This Working Life: Outsourcing provides many benefits in a world upended by Covid-19
The practice helps businesses to increase their capacity rapidly to meet immediate or unexpected demands
“The way we do business” is a phrase that has become increasingly prevalent over the past decade, often referring to how tasks or jobs are prioritised and the methods employed to complete them.
Occasionally, however, changes in the environment can influence this process and indeed can act as a catalyst for change.
In recent years there has been a growing movement toward flexible workforces that are responsive to the changing environment.
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