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The CIPD quarterly survey provides a set of forward-looking labour market indicators, highlighting employers’ recruitment, redundancy and pay intentions. The survey is based on 1,019 HR professionals, many of whom are drawn from the CIPD’s membership of more than 135,000 professionals. The report shows that the labour market will continue to weaken in the first...
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The CIPD, along with experts and leaders in the field of corporate responsibility and sustainability, have produced a collection of thought pieces to explore the issues around what it means to be a responsible and sustainable business. The report identifies and discusses key challenges in aligning environmental, social and financial goals, and looks at the...
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Research by Aston University involving more than 150 of the top construction companies has undertaken research identifying factors inhibiting time and cost control in construction practice in the UK. Non performance of subcontractors has been identified as one of the top factors. Following the identification of the inhibiting factors, mitigating measures were established with experienced...
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More than half of buyers believe that supply chain management (SCM) can give them a competitive edge in their market. A survey of 800 companies worldwide found that 56 per cent of buyers saw SCM as an opportunity to stand out with customers in terms of strategy, or as a way to increase profits. A...
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Currently businesses may have to answer a different set of questions every time they bid for new government contracts. Estimates by the National Specialist Contractors Council put the cost to the industry and its clients of wasteful prequalification processes at £250 million annually. Business Minister Mark Prisk said: “Ensuring that public sector procurement practices are...
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