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We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

  • drone being used on building site

    The benefits of drones in the public sector

    16 August 2022 By Laura Megson - Category Buyer for Emergency Services at YPO

    There are no real surprises when it comes to the development of technology these days, but it is always interesting to know how this technology is used in our day-to-day society.

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  • Firefighter PPE

    Decontamination – Firefighter control measures

    16 August 2022 By Laura Megson - Category Buyer for Emergency Services at YPO

    Firefighters are exposed to many challenging situations and working environments with the potential to have long-term effects on their health.

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  • Writing in notebook

    Procurement Reform: What did we learn?

    20 July 2022 By Amy Clark – Category Buyer of HR Services at YPO

    Following our webinars in May regarding upcoming procurement reform, it feels appropriate to look back and see what we learned from our colleagues.

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  • Job interview

    Temporary recruitment for care roles in housing

    18 July 2022 By Richard Gelder - Housing Association Sector Lead at Matrix SCM

    Following on from the YPO webinar held in March that explored ‘Temporary worker resourcing in a changing world’ – Richard Gelder, Housing Association Sector lead for Matrix SCM updates on the temporary recruitment market for care and support roles.

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  • Work meeting

    Tips for managed service provision and recruitment

    13 July 2022 By Amy Clark – Category Buyer of HR Services at YPO

    In these turbulent times, it will come as no surprise to many of us that the recruitment market remains challenging. We see constant reports of low unemployment rates and high vacancies, which continue to impact both permanent and temporary recruitment.

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  • Employees in office

    If we value the environment, will employees stay?

    19 May 2022 By Steve Dilley - Managing Consultant at Consultancy+

    It's no coincidence that International HR Day 2022 is themed around embedding a culture of workplace wellbeing, creating a supportive working environment, and fostering a sustainable business.

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  • UK Motorway

    Understanding the world of telematics

    04 May 2022 By Ebony Armitage - Assistant Buyer for Fleet at YPO

    The public sector operates a diverse fleet from HGVs and specialist vehicles to ambulances and emergency response vehicles. However, one thing that they have in common is the benefit of vehicle telematics.

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  • Woman working at her desk

    Time for an office spring clean?

    14 April 2022 By Sam Watling - Design Unit Project Manager at YPO

    As we are entering spring and with national holidays looming, we’re reminded of the phrase (and timing for) a ‘spring clean’. The air is fresher, the days are longer, and the daffodils are back out in force.

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  • Smiling work colleagues

    Community: The impact stress can have on it

    13 April 2022 By Nick Warburton - Operations Manager at Medigold Health Perform

    As a human being, we want to feel safe and be among our ‘Tribe’. This is known as psychological safety and is a vital part of our holistic wellbeing system. Anything that compromises our feeling of belonging or conflicts with our values, can cause us to feel unsafe.

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  • Container vessel

    Conflicts impacting biomass supply

    30 March 2022 By Sam Johnson - Assistant Category Buyer for Energy at YPO

    The UK market is not self-sufficient in the supply of wood pellets, and as with most commodities, we have relied on a certain level of imports for many years.

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