Struggling to navigate the digital landscape for HR? Look no further
Yep, I’m talking about the Post Office scandal again. I came across a brilliant blog from David Halpern who is President and Founding Director of the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT). In it, he turns his attention to Fujitsu and the Horizon IT system purchased from them by the PO, and highlights that essentially it was not fit for purpose. He explains that well-meaning legislation put in place to ensure fair and transparent procurement for large contracts, has actually had the opposite effect.
In summary, past performance of suppliers could not be shared when tendering for a new piece of work, which enabled providers to get away with poor performance. In response to this, BIT and others spent years championing for reform, which resulted in a new Procurement Law being passed last October. This included past performance of suppliers being taken into account as a key provision.
What has become clear though, is that we need to do more to help practitioners better understand what is on offer and how to navigate the digital landscape. So we’re going to be sharing an upcoming series on just this, so watch this space…