6bn worth of spending this financial year will ultimately benefit outsourcing companies as Whitehall looks to shed staffing costs.
With the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats vowing to significantl More...13 May 2010 09:10
Much of the potential for HR outsourcing still remains unfulfilled, according to research. Will that change once economic recovery and public spending cuts kick in? Guy Sheppard reports.
The promise of reduced costs and improved performance could More...07 May 2010 14:59
The government is considering establishing public service companies to privatise IT and human resources for its Whitehall departments, Sky News reports. The companies could outsource "back office" functions for the civil service and would pote More...13 October 2009 14:46
Buying HR information systems and software will inevitably involve writing a business case. A recent survey revealed that three-quarters of UK human resources managers are uncomfortable writing business cases. However, in a tough economic climate, knowi More...01 October 2009 09:47
You've found the perfect HR software application. You've negotiated a great price and a good support contract. But don't sign the contract until you can answer these 10 vital questions. mktoMunchkin("589-ITG-580"); 1. Price Is the price you More...01 October 2009 08:55
HR jobs at Sutton and Merton councils could be under threat as the London boroughs join forces to share their HR function.
The move to merge services is designed to save up to £500,000 a year and will see Sutton become the host provider. The Sutton More...23 September 2009 12:22
Many councils are seeing the benefits to be had by HR outsourcing and HR shared services. One of the latest in a string of deals is Hertfordshire County Council transferring HR staff to provider Serco as part of a new outsourcing contract.
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Nearly 20% of the HR team at Hertfordshire County Council transferred to facilities management and services firm Serco yesterday (10 August) in a new outsourcing deal, Personnel Today has learned.
Louise Harrington, assistant HR director at the co More...07 August 2009 12:00
Buckinghamshire County Council's HR chief has admitted a new £7.5m-a-year recruitment outsourcing deal will "fundamentally change" her role and present several challenges for the HR team.
The council announced on Monday it had outsourced its recruit More...29 July 2009 11:00
The British Council is to outsource 100 jobs to India as part of a cost-cutting drive to help save the taxpayer money, according to a report in the Times . IT and finance posts are to be the first filled by Indian workers, though other departm More...29 July 2009 09:13
Many HR functions expect too much too quickly from outsourcing and are not getting involved in the decision-making process so their objectives are neglected, experts have warned.
This week a report into the outsourcing of HR functions by the Charte More...26 June 2009 17:53
Only 10% of HR professionals agree that outsourcing the function enables them to become more strategic, a CIPD report has revealed. The HR Outsourcing and the HR Function report , published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Devel More...23 June 2009 14:00
Government HR and back-office functions could be outsourced within two years, if the Conservatives win the next general election.
Francis Maude, shadow cabinet office minister, told Personnel Today if the Tories came to power, they would pursue ou More...08 June 2009 09:32