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Established Basingstoke recruitment agency wins Student’s Choice Award

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Local recruitment agency, Wote Street People, won Student’s Choice at the recent Skills Tree Awards. The ceremony was held at BDBC Council Chamber on 7th November and organised by Basingstoke Consortium; an education charity that works with the area’s young people. Their goal is to help students gain the skills and confidence for adult life[…..]

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We’ve moved!

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Our Basingstoke recruitment agency has moved! We’ve sadly said goodbye to the Wote Street Willy and our lovely Plush bar neighbours, but fear not, we haven’t gone very far. Basing View is the new destination for all your recruitment needs in Basingstoke and surrounding areas. From January 4th 2016, Wote Street People will be up by the[…..]

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3 great reasons to get a temporary job

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Are you looking at job vacancies in Basingstoke or other areas and wondering which direction to take? If you are uncertain about what you want to do to earn a living or you are currently unemployed and need work quickly, then searching for a temporary job might be for you. Today’s employment market is changing and[…..]

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Paint the whole hair with a rainbow!

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1 week in and the reactions are still pretty positive. Only one negative observation, that a Mohican haircut looks like a bottom with ears, has come my way.I have to say that this extreme hair thing is becoming addictive. So, I wondered how much more could I raise by doing more and more to my[…..]

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The ‘hawk has landed

One of the reasons for choosing a head shave for my 25 things for 25 years challenge, was to see how differently people would perceive me.  So far, I’m glad to say, it’s all been very positive.  My hair style is still very much in the honeymoon period of “wow! what have you done?” “why[…..]

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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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Dryathlon – Dry January

Dryathlon – breaking habits is a hard job As part of our 25 things for 25 years (in case we haven’t bored you with it yet, we’re celebrating our Silver jubilee this year), Tracy undertook the Dryathlon. This meant giving up alcohol for January. No mean feat when you work in our office! There have been[…..]

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25 years ago today…….

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Yes, 25 years ago was a busy time.  A friend of mine had his own decorating business but could only decorate the office the weekend before we opened – after all it was at a very special price!  So he had all his guys working all weekend.  I was running around making tea and getting[…..]

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Keep it in the Family – Sunday 26th November 1989

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Sunday evening and a bit of light entertainment in the form of the comedy hit, Bread. Aveline is finally pregnant but the timing is not to her liking now she has made the “glossies”. Meanwhile, Grandad has been robbed, but his possessions are replaced when all the family rally round. Tomorrow it’s back to work. Hope[…..]

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On this day in 1989…

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Especially for you It’s official!  Kylie Minogue and heart throb Jason Donovan are No. 1 with Especially for You. Must remember to video record Top of the Pops as love this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGuNsiSZ9RI Look at Kylies hair…it’s fantastic! Think I might have a go at doing my hair like and get some new earrings for[…..]

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12 Nov 2018

Recruiting for Basingstoke jobs? Remote working could help you find the right person – and keep them

Once the butt of many a joke, these days Basingstoke has shaken its ‘Boringstoke’ image of old and it’s thriving. A steady stream of development over the past decade has put the Hampshire town firmly on the map for many big businesses and retailers. The impact on employment in the region has been hugely positive[…..]

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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[…..]