LINK – The University & Education Newsletter from Keystone Employment Group – Christmas 2015

LINK – The University & Education Newsletter from Keystone Employment Group – Christmas 2015

1,000th Manager uses King’s Talent Bank

Keystone recently recorded an impressive milestone when it registered the 1,000th Manager onto the Talent Bank service it created for King’s College London.

King’s College London was an early adopter of the Talent Bank approach to handling all its temporary staffing and student employability and has ensured it reduces its reliance on external resources and costs by creating its own sub-company in the form of King’s Talent Bank.

The online portal has enjoyed rapid growth with hundreds of students gaining work experience every year and impressive uptake by internal managers.

To mark the incredible milestone of Keystone attaching 1,000 managers registering and using the portal, Keystone’s Customer Service Assistant to King’s, Tara Murray, was presented with an award in recognition of the superb
service she provides in supporting the Managers at King’s using the service.

Tara was presented with the impressive trophy by Katie Black, Internships and Research Consultancy Officer at King’s College London. Receiving the award Tara commented: “I’m really happy to be part of this great success story, although
to get here I am only doing my job! It’s always very enjoyable working with King’s, their staff and managers and I am amazed we’ve already signed up 1,000 managers using King’s Talent Bank – it’s great news.”

Keystone recognised in top recruitment awards

Keystone Employment Group recently received the accolade of being nominated in the REC/IRP Awards, which recognise excellence in the recruitment sector.

Anup Mistry, a member of Keystone’s team, was nominated as Best Newcomer of the Year in the prestigious awards.

Anup joined Keystone from London Metropolitan University, and quickly used his experience as a student to his advantage.

At the ceremony held at Westminster Park Plaza Hotel Anup commented: “It’s been a thrill to get nominated in these prestigious awards but more importantly this recognises how Keystone practises what it preaches with regards to nurturing student talent.”

Time to cut the cost of recruitment

Over the past 12 months, Keystone has seen a dramatic uptake in colleges and universities of its Talent Bank services on the grounds of costs alone.

Using a Talent Bank solution means your temporary staffing costs can be slashed by as much as 75%, you can dispose of temp-to-perm fees in their entirety and you can also undertake unlimited permanent recruitment at zero cost – all direct from your own online Talent Bank service.

And, by using the portal to handle temporary recruitment directly, you only pay VAT on the small pay margin, NOT on all of the costs of the entire salary and fees.

Keystone is a provider to all major higher education purchasing frameworks and their members.

Canterbury Christ Church University chooses Talent Bank for their Business School

Canterbury Christ Church University Business School (C3UBS) is the latest higher education institute to adopt Keystone’s leading Talent Bank solution to enhance its student employability programme.

Impressed by the proven ability of Talent Bank to provide students with a rich online profile that helps potential employers quickly search for talent within the Business School, C3UBS were keen to be the latest in a growing number of universities to bring student employability into the 21st Century.

Heather McLaughlin, Director of the Business School at Canterbury Christ Church University commented: “ We take the development of our students very seriously, and using Talent Bank to provide our students with a complete online record of their achievements and employability skills is a great addition to the services we provide. The fact businesses and prospective employers can now access our Business School pool of talent to directly offer our students and alumni work opportunities really enhances our employability initiatives in a modern and low cost solution.”

To find out more about how a Talent Bank solution can revolutionise a university’s internal recruitment and student employability initiatives, email us

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Keystone!

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