DWP has this information available only from 6 April 2004. The amounts given as follows represent the total value of the contracts awarded to recruitment agencies, rather than actual spend, for exercises to recruit staff into the Department within the periods shown.
The Department for Work and Pensions makes use of executive search consultants to provide expertise in executive search and selection, particularly for senior and specialist staff in circumstances where the relevant skills, qualifications and experience are not available or in very limited supply across the Department and Whitehall.
Contracted spend (£) 2004-05 1,387,106 2005-06 3,265,273 2006-07 1,164,375 2007-08 (to date) 38,000
Contracted spend (£)
2007-08 (to date)