NHS trusts have saved more than £5m by using NHS Jobs, the e-recruitment service for the health service, according to official figures.
Results of a survey by NHS Employers, the body responsible for pay and workforce conditions, of 550 trusts which use the service for their recruitment activities show that the saving was made over a six-month period.
The bulk of this saving was made in two key areas:
recruitment advertising – trusts made savings by using the online service instead of paying to place advertisements
administration – trusts made savings by transforming their HR department and reducing administration.
NHS Jobs has more than one million visitors per month and is now the fourth largest jobs board in the UK.
Stuart Morison, NHS Jobs service manager, said: “These results show that trusts are finding that there are significant benefits of using NHS Jobs.
“Not only is it making the recruitment process much more effective and efficient, but it is also having the added benefit of impacting on their finances.”