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Private equity firms have long been at the center of public debates on the impact of the financial sector on Main Street companies. Are these firms financial innovators that save failing businesses or financial predators that bankrupt otherwise healthy companies and destroy jobs? The first comprehensive examination of this topic, Private Equity at Work provides a detailed yet accessible guide to this controversial business model.
4 hrs ago | Investopedia
Think about what you'd really like to do on your vacation and create a list to narrow your choices - whether it's hitting the beach, going shopping, climbing a mountain or visiting a museum. Consider whether you can do this somewhere nearby, or whether you know anyone who has done your chosen activities before on a similar budget.
9 hrs ago | Sun-Star
Years ago, when a state university declared the campus as a no-smoking zone, the few puffing on their sticks in selected areas joked they were being marginalized and driven to the fringes of society. Yet, no one can evade today the sight and smell of the glut of workers congregating outside corporate high-rises, taking a smoking break.
13 hrs ago | TwinCities
The corporate executives who decide whether U.S. workers get meaningful raises have looked at the broader economy and have a message: Don't expect a pay increase anytime soon. A survey of Harvard Business School alumni released last week reveals a series of trends that are widening income disparities and may be weakening the ability of the U.S. economy to grow in the long term.
Remember the Terminator movies and the evil electronic overlords of Skynet - the computer system that became self-aware and launched the war against humans? We aren't thereyet. But we are fast approaching the point where people simply aren't necessary to conduct a significant amount of business and life.
Billionaire Sir Ian Wood made his fortune in the North Sea oil fields that Alex Salmond says will fund an independent Scotland's success, but Sir Ian fervently begs to differ with Scotland's First Minister. 'I am thoroughly Scottish, but also thoroughly British,' says Aberdeen-born Wood.
Australian members of the Leighs Cockram joint venture team. From left to right: Paul Quinn, senior site manager, Daniel Tessier, project director, Nicolas Fletcher, quantity surveyor, and Kyle Foley, quality assurance coordinator.
This is the tongue-in-cheek name Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld gave a recent employee "leaf summit" that took place last Wednesday, Sept. 3. The summit, which Sonenfeld orchestrated, brought together about 25 leaf collection employees to discuss ways to improve customer experience and get more leaves off the streets.
The Roads and Transport Authority has recently scooped the 'Insights - Middle East Call Centre Awards 2014, as the best entity in attracting & deploying efficient human resources. Participating in the mane of the RTA, the Booking & Despatch Center, Transportation Systems Dep't at RTA Public Transport Agency, has been named as the Best Human Resources Outsourcing Center in the Middle East.
The gubernatorial campaign between incumbent Pat Quinn and his GOP opponent Bruce Rauner is in prime time now. The general public is starting to pay attention, editorial board meetings with the candidates have started and three debates are scheduled.
Luxoft Holding, Inc , a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base, today announced results of the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on September 12, 2014. As of August 5, 2014, the record date for the Annual Meeting, 9,092,750 Class A ordinary shares and 23,758,595 Class B ordinary shares were outstanding.
Last Tuesday night, the Hemet City Council voted to contract with the Riverside County Fire Department. The hotly contested issue came down to a 3-2 vote by the council, which determined that outsourcing with the county would provide Hemet residents with the best possible service at the lowest possible price.
As multi-sourcing becomes the default IT outsourcing model, small and medium sized enterprises should not overlook the advantages of a close relationship with a sole supplier. According to ISG, UK organisations are mature multi-sourcers of IT.
"A shift to innovation-based growth would help countries avoid the middle-income trap and also address rising income inequalities," added the report. India has the potential to become a leading knowledge based economy with its youth population and growing information technology though it should overcome some barriers in this regard, Manila based funding agency Asian Development Bank said in a report released today.
The global engineering services outsourcing market is expected to reach USD 415.74 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Increased cost pressures on global firms resulting in constrained R&D budgets is a primary driver for market growth over the forecast period. Additionally, shorter product life cycles owing to dynamic consumer buying behavior are also expected to favorably impact market growth.
Menzies Distribution, on Europa Drive, Tinsley, has informed staff of plans to potentially shut its Sheffield customer service centre due to falling business. The centre for the magazine and newspaper distribution firm has been in operation since 2007, with 72 workers employed in the department.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:32 pm
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