The crazy thing...
The thing that has never adequately been explained to me, even when it was happening to me, is just *how* the BBC (or indeed any other major company) expects to save money, using
- the same people
- sat at the same desks
- doing the same jobs
- at the same salaries and benefits
- with T&Cs that mean any change has to be paid for
- and with a third party collecting its profit.
Perhaps it's because I'm an engineer, not an MBA, but I'm pretty sure I can see that this is going to be more expensive than just keeping the staff you've already got and letting then continue to do the job they already know how to do.
And then the TFC runs out, and you have to negotiate it all again, and somehow, it doesn't turn out any cheaper the second time around...
It strikes me that outsourcing is perhaps the worst idea ever in the field of employee management; it costs more and removes any remaining vestige of good will; the staff have no interest in the success or ethos or values of the company their desks have been placed in.
Trebles all round!