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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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So what does the interviewer want from you?

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Today we held our HR peer group, where we discuss recruitment subjects with the people at the front line of hiring and firing in local Basingstoke companies. The subject was how to get what you want from the interviewee.  There was lots of discussion about competency based interviews, profiling, assessment days etc., but the one[…..]

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Preparation prevents poor performance

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Preparation Prevents Poor  Performance or fail to prepare – prepare to fail “what’s she on about?” I hear you cry.  Interviews. Why wouldn’t you prepare?  After all this job is going to pay for your mortgage, car loan, holidays etc.But people do fail to prepare, they think they can wing it, bluff their way through.  Don’t be[…..]

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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[…..]

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26 Jun 2018

Here’s what happened when we took on an apprentice…

A little over 18 months ago, we decided it was time to try something new.  Finding people jobs in Basingstoke and surrounding areas, Wote Street People has always grown organically, but after a stagnant 12 months we wanted to initiate a change. How were we going to do this?  Do we just wait for the[…..]

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07 Jun 2018

Proud of our community champion and awards finalist

Maxine Hart, Operations Director at Wote Street People, made the finals of the recent Place to Be Proud of Awards, nominated alongside Lamb Brooks Solicitors and The Champion Group in the Business and the Community category. Following a public vote, Champion was announced as the winner at a ceremony on 6th June at the Haymarket[…..]

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29 May 2018

How to get a summer job in Basingstoke

Whether you’re back in Basingstoke for the summer or you’ve recently left school or college, getting a summer job is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable work experience and earn funds – it can’t be all work and no play! What type of summer job could you get? Hospitality & Events, Production Line, Warehouse, Admin,[…..]

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23 May 2018

Be a ‘beachcomber’ this summer and consider recycling older workers

Over the last 20 years, we’ve moved towards a throwaway society in more ways than one. The debate around plastic pollution, in my mind, also reflects the recruitment conundrum of many older workers looking for jobs. Today, when we’ve finished with something, it’s simply taken away and “dealt with” with no remorse, no fuss and[…..]