We are delighted that Hireserve has been awarded a place on the G-Cloud 10 framework.

This means that Hireserve ATS recruitment software is now available to view and purchase on the Government Digital Marketplace.

The Digital Marketplace is a hub of 24,000+ cloud technology and support specialists, which public sector organisations can use to browse, compare and select potential providers.

Having been accepted on previous frameworks G-Cloud 7 and 9, we are delighted to be a Crown Commercial Service (CSS) listed supplier once more. It opens up the opportunity for our technology to be found and selected by public sector organisations seeking reputable suppliers. What’s more, we’re proud to be part of an initiative like the Digital Marketplace, which recognises the importance of connecting public sector organisations with credible and trusted services.

“I am proud that Hireserve continues to be a part of the Digital Marketplace. This is an initiative which provides public sector organisations with great access to reputable suppliers in a secure environment, offering them the ability to evaluate and buy cloud technology cost-effectively and with confidence.”

– Jeremy Ovenden, Founder and Managing Director, Hireserve

Over the years, we have established a strong client base in the public and not-for-profit sector, with customers including Bristol City Council, Lincolnshire County Council and the General Medical Council (GMC).

This experience has provided us with a unique insight into the challenges felt by public sector recruitment teams, from the diverse range of roles and niche skills required, to the high demand for local services. With these in mind, we are continually developing tools and technology that can make a tangible difference to these teams.

Interview administration, for example, can be an excessive drain on time and resources. So, we gave control back to candidates with our self-select functionality, enabling candidates to pick their own interview timeslots through an online portal. We’ve found that this significantly cuts the time our customers spend on the email and the telephone trying to organise assessment days and interviews.

We looked at the lengthy back-and-forth of the reference collection process and automated it so that referees could fill out reference requests online and send them straight back into the system. In fact, Bristol City Council has saved over £23,000 per annum using the Hireserve ATS automated references tool.

Of course, we can’t talk about technology without mentioning Data Protection (formerly known as our favourite acronym: GDPR). Public sector organisations need to be confident that they have the right technology to process data lawfully, transparently and fairly. Hireserve ATS includes a range of tools to help manage this, from obtaining consent and displaying privacy notices, to setting data retention periods and automatically archiving expired data.

These tools alone can’t beat all the challenges that some public sector recruitment teams face, but they can certainly help in-house recruiters attract, engage, screen and hire the talent they need more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Joining the G-Cloud 10 framework reinforces our commitment to providing recruitment technology that is robust and reliable whilst being agile enough to meet even the most complex public sector requirements.

About the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and G-Cloud 10:

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) works with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery. The CCS goal is to become the ‘go-to’ place for expert commercial and procurement services.

The G-Cloud 10 agreement supports the Government’s policy to centrally manage the procurement of common goods and services through an integrated commercial function at the heart of government.



About the author

Tristan Potter

Tristan has a decade's worth of experience writing content and copy for organisations across Bristol and the Southwest of England. He has written on a diverse range of topics, including technology, philosophy, politics, and recruitment. His writing has appeared in The Drum, HR Grapevine, and The Guardian, among other publications. He joined Hireserve in March 2022.