Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. RBS outsources graduate hiringOn 18 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today The Royal Bank of Scotlandoutsourced its graduate recruitment programme to PSL at a cost of £600,000 lastmonth.The aim is to developa more consultative role for HR, according to Fiona Brazil, manager forgraduate resourcing at RBS.She said, “UsingPSL to take away our administration fits in with how we think of ourselves asconsultants. Traditionally, we have been in favour of e-HR solutions that fitin with our overall culture.”By outsourcing theprogramme the administrative burden of sifting through hundreds of CVs has beenremoved.Brazil said,”This will allow HR to become more specialised. My role is to liaise withdifferent business areas within the group to see if their recruitment needs arebeing met by the outsourcers.”She claimed there arealso cost benefits, with savings of more than two-thirds in recruitment.Applications bygraduates will be processed in three stages. Firstly, they will be screenedonline to see if they have the basic qualifications.Successful candidateswill then take part in a telephone interview, followed by skill tests againstthe bank’s key competencies at an assessment centre.RBS aims to recruit275 graduates by March 2002 through its outsourced programme. Related posts:No related photos.