The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has extended its contract with Comensura to manage its temporary recruitment process. Comensura, the UK's market leader in the procurement and management of indirect services, anticipates that it will enable the Royal Borough to make additional savings of approximately 200,000 in 2008/9, thanks to its ability to provide improved efficiency across the Royal Boroughs agency staff procurement processes.
With government organisations under increasing pressure to deliver substantial efficiency savings, the issue of recruitment is high on the agenda. In order to deliver these savings the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea decided to change its temporary recruitment strategy in 2006 to be more efficient and gain greater central control over the supply of workers.
The Comensura solution has reduced the amount we previously spent on the procurement of temporary staff. It automates a lot of the processes involved, therefore reducing the huge amount of administration associated with procurement, said Keeley Cooper, Recruitment Manager at the Royal Borough. Introducing an IT led system has meant that we now have greater visibility over our management of temporary workers.
Comensura offers a combination of managed services and a sophisticated technology platform that together manages the entire process for the procurement of agency workers. It enables key functions to be automated, and monitors and ranks supplier agencies against key criteria including cost, responsiveness and the calibre of candidates to create a dynamic competitive supplier chain that helps assure the delivery of quality workers.
Mike Trevor, CEO of Comensura says: Our service offering has already enabled the Royal Borough to reduce the costs associated with recruiting temporary staff by helping it to streamline the administrative processes involved. We are very pleased that they are happy with our service and are continuing to work with us.
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.