It’s the economy, dummy… saving cash is a matter of fact

Expertise, convenience and capacity are all reasons for outsourcing, but Charles Orton-Jones looks at another, perhaps more significant, driver – cost

Making noodles is cheaper here than in China

Manufacturing and services that were once outsourced have turned full circle, as Rebecca Brace reports

Figures are stacked against disabled people in austerity Britain

Despite greater understanding of their needs, disabled people continue to face barriers to employment as well as wage discrimination, writes Clare Bettelley

Damage limitation is a matter of proper structure

Global businesses face risks from all sides, but how can risk integration in corporate structures affect organisational behaviour for the better? Alex Cardno investigates

How far must companies play a government role?

Despite an attempt by mining companies to fulfil social responsibilities to their workforce, confrontation is on the rise, writes Juliet Samuel

Benefits bring cheer in continuing economic gloom

When employers are finding it hard to finance pay rises, attractive benefits packages can motivate staff, writes Nick Martindale

There’s more to pay than just wages

Flexible benefits schemes offer a range of “extras” which can retain and lure top staff, as Pádraig Floyd reports

NI savings are no sacrifice

Inventive schemes which deduct gross salary can pay value-for-money benefits, as Clare Bettelley explains