Date lodged: 18 May 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many advertisements have been placed with external recruitment companies by each of its (a) directorates and (b) agencies in each month since April 2017, and how many staff were hired as a result of each.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 31 May 2018
The Scottish Government does not use the services of external recruitment companies for vacancies at Bands A-C - administrative through to management posts. At Senior Civil Service level, one advert was placed on an external recruitment company site in September 2017 and one person was employed as a result.