NewswireToday - /newswire/ -
New York, NY, United States, 2012/09/20 - The Global LPO Conference and Exhibition, New York, USA – Buyers and Vendors Meet in the LPO industry is to be held on October 11-12 at The Courtyard by Marriott, New York LaGuardia Airport, USA - Connect-Goal.com.
Scottish Development International’ is the Country Partner at GOAL’s New York Conference 2012.
SDI aims is to assist in the growth of the Scottish economy, by encouraging inward investment and helping Scottish-based companies develop internationally.
About Scottish Development International
Scottish Development International has risen to the challenges posed by the global slowdown with typical Scottish resilience. In fact over the last few years Scotland has attracted millions of pounds of investment and created thousands and thousands of jobs. But you don’t stay ahead by standing still. Scotland is looking for forward thinking companies to share its success.
The prestigious publication Financial Times fDi (Foreign Direct Investment) Magazine has voted Scotland ‘European Region of the Future’ – beating off competition from 38 other regions. And they didn’t just do it once. Scotland has been awarded that prestigious accolade twice in the last four years. Other recent fDi awards won by Scotland include UK Region of the Future, European region with the Best FDI Strategy and European Region with Best Human Resources. This means that Scotland is widely regarded as an excellent choice for business investment and economic growth, despite the downturn.
The legal sector - A case for Scotland.
There are over 1,200 law firms in Scotland, employing over 12,600 qualified lawyers, and each year around 3,000 people graduate from Scottish colleges and universities, full of enthusiasm and hungry for work – further boosting this vibrant sector.
Since the emergence of the LPO market in the late 1990’s the industry has grown rapidly and matured. Firms who initially outsourced high volume, process orientated work now recognize the opportunity to develop a multi-shoring approach with operations in multiple locations.
Scotland has 12 universities offering degree courses in law, which produces over 2800 law graduates each year. In addition 300 people qualify through Scottish colleges, which means that we have over three thousand legal graduates bolstering this vibrant sector annually. This, coupled with our dynamic BPO workforce makes Scotland the ideal location for an LPO business to succeed.
The Scottish legal workforce.
The quality of our workforce is internationally recognized as being one of the best trained, most reliable and cost-effective labor forces in the world. With its world-renowned education system and its high ratio of graduates per capita, Scotland surpasses most countries in Europe of comparable size.
Labor market regulations in the UK, including working hours, are the most flexible in Europe, and staffing costs are highly competitive with salaries – including indirect social wage costs such as employer’s national insurance – among the lowest in Europe.
In Scotland business and political environment is conducive to both entrepreneurship and growth. Companies that have invested in Scotland have, in turn, enjoyed a wide range of financial support and incentives.
GOAL (connect-goal.com) is established to provide global lawyers the most influential knowledge sourcing and networking platform in the field of legal outsourcing. This unique organization has the capacity to develop collaborative, high-value events and conferences, webinars, web conferences, training, master classes and meeting programs enhancing the development and effectiveness of the LPO network. The organization also provides comprehensive LPO knowledge, advisory, networking and visibility to the buyers looking to outsource legal work.
GOAL focuses to bring together legal industry leaders such as law firm partners, general counsels, LPO service providers and other potential stakeholders in the LPO industry to share practical experiences in the growing phase of this industry. It will focus on how to implement the human and social capital for the benefit of the industry at large.
For more information, please visit the company website or you may write to us at info[.]connect-goal.com.