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Christmas Chrime Bonanza Could Cost The UK Economy Over £1BN This Year Alone
Retail theft this year could end up costing the UK Economy over £1 billion pounds.
Atos to enhance its global leadership in digital services
Atos to acquire Xerox IT outsourcing operations * Atos and Xerox to enter into a worldwide strategic collaboration .
KPMG in the UK Announces 5% Growth in Revenues to £1.9bn
KPMG, the professional services firm providing audit, tax and advisory services, has announced today an increase in revenues from £1,814m to £1,909m (5 percent) for the financial year ended 30th September 2014.
Black Friday Bonanza Kick Starts Christmas for the Retail Sector
David McCorquodale, UK Head of Retail at KPMG, comments on the latest retail sales figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Northern Ireland Finance Minister Says Innovation Is Needed Both in Finance and Politics to Help the Public Sector
Public sector reform is needed to combat austerity concludes ACCA's (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) international public sector conference.
Quality of UK Management Has Failed to Improve in More Than a Decade, Says CIPD Report
According to a new report from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, the overall quality of management in the UK continues to trail the USA, Germany and other productivity leaders and is one of the key reasons behind the UK's long-standing productivity weakness.
Employment and Wages Continue to Edge Up, but Real Debate Should Be About Improving Productivity Through Better Management
Gerwyn Davies, Labour Market Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) comments as follows on official labour market statistics published earlier today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Talent, geopolitical risk and technology cause concern for CPOs
A lack of talent, technology issues and geopolitical risks are amongst procurement leaders’ main business concerns, according to Deloitte’s fourth annual global chief procurement officer (CPO) survey.
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants Wins M&A Consultancy Of The Year Award 2014
Mergermarket names top European M&A advisors for 2014 at its annual awards * Financial institutions recognize strong commitment of Roland Berger on the international M&A market.
Coming together with purpose
Our management consultancy columnist Mick James looks back on the year and highlights some trends.
UK consulting firms buoyant about growth
Digital, retail and infrastructure drive growth * UK consulting continues to be a premium brand overseas * Recruitment boost – 77 per cent of MCA firms are recruiting * Rate of growth to double in just two years.
Networking Like a Pro To Further Your Top Consultant Career
When you know the right people you can do things you might not have been able to do otherwise - this is true in personal life as well as professional life, and if you want to become a top consultant, networking will help you have the relationships with key people that can help you out in ways you may not have even thought of.
Is this the decline of the corporate ladder and the emergence of self-organisation?
Last month saw the return of the Management Innovation Exchange (MIX) ‘Mashup’. Hosted annually in New York, this event brings together the most progressive, innovative, and experimental organisations, old and new, to explore novel organisational paradigms and new ways of structuring, innovating, and driving successful change.
Fraudsters Rely on Festive Cheer to Fleece Employers, Says KPMG
As the festive season gets into full swing, KPMG's Priya Giuliani warns that 'the threat from within' is the ghost of Christmas present.
IT Providers Challenge Retail Banks
New providers from the telecommunications and IT industry are penetrating the market for financial services.
UK consultancy sector confidence builds as election year approaches
UK consultancy are heading into the election year with boosted confidence, according to the the ninth edition of the Business Confidence Index (BCI) from Regus, the global workplace provider.
Solid Outlook for UK's Manufacturers
Activity in the manufacturing sector remained steady in December, and production is expected to continue rising in the next three months, according to the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey.
UK Businesses Should Be Careful When Trading with the Eurozone in 2015
Ernst & Young (EY)'s annual Eurozone Economic Growth Forecast predicts that Lithuania will be the fastest-growing economy within the single-currency bloc in 2015.
Want to improve your business skills and become happier in 2015? – Become a charity trustee
If you are want to accelerate your professional development and become happier in 2015, then consider becoming a charity trustee.
Consultants: they love to hate their job
Consulting firms in the UK did rather well in an article published in The Metro last week, writes Alison Huntington at Source.
Early Indications That Reforms of Financial Advice Are Working
In December 2012, new rules (the RDR) were introduced to make the retail investment market work better for consumers...
Limited Festive Cheer as Half the Banks Would Have Failed Stress Tests if Leverage Ratio Was Considered
Steven Hall, banking risk partner at KPMG comments on the
KPMG Report: Global Business Executives See Cloud Driving Business Transformation And Improving Customer Alignment
42% using cloud to better enable a flexible and mobile workforce * 37% using cloud to improve interaction with customers, suppliers and business partners.
The start of a European Digital Valley
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, the leading global consultancy of European origin, has founded the digital business platform Terra Numerata™.
Outsourcing Market - 2014 Review/2015 Outlook
John Keppel, Partner and President, ISG North Europe provides an overview of the 2014 outsourcing market, and shares predictions for 2015.
How to Be Happy & Successful in a Consulting Career
As a consultant, you work on team-oriented projects to solve problems for clients, applying significant expertise and experience in a professional field and are hired to lend that expertise to clients who need insight or fresh perspective. They can act as a catalyst for change with a client that needs it.
Consumer 'Device Obsession' Grows; Internet of Things, Mobile Payments Show Potential, According to Deloitte Global Mobile Consumer Survey
Data reveals that 86 percent of all mobile users check their phones within an hour of waking and 23 percent look at their device up to 50 times a day; IoT shows promise with 55 percent interested in 'connected home' technology; room for growth evident in mPayments.
7 Things A Consultant's CV Should Include
Hiring managers who fill consulting jobs specifically look for management and leadership skills, extensive client interaction, technical research and analytics skills, quantifiable results, and a proven track record of success.
Know your client? Know their customer
Customer Analytics are key writes Alison Huntington of Source.
The Future of Retail Banking: What do Macaulay Culkin, the Roman Empire and Amazon have in common?
If you didn’t answer ‘‘they are all relevant to the trends and challenges being observed in the Retail Banking industry’’ then you should probably read on...
New Aon Report Identifies Key Risks for Financial Institutions Across EMEA
Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), released an EMEA focused industry report today, highlighting the top risk factors facing EMEA financial institutions.
Signs of optimism: real wage increase awaits UK employees in 2015
The latest pay data from global management consultancy Hay Group reveals good news for UK employees, who will start to see a recovery in real wage growth in 2015.
Automotive sector needs to gear up for growth says Oliver Wight
Supply chain optimisation specialists, Oliver Wight have published a topical white paper ‘Speed agility and cost-efficiency; the future of the automotive supply chain.’ The paper reveals how the automotive industry can build strong, resilient supply chains.
Executive Rail Radar 2014: Innovative mobility services present good business opportunities for Europe's rail industry
New Roland Berger study: Top issues on the rail manager's agenda are higher profitability (38%), better service quality (33%) and growth (28%).