Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea saves £200,000 through e-purchasing

20 February 2009

20 February 2009 | Jake Kanter

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) saved more than £200,000 after implementing an e-procurement system for recruitment services in 2007.

The technology, provided by Comensura, enabled the Borough to automate the purchase of temporary social care and clerical staff, cutting both time and money.

Keeley Cooper, recruitment manager at the Borough said: "As well as the cost savings, we can be much more confident that temporary workers have had the appropriate clearances before working for us, as Comensura conducts regular audits of the agencies that it works with."

Cardiff Council has also just signed a three-year deal with the e-procurement firm to help it purchase the services of agency workers. The council hopes to save £420,000 on its annual £8.4 million recruitment spend.

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