Tags: Outsourcing

Penna Wins Local Government Recruitment Partnership Supplier Status

Penna, a people management business, has been selected to provide HR and resourcing solutions under all four Lots of the Local Government Recruitment Partnership (LGRP). This framework spans two years and allows all public-sector organisations to work directly with Penna via a ‘direct call off’. This is the third time that Penna has successful been…

71% of In-House recruiters not seeking outside help

Despite signs that the employment market may be turning in favour of job seekers rather than employers, a new survey of just over 200 in-house recruiters has found the majority confident that they will be able to source the talent they need through tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook and job boards. Almost three quarters (71%…

GradWeb named Outstanding Outsourced Recruitment Organisation

GradWeb crowned ‘Outstanding Outsourced Recruitment Organisation’ at the prestigious Recruiter Awards for Excellence 2013. GradWeb, the entry-level and graduate recruitment outsourcing specialists, has been named the ‘Outstanding Outsourced Recruitment Organisation’ at the 2013 Recruiter Awards for Excellence. The Recruiter Awards for Excellence recognise, reward and celebrate the outstanding achievements in recruitment over the last 12…

Speakers announced for the Innovation in Recruitment Summit 2013

Symposium Events  is delighted to announce the first confirmed speakers for  the Innovation in Recruitment conference taking place on Tuesday 19th September. The expert speaker panel will be sharing experiences and insights on the latest innovations they have implemented to improve their recruitment strategies. Confirmed speakers to date include: Chris Taylor the  Talent Acquisition Manager…

IT professionals overcome outsourcing sorrows

Worries about the outsourcing of public sector jobs appear to be faltering, with 51% of professionals unconcerned about the issue in their sector. New research by CWJobs.co.uk has found that 58% of professionals believe outsourcing is now a positive or neutral issue within the public sector IT industry, suggesting past concerns have been addressed. This…

Market requires more innovation according to survey

A new research study commissioned by Interserve and undertaken by Sheffield Hallam University in conjunction with i-FM suggests that a cost-conscious, service-led approach to outsourcing facilities management is delivering value, but may be failing to achieve the levels of innovation required. The FM Market Survey 2012, in which 585 service buyers and providers from across…

HR firms must have trustworthy outsourcing partners

Cloud computing offers a way for businesses in the employment and HR industry to trim their overheads and increase productivity in today’s tough economic times. However, according to cloud specialists Node4, for businesses in this industry to gain the operational benefits of outsourcing their IT, they must be fully aware of the service they are…

Opposing views over privatising services causes debate

The CBI has stated that the Government could save £22.6bn a year by outsourcing more public sector services. A report commissioned by the employers’ organisation claimed that by opening more services up to the private sector, savings could be made without affecting quality. John Cridland, CBI Director General, said: “Most public services are still largely…

Outsourcing personal employee data cost council £250,000 in penalties

A Council whose former employees’ pension records were found in an over-filled paper recycle bank in a supermarket car park has been fined £250,000 for the data breach. Scottish Borders Council employed an outside company to digitise the records, but failed to seek appropriate guarantees on how the personal data would be kept secure. That…

Caution urged over public sector outsourcing

Outsourcing might not always be the best option for the public sector, but retaining in-house services in areas like IT can allow authorities to be more responsive, the head of the Local Government Association has warned. Speaking to the Financial Times, Sir Merrick Cockell called into question the belief that local authorities should be looking…

NorthgateArinso Wins Outsourcing Provider of the Year

NorthgateArinso (NGA), a leading provider of HR services and software, is delighted to announce it has won Outsourcing Provider of the Year at the prestigious Pay & Benefits Awards. The awards, held by Pay & Benefits magazine, recognise the accomplishments of payroll, reward and the outstanding professionals working in this sector, and are judged by…