Offshoring

Offshoring is the practice of employers basing some of its operations overseas, so as to take advantage of lower costs. It typically involves employees being employed in those countries.


300 Indesit workers leave their jobs today as washing machine factory closes

More than 300 workers at Indesit’s Denbighshire washing machine factory are working their last shifts today, before the firm moves...

HR news today: American Express pensions; BT jobs; National Grid strike

16 Jul 2009

This Personnel Today news round-up includes: Amex stops UK staff pension contributions BT moves 2,000 jobs back to Britain National...

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Webinar: The vision of HR in 2020 with Oracle and Personnel Today

9 Jul 2009

Open forum discussion on the vision for the HR profession, what role HR must play in organisations in the future, and the big issues that will define the UK workplace in the coming years.

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British Council plan to cut 500 jobs and offshore to India slammed by union

11 Jun 2009

Unions have condemned the British Council’s announcement that it intends to cut up to 500 jobs over the next two...

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Savile Group appoints new business development team

7 May 2009

Savile Group plc, the AIM listed human resources consulting group,  has created a new business development team to accelerate the company’s...

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HR offshoring on the rise as employers cut costs

5 May 2009

The UK is experiencing an HR jobs exodus as companies increasingly look to save money by outsourcing positions overseas, a...

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Friday Podcast: Agency workers at BMW, Public sector pay freezes, and indirect discrimination warning

23 Feb 2009

HR news and analysis including: HR experts have warned of damage to reputation and following redundancies at BMW failure by...

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HR careers – from the Noughties to the Sixties

18 Feb 2009

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 over migrant workers in energy sector to continue despite high-level opposition

3 Feb 2009

Wildcat strikes in support of protests over the use of foreign labour show no sign of ending, despite the adverse...

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Union urges Lloyds TSB to transfer offshored services to HBOS takeover staff

23 Sep 2008

The trade union representing Lloyds TSB employees has demanded that the bank terminate its offshoring agreements in India following the...

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Change management: a guide to restructuring organisations

22 Jul 2008

The economy is undergoing a period of near-unprecedented change. There’s been a definite shift in mood from caution to pessimism,...

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All quiet on the Eastern front: can the UK continue to rely on talent from low-cost countries?

21 Apr 2008

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.

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Outsourcing: Off-loading the burden

4 Mar 2008

Outsourcing the supply and delivery of training has become mainstream. Yet it’s a road that should be travelled with extreme...

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Offshoring threat to UK financial sector discussed by employers and unions

11 Jan 2008

Union leaders, employers and skills minister David Lammy have gathered today to discuss the threat of offshoring in the UK...

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Shell riles unions with IT outsourcing plan

10 Jan 2008

Royal Dutch Shell is on a collision course with trade union Amicus over redundancy packages for thousands of IT staff.Personnel...

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