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  • woman ticking off checklist on notepad

    Writing a specification for temporary recruitment

    19 October 2020 By Lucy Simpson - Category Buyer for HR Services at YPO

    Having a strong specification to find a provider to manage your temporary recruitment requirements increases the chances of having a successful service. Here's a checklist of things to consider whilst writing your specification!

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    Increased flexibility in the workplace

    14 October 2020 By John Quirk - TMP and Ebony Armitage - YPO

    Flexible working is a way of working that suits employers and employee needs. For example, flexible working arrangements can include having flexible start and finish times or working from home when necessary.

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    Flexible contract hire options for uncertain times

    05 October 2020 By Paul Connor - Head of Tenders and Procurement at Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS)

    SFS gives an overview of the benefits of contract hire over outright purchase, in particular for local authorities dealing with the after-effects of lock-down and ongoing uncertainty about the future.

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    Managing mental health through Covid-19

    05 October 2020 By The YPO team

    Many of us are struggling with our mental health more than ever during the current pandemic however this is not something you should be hard on yourself about. We are out of routine; we've been stuck at home, adjusting to new working environments but most importantly we are trying to keep each other safe.

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    Your guide to recruitment process outsourcing

    24 September 2020 By Alexandra Simpson - Omni Resource Management Solutions

    Omni Resource Management Solutions discusses RPO in our latest recruitment blog. They'll address and define what exactly recruitment process outsourcing is and how it works in the recruitment industry.

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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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    Top tips for safely using your printers and MFDs

    26 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 work, adhering to the workplace government guidelines. Ensuring your working environment is COVID secure encompasses all areas of the building, including shared devices such as printers.

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    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 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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