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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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    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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  • children playing in the rain

    Removing the barriers to outdoor play

    14 July 2020 By The YPO Team

    Outdoor play provides fantastic opportunities for exciting open-ended learning and role play, but we understand that it’s not always easy and there are things you need to prepare for. Here’s some advice on how to tackle common barriers to exploring the great outdoors.

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  • Katey Stothard, Category Buyer of Financial Services at YPO

    Meet the Buyer - Katey Stothard

    14 July 2020 By Katey Stothard - Category Buyer of Corporate and Financial Services at YPO

    Katey Stothard joined the YPO team almost 20 years ago and is now the Category Buyer for Corporate and Financial Services in the procurement services team.

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  • fleet of lorries

    How to optimise fleet hire agreements

    09 July 2020 By Scott Hesketh - Category Buyer for Fleet at YPO

    I recently hosted a webinar to provide public sector organisations with valuable insight into the current conditions of the fleet hire market, and how to achieve the best value hire agreements.

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  • Creating an outdoor learning environment with Cosy

    08 July 2020 By Cosy

    If you are looking for ideas on how to embrace the great outdoors in your school or early years setting, here are some great tips from Cosy on creating a safe and stimulating outdoor learning environment.

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  • children playing outdoors with hula hoops

    Great games for outdoor literacy

    03 July 2020 By Yellow Door

    Children thrive on outdoor experiences and as we are being actively encouraged to spend more time outside at the moment, it is especially important that we consider all areas of the Early Years curriculum in our outdoor spaces.

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    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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  • Making the most of space in an education setting

    01 July 2020 By Sam Walting - Project Manager of Furniture and Design at YPO

    With all the challenges faced by schools currently in terms of social distancing, now is as good a time as any to start putting any unused spaces to good use.

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  • cloud services and technology

    'Anything as a service' - what does it mean?

    25 June 2020 By Charlie Holland and Robyn Lamport-Rann - ICT Procurement Services at YPO

    The world of technology and all of its many acronyms can be a confusing place for us all, especially with the pace that technology is evolving and the list of abbreviations that is ever expanding. One of the latest is ‘XaaS’ which stands for ‘Anything as a Service’, but what does it actually mean?

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    Meet the Framework Manager - Jack Appleton

    25 June 2020 By Jack Appleton - Framework Manager for Furniture at YPO

    Jack Appleton joined YPO 9 years ago and has recently become the Framework Manager for Furniture.

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