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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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    Apprenticeship levy of the future

    06 February 2020 By Lizzy Grayson - Category Manager of HR Services at YPO

    Does the apprenticeship levy develop the next generation of worker? In my view, the answer is yes! Although there’s some amends to the levy that could make it more productive, all in all, it really is helping develop the future generation of workers.

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    Choosing an apprenticeship training provider

    05 February 2020 By Charlotte Kennett - Category Buyer for HR Services at YPO

    With over 2000 apprenticeship training providers, it can be difficult to find the right apprenticeship training provider. We've compiled a list of training provider business requirements that you should always consider when procuring apprentices.

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    From my apprenticeship to the world of procurement

    31 January 2020 By Kelsi Barrick - Procurement Administrator for HR Services at YPO

    After completing my A-Levels, I decided that I didn’t want to go to University and instead I began the search for an apprenticeship. In July 2017, I joined YPO as a Business Administration Apprentice at the age of 18.

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    The importance of shredding for GDPR compliance

    13 November 2019 By Thomas Miller - Trade Marketing Executive at Fellowes

    GDPR became law on 25th May 2018. There are significant fines for breaching the new data protection regulations meaning it is essential that organisations and its employees have access to a shredder to avoid the consequences of a data breach.

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    Multifunctional Devices Framework FAQs

    01 August 2019 By Zoe Morgan-Kriek - Category Buyer ICT

    Last month we held a webinar talking through our multifunctional devices (MFDs) framework and have pulled together some of the FAQs below, as a handy guide for you. Below is a transcript from the webinar and the video will be coming soon.

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    Attracting the right apprentices

    30 May 2019 By Lizzy Grayson - HR Services Category Manager

    There’s two ways to bring apprentices into your organisation. You can bring in new apprentices by recruiting externally, or you can look at current employees and look at ways of developing them. Both can benefit your organisation.

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    Savings in temporary labour

    25 April 2019 By Lizzy Grayson - Category Manager for HR Services

    Temporary labour is an expensive requirement and large area of spend in most public sector organisations. This could be due to structural changes or recruitment struggles in some of the key roles. It’s then really easy to look at these large spend levels and see the potential and opportunity to make large savings.

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    Charlotte's apprenticeship journey

    06 March 2019 By Charlotte Kennett, Category Buyer - Corporate Services

    Charlotte joined YPO as an apprentice back in 2013 when she was just 16. Fast forward six years and she's climbed the ladder to her current role as category buyer and now manages the national YPO Apprenticeships framework!

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    Spring into a new job

    05 March 2019 By Lizzy Grayson, Category Manager - Corporate Services

    Spring is a season of new beginnings and opportunities so if you’re thinking of a career change or gaining a new qualification, there is no time like the present. Fortunately, there’s never been a better time to begin on a career path you’re excited by, and support has never been more readily available.

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