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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

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

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

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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#ThisGirlCan? This girl did – inspiration from Jane Austen

”A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of”’ –  Jane Austen The 7th of July was the 200th anniversary of the death of Hampshire’s greatest author – Jane Austen.  Here was truly a woman ahead of her time.  In an era where very few women had the opportunity to vote,[…..]

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Wote Street People get Pretty Muddy for Cancer Research

It all started 2 years ago, when Madelaine took part in the Brutal 10k as part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations (celebrations?? Well, we decided to raise money for Basingstoke Consortium as a way of celebrating). The rest of the team went along on a cold Saturday November morning to watch Mad go through hell.[…..]

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24 May 2017

Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?

There’s nothing more annoying than registering for job vacancies in Basingstoke with a recruitment agency and then not hearing anything.  Why does this happen? Distractions.  Anything from temporary requirements to vacancies that don’t match your particular skills.  Before we go any further, this isn’t a list of excuses. As an industry, we should respect our[…..]

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15 May 2017

The benefits of making friends with your recruiter

Recruiters, love us or hate us – we are useful.  We can save you time and money – yes, money.  Now, before you start shouting at the screen, let us explain why. As a job agency in Basing View, we have access to a range of local candidates, either on our database or job board[…..]

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19 Apr 2017

Don’t be an April fool

During the Easter period, at Wote Street People it makes us think of the green shoots of spring, rebirth, and of course, lighter evenings. Not forgetting the delicious side of Easter… chocolate eggs, hot cross buns… *drools* The celebration of all things green around this time precedes Christianity, with the Vernal Equinox being celebrated when[…..]