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We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

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    Save Education: Mobile and Unified Communications

    20 April 2021 By Matt Dykes – Chief Operating Officer, Abzorb

    Although the children are now back at school there will still be thousands who are having to self-isolate if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has it, and will need to ‘home school’. So, daily disruption in UK schools will sadly be the reality for the foreseeable future and education will be delivered by a hybrid approach of digital learning and face to face in the classroom.

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  • Steve Dilley consultancy+

    SoW and the future of work

    19 April 2021 By Lucy Simpson – Category Manager of HR Services at YPO

    Our strategic partners, Consultancy+ recently ran an event looking at Statement of Work (SoW) and the future of work. As this is such a hot topic for many of our customers, we decided to catch-up with Steve Dilley, the Managing Consultant at Consultancy+ to find out what the key takeaways were from the session.

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    The Debt Respite Scheme: Impact on enforcement

    15 April 2021 By Helen Addis - Social Responsibility and Customer Welfare Manager at Bristow & Sutor

    The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space) guidance is set to be rolled out on Tuesday 4th May 2021 and the purpose of this initiative is to support those who genuinely cannot pay or would benefit from some additional time to tackle their debts.

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  • Utilidex carbon netzero

    Five steps to carbon net zero

    14 April 2021 By The Utilidex Team

    Carbon net zero is high on the agenda for the majority of businesses today and achieving this goal will require extensive changes across the economy.

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  • Amy Clark

    Meet the Buyer – Amy Clark

    09 April 2021 By Amy Clark – Category Buyer of HR Services at YPO

    Amy has recently joined YPO from City of York Council, as the new category buyer in the HR services procurement team. Amy worked with YPO as a customer on many procurements during her time at City of York Council. Now, Amy is looking forward to working on the other side, developing and providing frameworks that really meet the customer’s needs and help achieve savings across the public sector.

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  • Green aviation

    Green aviation is on the horizon

    07 April 2021 By Sam Johnson - Further Competition Co-ordinator at YPO

    One of the aviation industry global goals is to half its net CO2 emissions by 2050, compared to levels shown in 2005.

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  • Lawn mower maintenance

    There's no substitute for regular maintenance

    01 April 2021 By Nigel Church - Product Trainer at Ransomes Jacobsen

    Nigel from Ransomes Jacobsen explains the importance of carrying out regular checks and routine maintenance on mowers.

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  • Cheryl Gahan

    Meet Cheryl from the HR procurement team

    25 March 2021 By Cheryl Gahan - Further Competition Coordinator of HR at YPO

    Cheryl Gahan joined YPO in 2015 and is now a Further Competition Co-ordinator for HR in the procurement services team.

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    What COVID-19 has meant for enforcement

    24 March 2021 By Emma Watson - Head of External Communications at Bristow & Sutor

    The coronavirus pandemic has heavily impacted the vast majority of businesses, but especially those that rely on public engagement.

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    Top tips for looking at new recruitment solutions

    22 March 2021 By Lucy Simpson – Category Manager of HR Services at YPO

    When starting to look at recruitment solutions, timing is the key. It can often take time to make decisions internally and understand the requirements from all internal stakeholders, and more than one solution may be needed depending on how you procure recruitment.

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