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Scottish Widows appoints Randstad Managed Services for graduate recruitment

Scottish Widows appoints Randstad Managed Services for graduate recruitment

One of Europe's largest asset management companies, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP), has appointed Randstad Managed Services (RMS) as UK graduate recruitment partner for its September 2011 intake. RMS is the outsourcing arm of Randstad, one of the worlds leading recruitment and HR services companies.

SWIP, part of Lloyds Banking Group and managing funds worth over 145bn, has engaged RMS to recruit graduates for the companys Fixed Income, Equities, Real Estate and Investment Solutions divisions. RMS will manage the entire process, from media planning and buying through to the assessment centre, which will include rejection handling, and provision of a full suite of management information.

Andrea Rodgers, HR Business Partner at SWIP, said: RMS was selected due to its proven track record in graduate recruitment, as well as its knowledge and insight into attraction strategies. This will be the first time we have used social media in recruiting our graduates and we are looking forward to seeing the results.

Seb OConnell, Sales Director at RMS, commented: We are once again delighted to be working with SWIP on its graduate intake. We will use a number of attraction and profile raising techniques on niche and generalist job boards, as well as social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter, to attract a diverse mix of candidates for SWIP. SWIP is an employer of choice so we expect a high volume of interest and anticipate screening a significant number of applicants.

The contract reinforces RMSs continued growth of its financial services client base.

RMS has just been ranked as one of the top providers of global recruitment outsourcing in the latest Black Book of Outsourcing survey, the industrys prestigious client assessment of their providers. In the first year that Randstad was put forward for assessment, it was ranked a top three provider for recruitment process outsourcing and in the top four for overall human resources outsourcing.

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