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

  • 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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  • Woman working on a laptop

    Top tips for a better vetting process

    16 March 2022 By James Whittingham - CEO at Talent Clouds

    The Home Office recently announced that Identification Document Validation Technology (IDVT) would be introduced for digital identity document verification for Right to Work checks from 6 April this year.

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  • Successful job interview

    Why engage Early Careers support?

    09 March 2022 By Jennifer Scheinder, Solutions Director Early Careers at Hays

    It’s no secret that recent events have caused a shift in the labour market. Talent is harder to come by than ever before and effective recruitment has never been more important.

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  • Supply teachers CCS

    Big savings on sourcing your supply teachers

    11 November 2021 By Tom Harper – Commercial Agreement Specialist for Health and Education, Crown Commercial Service

    The Supply Teachers and Temporary Staff agreement has saved schools over £1.5m in three years, and now we’ve partnered with YPO to help schools further. We’re working together to achieve savings with continued support and tailored solutions for your school.

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  • Office teamwork

    Facing skills scarcity? Collaboration is the key

    16 September 2021 By Matthew Lewis - UK Public Services and Not for Profit Director at Hays

    Many will have seen the headlines in the media around the lack of people and skills to meet demand across the post-Covid landscape. We’ve hit a perfect storm as a resurgent private sector and transforming public sector compete for skills in a labour market that’s vastly reduced due to large numbers of EU nationals returning home.

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  • Remote working

    Seven ways COVID-19 changed our working future

    06 July 2021 By Jon Milton - Director at Comensura

    The pandemic has forced all organisations to embrace digital transformation, and in doing so created unprecedented levels of change in the way we work.

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  • Businessman looking out of window

    Measuring social value in a recruitment contract

    11 May 2021 By Amy Clark – Category Buyer of HR Services at YPO

    Social value is a term we often hear when considering procurement and contracts, but what is it and how can you incorporate it into your contract for recruitment services?

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  • Covid safe team meeting

    Top tips for looking at new recruitment solutions

    22 March 2021 By Lucy Simpson – Category Manager of HR Services at YPO

    When starting to look at recruitment solutions, timing is the key. It can often take time to make decisions internally and understand the requirements from all internal stakeholders, and more than one solution may be needed depending on how you procure recruitment.

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  • apprentice nurses in hallway

    Apprenticeship levy: Use it or Lose it

    07 December 2020 By Sean Cantrill - Further Competition Coordinator for HR Services at YPO

    Although the apprenticeship levy is over three years old now, it still remains somewhat of a mystery within the education and training sector. Details surrounding the levy has been generally elusive, so we've compiled some helpful information to help you use it or lose it!

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  • business people walking

    Understanding the right solution for recruitment

    25 November 2020 By Lucy Simpson - Category Buyer for HR Services at YPO

    Every organisation in the public sector will at some point have the requirement to recruit whether this be for permanent roles, temporary or high level executive interim roles. How does an organisation know the right process or pathway for recruiting, and when is the right time to recruit?

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