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S5W-16801: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 18 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of staffing costs in each of its (a) directorates and (b) agencies is spent on (i) recruiting and (ii) hiring (A) temporary, (B) seconded and (C) employment agency staff.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 31 May 2018

We do not have a cost figure for this. Business areas manage recruitment and a central HR Resourcing Team facilitates this and provides advice. Staff time spent on individual campaigns will vary depending on a number of factors including number of posts, candidate interest and the grades of the vacancies.