Today marks one year since Opus LGSS, the joint venture between Opus People Solutions and LGSS, went live in Cambridge and it’s certainly been a busy and exciting year for us!
Opus LGSS first went live in Cambridge on 9th January 2017, starting out with just one consultant and has grown significantly over the past year. We have recruited two more consultants in Cambridge followed by a further four in our Northamptonshire office, which went live in July 2017, and currently manage over 625 placements across the two locations.
Ellie Andrews, our first consultant for Opus LGSS, gives us an insight into how her first year has been.
“The Opus LGSS go live date in Cambridgeshire was the 9th January 2017 – this also happened to be my first day with the company. The first few weeks were a bit of a whirlwind, getting all of the workers and requirements on the new systems and making sure the transition went smoothly. Since then we have fully established our place within the authority and the Opus team has tripled in size, it’s been an exciting time for me personally and it has been fulfilling to see the company getting off the ground and being a success within the first year.
Being on site is an important factor for us and I think it is a real benefit being able to pop to see a manager or a worker as it makes us feel more like we are part of the team.”
In October 2017 LGSS published a case study on Opus LGSS detailing the challenges faced by Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire County Councils, the solution that Opus LGSS offered and the results of this.
Within this case study, Paul White, Head of Procurement for LGSS states that Opus LGSS “has led to a more significant understanding of organisational values, direction and strategy. Crucially, managers no longer lose time doing their own quality checks before interview.”
2018 looks set to be another busy year for us. We will be increasing our engagement with local charities and continuing to provide an efficient service to the authority, by working to reduce agency worker figures and costs and are looking forward to what lies ahead.
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You can find information about Opus LGSS as a service, here.