Web-based HR services and talent management provider JGP has launched a new division providing specialist business analysis, efficiency consulting and talent management strategy development services for public sector employers.
Delivered as an end-to-end service or project-specific advice depending on customer need, the new consultancy division will help executive agencies, local authorities, housing groups and the third sector to establish strategic plans to attract high quality candidates, streamline HR processes and meet legislative demands while delivering savings such as reduced cost per hire that exceed current and future government Efficiency Agenda targets.
Drawing on JGP’s existing professional services advice capability, analytical software tools and successful hosted modules, the new consultancy service helps organisations to analyse their current recruitment strategies, deliver strategic recruitment and talent pool ‘road maps’.
Directly addressing the demands of the Efficiency Agenda and legislative environmental issues in areas Including data protection, identity theft, disability discrimination and equal opportunities, JGP consultancy division analyses and advises on re-engineering HR and recruitment processes and deliver organisation-wide, system-based cost efficiencies. It also delivers advice on how to optimise traditional advertising-led recruitment programmes as well as management information methodologies and candidate and talent pool benchmarking.
Addressing fast-changing communication tastes, the division provides strategic consultancy and business case methodologies for innovative new candidate attraction channels, such as advertisements and content delivered on social websites like Bebo or YouTube. These can be designed as ‘stand alone’ projects or strategies brought into organisations’ existing HR processes.
The consultancy services provide a range of strategic and operational benefits including:
• Design and execution of organisation-wide online/offline recruitment strategies;
• Recruitment/HR service process cost efficiencies and removal of paper-based processes;
• Greatly reduced time-to-hire and cost-per-hire;
• Reduced traditional advertising expenditure;
• Innovative engagement with candidates in different age groups;
• Improved workplace diversity, equality and productivity;
• Analysis of recruitment strategies, candidate “benchmarking” and talent pool development;
• Removal of reliance on temporary agency staff.
JGP introduced a dedicated consultancy division because it saw a need for HR planning tools that cut through complex day-to-day management issues and help managers identify new approaches to talent management, monitoring and measurement. The company claims its advisory services will help harness Internet-based communications to beef up candidate management or overhaul outdated paper-based HR procedures.
JGP says that its continued innovations in software-based tools have delivered enhanced management information for decision-making. In a ten year track record in the public sector, HR and selection processes established by JGP - many Internet-based or automated - have cut typical recruitment costs to a fraction of traditional campaigns and reduced time-to-hire cycles by 50% or more. JGP’s over 210 strong client base includes the London Borough of Newham, Walsall MBC, Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and the London Probation Service.
Richard Tyrie, JGP director of strategic partnerships, explained: “Public sector employers are facing an unprecedented squeeze with an ageing workforce and steeply declining numbers of younger recruits. They’re having to meet the Efficiency Agenda targets and changing legislative demands, while making sense of the explosion in new online communications like Facebook.
“Our new consultancy division provides senior management with the analytical tools, process expertise and service design capabilities to reconcile these demanding conditions and capture the best talent for their needs. Senior executives that draw on our talent management insights will be able to develop strategies that take account of the fast changing world of recruitment whilst delivering efficiencies and developing accountable transparent strategies”
Richard Tyrie says: “Whether the need is organisation-wide recruitment programmes, reduced recruitment expenditure, or getting to grips with communicating with college leavers on YouTube or their MP3 players, JGP has the expertise and skills to secure Talent.”
JGP is the leading provider of web-based talent management solutions to the public sector. We offer a comprehensive range of software and services enabling clients to introduce, separately or through collaboration, a “Talent on Demand” approach to sourcing and managing human resources.