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  • fleet of lorries

    How to optimise fleet hire agreements

    09 July 2020 By Scott Hesketh - Category Buyer for Fleet at YPO

    I recently hosted a webinar to provide public sector organisations with valuable insight into the current conditions of the fleet hire market, and how to achieve the best value hire agreements.

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  • man conducting online interview

    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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  • cloud services and technology

    'Anything as a service' - what does it mean?

    25 June 2020 By Charlie Holland and Robyn Lamport-Rann - ICT Procurement Services at YPO

    The world of technology and all of its many acronyms can be a confusing place for us all, especially with the pace that technology is evolving and the list of abbreviations that is ever expanding. One of the latest is ‘XaaS’ which stands for ‘Anything as a Service’, but what does it actually mean?

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  • YPO

    Meet the Framework Manager - Jack Appleton

    25 June 2020 By Jack Appleton - Framework Manager for Furniture at YPO

    Jack Appleton joined YPO 9 years ago and has recently become the Framework Manager for Furniture.

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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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  • woman doing a virtual interview

    Social value in recruitment throughout COVID-19

    05 June 2020 By Jon Milton - Director at Comensura

    The Coronavirus pandemic is creating unprecedented changes in the UK and pandemic management has now become a fundamental part of any organisation’s continuity plans. Places of work, communication tools, job roles and working patterns are all set to change for thousands potentially even millions, of people.

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  • young student learning at home

    Continuing apprenticeships with home learning

    04 June 2020 By Sean Cantrill - Further Competition Coordinator of HR Services at YPO

    We are slowly resuming life before lockdown but the ‘new normal’ is on the horizon and a cloud of uncertainty continues to shadow the apprenticeship market. So, what is being done to ensure the success of apprenticeships going forward?

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  • female social care worker with elderly

    Resourcing key workers

    03 June 2020 By Sarah France-Gorton - Head of The Resourcing Solution (North Yorkshire County Council)

    Alongside the NHS, social care is our frontline defence against the Coronavirus; tasked with looking after our most vulnerable at their greatest hour of need. The sector faced a dramatic surge in demand, increased staff absence and the heavy responsibility for the safety of their staff and service users.

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