Mike Cleaton, Deputy Director of Workforce at Crown Commercial Service has been recognised as a leader in the field of workforce procurement.

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), a global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, has announced their 3rd annual global Contingent Workforce Game Changers list. The list recognises buyers of staffing services who are making a significant contribution to the management and evolution of contingent workforce programmes within their organisations and industry-wide.

Making the list

Appointment to the list is made based on the influence and impact nominees have had on the profession, and on the roles they play in engaging and elevating the value of the flexible workforce. Ursula Williams, Chief Operating Officer at SIA said:

The 2020 Contingent Worker Game Changers have risen to extraordinary and unprecedented challenges and opportunities in recent months, standing out as top professionals amid unforeseen and arduous circumstances, leading their organisations through a time of transitions and transformation, and elevating the ecosystem for us all.

Mike has spent the majority of his career in HR and professional services procurement. Before joining CCS in July 2019, he worked at organisations including KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, RSA and Barclays Capital.

Sharing his success

On receiving this accolade Mike was keen to share the success with his team, adding:

I am hugely proud of the way that my team has responded to the unprecedented situation. They have worked tirelessly under extreme pressure to support key COVID-19 initiatives and to positively impact hundreds of suppliers and thousands of workers across government and the public sector.

These initiatives included the development of guidance on the payment of contingent workers affected by COVID-19 to mitigate the risk to the public sector contingent labour supply chain, as well as protecting the livelihood of contingent workers.

As Geoff Simmons, Professional Services Category Lead, Home Office commented earlier this year:

CCS has ensured I am kept up to date with the emerging IR35 compliance landscape, and has proactively supported my department in navigating the required changes. They also took the lead in ensuring temporary worker arrangements were considered as part of the government’s response to the current coronavirus pandemic. This ensured departments had a coherent and joined up approach to the furlough of temporary workers. There has been a real effort by CCS to put the customer first – from revamping governance to taking a far more active role in supplier performance.

To find out more about the work of Mike and his team visit the workforce page on our website.