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Surrey Police’s flagship IT project has been widely criticised by its auditors. The Surrey Integrated Reporting Enterprise Network (Siren) had been commissioned by the Force in 2009 but was abandoned last year after a series of failings. It was specifically … Continue reading
Exclusivity clauses that tie casual workers to a single company are to be scrapped. Business secretary Vince Cable claimed the measures would tackle “unscrupulous employers” that place unfair restrictions on temporary employees. It is expected the plans will benefit up … Continue reading
The UK’s strengthening economy is encouraging more small businesses to expand, with many set to hire contractors to help them achieve their goals. According to the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) JobsOutlook study, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were … Continue reading
The UK’s construction sector is expected to create the most opportunities for senior business executives this year. A study by Interim Partners found that 34% of respondents believed the industry would hire the most interim managers. technology, media and telecommunications … Continue reading
The UK’s management consulting sector grew at its fastest rate for six years in 2013. Figures released by the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) revealed that the industry achieved an eight per cent surge to reach £4.8 billion, its strongest performance … Continue reading