Getronics UK, the ICT services company owned by Dutch Telecom company KPN, has awarded a three-year, managed recruitment services contract to Sopra Steria Recruitment, in partnership with The SJB Group.
London, 30 November 2009: Under the exclusive contract, Sopra Steria Recruitment is delivering all UK contractor resources and permanent hires, and is supported by The SJB Group, which delivers all senior, permanent hires. The contract, with an estimated value of £25m over three years, will provide Getronics with a single, managed source for its contractor, temporary and permanent staffing needs. The managed recruitment model has already been implemented, with entire processes enabled through end-to-end recruitment technology and resources delivered in strict compliance with UK employment laws.
Peter Holliday, Managing Director of Sopra Steria Recruitment, said, "The economic climate is creating increased demand for innovation in recruitment outsourcing, with particular emphasis on certainty of cost and delivery. The Sopra Steria Recruitment managed model focuses on delivering to our clients’ overall business objectives, both medium and long-term. Securing Getronics as a key client, despite strong competition, is a positive indicator of the capabilities we offer in the outsourced recruitment space: delivering rapid savings to our clients whilst ensuring that measured improvements in recruitment service will be delivered over time. We are delighted to have been appointed by Getronics and look forward to a successful partnership.”
Ben Doltis, UK Director of The SJB Group, said, "We are delighted that our existing long-term relationship with Getronics has been extended through the partnership with Sopra Steria Recruitment. Our joint capabilities will provide real value to Getronics across all their hiring needs."
“The tailor-made solution implemented by Sopra Steria Recruitment is already delivering substantial cost savings and added value to Getronics UK,” said Dave Baldwin, Managing Director, Getronics UK. “Our team at Sopra Steria Recruitment understand IT, in addition to being experts in volume recruitment. We have received a recruitment model that provides certainty of delivery and predictability of cost, through fully- enabled technology.”