Welcome Paul Goodard

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As we say a fond farewell to Ian Bowden, we are pleased to announce that Paul Goddard has taken up position of IT Director.

Paul has worked for Capita for 15 years, most recently providing interim cover for the IT Director role in Capita HR Solutions.  Before that, he worked in IT covering bid work, technical architecture, implementation and IT delivery.  His work has covered many parts of Capita including Capita Resourcing, Capita IT Services, BBC Audience Services, and Capita Learning & Development.  Despite being responsible for the team who built and supported the new audience ticketing system for BBC, he got rejected entry at the studio door to view a recording of a show due overbooking rules his team had implemented.

Paul lives in Oxford, and is married with 1 child  (he says 1 is more than enough!!).  He enjoys running, triathlon, coaching junior athletics, and camping.

Welcome to the team Paul!

Email Signature update - ALL STAFF PLEASE ACTION

Hi all, with the new registered address coming into play last week, it is important that we ALL update our email footers to reflect the changes. You might have seen on the website that we have also updated the logo to all blue instead of the blue and orange. This will also need updating.

With this in mind, we have created a guide to updating your email signature. Below is a pdf and logo download. Please can we all ensure this is updated as soon as possible. Thanks.

 Right click on the logo and "save" to download.

Right click on the logo and "save" to download.

 Click to download guide

Click to download guide

Mandarin speaking individual required

We are in need of a Mandarin speaking individual for a period of 3/4 months to translate for the aviation team. 

  • No screener experience required, it’s purely translation. 
  • It would also be telephone calls to employers/educational establishments to obtain reference details etc.
  • It could be friend or family member they know. 
  • Start date would be in the next couple of weeks up until the beginning of Sept.

We want your ideas for our January event

This year Susie and the team have decided to give YOU the control on what we do for our company event this January. You will recall last years Film Festival, so let's see if we can top that with some unusual and creative ideas.

We kindly ask you to fill in the form box below and ask yourself the following questions...

  • What would you like to see?
  • What would you like to hear about?
  • Is there anything specific you would like to do?

The BIG Data Tidy Up follow up

Hi all,

A big thank you for your assistance with The Big Data Tidy Up. We have been advised by Ian Ross that it was successful and that he is satisfied with the results.

We are going to be running regular sessions in the future to ensure continuous compliance with the GDPR. 

Please continue to ask you Team Leader any questions you might have. It's always best to ask if you are unsure. Thanks

Sue Collins and the GDPR team

The SW Compliance Superstars!

During March and April, four hard working people in the team achieved 100% compliance. This is a wonderful achievement and we would like to acknowledge it by taking the following people for lunch with Ian and Susie.

Special mention goes to Craig Johnson for achieving 100% in both March and April.

 Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson

 Agnieszka Aleksander

Agnieszka Aleksander

 Sian Oliver

Sian Oliver

 Francesca Ruffles

Francesca Ruffles

Well done to all of you!

More great feedback!

WARNING – the following email is full of cheese read at your own risk! 😊

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at SW that look after Nationwide cases from upload through to completion.

I know that the number of files that we get, you are getting too and I am sure sometimes you think oh my god not another call from Claire but you are all always so nice and really do make the partnership work. I really like working with you all and just wanted to say a massive thank you!

Shout outs:

Jake and Mitch (the duo) for always being polite no matter how many times I call! 😊
Kerry for always being the one who can get anything done! 😊
The compliance team for getting the files over the line ever when there is a very tight schedule!!! 😊

Thank you again
— Claire Rendell | Resourcing Services Administrator | People and Culture

A BIG well done to Kerry!

Kerry is always on hand when needed, even if it is urgent work, she will deal with it in a timely manner with a smile, Kerry understands the pressure we can be under with new starters and is always supporting my team with these cases and going the extra mile

I’ve worked with Kerry for a couple of years now, and honestly, I’m surprised she still picks up the phone to me, the amount of times I ask her for help! She continuously goes the extra mile and does it with great enthusiasm, whether it’s helping with a general query or supporting with rushing through urgent candidate checks. The hard work she does is noticed and appreciated by the entire team!
— Neil Lewis - Nationwide

Are you an aspiring market researcher? If so, we need you!

Hi all, we are looking for member of staff who has an interest in market research. We need a proactive person to research industries around the eBulk Criminality sector. This will involve just a few hours a week to discover competitor pricing models, new products and services within the industry, market sectors of interest and identifying large clients who could benefit from SW's services. This will result in significant exposure at a senior level in Security Watchdog, and will add real value to our business.

If you are interested in the role then please contact Damian Scally on Damian.Scally@capita.co.uk