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

  • Counselling

    World Mental Health Day – Happiness at work

    05 October 2021 By Jacob Smith at Wellbeing Solutions

    The 10th October this year marks World Mental Health Day – an international day of recognition of the legitimacy and urgency of mental health issues across society.

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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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  • Steve Dilley consultancy+

    SoW and the future of work

    19 April 2021 By Lucy Simpson – Category Manager of HR Services at YPO

    Our strategic partners, Consultancy+ recently ran an event looking at Statement of Work (SoW) and the future of work. As this is such a hot topic for many of our customers, we decided to catch-up with Steve Dilley, the Managing Consultant at Consultancy+ to find out what the key takeaways were from the session.

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  • Amy Clark

    Meet the Buyer – Amy Clark

    09 April 2021 By Amy Clark – Category Buyer of HR Services at YPO

    Amy has recently joined YPO from City of York Council, as the new category buyer in the HR services procurement team. Amy worked with YPO as a customer on many procurements during her time at City of York Council. Now, Amy is looking forward to working on the other side, developing and providing frameworks that really meet the customer’s needs and help achieve savings across the public sector.

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  • Cheryl Gahan

    Meet Cheryl from the HR procurement team

    25 March 2021 By Cheryl Gahan - Further Competition Coordinator of HR at YPO

    Cheryl Gahan joined YPO in 2015 and is now a Further Competition Co-ordinator for HR in the procurement services team.

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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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  • social worker at door of client

    Social worker spend management

    15 December 2020 By Jon Milton - Director at Comensura

    Demand for temporary social workers remains high within local government and keeping spend on contract can be a real challenge for both authorities and managed service providers.

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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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