24 October 2011>
Caerphilly County Borough Council has revealed cashable savings in the region of £100,000 alongside significant process efficiencies following the introduction of a scheme to better manage its agency workers.
Last year the council reviewed the way it employed temporary staff across the organisation and decided to collaborate with Cardiff council and a number of other local authorities in Wales to find a solution.
A new agency scheme was developed which simplifies the way the council recruits temporary workers. The project also benefits from aggregating the amount spent on agency staff of each participating authority, resulting in improved rates and a more streamlined workflow.
Cllr James Fussell, Cabinet Member for Human Resources said, "We are continually looking at ways to save money and make the organisation more efficient while maintaining frontline services. This new agency management service is proving to be very effective and we have seen efficiency savings in the region of £100,000 since its introduction last June".
Influential to the decision to work with service provider – a firm called Comensura - was the fact that they are a vendor-neutral company, and are able to offer a technological solution which will deliver considerable efficiency gains.
Comensura is responsible for the procurement and management of all temporary staffing agencies required by the council and the contract covers a wide range of temporary staff supplied to the council.
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