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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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Back to 1989

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Back to 1989… Meta, Maxine, Madelaine, Matt and Tracy are going back to the eighties this week; November 1989 to be precise. Why? Wote Street is celebrating their 25th anniversary on 28th November…so join our nostalgia ride.  This Friday, (28th November) our office will be transformed into a 1980’s office meaning the fax will be[…..]

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“3 Lions on a shirt…….”

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“3 Lions on a shirt,never stopped us dreaming” So, England are in the World cup.  Lost our first match, but general consensus is we played well.   Despite their “fans”, I would say.We do tend to put our national team down, don’t we?  “No point in following the footie, we’ll be out in the first[…..]

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How to get what you want from an interview

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HR PEER GROUP MEETING 24 APRIL 2014 HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT FROM THE INTERVIEWEE.  14 members of the group gathered for breakfast and we talked about the interview process and how we can follow the correct process to ensure we choose the right person for the job.  The costs of not recruiting the[…..]

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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[…..]

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25 Jul 2018

Educate employers about benefits of older workers

The latest report from the Government’s Women and Equalities Committee says older workers still face discrimination and the recruitment industry’s ‘failure to take more robust action has a significant impact on (their) ability to access work’. Maxine Hart, our Operations Director, has something to say. Valuing best practice The report is pretty damning stuff. But[…..]

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28 Jun 2018

Feeling hot, hot, hot?

Isn’t the weather glorious.  I don’t think anything beats a British heatwave.  It reminds of just how beautiful our country can be.  Granted, it would be more enjoyable if we weren’t all stuck in the office! So, how can we office workers stay cool in office? Here’s a few tips! If you’re luck enough to[…..]