Archives for October 20th, 2000

PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS ONLINE

Headlines, PublicNet: 20 October, 2000

Automation of the public sector recruitment process has been given a boost with the launch of job4publicsector.com. The new service offers recruiters and jobseekers a fast track to a better match of job profile to CV. It is also claimed that by automating the whole process it will cut the cost of recruiting by 50%. Advertising accounts for some 12% of the recruiting bill with the processing of applications making up the remaining cost.Jobseekers can post up to five CVs and they are notified by e-mail when a suitable vacancy is posted. This facility also benefits recruiters because it facilitates head hunting. The service currently covers central and local government and the health service with over 250 vacancies on display. The jobs on offer range from a special needs assistant in South Yorkshire to a senior auditor in Somerset.

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BETTER PROCUREMENT KEY TO SPEEDIER ROAD DELIVERY

Headlines, PublicNet: 20 October, 2000

The task of the new procurement division of the Highways Agency will be to streamline buying and issuing of contracts in order that the roads programme is speeded up in line with the government’s recently announced ten year transport plan.Better procurement practices are seen as key to speedier delivery of future road schemes. The plan is to speed up the time it takes to appoint consultants for design and survey work. It is also likely that future schemes are more likely to use the same company to design and build a scheme, so that all interested parties are involved from the start. Appointing one company earlier in the process will cut out the need for a lengthy tendering process once the scheme has got the go ahead.

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