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    Overcoming the recruitment challenges of COVID-19

    01 June 2020 By Chris Grimes - Sales Director at Matrix SCM

    Matrix SCM recently held a panel discussion with the PPMA, Worcestershire County Council and Lancashire Council, which included key insights on how they are overcoming the challenges of Covid-19.

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    Plan your workforce for the everchanging ‘normal’

    14 May 2020 By Matt Lewis – Director at Hays Public Services

    Covid-19 is having such major impacts on our world of work that business leaders, politicians and the media have no choice but to focus on the here and now. For organisations trying to plan their workforce for the future, it may feel impossible to look further ahead than a week at a time as things are changing so rapidly.

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    Consultancy: Answering the three big questions

    14 May 2020 By James Bridgland - Consulting and Solutions Director at Consultancy+

    As a country, we are entering a period of uncertainty. The question isn’t whether things will change, it’s how much. And it is fundamental that organisations of all types have the ability to be nimble and agile to adjust to these changes. Commonly this is where specialist support and consultancy can help. But in seeking fast and effective answers, there can be a tendency to get lost and end up with false hope placed in false prophets.

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    Working with your Managed Service Provider

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

    During COVID-19 you’re likely to be working closely with your Managed Service Provider (MSP) for temporary recruitment more than ever. They are going to want to understand your organisation as much as possible so they can help you find appropriate candidates to fill your frontline roles.

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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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