FOI Request - Recruitment Spend and Information

Request 101003367190

Please could you advise on the following questions for the period 1st April 2021 - 31st March 2022:

1.  How many external hires were made at your Council over this period (all vacancies)?

2.  What was your total recruitment spend for this period (all vacancies)?

3.  How much of this budget was spent on external agencies (all vacancies)?

4.  Who are these agencies and what was their total cost per agency?

5.  Who is the senior responsible officer in relation to this budget?

6.  Do you have a centralised recruitment team at your Council or are your recruitment budgets and responsibility managed by your service leads?

7.  Who are these recruitment and/or service lead(s)?

8.  What is the organisational structure within your recruitment and HR teams at your Council?

Response 31-08-2023

1. Not held - our system does not record if a candidate hired for a position is a current employee or an external candidate. Information that is not held falls under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Information not held.

2. & 3. Not held - This figure is not recorded. Information that is not held falls under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Information not held.

4. Not held. We do not record this centrally. Information that is not held falls under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Information not held. There is a chance that this information is captured within individual service‚Äôs many budgets, however, it would take an excessive amount of time to verify and collate any captured figures, as such exemption Section 12 Excessive costs is applicable.   

5. Not appropriate - delegated to a number of managers

6. A combination of both, although interviewing and ultimate appointment the responsibility of service managers.

7. Many hundreds of council officers could be involved in the recruitment process.

8. This information is published on the council website and is therefore exempt under section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible. For ease of reference please find a link to the web page here: http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_134844.html

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