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Agency Staff

Requested on
Wed 18th July, 2012
Reference
FOI 2147
Resolution
Information provided

Question

1. The number of staff hired on short term contracts (12 months or less or rolling contracts for periods longer than 12 months) in each of the past four financial years and the current financial year to date.

2. The total cost of agency staff and separately the total cost of fees paid to recruitment agents firms or similar for the past four financial years and the current year to date. Please also provide a list of the names of the recruitment firms used by the council during each of the years and a breakdown of the total fees paid to each firm.

3. A breakdown of the cost of the ten highest paid agency staff including the date they were first hired, job title, total pay, monthly pay and agency fees associated with each worker. Please also include the names of any companies which were paid in lieu of services provided by any of these agency workers. Again please provide this information for the past four financial years and the current year to date.

Answer

1. The number of staff hired on short term contracts (12 months or less or rolling contracts for periods longer than 12 months) in each of the past four financial years and the current financial year to date.
08/09 – 111 agency staff
09/10 – 65 agency staff
10/11 – 59 agency staff
11/12 – 44 agency staff
12/13 – to Present – 25 agency staff

Our financial records also show payments for agency staff but where a service is paid for rather than a named agency worker.
In 08/09 we paid for Leisure instructors
In 09/10 we paid for Leisure instructors, Mayoral Support and an Internal Auditor
In 10/11 we paid for Mayoral support and food hygiene inspections to be carried out
In 11/12 we paid for Mayoral support and cleaners

2. The total cost of agency staff and separately the total cost of fees paid to recruitment agents firms or similar for the past four financial years and the current year to date. Please also provide a list of the names of the recruitment firms used by the council during each of the years and a breakdown of the total fees paid to each firm.
We do not record the fees paid to recruitment agencies.  Any fees are included in the total invoice we pay for each member of agency staff.

Below is a list of all recruitment firms that we have paid from 2008-09 onwards.  The table shows the total payments made to each company in each year and also the total paid to recruitment firms for each year.

 Financial Year
Supplier Name 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Current 2012-to date 08/08/2012
          
Badenoch & Clark 217,933.87 60,335.03 -1,105.93 4,641.00 7,007.00
Barker Ross Recruitment Limited 48,508.68 77,683.20 43,925.36 22,053.59 0.00
Capita  Resourcing 0.00 0.00 13,412.25 0.00 0.00
Hays Accountancy Personnel 25,832.28 19,532.65 4,142.71 0.00 5,516.11
Hays Construction & Property 41,945.21 16,256.93 21,301.26 25,531.80 0.00
J R Personnel 2,033.84 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Machin & Toplass Ltd 0.00 0.00 8,490.00 0.00 0.00
Osborne Richardson 27,741.74 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
R Pell 10,409.59 9,350.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pertemps Ltd 125,232.85 71,783.60 111,945.74 102,903.03 31,087.67
Showsec International Limited 0.00 0.00 0.00 178.20 178.20
Ace Cleaning Company 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100.00 0.00
Venn Group 4,232.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Waterman Aspen Ltd 9,188.09 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Select Financial Ltd 21,403.77 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Robert Half International 0.00 0.00 826.00 20,197.21 5,484.67
Anne Maddison 397.46 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gatenby Sanderson 54,103.66 -1,456.22 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hays Information Technology 2,744.14 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Aptus Personnel 27,995.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council 3,668.58 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Randstad 444.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brook Street 33,355.31 1,611.20 0.00 0.00 0.00
Progressive Recruitment Ltd 22,400.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Papillon Group Ltd 13,052.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jennifer Broughton 1,285.90 771.69 0.00 0.00 0.00
Paula Buck 0.00 44.46 0.00 0.00 0.00
FPSG 0.00 36,897.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Red Snapper Group 0.00 8,518.77 0.00 0.00 0.00
Frontline Recruitment Ltd 0.00 9,066.42 20,946.00 20,086.59 1,784.00
GreenIT 0.00 35,600.00 37,600.00 0.00 0.00
Eden Brown Ltd 0.00 8,526.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MCK Consultancy 0.00 5,754.64 1,103.90 487.66 0.00
Raymond Alan Mitchell 0.00 350.70 0.00 0.00 0.00
Inplace Personnel Services Ltd 0.00 0.00 1,868.40 14,839.99 0.00
HBHC Synergy Ltd 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,072.00 50.00
Unity Recruitment Ltd 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,641.01 5,214.76
          
TOTAL 693,908.72 360,626.07 264,455.69 222,732.08 56,322.41

3. A breakdown of the cost of the ten highest paid agency staff including the date they were first hired, job title, total pay, monthly pay and agency fees associated with each worker. Please also include the names of any companies which were paid in lieu of services provided by any of these agency workers. Again please provide this information for the past four financial years and the current year to date.
Although we may hold all of the information requested above in the form of individual invoices for each agency worker, it is not held in a manner which enables the aggregated data you requested in the form suggested to be collated easily.  The time required to locate and retrieve information regarding the highest paid agency staff would exceed the appropriate limit for dealing with requests set out in section 12 of the Act and the Appropriate Limit and Fees Regulations
The Council would normally wish to offer suggestions as to how some of the information could be provided or how a differently worded request could result in information being provided within the terms of the Act and the Regulations. However due to the complexity of the information requested in this case in relation to the way in which the Council holds information this does not appear possible in this case. 

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