Reed In Partnership

Reed in Partnership Case Study

The Problem

Reed in Partnership delivers innovative Welfare to Work services across a broad range of industries on a completely no-fee basis. Working in partnership with Government, employers, training providers and other groups, Reed in Partnership specialises in matching the skills of jobseekers to the exact requirements of employers.

Reed in Partnership needs to be able to monitor and track the progress of all its candidates across the various Government training and Welfare to Work programmes. Before working with Calibrand, Reed in Partnership's tracking systems had been fragmented, resulting in substantial administration overheads.

How we helped

Calibrand is assisting Reed In Partnership with the development of a Consolidated Evaluation and Tracking application which will allow the detailed monitoring of clients as they progress through the Reed career/employment preparation training.

Reed In Partnership advisors are situated at Employment Centres across the country. Through the use of careful, structured and controlled analysis and cutting-edge development tools, Calibrand are providing a solution that will allow rapid change with minimal distribution costs to the customer.

The on-line system has been designed to provide a single source of information to allow the assignment of employment trainees to courses and job applications and to allow the detailed recording, analysis and monitoring of the results of these activities.

The on-line system consolidates various systems currently operating within the separate three programme models: New Deal 18-24, New Deal 25+ and Employment Zones. Reed in Partnership's objectives are to implement a system that has maximum shared functionality across the three programmes, with area-specific functionality activated through Logins and password protection.

A partnership approach

Calibrand is working in close partnership with Reed in Partnership during application build throughout, and hopefully beyond, the three years of the current contract:

"We have only been working with Calibrand for a short period of time, but what has impressed me most is the emphasis they place on fully understanding the exact nature of our business requirements; vital if you are to get the system you really want!" - Mark Fairchild (Business Analyst, Reed in Partnership)