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Questions concerning Disclosure Scotland and recruitment agencies: FOI release

Published: 14 Oct 2020

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
14 Oct 2020
Questions concerning Disclosure Scotland and recruitment agencies: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000079230
Date received: 18 Aug 2020
Date responded: 15 Sep 2020
Information requested

1 - Please advise the total spend on recruitment agencies in the last 12 months?

2 - Please advise what the temporary agency spend for admin, call centre, data processing and clerical roles in the last 12 months?

3 - Please advise what the temporary agency spend for roles such as warehouse, catering and cleaners in the last 12 months?

4 - Please advise what the permanent agency spend has been in the last 12 months?

5 - Which recruitment agencies have you used in the last 12 months for admin, call centre, data processing , clerical, warehouse, catering and cleaners?

6 - Which framework agreements do you use for agencies? ie ScottishGovernment, APUK, Crown Commercial Services?

7 - What process do recruitment agencies have to follow to be given jobs to work on?

8 - Who is responsible for engaging new recruitment agencies?

Clarification sought on Q1. 'spend on recruitment agencies' does this refer to an Agency that finds candidates for job vacancies or Agencies that supply temporary staff ?

Clarification received: Please breakdown both spend on Agency that finds candidates for job vacancies and Agencies that supply temporary staff ?

Clarification sought on Q4. 'What are Permanent Agency staff?'

Clarification received: Agency that finds candidates for job vacancies

Response

I enclose a copy of the information you requested below.

a. on Agency that finds candidates for job vacancies –

IT Recruitment Specialists

Recruitment Agency

 

CODECLAN

£11,995

b. Agencies that supply temporary staff – 12 mths to 31 Aug 2020 –

 

COMPANY NAME

1/09/2019 - 31/08/2020

COSTS

PARITY

£137,744.02

CALBA

£570,861.00

COMXPS

£297,480.00

TALENT INTERNATIONAL

£188,160.00

HARVEY NASH

£1,414,047.30

ASA RECRUITMENT

£554,507.00

PERTEMPS

£3,301,773.19

PEOPLE SOURCE

£321,514.80

LUCID

£115,920.00

VENESKY-BROWN

£629,851.52

AMIGOCO

£96,307.20

LORIEN

£659,363.16

KEY RESOURCE

£95,160.00

 

 

TOTAL COST

£8,382,689.19

 

PURPOSE

£

Finance Accounting

£82,790

Organisational Development and Learning

£38,716

Manual preparation for processing
Disclosure Applications -mainly clerical and
some Financial

£3,301,773

System Development and Replacement

System Development and Replacement £4,959,410

 

 

TOTAL

£8,382,689

2 - Please advise what the temporary agency spend for admin, call centre, data processing and
clerical roles in the last 12 months?

Pertemps only

Manual preparation for processing
Disclosure Applications -mainly clerical and
some Financial

£3,301,773

3 - Please advise what the temporary agency spend for roles such as warehouse, catering and
cleaners in the last 12 months?

£Nil

4 - Please advise what the permanent agency spend has been in the last 12 months?

IT Recruitment Specialists

Recruitment Agency

 

CODECLAN

£11,995

5 - Which recruitment agencies have you used in the last 12 months for admin, call centre, data
processing , clerical, warehouse, catering and cleaners?

Disclosure Scotland does not normally use recruitment agencies to support in recruiting either temporary or permanent staff in line with Sottish Government practice. However as an exception in order to recruit in house IT specialist staff Codeclan have been used as an IT specialist. All other recruitment for permanent staff is carried out in-house and requirements for all external service provision is tendered. Disclosure Scotland no longer recruits temporary staff. All contracts are now with the Supplier organization for the provision of a service. We do use a variety of frameworks for the provision of services. Contracts awarded are publicly available on our contract register which is available here https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Authority/Contracts/Contracts_List.aspx.

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

6 - Which framework agreements do you use for agencies? ie Scottish Government, APUK, Crown Commercial Services?

The frameworks that we use for the provision of services are: Crown Commercial Services & Scottish
Government Frameworks.

7 - What process do recruitment agencies have to follow to be given jobs to work on?

See response to question 5. We do not use recruitment agencies. Services are tendered where a specification is sent to the supplier for them to submit their proposal which is then scored during evaluation.

8 - Who is responsible for engaging new recruitment agencies?

See response to Question 5. We do not engage recruitment agencies.

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