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Top awards for HR and Resourcing Solutions

Leading provider of education services to schools, NYES, is proud to announce that two of its services have recently won outstanding accolades at one of the country’s top award ceremonies.

Held by the Public Service People Managers Association (PPMA), the Annual Excellence in People Management 2018 Awards saw our Schools HR Advisory Service and Resourcing Solutions team both pick up top awards for the great support provided to customers.

The Schools HR Advisory Service received the Commercialisation and HR award in recognition of the development of their service in an increasingly challenging market through greater agility and a range of features including Ofsted preparation, intensive intervention and the ability to live chat with advisors, providing real added value for customers.

The Resourcing Solutions team are also celebrating after winning the award for the Best Senior Leadership Campaign and receiving Highly Commended recognitions for Best Creative Concept and PPMA’s Rising Star!

Generating a fantastic saving of 83% when compared to using executive search agents, the team’s focus on innovative recruitment supported by research, networking, multi-media campaigns including videos, targeted advertising, and a dedicated team of contacts, achieved significant interest and high quality applications. This activity not only led to the role being filled but also saw the development of a number of significant contacts along the way.

The service was also Highly Commended in two categories, one of which went to Resourcing Solutions Senior HR Advisor, Keeley Metcalfe, who was recognised in the PPMA’s Rising Star award. Keeley has attracted national attention because of her impressive Human Resources work and her Business Case submission which formed part of the competition, which was acknowledged as the best the PPMA had ever seen.

The second commendation was in the Best Creative Concept category which focused on a mass recruitment drive. Understanding the ever-increasing need for frontline staff across the delivery of services, the colourful Make Care Matter campaign was created – spanning across the web, local newspapers and radio, and attendance at a diverse range recruitment events. As a result, there was a noticeable improvement compared with two years earlier, including:


• Increase in applications of 86%
• Increase in interviews scheduled of 72%
• Increase in offers of employment of 89%
• Recruited more new starters than leavers despite a major restructure of services and roles
• Increase in hours filled of 73%
• Reduction of 10.5% in average time to hire
• Reduction of 98% in agency hours used (from 759 to 8)
• Reduction of 98.75% in agency spend (from £8,721 to £109)
• Reduction of 40% in additional hours claimed


One recruiter said, “What [the team] is doing is fantastic; it will certainly help us to recruit some amazing people.”

Find out more about our Schools HR or Resourcing Solutions teams.