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Capita's NHS deal was founded on guesswork. It was doomed to fail | Richard Vize | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian
Capita maintained that since there was no reliable performance data, NHS England could not prove it was failing. NHS England countered that Capita could not prove it was succeeding
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22 hours ago by yorksranter
Unravelling a web of failures at UK outsourcer Carillion
Whitehall has long favoured the largest contractors, on the grounds that this increases simplicity and reduces risk. That assumption should be binned. So, too, should the identification of lowest price with lowest cost. Keeping suppliers on the lowest possible margins is a big long-term risk.
financialtimes  Carillion  government  transformation  finance  budget  contractors  outsourcing 
4 days ago by benterrett
'Recklessness, hubris and greed' – Carillion slammed by MPs | Business | The Guardian
Frank Field, who chairs the work and pension committee, said: “Same old story. Same old greed. A board of directors too busy stuffing their mouths with gold to show any concern for the welfare of their workforce or their pensioners.”
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6 days ago by petej
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6 days ago by NewMedia
Carillion displayed utter contempt for suppliers – Frank Field | Business | The Guardian
Carillion displayed utter contempt for suppliers – Frank Field
Failed government contractor used suppliers to ‘prop up a failing business model’ and conceal true debt, say MPs
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8 days ago by asterisk2a
"Superbugs Versus Outsourced Cleaners: Employment Arrangements and the " by Adam Seth Litwin, Ariel C. Avgar et al.
On any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients in the United States has a health care–associated infection (HAI) that the patient contracts as a direct result of his or her treatment. Fortunately, the spread of most HAIs can be halted through proper disinfection of surfaces and equipment. Consequently, cleaners—“environmental services” (EVS) in hospital parlance—must take on the important task of defending hospital patients (as well as staff and the broader community) from the spread of HAIs. Despite the importance of this task, hospitals frequently outsource this function, increasing the likelihood that these workers are under-rewarded, undertrained, and detached from the organization and the rest of the care team. As a result, the outsourcing of EVS workers could have the unintended consequence of increasing the incidence of HAIs. The authors demonstrate this relationship empirically, finding support for their theory by using a self-constructed data set that marries infection data to structural, organizational, and workforce features of California’s general acute care hospitals. The study thus advances the literature on nonstandard work arrangements—outsourcing in particular—while sounding a cautionary note to hospital administrators and health care policymakers.
labor  outsourcing  health-care 
11 days ago by tarakc02
Impersonators who are paid to flirt on dating apps | Hacker News
"no matter how bad you make the user experience for men, they will use the app endlessly if real women are there. Online dating business models are exclusively based around enticing men with sex, and giving women the power to choose precisely who they want."
dating  tinder  hn  outsourcing 
25 days ago by pmigdal
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