Award-winning delivery responsible for 60,000 workers a week and a recruitment spend of £1billion.

We are often asked, “what is a neutral vendor?”. Put simply a neutral vendor is a completely independent workforce management expert. We are not a recruitment agency, nor do we have any sister companies that are recruitment agencies. 

This neutrality means we can advise on, and then implement, the most appropriate model of direct/bank/agency staff for your organisation’s best interests – ensuring that the right mix of staff is available day-in, day-out, by the hour.

Our neutral vendor solutions, powered by our account management teams and technology typically achieves:

  • Savings for organisations of between 2% to 10% on previous recruitment spend
  • A fulfilment rate of over 95% for all temporary vacancies we facilitate through e-tips®
  • The assurance of a robust approach to compliance and thus your employer brand
  • Fair market rates and opportunities for temporary workers
  • Complete visibility and management information around an area of significant spend

When you make initial contact with us to explore your options, we will talk through our solution and then organise a meeting to demo our technology and service provision to key stakeholders within your organisation. At this point we can either i) undertake a complimentary analysis of your current position and present findings/estimated savings back to you, with recommendations or ii) move through any appropriate tender process before delivering this analysis.

Once the decision has been made to partner with GRI in the UK, implementing our model and our technology is simple and straightforward. It takes just 8 to 12 weeks, thanks to our dedicated implementation and training team.

We have a track record of success and are typically able to migrate 95% plus of your existing high-performance agencies onto new terms. Our contract and performance team act on your behalf to assess and bolster your current recruitment agency panels - negotiating fairer commercial charges, enforcing these rates, driving stronger service level agreements and robust compliance through the implementation of  tried and tested technology. We are able to complete this change management thanks to our 17-year track record and influence with over 3,750 agencies in the UK (20% of the UK’s estimated recruitment agency sector).

We will also analyse whether you should create your own hiring pool to avoid agency charges all together, with our technology solutions facilitating this.

Our team will then manage your account on an ongoing basis to ensure continuous improvement and compliance with future legislative changes.



e-tips® is an easy-to-use, trusted VMS technology offering visibility, management and compliance solutions for contingent workforces. Originally created as part of the previous de Poel offering, e-tips® remains a VMS option in the UK.
Recognising that urgent recruitment requirements also emerge ‘out of hours’, we can offer support via our UK based fulfilment team. This team is available 24/7 365 days, to take your vacancy and liaise with your recruitment panel for you.
Offering an extra check to the compliance and proprietary of supplying recruitment agencies, our team conduct robust audits on all aspects of adherence to legislation including Modern Slavery, GDPR and Right to Work.
Where appropriate, organisations may benefit from on-site MSP programs, where our experts operate within your business hubs as your recruitment team managing local, UK-wide or even your entire global programme from the UK.


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