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F15/194

Recruitment spend

Request Description

I would like to request the following information under the FOI Act:

  1. The total spend on all recruitment activities conducted between January 1st 2014 and December 31st 2014
  2. The total number of hires made between January 1st 2014 and December 31st 2014
  3. The total amount spent using agencies to recruit between January 1st 2014 and December 31st 2014
  4. The total number of recruitment agencies used to recruit between January 1st 2009 and December 31st 2014
  5. The average time taken between the vacant position becoming officially available and a hire being placed between January 1st 2014 and December 31st 2014
  6. The total spend on recruitment trips conducted between January 1st 2014 and December 31st 2014:
    1. In the UK
    2. Abroad

7.      An itemised list of recruitment trips made between January 1st 2014 and December 31st 2014 (containing details about the location of the trip and the cost of the individual trip)

8. An outline of the typical end-to-end recruitment procedure carried out by the local authority / relevant department

9. A list detailing the number current positions vacant, including position title, department and (if available) advertised wage bracket  

Request Date14 April  2015
Requested byBusiness
Released Date  

 17 April 2015             

Response

1. Recruitment spend April 2013 - March 2014 = £31,195.86

2. 50 new starters

3. April 2013 - March 2014 - £780,665

4. we do not currently hold this information, however we are starting to collect this information from 1 April 2015.

5. This information is not readily available.  The time taken varies depending on e.g publication dates if advertising externally. Vacancies are generally advertised for 2 weeks.  The time taken also depends on the notice period the successful candidate has to give to their employer.

6. In the UK - none

Abroad - none

7.   None - as above

8.  Our recruitment procedure is outlined in our Recruitment Policy (see attached)

9. The following jobs are included on our establishment list as vacancies however they may not be currently being recruited to - eg managers may be holding vacancies for one reason or another. 

Job Title

Grade

Salary range for grade

Bar/Café Assistant

1/2

£13,614 - £17,372

Warden - Scotts Grotto

1/2

£13,614 - £17,372

Customer Service Advisor

3

£16,231 - £19,742

Notice Processing Officer

5

£19,742 - £24,472

Hertfordshire Sustainability Forum Co-ordinator

5

£19,742 - £24,472

Business Support Assistant

3

£16,231 - £19,742

Administrative Assistant

3

£16,231 - £19,742

Facilities Team Leader

6

£21,530 - £27,123

Solicior - Planning and Litigation

10

£35,662 - £40,217

Accountant 

8/9

£28,746 - £34,746

Customer Support Assistant

3

£16,231 - £19,742

Customer Support Assistant

3

£16,231 - £19,742

Benefit Officer

5

£19,742 - £24,472

Customer Support Assistant - Benefits

3

£16,231 - £19,742

Benefit Officer

5

£19,742 - £24,472

Outside Officer

5

£19,742 - £24,472

Customer Support Assistant (fixed term)

3

£16,231 - £19,742

Customer Support Assistant

3

£16,231 - £19,742

Investigations Officer

7

£24,472 - £30,178

Business Support Officer (Technical)

6

£21,530 - £27,123

Business Support Officer (Admin) (Fixed Term)

4

£17,372 - £21,530

Senior Planning Officer

8

£28,746 - £32,778

Planning Support Assistant

3

£16,231 - £19,742

Conservation and Urban Design Officer

10

£35,662 - £40,217

Assistant Conservation Officer

6

£21,530 - £27,123

Planning Enforcement Officer

7

£24,472 - £30,178

Planning Policy Manager

11

£37,483 - £42,053

Trainee / Assistant Surveyor

7

£24,472 - £30,178

Building Control Admin Officer

4

£17,372 - £21,530

Refused

                                                               

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