A new recruitment company has been created to help provide a council with temporary workers. 

Dorset Council and Commercial Services Group (CSG) have announced the launch of a joint venture recruitment company - Connect2Dorset.

From this week, Connect2Dorset started to provide the council with workers who are not permanently employed by the council; contractors, consultants and freelancers.

The council says this new approach will help it to meet its need for temporary staff, such as care workers, through 'utilising a strong and high quality supply chain'.

The decision, the council says, came from 'recognising the opportunity to deliver Dorset’s temporary workforce in a more sustainable and cost effective way'.

It also says that working with CSG as a partner will bring its specialist recruitment expertise and experience.

Aidan Dunn, executive director of corporate development at Dorset Council, said: “Connect2Dorset is about helping Dorset Council better meet our current and future workforce challenges. 

"This approach will help us to ensure a consistent provision of temporary workforce into our range of roles, including where we have our greatest challenges such as the care sector.

"Choosing an experienced partner like CSG has meant we have benefited from a smooth implementation delivered on schedule through the application of their knowledge and expertise gained from their other Joint Ventures.”

CSG is wholly owned by Kent County Council, has been in operation for over 90 years and is the largest organisation of its kind in the UK.