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  • Sam Johnson, Further Competition Coordinator at YPO

    Meet Sam from the energy team

    27 August 2020 By Sam Johnson - Further Competition Coordinator of Energy at YPO

    Sam Johnson joined YPO in 2018 and is now the Further Competition Coordinator for Energy in the procurement services team.

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  • teachers in staff meeting

    Top staff wellbeing tips you can use

    26 August 2020 By Rose Riley - Content Writer and Editor at Twinkl

    In this blog, Twinkl has compiled some useful top tips to help you encourage wellbeing amongst staff in your school along with lots of resources to engage your team.

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  • printer multifunctional device

    Top tips for safely using your printers and MFDs

    26 August 2020 By Zoe Morgan-Kriek - Category Buyer of ICT at YPO

    COVID-19 has changed the way we all work. Many of us are still working from home whilst others have returned to work, adhering to the workplace government guidelines. Ensuring your working environment is COVID secure encompasses all areas of the building, including shared devices such as printers.

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  • fireman smiling

    Fuelling our emergency services during a crisis

    21 August 2020 By Laura Megson - Assistant Category Buyer for Emergency Services at YPO

    We all know the importance of keeping our energy levels high and eating proper meals to ensure we are ready for a full day of work; this is especially important when it comes to our Emergency Services.

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  • work video meeting

    Going digital: Local Government, what's next?

    20 August 2020 By Taz Moosa - Recruitment and Onboarding Manager at People Pool

    Local councils have always allowed some form of flexibility but with Zoom meetings and purely digital communication becoming the norm, this year has seen even the most technophobic of people come around to this way of working.

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  • enforcement man knocking on door

    Enforcement industry: learning from lockdown

    18 August 2020 By Kirsty Gledhill - Further Competition Co-ordinator for Corporate and Financial services at YPO

    As the Further Competition Co-Ordinator for Corporate and Financial Services within the YPO Procurement Services Team, I’ve seen many changes within the enforcement industry in the last five months. These changes include many of our supplier Enforcement Agents furloughed, regulation changes and mandatory training updates.

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  • early years play outdoors

    Play and learn outdoors with Cosy

    18 August 2020 By Emma Davies - Early Years Educational Specialist at Cosy Direct

    With an ever-increasing emphasis on the benefits of outdoor play, it’s a wonderful opportunity for schools and settings to audit and extend their provision. It’s a wonderful sight to see children fully immersed in a quality outdoor learning environment, somewhere that enables challenge and motivation, as well as nurturing.

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  • interim recruitment

    LGRP: An interim and executive recruitment update

    14 August 2020 By Ebony Armitage - Further Competition Coordinator at YPO

    Interim and executive recruitment has seen rapid and major changes during COVID-19. We wanted to find out exactly what’s changed in the market, the most popular roles and if there have been any changes in the way local authorities are recruiting.

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  • fire extinguisher in office

    Procuring your essential fire safety equipment

    12 August 2020 By Jo King - Category Buyer of Facilities Management at YPO

    Everyone’s workplace differs, from factories to offices, schools to warehouses, but one thing that remains the same is that our workplace premises always require the same essential fire safety equipment, servicing and further fire services.

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  • children running in playground

    Outdoor inclusion ideas for after school clubs

    11 August 2020 By Dale Spencer - Director at KeyPE Sports

    It can be challenging to think of new and different ideas for your after-school clubs and to get children outdoors. Primary sports education specialist, Dale Spencer, discusses a number of activities based on his work in schools to help you encourage outdoor activities in your school.

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