FOI Request - Recruitment Activities 2014

Request 101000339181

1. The total spend on all recruitment activities conducted between January 1st 2014 and December 31st 2014

2. The total number of hires made between January 1st 2014 and December 31st 2014

3. The total amount spent using agencies to recruit between January 1st 2014 and December 31st 2014

4. The total number of recruitment agencies used to recruit between January 1st 2009 and December 31st 2014

5. The average time taken between the vacant position becoming officially available and a hire being placed between January 1st 2014 and December 31st 2014

6. The total spend on recruitment trips conducted between January 1st 2014 and December 31st 2014:
a. In the UK
b. Abroad

7.      An itemised list of recruitment trips made between January 1st 2014 and December 31st 2014 (containing details about the location of the trip and the cost of the individual trip)

8. An outline of the typical end-to-end recruitment procedure carried out by the local authority / relevant department

9. A list detailing the number current positions vacant, including position title, department and (if available) advertised wage bracket  

Response 08-05-2015

1. Spend on recruitment activities January to December 2014 is £114,588, which includes staff advertising and interview expenses
Recruitment is undertaken by service managers and the time spent on this is not gathered centrally for analysis.

2. There were 562 new starts during 2014 and also during that period there were 125 staff who were promoted.  

3. The Moray Council does not routinely use recruitment agencies.

4. see response to Q3

5. The length of time between the establishment of a vacancy and the incumbent taking up post can be hugely variable dependent upon a range of factors including :- the availability of a suitable candidate (some positions are re-advertised on one or even two occasions); the length of notice period that the successful candidate has to provide to their current employer; a period of review that may take place whilst alternative options for covering the duties of the vacant post are fully explored; whether the vacancy is advertised on an internal or external basis or some acting up arrangements are put in place. All of these factors and others can have a huge bearing on the length of time that it can take to cover/replace vacancies. In order to provide some indication of timescales it could range from a few weeks for internal adverts to many months where recruitment difficulties are experienced.

6. None

7. None

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9. The information you requested can be found here.

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