Webinar: Reed and YPO present the impact of an empty chair for local authorities

Reed Talent Solutions’ latest webinar, ‘Reed and YPO present the impact of an empty chair for local authorities' brought together experts to explore the impact of an empty chair, featuring insights into the resourcing challenges local authorities face.

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Based on their experience of supporting local authorities across the UK, our panel of industry experts shared their experience and examined issues such as the current increase in permanent vacancies and how the pressure on the incumbent workforce is at an all-time high.

This webinar looked into the alternative ways in which local authorities can reduce the ‘impact of the empty chair’ looking at solutions already in use.

Speaker profiles:

Megan Metcalfe-Roberts - Account Director, Reed Talent Solutions

With 20 years’ recruitment experience at Reed as an Account Director, Megan has strategic responsibility for our managed service contracts with the Greater Manchester Collaboration, and Sheffield and Doncaster Councils. She is driven by service excellence and a strong passion for the delivery of social value as part of our solution.

David Dannatt – Head of Talent Delivery, Reed Talent Solutions

Having worked for Reed for almost 16 years, David supports clients across the public sector to realise their workforce goals through delivering market leading recruitment services and access to talent pools of candidates. Currently working with a team of 19, David uses a blend of technology, expert resources and market intelligence to attract, source, and manage temporary workforces for our clients.

Steve Dilley – Managing Consultant, Consultancy Plus

Steve manages a team of 18 people and is responsible for leading our people advisory business, which includes managing our HR consulting and project delivery team. With a passion for supporting clients to understand their employee value proposition (EVP), Steve plans and scopes all HR projects including diagnosing issues and challenges in the recruitment process and making recommendations on redesign and implementation of effective solutions.

Amy Clark – Category Buyer, YPO

With a background in a local authority procurement team, Amy now supports contracting authorities from all sectors in accessing and effectively using YPO’s recruitment focused frameworks. She is passionate in supporting contracting authorities to achieve best value and will be able to answer questions around routes to market and the YPO Managing Temporary and Permanent Recruitment framework.

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