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  • woman virtually recruiting

    Upskilling the recruitment market post COVID-19

    02 September 2020 By Lucy Simpson - Category Buyer of HR Services at YPO

    Organisations now more than ever need to look at how they can upskill existing employees and start to look at different skill sets within the market.

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  • Sam Johnson, Further Competition Coordinator at YPO

    Meet Sam from the energy team

    27 August 2020 By Sam Johnson - Further Competition Coordinator of Energy at YPO

    Sam Johnson joined YPO in 2018 and is now the Further Competition Coordinator for Energy in the procurement services team.

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  • fireman smiling

    Fuelling our emergency services during a crisis

    21 August 2020 By Laura Megson - Assistant Category Buyer for Emergency Services at YPO

    We all know the importance of keeping our energy levels high and eating proper meals to ensure we are ready for a full day of work; this is especially important when it comes to our Emergency Services.

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  • work video meeting

    Going digital: Local Government, what's next?

    20 August 2020 By Taz Moosa - Recruitment and Onboarding Manager at People Pool

    Local councils have always allowed some form of flexibility but with Zoom meetings and purely digital communication becoming the norm, this year has seen even the most technophobic of people come around to this way of working.

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  • enforcement man knocking on door

    Enforcement industry: learning from lockdown

    18 August 2020 By Kirsty Gledhill - Further Competition Co-ordinator for Corporate and Financial services at YPO

    As the Further Competition Co-Ordinator for Corporate and Financial Services within the YPO Procurement Services Team, I’ve seen many changes within the enforcement industry in the last five months. These changes include many of our supplier Enforcement Agents furloughed, regulation changes and mandatory training updates.

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  • interim recruitment

    LGRP: An interim and executive recruitment update

    14 August 2020 By Ebony Armitage - Further Competition Coordinator at YPO

    Interim and executive recruitment has seen rapid and major changes during COVID-19. We wanted to find out exactly what’s changed in the market, the most popular roles and if there have been any changes in the way local authorities are recruiting.

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  • fire extinguisher in office

    Procuring your essential fire safety equipment

    12 August 2020 By Jo King - Category Buyer of Facilities Management at YPO

    Everyone’s workplace differs, from factories to offices, schools to warehouses, but one thing that remains the same is that our workplace premises always require the same essential fire safety equipment, servicing and further fire services.

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  • temporary workers

    Engaging temporary workers post COVID-19

    11 August 2020 By Taz Moosa - Recruitment and Onboarding Manager at People Pool

    As we begin to emerge from the government imposed COVID-19 lockdown and the public sector starts to reflect on the challenges faced, the opportunities this has presented and how decision makers then factor these into the changing landscape.

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  • lightbulb

    Considering gas and electricity contract options

    05 August 2020 By Sam Johnson - Further Competition Coordinator of Energy at YPO

    When it comes to sourcing your gas and electricity through YPO, there are three different energy contract options for you to consider. In this blog we will break down each contract type and help guide you on the best choice to suit your needs.

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  • gas meter readings

    Making your gas and electricity renewals simple

    31 July 2020 By Sam Johnson - Further Competition Coordinator of Energy at YPO

    We know that securing energy contracts can be a complex and difficult process, so we've compiled three simple steps to follow whilst renewing your gas and electricity and don't forget our Energy Team is here to help.

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