April News Round-up

Posted on April 10, 2018

Curve News!
Another exciting few months in Curve World!

Announcing a new HRO contract with Ricoh UK and an exciting new partnership with TSB Bank. Achieving Full Supplier Organisation Accreditation Status under the Financial Services Supplier Qualification System (FSQS).

Sponsoring The Networking Lounge at the In-House Recruitment Expo where Lyndsey Simpson, CEO, presented on both days. The Curve Group also attended a number of events to celebrate International Women’s Day.


The Curve Group announced that it has been appointed to provide Ricoh UK with HR Case Management and Line Manager Employee Relations support in an exclusive 3 year deal

The Curve Group will provide Employee Relations Advice delivered via a dedicated HR Advice Helpline to Ricoh UK’s Management population. The advice will be tailored to take into account Ricoh’s own policies, processes and procedures whilst at the same time acknowledging HR industry best practice and current Talent management ‘thought leadership’ principles. The Curve Group will be expanding its relationship with Ricoh and will be rolling out similar services to Ricoh Eire, Ricoh Europe and Ricoh Capital in 2018.


TSB Bank Plc Appoints The Curve Group to Support TSB’s New Commercial Banking Arm

The Curve Group announced that it has entered into an exciting partnership with TSB Bank for the attraction and selection of their new Commercial Banking team.

Under the project outsource contract, The Curve Group will initially be providing consulting and research support around role design and talent mapping, moving into attracting and selecting 15 new Relationship Managers to grow and serve this new customer base.

TSB is committed to building a diverse bank, with a culture that is inclusive of gender, race, disability, background, or education – and a workforce that reflects the diversity of the customers it serves. This requirement is front and centre in all new appointments, and TSB is looking to appoint its 15 new Relationship Managers in the first half of 2018 and with a strong gender split.
Providing an end-to-end solution, The Curve Group will also be designing the assessment centres and selection materials and running all elements of the process on TSB’s behalf.


The Curve Group Achieve Full Supplier Organisation Accreditation Status Under the Financial Services Supplier Qualification System (FSQS)
The FSQS is a quality standard recognised by a number of the world’s leading Banking and Financial Services organisations such as Lloyds Banking Group, Metro Bank, Santander, TSB, Nationwide and LV=.

The FSQS system provides buyer organisations with the surety that accredited suppliers have proven compliance and assurance policies which have been independently verified by Hellios Information Management Ltd, the third party who manage the system.

Accredited supplier data is held on a single supplier platform which is then accessible to multiple buyer organisations as requested, thereby removing many of the core due diligence checks prior to entering into contracts.


The Curve Group Sponsor the Networking Lounge and Present at the In-House Recruitment Expo at Olympia

On 27th and 28th February 2018, The Curve Group attended the In-House Recruitment Expo at Olympia, London. The In-House Recruitment Expo is viewed as the ‘must attend’ event of the year for in-house recruitment leaders and resourcing specialists alike from across all industry sectors. Over 70 exhibitors showcased the very latest recruitment products, services and industry innovations and over 50 seminars and masterclasses were delivered by industry thought leaders on a wide variety of topics.

We were delighted to sponsor the Networking Lounge at the event, promoting communication and providing an environment for peer networking.
Lyndsey Simpson, CEO of The Curve Group, presented a Masterclass on how businesses can better manage their contractor workforce to deliver value for money and ensure compliance within today’s complicated regulatory environment. During the Masterclass, Lyndsey presented some options on how to undertake a contractor workforce audit and what the results are likely to be when implemented ‘back at base’.

On day 2, Lyndsey hosted a Seminar discussion on Project Outsourcing with Debbie Mavis, Head of Talent and Resourcing at TSB Bank, where they discussed how project outsourcing can offer businesses the option of working alongside a flexible specialist partner that can enhance certain elements of the recruitment process for example attraction, retention and branding. Real life examples and case studies were used in this interactive session to illustrate the tangible benefits that this approach can deliver.

Lyndsey Simpson Presents at International Women’s Day Events

To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, Lyndsey Simpson, CEO of award winning The Curve Group attended and presented at events and met inspirational female leaders to promote gender inclusivity and parity within the workplace.

Lyndsey joined a panel based event held by both HSBC and Berlin Leighton Paisner (BLP) exploring the theme of EQ v’s IQ in the workplace. Lyndsey was joined on the panel by a number of truly inspiring business women including Amanda Murphy, Head of Commercial Banking at HSBC and Lisa Mayhew, BLP’s Managing Partner.

The event was extremely well attended and was an interesting and thought provoking event exploring the question ‘Is EQ becoming as important as IQ to business professionals?’

Thereafter, Lyndsey joined a ‘Three Police Forces’ conference for a ‘Women in Police’ , where she shared her journey as a female entrepreneur and talked on the topic of women in business and at work.


APSCO Encouraging Diversity in Recruitment

APSCo is a passionate advocate of using fair recruitment practices to achieve workforce diversity – they believe that striving for best practices in this area is the right thing to do – and makes perfect business sense.

APSCo is dedicated to supporting disabled talent. With over seven million working-age individuals classified as disabled and with chronic skills shortages in many sectors, it has never been so important to ensure recruitment processes are fair, equal and accessible. They have published a free best practice guide on Disability Confidence for Recruitment Businesses.

Free Best Practice Guide


The Government have Produced a Women in Finance Charter – A Pledge for Gender Balance Across Financial Services

This is a commitment by HM Treasury and signatory firms to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry. Firms that sign up to this Charter are pledging to be the best businesses in the sector. The Charter reflects the government’s aspiration to see gender balance at all levels across financial services firms. A balanced workforce is good for business – it is good for customers, for profitability and workplace culture, and is increasingly attractive for investors.

The Charter commits firms to supporting the progression of women into senior roles in the financial services sector by focusing on the executive pipeline and the mid-tier level; recognises the diversity of the sector and that firms will have different starting points – each firm should therefore set its own targets and implement the right strategy for their organisation; requires firms to publicly report on progress to deliver against these internal targets to support the transparency and accountability needed to drive change.




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