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.


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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Jobs shake-up at Prudential as insurer plans to transfer jobs to UK outsourcing firm and ship other roles to India

29 Nov 2007

Insurer Prudential will transfer 1,750 UK jobs to outsourcing company Capita as part of a cost-cutting plan.Prudential said the 15-year...

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Lazy human resources invites offshoring as FTSE firms seek a better way

27 Nov 2007

The UK’s 100 biggest companies are all considering outsourcing their human resources work, with many of the jobs likely to end up...

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Offshore outsourcing: Delhi calling

27 Nov 2007

Consumers may have lost trust in offshore outsourcing, but more companies see the advantages beyond the stereotypes. Virginia Matthews reports...

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Russell Martin, human resources director of Norwich Union, talks to Personnel Today about offshoring

8 Oct 2007

Russell Martin, human resources director at the UK’s largest insurance firm Norwich Union (NU), part of Aviva, doesn’t much like the...

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EquaTerra claims acquisition of Morgan Chambers makes it world’s largest outsourcing advice firm

4 Sep 2007

Outsourcing advisory firm EquaTerra has bought rival Morgan Chambers and claimed it has become the world’s largest firm in the...

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210 IT jobs to move to India as Lloyds TSB axes permanent and contractor posts in UK

10 Aug 2007

Lloyds TSB is to offshore a further 210 UK jobs to India from October, it confirmed yesterday.
The bank has...

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Atos Origin, IT supplier for London’s 2012 Olympic Games, confirms some jobs will be in Barcelona

17 Jul 2007

Some IT jobs at London’s 2012 Olympics will be based offshore, it has emerged.Atos Origin confirmed it would provide technological support for...

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Rapid growth of offshoring has led to a shortage of good managersin destination countries and dented appeal of jobs abroad

17 Jul 2007

The boom in sending UK back-office jobs abroad has severely stretched employers in offshoring destinations, an expert said last week.Nikki...

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HR offshoring trend continues to rise in UK financial services sector despite quality concerns

3 Jul 2007

HR offshoring is soaring in the UK financial services sector due to the looming spectre of private equity buyouts and takeover activity.
A...

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Wage hikes and poor customer service damage appeal of offshoring call centres for financial services companies

27 Jun 2007

Wage hikes and poor customer service damage appeal of offshoring call centres for financial services companies
Spiralling wage costs and...

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Legal opinion: Two-tier system for migrant staff may stem offshoring trend in manufacturing

29 May 2007

A two-tier system for migrant staff might stop the manufacturing industry from moving abroad.

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Work of film subtitlers offshored

27 Mar 2007

LOST IN TRANSLATION… First, it was banking then it was train times. Now the latest service to be offshored is...

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