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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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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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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[…..]

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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[…..]