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Bournemouth Borough Council anticipates

Bournemouth Borough Council anticipates savings of 212,000 in temporary recruitment spend with Comensura

Comensura, the UK's market leader in the procurement and management of indirect services, has been selected by Bournemouth Borough Council to manage all its temporary agency staff recruitment requirements from 1 April 2009. The decision by the Council to adopt the Comensura system is part of a drive to cut temporary recruitment spend by at least 4 per cent and improve management efficiency.

Comensura offers a combination of managed services and a sophisticated technology platform that together manages the entire agency staff recruitment process. It enables key functions to be automated and monitors and ranks recruitment agencies against key criteria including cost, responsiveness and the calibre of candidates to create a dynamic, competitive supplier list.

The strategic procurement and Human Resources teams at the Council recently conducted an internal survey on recruitment procedures. It revealed that during 2006 -7 the Council spent 5.3m on temporary staff. Comensura was brought on board to reduce this expenditure and ensure that all further agency staff recruitment processes are conducted through one channel. Comensura now also has responsibility for managing the performance of the agencies being used, freeing up management time.

Brett Holtom, Strategic Procurement Manager at the Council explains why Comensura was chosen: Our research showed that the average savings achieved by a Comensura customer is around 8 per cent of their temporary recruitment budget. We have been conservative due to the Councils pre existing arrangements and are looking to save around 4 per cent, which will still generate a compelling saving of approximately 212,000 a year. Beyond that, Comensura provides us with one point of contact and the online ordering and timesheet system will significantly reduce the administration time that our managers previously had to invest in recruiting temporary agency staff themselves it will also assist the Council to pay suppliers invoices promptly .

Mike Trevor, CEO of Comensura says: Its fantastic to be working with Bournemouth Borough Council, we have a proven track record for delivering outstanding results and significant cost savings for public sector organisations. We are looking forward to helping its temporary agency staff recruitment processes become more cost effective and efficient.

Comensura is well established as a leading provider of temporary staffing solutions. Comensura offers access to its services through an innovative gain share pricing model where no upfront fees are payable instead Comensura retains a share of the savings that it generates on behalf of the client.

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