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27 Mar 2013

HR experts are concerned that many businesses are neglecting employee engagement as they focus on cutting costs and promoting efficiency.

Linda Holbeche, HR adviser and author, told Personnel Today that the recent drive to align...

Categories: Commercial, Human Resources


26 Mar 2013

The Procurement Week hosted by Bangor University's Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS) earlier this month has been hailed as a success by the organisers.

Running from March 18th to 22nd, the week also included...

Categories: Commercial, Procurement & Supply Chain


17 Mar 2013

The traditional model of food supply chain relationships is not able to absorb the impact of changing dynamics and the growth of new external influences.

This is according to a new report from Rabobank, which said the food and...

Categories: Commercial, Procurement & Supply Chain


13 Mar 2013

With more and more workers being granted permission to do their jobs remotely, some managers are starting to feel that their power has been diluted.

According to leaders at technology distributor Intellectsoft UK, employee...

Categories: Commercial


11 Mar 2013

Managers can save their companies £34 billion a year by adopting a flexible working culture, a new study has shown.

According to Vodafone, businesses can significantly reduce their overheads by allowing more staff to work away...

Categories: Commercial


25 Feb 2013

British businesses could be impeding the productivity of their employees by failing to encourage flexible working, according to a new survey by O2.

The communications firm's research, which involved 400 companies and 2,000...

Categories: Commercial


19 Feb 2013

A new book advising employees on how to deal with change management has been published by research company Prosci.

The book, which is the third edition of the Employee's Survival Guide to Change, is designed to help workers...

Categories: Commercial, Human Resources


14 Feb 2013

Many companies do not have adequate risk management programmes in place to deal with threats to their supply chain, according to a new survey.

Research by Deloitte has found that 45 per cent of executives believe their supply...

Categories: Commercial, Procurement & Supply Chain


14 Dec 2012

Despite a slight rebound in manufacturing orders in December, a fairly flat start to 2013 is expected as macroeconomic conditions continue to weigh on sentiment, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has claimed.

UK...

Categories: Commercial, Energy, Manufacturing & Infrastructure


15 Nov 2012

UK businesses have been urged to carry out a full transformation of their supply chain where necessary, rather than adopting short-term measures.

A new report from KPMG, entitled Supply chain agility: managing change, found that...

Categories: Commercial, Procurement & Supply Chain