Recruitment Agency Spend

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Dear University of Aberdeen,

Please provide me with the total value of spend on staff recruitment
agencies for the University for the academic year 2015/2016.

Please also provide details of which agencies were used.

Yours faithfully,

David Hill

Foi, University of Aberdeen

Dear Mr Hill,

I refer to your email of 02 May 2017 and, on behalf of the University, I acknowledge receipt and confirm that your request is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. In terms of the Act, a reply will be sent to you within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely,

Lorna Maguire
University Records Manager
Library, Special Collections & Museums
The Sir Duncan Rice Library
The University of Aberdeen
Bedford Road
AB24 3AA

T: 01224- 273175
Email: [email address]

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Foi, University of Aberdeen

Dear Mr Hill


I refer to your email of 2 May 2017 requesting information relating to recruitment agency spend by the University of Aberdeen.

Your request has now been considered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, ‘the Act’.

The total value of spend on staff recruitment agencies for the University for the academic year 2015/2016 was £55,877,87.

The agencies used were as follows: Hays; Thorpe Molloy Recruitment Ltd; Aberdeen Appointments Agency Ltd; ASA International Ltd TA ASA Recruitment and Reed Specialist Recruitment Ltd.

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Yours sincerely,
Iain Gray

University Data Protection Officer
University of Aberdeen

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