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Buckinghamshire County Council to slash recruitment costs with 'model' system

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Buckinghamshire County Council says it will save 690,000 in the next year with a new online recruitment system that goes live this month.

Not only will the candidate experience be improved, the systems build up a talent pool of candidates so the council can match the right people to the right job.
 
The organisation is working with recruitment specialist Hays to implement the system.
 
Gillian Hibberd [pictured], corporate director of people, policy and communications at Buckinghamshire County Council, said she hoped the cost-saving measure will allow the council to "lead the way nationally" across the public sector with innovative recruitment methods.

 
She said: "Taking a more streamlined approach to recruitment will enable us to create a reputation as a first choice employer, attracting quality staff to run local services.
 
"The system will make a real difference to the way we employ staff. We will be managing our budget more effectively, for example by reducing the time to recruit candidates."
 
Councillor Frank Downes, the council's cabinet member for resources, added: "This is an important milestone for us and our opportunity to demonstrate we can work together to attract high quality staff to benefit local services, while being cost-effective at the same time."