Contingent Labour

Contingent labour – Delivering a higher-quality workforce through structured procurement

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The number of self-employed people in Britain hit record highs in the past years and is expected to continue rising. Recent estimates suggest 30% of the workforce will be self-employed by 2030. These developments pose new and exciting challenges for procurement and HR and highlight the importance of designing effective long-term strategies to manage this workforce. With businesses competing within a …

Technology companies and HR management

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The world of HR solutions has undergone some dramatic changes in the past few months and more are on the way. Oracle Corp. purchased HR software company Taleo Corp. for $1.9 bn, SAP acquired employee performance management company SuccessFactors for $3.4bn and, most recently, IBM agreed to acquire Kenexa, a HR software manager, for $1.3bn. Why the rise in acquisitions? …

4C Associates HobNobs with United Biscuits in Procurement Expansion

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Procurement company increases management spend contract to over £170m per annum across UK and Northern Europe   London, UK– 1 December 2009: 4C Associates, a CIPS prize-winning procurement solutions company, today announces the expansion of its procurement services contract with United Biscuits, expanding its total spend management for the company to over £170m per annum. This represents a significant increase …

Another win for 4C Outsourced Procurement Services: Prudential

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11th November 2008 Leading procurement solutions company, 4C Associates, have been appointed to provide Prudential UK with an outsourced procurement service for their indirect spend. This will mean that 4C’s team will be responsible for managing a significant amount of Prudential’s indirect costs across HR services, Property, Professional services, Marketing and Travel. By bringing in 4C as third party experts …

O2 Outsources £350m spend

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15th October 2008 Another great win for the 4C Outsourced Procurement Services team who have recently been appointed to provide O2 with an outsourced procurement service for their indirect spend. 4C Associates, a leading procurement solutions company, has been appointed to provide O2 with an outsourced procurement service for their indirect spend. The contract, awarded to 4C’s Outsourced Procurement Services …