London Boroughs Recruitment Partnership Dean Shoesmith Executive Head of Human Resources, London Boroughs of Sutton and Merton (Project sponsor) Dave Goldsmith Recruitment & Resourcing Manager Sutton (Project manager)
Shared Recruitment – How we got there… The history Metrics – not a leap of faith Partnership working Building consensus Leadership and tenacity
The Partnership - take-up as at 1 December 2009 And… The Learning Trust Thurrock Council
What do you get? • A new, more customer focussed, online application system • An online short listing system, shortening the process • Greatly enhanced equalities monitoring • A more robust clearance procedure • Combined purchasing power • Cost savings on transactional recruitment
Recruitment Advertising Costs • Spend 07/08 – c.£5m • £1,071,782 media savings off rate card / £54,851 additional accrued rebate • Spend 08/09 – c. £9m • £1,552,661 media savings off rate card / • £83,835 additional accrued rebate • But – • Spend so far 09/10 - £3.5m
Where next? • Need to change / refocus service • Expansion plans • Greater collaboration
The decline of traditional newspapers and advertising agents… United States Newspaper closures since 2000 United States Newspaper closures since 2000 “They have the possibility of going to just unending losses.” Warren Buffet, May 2009
LOSING £100,000 EVERY DAY LOSING ABOUT £1,000,000 EVERY TWO WEEKS “Back in 2000, The Sunday Times recruitment section was 60 pages. It has been as low as eight pages this year… Classified advertising won’t come back. We will never get back to the good old days of 2000.” Susan Panuccio, FD of News International (£2.1bn loss for 2008/9)
Which means • The traditional model of advertising agencies is over and we can’t rely on media discounts if there’s no media! • We need to look at new and different models of engagement such as: • Direct engagement with media groups • Influencing online providers • Payment by results
Review modules of service to focus on better value • Online systems – still viable? • Executive Search – needs: • Greater focus on specialism • Address equality issues • Help to address where our next generation of leaders come from.
Expansion plans / Greater collaboration • Limited opportunities left within London • Early discussions around collaborative working have been held with: • ESPO • Cambridgeshire (and associated shared service) • Local Government Professional Services Group … and more conversations to come.