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

  • 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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  • dad working from home with daughter

    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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  • 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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  • 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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    Recruiting Together

    03 April 2020 By Lizzy Grayson - Category Manager of HR Services at YPO

    During the next few months the world of recruitment will be pushed to deploy resources across public sector organisations. We've rounded up some information to provide you with an update on what YPO and the wider recruitment sector are doing to offer support.

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