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£22 light bulbs, £1000s wasted on vending £120bn gov’t overspend revealed

Procurement, outsourcing and poor use of office space have been identified as key, failing areas that have contributed to £120 billion of wasted Government spending in 2011-12; this equates to £4,500 for every household in the UK and Government. In ...

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Johnson Controls gets to the top again

  Johnson Controls has earned a top rating for the eighth consecutive year from the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals’ (IAOP). Johnson Controls’ inclusion in this year’s IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 list is on the strength of its real estate ...

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ISS ranked #1 in global outsourcing index

ISS has been ranked number one on a prestigious annual list of the world’s best outsourcing companies. Global outsourcing giant, Accenture has held the top spot on the highly regarded Global Outsourcing 100 list for the past four years whilst ISS, the leading ...

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Research identifies the “talent paradox of outsourcing”

The outsourcing industry is failing to invest in the skills needed to capture the full value from outsourcing engagements, a new study reveals. It also confirms that in order to achieve sustainable value beyond cost reduction, both buyers and providers of outsourcing must ...

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Olympics costs weigh heavy on G4S’ 2012 results

G4S’ profits fell almost a third (32%) in 2012. The outsourced security group’s 2012 profits (before tax) dropped to £175m from £257m in 2011. The group took a £88million hit on last year’s profits after incuring costs connected to security staffing ...

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Honesty really is the best policy

Two years ago I sat in a meeting room at Sodexo’s London office with Neil Murray, managing director of the service provider’s corporate and integrated FM offering. The conversation centred predominantly round the continued rise of outsourcing and Sodexo’s status ...

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TUPE employment law changes risk wave of litigation over outsourced staff

The Government risks inadvertently starting a wave of litigation by changing employment regulations governing outsourced staff according to commercial law firm EMW. The Government has proposed changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE), which protect ...

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UK facilities management market to rise to £117bn by 2017 report finds

The facilities management (FM) market is predicted to rise £10.7bn to £117bn by 2017,  from a fairly static 2012 value of £106.3bn according to a new report. The industry report draws these market conclusions after reviewing industry contracts over the period ...

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Fife Council logs into four year deal to optimise its business and ICT processes

Fife Council has signed a four-year deal to deliver significant cost savings and efficiency improvements.  It aims to optimise its business processes, implement major change programmes and transform the information and communications technology (ICT) which supports local services. Fife Council ...

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MITIE caters for Ireland on Olympic scale

MITIE has appointed a new catering expert to expand its specialist capability for its clients in Ireland. Denise Arthur has joined MITIE’s catering business in a move designed to ensure its Irish clients enjoy the same level of expertise and ...

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