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  • child social worker

    The impact of COVID-19 on children's services

    23 July 2020 By Lucy Boyd-Smith - Principal Consultant at Consultancy Plus

    As COVID-19 changes the world around us, it is easy to focus on the immediate and visible impacts. However, within children’s social care it is the lack of visibility that is concerning and the worry that some of the most vulnerable people in our society have lost their voice to ask for help and with schools closed, aren’t getting the support and care they need.

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    COVID-19's impact on the future of recruitment

    23 July 2020 By YPO, Comensura, Matrix SCM, Reed and Pertemps

    In the final part of our three blog series where we investigate what has been happening in the recruitment sector, we're looking into the future of recruitment and how it has been impacted by COVID-19.

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  • man conducting online interview

    The effects of COVID-19 on roles in recruitment

    03 July 2020 By YPO, Capita and Reed

    This is the second blog in our series, exploring what has been happening in the recruitment sector and how it has been impacted by COVID-19, as well as how the sector has adapted to the challenges faced.

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  • woman digital recruitment

    How has Covid-19 affected the recruitment sector?

    19 June 2020 By YPO, Capita and Comensura

    In a series of three blogs, we will be exploring what has been happening in the recruitment sector and how it has had to adapt to the challenges faced.

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  • woman doing a virtual interview

    Social value in recruitment throughout COVID-19

    05 June 2020 By Jon Milton - Director at Comensura

    The Coronavirus pandemic is creating unprecedented changes in the UK and pandemic management has now become a fundamental part of any organisation’s continuity plans. Places of work, communication tools, job roles and working patterns are all set to change for thousands potentially even millions, of people.

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  • young student learning at home

    Continuing apprenticeships with home learning

    04 June 2020 By Sean Cantrill - Further Competition Coordinator of HR Services at YPO

    We are slowly resuming life before lockdown but the ‘new normal’ is on the horizon and a cloud of uncertainty continues to shadow the apprenticeship market. So, what is being done to ensure the success of apprenticeships going forward?

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  • female social care worker with elderly

    Resourcing key workers

    03 June 2020 By Sarah France-Gorton - Head of The Resourcing Solution (North Yorkshire County Council)

    Alongside the NHS, social care is our frontline defence against the Coronavirus; tasked with looking after our most vulnerable at their greatest hour of need. The sector faced a dramatic surge in demand, increased staff absence and the heavy responsibility for the safety of their staff and service users.

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  • The impact of COVID-19 on the interim market

    02 June 2020 By Ebony Armitage - Further Competition Coordinator of HR Services at YPO

    The outbreak of COVID-19 has had an extensive impact on many aspects of the nation. One of the areas hit is recruitment. We have seen this especially in the interim sector, where the market has changed and evolved throughout the pandemic.

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  • What does the data say?

    02 June 2020 By Thomas Harrison - Marketing Manager at Matrix SCM

    Capturing data is key so we can make data-driven decisions now and be informed of the impact in the future. But what does the data say about the current recruitment market?

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  • woman watching webinar

    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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