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Office Update – Aug 2018

August 3, 2018 | By | No Comments

Good afternoon,

It started to cool down a little bit at the start of this week and we finally had some rain, although this weekend it is supposed to be heating back up as it is set to be the hottest day ever in the UK today. Is everyone still enjoying the heat?

The blog this week is a quick update on what has been happening in the office over the last couple of weeks. We had the second transfer from Capita to Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS) on Monday with more departments moving over and we had our summer team building day out last Friday, which was a lot of fun.

As mentioned in our blog back in June, the CL1 Framework is being handed over from Capita to AMS and will now be known as ‘Public Sector Resourcing’. The first transfer was on 30th June, whilst we had the second transfer at the start of this week on Monday, when we saw more government departments move over. There is a third and final transfer which will be on 10th September and everything will then be running through the new framework.

Since the start of the transition it has been quite quiet on new positions whilst everything settles down on the new framework. Since the second transfer at the start of this week, we have seen the number of roles pick up slightly, still not up to the normal amount, but it is getting there slowly. Everything should be back to normal later into August, as hiring managers will also be back from their summer holidays and settled into the new framework and we should see the number of roles get back to the usual amount.

Last Friday we had our summer team building day out, which was a lot of fun. We started off with a pub meal for lunch and then headed down to Cardiff’s City Mazes where we luckily managed to escape the room with 1 minute 32 seconds to spare (photo proof below). We all had a great time trying to solve codes to get out of handcuffs and then got to shoot some aliens! We then headed out into the city centre for a few drinks in the evening. We all had a great time and now we want to have another go to try and beat our time escaping from the room!

Has anyone else tried an escape room? Let us know in the comments below on how you did and if you managed to escape in time. If you haven’t, we highly recommend it!

Have a great weekend.

Warm Regards,

Sheree

 

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