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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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  • printer multifunctional device

    Top tips for using your MFDs in the new workplace

    06 August 2020 By Zoe Morgan-Kriek - Category Buyer of ICT at YPO

    COVID-19 has changed the way we all work, many of us are still working from home, whilst others have returned to the office, adhering to the workplace government guidelines. Ensuring your office is COVID secure encompasses all areas of the business, including shared devices such as printers.

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  • Keyworker

    Managing demand and resources in the public sector

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

    COVID-19 has proved to be a challenging time for the public sector, testing the resilience, fortitude and capabilities of everyone. Thankfully, our frontline staff have managed to come through this most dangerous of challenges with humour and skill.

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  • outdoor sports facility with cones

    Continuing outdoor education and public sports

    05 August 2020 By Jack Appleton - Framework Manager for Furniture at YPO

    COVID-19 has helped us all to realise the importance of the outdoor spaces we have access to. When we were limited to the one-hour outdoor exercise, this was the highlight of the day and many of us have never appreciated the outdoors as much as we did within lockdown.

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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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  • social worker with elderly woman

    Comensura: COVID-19 and qualified social care

    30 July 2020 By Comensura

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all professions across the world. Social care is one such sector that has had to adapt rapidly to the changing demand and needs of the people and communities they serve.

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  • multi functional printer in office

    Top tips for dormant multi-functional devices

    30 July 2020 By Sean Owram - Further Competition Coordinator of ICT at YPO

    Many Multi-functional Devices (MFDs) have been left dormant during the COVID-19 pandemic, in this blog we discuss with one of our suppliers, some top tips to help customers manage their dormant MFD’s.

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  • child social worker

    The impact of COVID-19 on children's services

    23 July 2020 By Lucy Boyd-Smith - Principal Consultant at Consultancy Plus

    As COVID-19 changes the world around us, it is easy to focus on the immediate and visible impacts. However, within children’s social care it is the lack of visibility that is concerning and the worry that some of the most vulnerable people in our society have lost their voice to ask for help and with schools closed, aren’t getting the support and care they need.

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  • group video interview

    COVID-19's impact on the future of recruitment

    23 July 2020 By YPO, Comensura, Matrix SCM, Reed and Pertemps

    In the final part of our three blog series where we investigate what has been happening in the recruitment sector, we're looking into the future of recruitment and how it has been impacted by COVID-19.

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