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  • business people walking

    Understanding the right solution for recruitment

    25 November 2020 By Lucy Simpson - Category Buyer for HR Services at YPO

    Every organisation in the public sector will at some point have the requirement to recruit whether this be for permanent roles, temporary or high level executive interim roles. How does an organisation know the right process or pathway for recruiting, and when is the right time to recruit?

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  • man assessing documents

    Top tips for running a further competition

    24 November 2020 By The YPO procurement team

    A further competition, previously knows as a mini-competition, is a procurement process in which awarded suppliers on a framework produce a tender that outlines how they can meet the customers needs.

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  • Meet the education procurement team - Kirsty

    18 November 2020 By Kirsty Gledhill, Procurement Projects Advisor

    Kirsty has been at YPO for three and a half years in a few different roles, building on her knowledge and experience on all things procurement. She’s really looking forward to getting the new education procurement team known in the education sector and working closely with our customers to understand their challenges and how we can help them.

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  • Is flour becoming a luxury?

    17 November 2020 By White's Bakery Ltd

    The price of flour is something that you might not give much thought to, but it is a food that many people within the UK see as a necessity. Recently it has been noted that flour and bread prices are set to rise (no pun intended!) after one of the worst UK wheat harvests in 40 years.

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  • business woman working from home

    Are you getting the benefits of working with SMEs?

    11 November 2020 By Robyn Lamport-Rann - Category Buyer for ICT at YPO

    As a nation we are dependent on technology more than ever, but have you thought about how small or medium sized businesses can help with sourcing this through procurement?

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  • public washroom with hand dryer

    Creating a safer washroom experience

    11 November 2020 By Initial Washroom Hygiene

    Washrooms represent one of the greatest hygiene challenges for businesses and schools as they are spaces in which social distancing may be difficult to maintain. They also contain many shared touchpoints and hard surfaces, on which Coronavirus can survive and become vectors for transmission.

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  • man and woman in data centre

    XaaS: why everything is now a service

    05 November 2020 By The IT team at YPO

    As organisations look towards digitisation to improve their own business processes and their efficiency, services are becoming an increasingly popular way to cost-effectively use and implement IT.

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  • yellow paint can

    Procuring your specialist decorator paints

    05 November 2020 By Jo King - Category Buyer for Facilities Management at YPO

    As the Christmas holidays are fast approaching, have you thought about getting your buildings, classrooms and premises decorated ready for the new year and next school term?

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  • Meet the education procurement team - Megan

    03 November 2020 By Megan Robinson - Procurement Projects Advisor at YPO

    Megan has worked at YPO for two years and is passionate about being able to help customers buy better, achieve value for money and is proud to be part of a team that's focussed on supporting the education sector.

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  • woman ticking off checklist on notepad

    Writing a specification for temporary recruitment

    19 October 2020 By Lucy Simpson - Category Buyer for HR Services at YPO

    Having a strong specification to find a provider to manage your temporary recruitment requirements increases the chances of having a successful service. Here's a checklist of things to consider whilst writing your specification!

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