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Smith & Nephew appoint Comensura to improve recruitment process

Smith & Nephew appoint Comensura to improve recruitment process

Comensura, the UK's market leader in the procurement and management of indirect services has been chosen by Smith & Nephew to manage all its permanent and temporary recruitment requirements. The medical technology company anticipate that Comensura will enable it to make direct cost savings of between 6 and 8 per cent of its total UK recruitment spend, thanks to greater efficiency across its management processes.

Comensura offers a combination of managed services and sophisticated technology platform that together manages the entire recruitment process. It enables key functions to be automated, including issuing job adverts and gathering together CVs from potential candidates from internal talent pools, online job boards and a comprehensive roster of recruitment agencies. Comensura also monitors and ranks recruitment agencies against key criteria including cost, responsiveness and the calibre of candidates to create a dynamic competitive supplier list that helps assure the delivery of quality staff.

We wanted to introduce a system that would give us complete visibility over our entire recruitment process and help initiate pay parity across all staffing levels whilst guaranteeing quality staff, explains Mike Barnett, VP Human Resources at Smith & Nephew. The Comensura solution gives us confidence that all our managers are following best practice when recruiting staff. At the touch of a button we can now instantly get a view of the businesses staffing levels, something that is becoming increasingly important in the current economic climate.

A key reason for the selection of Comensura was its ability to deliver to very tight deadlines the first part of the implementation was completed in less than six weeks.

Mike Trevor, CEO of Comensura says: We are delighted to be working with such a renowned company as Smith & Nephew. Our service will allow the company to reduce the time it takes to recruit staff, improve the quality and fit of candidates, and simplify the administrative processes involved in order to deliver immediate direct and indirect cost savings.

Comensura is well established as a leading provider of temporary staffing solutions. It offers access to its services through an innovative gain share pricing model. 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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