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  • man washing hands in sink

    The importance of washing your hands

    10 June 2020 By Kelly Snee - Category Buyer of Cleaning at YPO

    70% of all infections are caused by contaminated hands, so it’s no surprise that the single most important piece of health advice given by experts to help stay safe is to wash your hands correctly, as often as possible with soap and water, throughout the day.

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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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  • Chair in empty classroom

    Utilising furniture for safe social distancing

    27 May 2020 By Gemma Maw – Category Buyer for Furniture at YPO

    Now is the time that school leaders are thinking about how to get pupils back to school and ready for the phased return of year groups. The already larger class sizes and lack of space mean that adhering to the government guidance may seem like a daunting task.

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  • People social distancing using marked floor tape

    Using floor tape to support social distancing

    26 May 2020 By The YPO Team

    With more businesses bringing staff back into the office, and the partial reopening of schools, many organisations are looking for solutions to encourage people to stick to the strict two metre social distance rule.

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  • Person cleaning a staircase with gloves and spray

    What funding is available to deep clean my school?

    26 May 2020 By The YPO Team

    We know that The Department for Education is providing financial support to eligible schools up to the end of the 2019 and Summer 2020 term to help facilitate deep cleaning as a result of COVID-19. But how do you get this funding, how does it work and are you eligible I hear you say?

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