Friday, March 30, 2012
Outsourcing Governance: A personal perspective
by Paul Hart, Practice Manager & Senior Managing Consultant for IBM's Relationship Alignment & Governance Practice
When I explain that governance consulting has played a major part in my career to date, I’m often greeted with the look of a good friend searching for ways to say ‘how sad, you really need to get a life’. I have on more rare occasions also received supportive comments such as ‘keep the faith’, often coupled with a consoling pat on the back.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Inhouse vs Outsourcing
by Siobhan Riley, Head of Outsource at Sage HR & Payroll,
Today’s challenging economic environment has led organisations to look at ways they can streamline processes, improve efficiencies and reduce overheads. With Business Process Outsourcing contract counts at an all-time high and multi-process and industry-specific functions leading the way, outsourcing is fast proving itself as a compelling option for firms looking to unlock new levels of operational efficiency. For payroll specifically the raft of changes to the UK PAYE regime has led many small and mid market businesses to outsource their payroll function, in a bid to free them up to focus on their core competencies, which differentiates their business and will ultimately drive profitability.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Really Saying Something
by Glenn Hickling, Communications Manager, Buffalo
“He was really saying something,” goes the Motown classic, sung the Velvelettes back in 1964 and covered by Bananarama in 1982.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Securing mobile devices ahead of the Olympics
by Jon Pickering, MD at Block Solutions
Jon Pickering, MD at Block Solutions, discusses safeguarding mobile devices during the Olympics.
Friday, March 23, 2012
“Please release me” is heard in many boardrooms..
by Jonathan Cooper-Bagnall, Head of Shared Services and Outsourcing at PA Consulting Group
Humperdinck is currently back in vogue thanks to his forthcoming appearance representing the UK at the Eurovision song contest. And the words from his 1967 hit, “Please Release Me”, are now being heard in more than one board room as companies question once again whether their outsourcing contracts are a help or a hindrance.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The Budget and Outsourcing
by Martyn Hart, NOA Chairman
"We shouldn't be shy about identifying our successful industries and reinforcing them,” said George Osbourne in this week's budget.
by Jim Stikeleather, Chief Innovation Officer at Dell Services
Jim Stikeleather, Chief Innovation Officer at Dell Services, discusses the processes surrounding services innovation.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Why Businesses Need to Get Ready for RTI
by Mike Bull Customer Support Manager at Sage UK
Undeniably the UK has one of the most complex payroll systems in the world. However, over the next 18 months, we will see some of the most fundamental changes to the reporting regime behind PAYE since its inception in 1944.