Ground Breaking Partnership of 28 UK Public Sector Organisations Shortlisted for Prestigious Recruitment Award after Saving Millions in Public Money

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Over 1 million monthly visitors to Lumesse-powered West Midland careers site, WMJobs.

“The WMJobs Partnership is changing the way public sector organisations in the West Midlands recruit and has delivered over £2 million in transactional efficiency savings to date."

A ground breaking partnership of 28 public sector organisations in the UK has been shortlisted for a National PPMA Award* for Best Recruitment Partnership Project after building a leading-edge shared service for e-recruitment that has saved millions of pounds of taxpayers money. The WMJobs site is powered by talent management technology from UK-based Lumesse.

According to Rebecca Davis, Head of Organisational Development at West Midlands Councils, responsible for leading the WMJobs Partnership:

“The WMJobs Partnership is changing the way public sector organisations in the West Midlands recruit and has delivered over £2 million in transactional efficiency savings to date, and considerable savings in recruitment advertising. We are pleased that the scale of our achievement in transforming recruitment practices has been recognised by being shortlisted for a national PPMA award. The WMJobs service is constantly evolving - it is open to any public sector organisation in the West Midlands and we hope this provides an opportunity for new partner organisations to join us.”

Among the many benefits of the WMJobs site that have been identified are savings approaching £2 million, extensive staff redeployment rather than redundancy achieved, a substantially improved experience for candidates, and dramatically improved public perception of local authority employment in the area.

“This is why Lumesse is so passionate about improving talent management,” said Lumesse CEO, Matthew Parker. “This great initiative saves public money at a difficult time, it helps people find jobs more easily, and it makes life easier for recruitment professionals. We’re delighted to be involved with the WMJobs initiative and we congratulate the whole team on this achievement.”

WMJobs, a partnership of 28 public sector organisations, is managed by West Midlands Councils, a member-led organisation comprising of all 33 local authorities within the West Midlands. The site continues to grow its profile and high volumes of traffic, seeing an average of 10 million ‘hits’ and over 800,000 unique visitors per month, leading to over 16,500 applications.

  • PPMA – Public Sector People Managers Association is the voice and association for Human Resources and Organisational Development professionals working within the public sector. There annual award ceremony will take place on Thursday 26th April 2012 in Birmingham.

About Lumesse –

Lumesse is the only global company making talent management solutions work locally. We help customers around the world to implement successful local talent management initiatives that identify, nurture, educate and develop the right people, in the right place, at the right time. Our multi-cultural background and presence means we understand how to deliver talent solutions that work the way our customers work, as individuals and as teams, because no two people, organisations or cultures are the same. We regard differences as strengths, not as obstacles.
1,900 customers work with us in over 70 countries because they recognise that commitment, innovation and value only come from people. We help customers to unlock and inspire that human potential in their businesses. Our integrated talent management solutions are comprehensive, intuitive, secure and fully internationalised into over 50 languages.

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