13 Mar London South Bank University chooses Talent Bank
One of London’s largest universities, London South Bank University, has selected Keystone Talent Bank to provide employment agency services with a modern technology platform at its centre.
London South Bank University sought an innovative approach to providing employment agency services to students and graduates, both within the university itself and with external employers. Following a tender process, Keystone Employment Group was selected, using its online Talent Bank solution to provide a true 24/7 employment service to London South Bank University.
Keystone Talent Bank has already been deployed at a number of universities across the UK, with a cloud hosted technology platform that is supported by over 50 years of experience and expertise in the recruitment sector.
Malcolm Paice, COO for Keystone said: “We’re thrilled to be working with London South Bank University – one of the largest and most respected universities in the capital and the latest organisation to see the benefits of using technology to drive student and graduate employability. At the heart of the Talent Bank offering is a feature rich technology platform, but it is backed up by a great team with a wealth of experience in helping universities bring the job shop approach into the 21st century.
“Talent Bank allows students, graduates and other workers to get opportunities from London South Bank University and its business partners 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the world. The suite of online tools allows hiring managers to engage workers, approve timesheets and ensure compliance throughout the whole process quickly and easily. Student employability is easier achieved and in a more efficient and convenient manner – students today expect to be able to remain connected with their employment service 365 days a year.”
London South Bank University is one of the largest, most cosmopolitan universities in the United Kingdom with over 18,000 students drawn from over 130 countries. The university opened a new student centre in 2012, demonstrating a firm commitment to making student support services more convenient and accessible.
London South Bank University was attracted to the Keystone offering which utilises technology to make student engagement truly 24/7 and global, while still providing personal experience, interaction and support.
Malcolm Paice added: “The software as a service approach makes light work of administration, compliance and offering jobs directly to students and graduates – but we are a people business just as much as we are a technology provider. We have decades of experience in higher education and a reputation for superb account management to ensure our services flex to meet the ever changing needs of a large cosmopolitan university. The coming years will hold many challenges for universities in the UK to attract talent and offer students great opportunities, Talent Bank allows a university to adapt its employability offering.”
London South Bank joins a growing list of educational institutes to deploy the Keystone Talent Bank solution, a list which includes King’s College London, Brunel University London, London Metropolitan University, The Natural History Museum and Canterbury Christ Church University.