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    The effects of COVID-19 on roles in recruitment

    03 July 2020 By YPO, Capita and Reed

    This is the second blog in our series, exploring what has been happening in the recruitment sector and how it has been impacted by COVID-19, as well as how the sector has adapted to the challenges faced.

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  • Illuminations are not just for Christmas

    23 June 2020 By Kath Johnson - Category Buyer of Highways at YPO

    Recent developments in technology has meant that we can now use LED technology to illuminate our favourite buildings and architecture, as well as our highways. The energy efficiencies and the affordability are providing us with opportunities to explore cost-effective solutions to improve our environment.

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  • woman digital recruitment

    How has Covid-19 affected the recruitment sector?

    19 June 2020 By YPO, Capita and Comensura

    In a series of three blogs, we will be exploring what has been happening in the recruitment sector and how it has had to adapt to the challenges faced.

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  • man wearing smart watch

    Smart Tech in the new World

    11 June 2020 By Sarah Sesum - Category Manager of ICT at YPO

    As the world starts to get back to the reality of moving away from home working and more of us are facing going back into offices and workspaces under the new strict working and social distancing rules, how can Technology assist?

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  • The impact of COVID-19 on the interim market

    02 June 2020 By Ebony Armitage - Further Competition Coordinator of HR Services at YPO

    The outbreak of COVID-19 has had an extensive impact on many aspects of the nation. One of the areas hit is recruitment. We have seen this especially in the interim sector, where the market has changed and evolved throughout the pandemic.

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  • Sarah Earl, Category Manager of Emergency Services at YPO

    Meet the Category Manager - Sarah Earl

    26 May 2020 By Sarah Earl - Category Manager of Emergency Services and Blue Light at YPO

    Sarah Earl joined YPO 22 years ago and has recently become the category manager for the emergency services and blue light team.

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  • office workers in PPE

    How will the 'new normal' look in our workplaces?

    19 May 2020 By Vicky Horsfield - Category Manager of Facilities Management at YPO

    As we start to tentatively leave lock down into a different way of working, another sound bite seems to be emerging called the ‘new norm’. But what is it and how can our facilities management team help your organisation prepare for it?

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  • empty office space

    Returning to work safely

    18 May 2020 By Jack Appleton - Framework Manager of Furniture at YPO

    Covid-19 has changed many things in our everyday lives and will have lasting effects on how we live in the future. One major change will be the way in which we work and how companies ensure the safety of their staff in the future.

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  • teach and students using laptops in classroom

    Updating school technology: Leasing vs Purchasing

    22 April 2020 By Robyn Lamport-Rann - Category Buyer of ICT at YPO

    When you are thinking of updating your school’s technology, finance is one of the key things you need to consider. Typically, you have a couple of options – buying outright or leasing, but which should you choose?

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    Recruitment sector update during Covid-19: Q&A

    21 April 2020 By Lizzy Grayson - Category Manager of HR Services at YPO

    YPO held a webinar to answer a series of questions to provide support and guidance to framework users and providers during COVID-19.

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