Ochre House extends RPO partnership with Telefnica UK
Ochre House extends RPO partnership with Telefónica UK
Ochre House has announced the extension of its contract with Telefónica UK for talent management and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO).
The new contract will see the RPO specialists working at managerial and specialist level to continue their strategic approach to talent management. Changes to the contract include a re-structure of the on-site Ochre House team, creation of a strategic resourcing team to focus on business critical roles and strategic engagement at board and senior level to ensure talent pooling is aligned to business needs.
Having worked with Telefónica UK over the last four years, Ochre House successfully went through a full tender process against stiff competition which led to the contract being extended for a further three years.
In order to introduce additional cost savings and reduce the amount of time required of the Telefónica team, Ochre House has also started to own the preferred supplier list (PSL) process, allowing the team to negotiate rates directly with suppliers.
“Having already worked closely with the company as a strategic partner, it’s fantastic to be able to take the Telefónica team to the next level of RPO”, said Sue Brooks, Ochre House’s managing director. “We have also recently started working with Telefónica Digital, another branch of the company, so the team will be better placed to join up the talent attraction and retention activity across the brand.”
According to Catherine Leaver, Head of Talent and Resourcing, Telefónica Europe, “Over the last four years we have built a strong strategic partnership with Ochre House. As part of our extended Talent and Resourcing team, Ochre House has helped us achieve significant improvements in the cost, quality, speed and experience of our Managerial and Specialist hiring in the UK. I am therefore very pleased to confirm that we will be extending this relationship and contract for a further three years. We will continue to work together as one team, delivering an aligned recruitment and talent management strategy. For us at Telefónica, it’s all about developing a sustainable workforce which is fit for the future – having the right people, in the right roles, at the right time. Ochre House has become an important part of our team and we look forward to continuing this successful partnership.”