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  • woman watching webinar

    Overcoming the recruitment challenges of COVID-19

    01 June 2020 By Chris Grimes - Sales Director at Matrix SCM

    Matrix SCM recently held a panel discussion with the PPMA, Worcestershire County Council and Lancashire Council, which included key insights on how they are overcoming the challenges of Covid-19.

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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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  • Charlie ict assistant buyer at YPO

    Charlie's procurement journey

    26 May 2020 By Charlie Holland - Assistant Buyer of ICT at YPO

    When I came to leave school at the age of 15, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do as a career. I found myself pondering whether I wanted to go to college and university, or whether I wanted to go straight into the world of work.

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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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  • Laura Megson  Assistant Category Buyer for Emergency Services at YPO

    Meet the assistant buyer - Laura Megson

    07 May 2020 By Laura Megson - Assistant Category Buyer for Emergency Services at YPO

    Laura Megson joined the YPO team 3 years ago and is now the Assistant Category Buyer for Emergency Services and Blue Light in the procurement services team.

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  • Sean, YPO

    Starting a new role virtually

    29 April 2020 By Sean Cantrill - Further Competition Coordinator at YPO

    Starting a new job or role can be an intimidating process for some especially during the unprecedented situation we are all currently living in. I am going to discuss my recent experience in starting a new role virtually at YPO, in the hope that it can increase the confidence of anyone who might be feeling anxious about the process.

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  • calendar and pot of money

    Supplier relief and care market

    24 April 2020 By Andy Perrins - Category Manager of Social Care at YPO

    All providers/suppliers are under pressure to maintain services during the COVID-19 crisis and this is especially impacting the care sector, which is facing unprecedented demand and operational challenges.

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  • students and teacher using tablets

    Upgrading school ICT equipment through leasing

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

    It can be tough for schools to keep up with emerging technologies and the demand for up-to-date ICT equipment against restricted budgets, which is why many schools are looking at alternative, cost-effective ways of funding devices, including the option of leasing.

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  • business man asking a question in meeting

    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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  • woman doing an online interview

    Recruitment continues virtually during Covid-19

    21 April 2020 By Lucy Simpson - Category Buyer for HR Services at YPO

    As a country we are facing unique challenges in the workplace, including how we can carry on recruiting during the Covid 19 outbreak.

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