Departmental Recruitment

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk Shadow Minister (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) her Department and (b) its Executive agencies spent on (i) recruitment consultants and (ii) external recruitment advertising to recruit staff in each of the last five financial years; which recruitment consultants were employed for those purposes in each of those years; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The Department for Communities and Local Government can provide information on the total amount it has spent on recruitment including the use of consultants and external advertising for the last five financial years.

Financial year Recruitment spend (£)
2003-04 397,827.12
2004-05 440,671.26
2005-06 349,630.64
2006-07 267,469.08
2007-08 516,468.48

The figures provided include the recruitment of staff into the senior civil service in the agencies of the Department.

We do not hold more detailed information on the amount spent by (a) the Department and (b) the Executive agencies on the use of (i) consultants and (ii) external advertising for the last five financial years.

The Department used the following recruitment consultants in the last five financial years:

2003-04

Succession Planning Associates Ltd.

Penna plc.

Capita Business Services Ltd.

Saxton Bampflyde Hever

KMC International

KPMG

2004-05

Succession Planning Associates Ltd.

Whitehead Mann Ltd.

Capita Business Services Ltd.

Hays Personnel Services

Centre Point Group Ltd.

2005-06

Penna plc.

Capita Business Services Ltd.

Centre Point Group Ltd.

Taylor-Stewart Ltd.

Northern Recruitment Group plc.

2006-07

Whitehead Mann Ltd.

KPMG

Penna plc.

Advanced Human Resources

TMP (UK) Ltd.

Personnel Assessment Ltd.

2007-08

Penna plc.

Whitehead Mann Ltd.

Advanced Human Resources

Allen Lane

Odgers Ray and Berndston

Capita Business Services Ltd.

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