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“So, which job is this interview for again?”

Searching for job vacancies in Basingstoke, or anywhere for that matter, is no mosey around the park. Even that initial trawl through the job boards can be a rollercoaster of emotions… “Ooh, love the sound of that! Right up my street…” “Transparency Enhancement Facilitator? What the heck is one of those? A window cleaner?” “Wow![…..]

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Not So Great Expectations – part 1

Although it was a last minute arrangement, my work experience placement at Wote Street People, a recruitment agency in Basingstoke, has been excellent all round. Not only was I kept busy constantly, which got me doing lots of different things, I was welcomed into the office by the friendly workers present there by all manners[…..]

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The Hawk has left the nest……

When we were choosing our charity challenges to mark our silver jubilee as a Basingstoke recruitment company, mine was to have my head shaved. The mohican sort of distracted me for a while. That came about from a presentation to year 8 at Brighton Hill Community College. As mentioned in earlier blogs, it attracted far[…..]

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Flipping ‘ek! Don’t judge a pancake by its mixture

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Tossing isn’t something we would usually discuss in one of our blogs, but as it’s Shrove Tuesday we feel it’s a completely acceptable subject! Maxine, Matt and Tracy from Wote Street People along with our marketing consultant, Kaia, from Brevity, took part in a pancake contest as part of our 25th anniversary celebration. Using the[…..]

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Why Employee References and the interview process don’t tell the whole story

Staff are one of your company’s most valuable assets.  Whether your business is expanding and you need to fill a new position, you require a new recruit to quickly fit into the culture of an established team or you want to find someone that will inject the inspiration and motivation back into a flagging department[…..]

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19 Oct 2018

Time’s up on discrimination: top tips for becoming a more inclusive employer

Unless you’ve been living on Mars, you’ll be aware that gender bias is a hot topic right now. Equality in the workplace is under greater scrutiny than ever before, industry-wide. The spotlight is shining on businesses to change how they recognise gender and to improve opportunities – for everybody. Implicit gender bias within the recruitment[…..]

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05 Oct 2018

Taking action on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

October 10th, 2018 marks World Mental Health Day, providing another opportunity for all of us to tackle the stigma around mental health at work; opening the discussion around what more can be done to make mental health and wellbeing a higher priority for employers of full-time and part-time jobs in Basingstoke. The theme of this[…..]

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24 Sep 2018

New research shows that 40% of employers believe office perks reduce employee stress

Wellbeing in the workplace is regularly making the news headlines. More and more smart employers recruiting for jobs in Basingstoke are asking us how they can create a healthier office space that will attract top talent to their business – and help retain valued employees. More than just a pay check In our previous blog[…..]

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24 Sep 2018

Want to know the secret to retaining staff?

So, you’ve found the ideal people to work for your company, provided ongoing training, awarded pay increases and bonuses, improved your benefits…yet still they keep moving on. Sound all too familiar? You’re not alone. With unemployment is at a record low, many employers across the UK are trying harder than ever to hold on to[…..]

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29 Aug 2018

You never know where a temp job might take your career

Sixteen years ago, I was doing a temping job as a receptionist when the owner of the agency approached me to see if I fancied a go at recruitment. Always open to opportunity, I said yes.  Here we are 16 years later and I’m the Operations Director at Wote Street People.  Now, I could tell[…..]