October 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Final Thought: One million jobs lost by public sector cuts

According to recent research by PwC, almost one million UK jobs will be lost by government public spending cuts. The total job losses amount to around 3.4% of total employment in the UK and around 943,000 jobs in absolute terms in the next three years.…

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Added by Rakesh Sangani on October 25, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

ACS (Xerox) acquires TMS Health

Affiliated Computer Systems, a Xerox company, became one of the largest providers in the US of customer care services to the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare industries with the acquisition of TMS Health from private equity firm Palm Beach Capital.…

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Added by Rakesh Sangani on October 24, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Uttlesford and Harlow district councils to debate formation of new shared services partnership

The formation of a shared service partnership which has the potential to save Harlow and Uttlesford Council taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds a year has moved a step closer. Both Harlow and Uttlesford District Councils are recommending that in principle a joint partnership for the administration of Council Tax, Business…

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Added by Rakesh Sangani on October 23, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

WNS bags back-office deal from Mashreq

In one of the first offshoring deals in the Middle East, global IT and BPO provider, WNS, has secured a back-office contract from Mashreq, one of the largest banks in the United Arab Emirates.



Technology deals from West Asia and Asia-Pacific are becoming important for the $60-billion Indian IT-BPO industry as it tries to hedge against a slow recovery…

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Added by Rakesh Sangani on October 22, 2010 at 10:32am — No Comments

The Problem with Organizations: People

The one thing that all organizations have in common is the presence of people. The one common source of all organizational problems, is again… people. If it weren’t for all of us imperfect human beings, our organizations would run far more smoothly and effectively.…



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Added by Jeffrey De Wolf on October 14, 2010 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Final Thought: Shared Services in Ireland

According to recent research released by the Ireland Development Agency (IDA) there are currently 140 shared service centres (providing technical support, finance and accounting, human resources and payroll functions) that exist in the country, and employing 35,000 staff. The Chief Executive of IDA in Ireland (Barry O’Leary) stated that the sophistication of the centres had increased significantly in the last 20 years.


Shared Services is a mature initiative in Ireland, with a number…
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Added by Rakesh Sangani on October 2, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

US stops BPO training in Lanka

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) that provides humanitarian and economic aid worldwide has suspended the training of 3,000 youth from war-ravaged northern Lankan districts in outsourcing skills, to ensure that the new jobs created in Sri Lanka will not take away employment opportunities from Americans.





“The programme has been suspended and is being reviewed,” stated Glen Davis, US embassy spokesperson in Columbo. Although Davis did not say why the programme… Continue

Added by Rakesh Sangani on October 1, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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