Outsourcing

Employers commonly outsource parts of their business. Outsourcing is the process of transferring an existing business function to an external provider to use outside resources to perform activities previously handled within the organisation.


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Outsourced government workers strike over pay

22 May 2019

Outsourced workers at two government departments are striking over low pay and changes to pay cycles which a union has...

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Capita appoints two employees to board

15 May 2019

Outsourcing giant Capita has appointed two employees as non-executive directors, becoming the first FTSE 250 company since the late 1980s...

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HR outsourcing (HRO) – an in-depth guide

1 May 2019

HR outsourcing (also known as HRO) is the process of sub-contracting human resources functions to an external supplier.
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Outsourcing: How the IWGB nearly overturned collective bargaining rules

18 Apr 2019

Last month the High Court dismissed a case which would have seen outsourced workers able to negotiate pay and conditions - but the fight still has legs

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Outsourced workers lose collective bargaining bid

26 Mar 2019

The High Court has dismissed a case brought by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), which claimed that...

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Cleaner unfairly dismissed for Topshop pay protest

21 Feb 2019

A cleaner at Topshop’s flagship London store has won up to £75,000 after an employment tribunal found she had been...

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Government to launch review of armed forces retention

5 Feb 2019

Theresa May has ordered a review into the armed forces’ retention problem in an attempt to curtail the number of...

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Outsourced Whitehall support workers to strike over low pay

21 Jan 2019

Cleaners, receptionists and security guards at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)...

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Largest university in UK hit by boycott over outsourced staff

10 Dec 2018

Academics, students and leading politicians have launched a boycott of the University of London in support of outsourced workers

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Joint employer concept to be tested in High Court

7 Aug 2018

In a case that could open the door for more than 3 million outsourced workers to negotiate directly with their...

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House of Fraser rescue deal collapses with 17,000 jobs at stake

3 Aug 2018

A deal that would have saved 28 of 59 House of Fraser stores has broken down as investor pulls out...

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University cleaners to strike against outsourcing

15 Mar 2018

University cleaners, porters and receptionists are expected to walk out next month after a near unanimous vote in favour of...

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How does TUPE apply when an employee asks to be transferred?

22 Jan 2018

When a business or service is transferred outside the UK, affected employees often take redundancy. But what happens if an...

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Corbyn vows to end public sector outsourcing

19 Jan 2018

Jeremy Corbyn yesterday vowed to end public sector outsourcing in the wake of the collapse of support services giant Carillion....

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