Old new! Outsourcing & The Queen

The Queen sad

 

Silicon Valley’s dirty secret: Using a shadow workforce of contract employees to drive profits by Ellen Sheng

The different-colored badges and all that — that’s a vestige of an old mentality. It shows that companies don’t have the correct mentality about using flexible talent.

 

IT outsourcing’s new wave by Shakhil Shah

While cost optimisation is still a critically important criterion for outsourcing, it is no longer at the top of the list (nor even in the top five), since disruptive outsourcing, when executed well, can deliver competitive advantage by transforming the way organisations operate, and making them more agile, efficient, and effective.

 

Small businesses struggle to compete on wages as available worker pool shrinks by Paul Davidson

Employees leave small businesses for fatter paychecks at larger firms. And since the small firms can’t hire as many workers as they’d like, they can’t generate as much revenue, limiting their ability to further raise wages. Big companies also export more overseas and so are reaping greater benefits from a generally healthy global economy.

 

Queen Elizabeth mourns loss of faithful companion by TMZ

The Queen’s beloved Corgi, Whisper, has passed after an interesting 12-year run at life.

Written by: Nikola Tosic
Publishing date: 26 Oct 2018