13 March 2017
Keystone Talent Bank has announced it has been successful in its bid to supply London South Bank University with an internal employment agency solution.
Following a competitive tender process, Keystone Talent Bank was selected as the preferred supplier, with a proven model of using software as a service combined with operational support. The contract will run for 5 years, with an initial term of 2 years.
The Keystone Talent Bank solution provides a cloud based service enabling students to register whilst studying at a university and form part of a smart talent pool available to a university and its business partners to offer work opportunities on and off campus. The Talent Bank system automates onboarding of students as workers and handles compliance to ensure the students can work legally and within working time restrictions.
Automated timesheets and payroll options make the process more cost and time efficient and enables external business partners to easily offer work opportunities to students and graduates. Keystone Talent Bank is already servicing a range of other educational institutions including Brunel University London, Natural History Museum, Canterbury Christ Church University, London Metropolitan University and King’s College London.
By allowing a university and its business partners to engage with students 24/7 on any device, Talent Bank makes student employability more convenient and accessible and enables organisations to reduce their reliance on recruitment agencies.
Malcolm Paice, Chief Operating Officer for Keystone Talent Bank commented: “We are delighted to have been selected by London South Bank University to provide them with an internal agency model that has innovative technology at its centre.”
“Keystone’s continuing growth in the higher education sector is evidence that the software as a service model, when backed up with solid human experience and operational expertise, is the way forward to reduce costs and make the engagement of students and other contingent workers more efficient, compliant and frictionless.”
Keystone Talent Bank is part of the Keystone Employment Group which offers a range of recruitment solutions to the private and public sector across a number of industry sectors.
Keystone Talent Bank holds ISO9001 Quality Management Certification and ISO14001 Environmental Management Certification. Keystone is a founding member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and is a member of the National Association of Student Employment Services. Keystone Talent Bank is an approved supplier on all major education procurement frameworks and has seen growing customer attachment on a consistent basis over the past three years.