Top University Sets its Sights on Reducing Staffing Costs with Tate

A university ranked among the top 100 universities in the world has awarded Tate a 4-year contract to attract, manage and retain permanent and temporary staff across IT, Admin, Marketing, Catering and specialist roles including Business Transformation Analysts.

The University hosts around 22,000 enrolled students over seven campuses, with 5,000 members of staff at any one time.

The Challenge

Until now, each faculty at this Southampton based University has worked in isolation to source staff from a wide range of recruitment agencies with recruiter fees varying from 0% to 25%.

In a review of expenses and vendors across many recruitment agencies, lone consultants and individual payments, the University has identified a minefield of variable recruitment practises across its seven campuses.

To standardise recruitment governance and simplify supplier management whilst reduce overall costs for recruitment of staff, the university has selected Tate as its partner for staffing solutions.

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southampton university

The Solution

Tate will maximise economies of scale for the university’s recruitment activity by consolidating all recruitment including cost through itself.

The contract will deliver consistency on pricing including standardising recruiter fees and help streamline staff booking, employee onboarding and invoice management processes which will save university staff considerable administrative time.

By having a single point of contact, the university will have one version of Management Information in a consistent format that helps it optimise its staffing decisions and gives visibility across all localised recruitment throughout the university faculties.

“We are delighted to have this opportunity to help streamline recruitment for the university, we will help them improve their spend management and governance controls.”

- Tate Delivery Service Director

About Tate Recruitment

Tate is an award-winning recruitment consultancy that provides high-calibre candidates for office support and specialist roles on a temporary and permanent basis. Tate recruits for a wide range of positions, including HR managers, marketing specialists, executive PA’s, administrators, call centre staff and receptionists. As an accredited supplier to The University Caterers Organisation, Crown Commercial Services, Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium and Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation, we are a multi-discipline recruitment partner able to support staffing needs for a diverse range of roles.

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