For Universities

For Universities

Talent Bank

Talent Bank from Keystone is revolutionising how universities and other educational institutes handle temporary and permanent staffing, compliance, timesheet & payroll services whilst enhancing their student employability and careers programmes.

An assured and approved supplier

Talent Bank is fully ISO9001 Quality Management Certified, ISO14001 Environmental Management Certified,  ISO27001 Information Security Certified and holds Cyber Essentials accreditation. As an approved supplier to the Crown Commercial Service (G Cloud) framework and the PfH Procurment Framework, it’s easier than ever for universities to procure Talent Bank via direct call-off.

Build your own in-house agency

Many universities simply use Talent Bank as a low cost, fast and convenient way to hire casual workers and make sure they are compliant and secure.

Some go a stage further and create their own in-house fully fledge recruitment agency.

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Improve student employability

By running your own Talent Bank your students can all create a rich online profile, enabling your university and external business partners to view your talent and offer work assignments to students based on their skills, availability, interests and compliance. Monitor all work activity among the student base and improve your insight into the opportunities to learn-while-you-earn.

Low cost and VAT friendly

Keystone Talent Bank is available to procure directly from the Crown Commercial Service G-Cloud framework and PfH procurement framework at ‘industry-best’ rates, assuring the best possible value for money. By moving to a Software As A Service model, universities can avoid traditional employment agency fees and their associated VAT being appended to worker salaries costs. 

We know universities

Talent Bank has been deployed in a wide range of universities- with every instance looking and feeling different. That’s because no two institutions are the same – and neither are their needs.

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Improve compliance and stay ‘audit-ready’

Dispense with high-risk legacy processes and paper-based controls by moving all compliance into a secure online solution with right-to-work information intrinsically attached to a worker profile.

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Update your timesheet and payroll services in one move

Your online Talent Bank portal automatically generates electronic timesheets for temporary workers, all completed and approved by managers online and processed in a matter of clicks. Choose to output a simple weekly file into your existing payroll service or use Keystone’s complete payroll solution – the option is yours.

Best in class for occasional teaching solutions

Talent Bank features one of the most developed solutions for occasional and visiting teaching staff, including Graduate Teaching Assistants, Visiting Tutors, Academic Contractors and Hourly Paid Lecturers. Traditionally, this area has been notoriously manual and laborious but Talent Bank makes it frictionless and logic-driven. Now your occasional teachers can manage all their assignments from the Talent Bank portal, with a tariff of rates for different activities and automatically generated contracts. Automation does the heavy lifting so your HR team, and the teaching staff themselves, are freed from slow and manual processes.

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One platform for all casual workers

Whether under graduates, graduates, external casual staff, in or out of IR35, GTA’s, Teaching Assistants, Hourly Paid Lecturers or any other contingent workers, Talent Bank can do it all, with multiple workflows and tailor-made modules to accommodate specific cohort requirements. Job Families and Custom Groups make managing the whole workforce smarter and faster. Talent Bank processes nearly 2m hours of temporary work every year and is used by many of the leading institutions in the UK .