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When employees rise from the past

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Posted on 12:26pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Parting with staff always seems a bit final, but now and again, a past employee will come back. Should you re-hire them?

Natasha Sabin »

A job’s a job – call it what it is

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Posted on 10:55am Thursday 27th March 2014

You can spend hours thinking up a fitting job title. Then, by the time you’ve finished, you’ve dreamed up something quite…err… imaginative.

Louise Hewett »

BE THERE. BE INFORMED. BE READY to meet the challenges facing all HR Professionals.

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Posted on 11:44am Wednesday 26th March 2014

The HR and business landscape is rapidly transforming, are you ready to meet the challenges facing all HR Professionals?  The HR Conference promises an impressive line-up of speakers and is a date not to be missed for those wanting to understand the current and future innovations and challenges facing business. Hewett Recruitment have secured Kevin Green, Chief Executive of the REC as key note speaker at the next Human Resources Professionals Conference on 4th June 2014 run in association with the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce. Kevin spoke at the inaugural conference last year and his speech captivated his audience of senior HR managers from across the region as he explained the changing dynamics and key challenges facing HR professionals and business owners. Kevin is a regular commentator on the UK labour market on national TV and radio and his background includes his time as HR Director of Royal Mail. Whilst holding that position he was responsible for all people related issues for a business with 165,000 employees and helped to transform an organisation losing £1million a day in 2003 to making more than £600m profit in 2007. Speakers include Bernie Bird, Group Head of HR at Sanctuary Housing will be taking a look at ‘the holistic approach to recruiting and retaining the best’. Two highly regarded legal eagles include, Sally Morris Head of Employment at MFG who asks ‘how geared up are we for growth and flexibility?’ and Paul Chamberlain from Brabners who is a nationally recognised expert on agency workers regulations and status of temporary workers. BE THERE. BE INFORMED. BE READY to meet the challenges facing all HR Professionals. Join the HR Community of Herefordshire and Worcestershire on 4th June at Worcester Warriors, Sixways Stadium for the HR Professionals Conference. To book contact:  jo@hewett-recruitment.co.uk For full details visit the Hewett Recruitment website

Natasha Sabin »

Humour at work: It's either laugh or cry

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Posted on 12:11pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A good giggle is sometimes the only thing that gets you through the day. The only problem is that humour normally has an edge to it.

Natasha Sabin »

Should you hire an apprentice?

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Posted on 12:05pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

Last week was National Apprenticeship Week!

Natasha Sabin »

How to recruit through Twitter

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Posted on 12:52pm Thursday 6th March 2014

A good way to get your job advert seen is to advertise it on Twitter. Here's what you need to know

Natasha Sabin »

What not to do on your CV

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Posted on 9:03am Thursday 27th February 2014

Trawling through CVs is painstaking enough - here are some CV habits that make it worse.

Natasha Sabin »

Visual CVs – are they the future?

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Posted on 2:48pm Thursday 20th February 2014

Visual CVs are becoming increasingly commonplace. And it’s hardly surprising; they’re a good gimmick that are sure to make your CV noticed, but are they always appropriate?

Louise Hewett »

Don’t miss the biggest business showcase in the region on 5th March

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Posted on 9:36am Wednesday 19th February 2014

Are you looking for a relatively easy and very affordable way to give your business and its services some good exposure?

Natasha Sabin »

Negotiating salaries: What to consider

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Posted on 2:42pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

Contrary to what some believe, negotiating a salary is not about winning. If either party feels capitulated, there is no winner.

Natasha Sabin »

What if you train your people and they leave?

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Posted on 2:38pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

What if you train your people and they leave? What if you don’t and they stay?

Natasha Sabin »

Job Perks: A lesson from Google

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Posted on 12:57pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

Outdated formalities of corporate culture are being sacked off, in favour of creating a more pleasant working environment. Conglomerate, Google, is notorious for it. Google boasts a plethora of perks

Louise Hewett »

Does the careers page on your website truly reflect your organisation

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Posted on 10:37am Monday 27th January 2014

Keeping jobs and information updated is important, but visitors to your careers page also need to get a flavour of the business

Natasha Sabin »

Benefit Street – advice for job seeking residents

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Posted on 12:16pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

So, we’re feeling pretty sorry for the genuine job seekers living on James Turner Street. Their address alone is going to be a big black mark on their CV. Here are some job seeking tips.

Natasha Sabin »

Traditional New Year resolutions get shunned

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Posted on 4:39pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

UK employers are going to have their work cut out for them this January, as Brits start looking for a better work-life balance.

Natasha Sabin »

What to do when an employee resigns

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Posted on 10:02am Wednesday 8th January 2014

Like it or not, there comes a time when you and your employees must part ways. Here's what to do when an employee resigns

Natasha Sabin »

New Year resolutions for bosses

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Posted on 12:00am Tuesday 31st December 2013

New Year’s the perfect time to start making changes. Here are some top resolutions for business owners who want a fruitful 2014.

Natasha Sabin »

The Christmas cracker: a history

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Posted on 12:00am Monday 23rd December 2013

The Christmas cracker is an odd tradition, with commercial origins. It was invented in the early Victorian era (1847), by Tom Smith, a London sweet shop owner.

Louise Hewett »

Volunteering for Charities can have a real positive impact on business

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Posted on 11:27am Friday 20th December 2013

Volunteering as a trustee for a charity adds real value to both the charitable organisation and the business. Trustees can offer a diverse mix of skills and their energy can make a real difference.

Natasha Sabin »

Business is booming this Christmas

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Posted on 4:51pm Monday 16th December 2013

Business in the retail industry has been booming this Christmas. Liverpool ONE reported its busiest day since it opened in 2008 and Union Square predicted a sale of over 8,200 party dresses.

Natasha Sabin »

How to handle weather workplace disruptions

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Posted on 11:59am Wednesday 11th December 2013

Adverse weather is one of the biggest business disruptions in Britain. By planning ahead, you can prevent your business from being disrupted.

Natasha Sabin »

Dealing with Christmas holiday requests

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Posted on 12:48pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

It’s tough for employees to deal with holiday requests around Christmas; everybody wants time off!

Natasha Sabin »

How to manage workplace conflicts

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Posted on 12:01pm Thursday 28th November 2013

Conflicts at work rarely go unnoticed. If unresolved, you may notice that:

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Is this the end of the recession?

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Posted on 6:00am Thursday 21st November 2013

Doolittle & Dalley’s commercial department has seen another month of sustained interest in commercial property throughout the Wyre Forest area, with not only small factory units being let, but also for the first time in two years there seems to be a slight improvement with regard to the letting of offices.

Natasha Sabin »

What zero hour contracts mean to business owners

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Posted on 3:51pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

Zero hour contracts are still increasing in the UK.

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Imagination may be needed to sell your houses in winter

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Posted on 6:00am Thursday 14th November 2013

Estate agent David Jones of Allan Morris & Jones looks at how to get the very best from your property sale during the winter months.

Louise Hewett »

You can develop skills, but you can't train a personality

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Posted on 4:05pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

Richard Branson believes there is nothing more important than hiring the right team, taking personality as well as qualifications into account...

Natasha Sabin »

Employee background checks – the dos and don’ts

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Posted on 1:27pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

Background checks can be confusing. It’s important that you follow the right steps, so you can’t be accused of negligent hiring or discrimination.

John Andrews »

Economic recovery continues

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Posted on 7:00am Thursday 24th October 2013

Throughout the Wyre Forest area there are signs that the economic recovery is continuing, as far as commercial property is concerned, but perhaps not at quite such a pace as seemed the pace several months ago.

Natasha Sabin »

Facebook update encourages social media screening

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Posted on 1:14pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Recent Facebook updates have renewed concerns that recruiters will be using the social network to screen job seekers.

Natasha Sabin »

Halloween is worth 300m a year in the UK

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Posted on 4:39pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

“£300m a year and Britain's third most lucrative festival after Christmas and Easter,” The Daily Mail reported in 2012.

Natasha Sabin »

1 in 5 job seekers fudge CV facts

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Posted on 2:51pm Wednesday 9th October 2013

1 in 5 job seekers lie on their CV. People claim to have more experience and skills. Telling CV porkies can be more detrimental than you think.

Natasha Sabin »

1 in 3 UK workers admit to skiving

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Posted on 3:15pm Tuesday 1st October 2013

On average staff take an average of 9.1 sick days each year, costing British businesses around £29bn each year.

John Andrews »

Are there better times ahead?

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Posted on 5:00pm Friday 27th September 2013

FOR some time we have been reporting that there were signs of a general improvement in the economy which was filtering through from manufacturing and is starting to have an effect on the local economy overall. The announcement by the Bank of England to keep interest rates fixed for up to three years, has added that extra bit of confidence, such that for the first time in a long time, it is possible to see further than six months ahead and that the general economic situation should improve.

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Ups and downs of property market

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Posted on 4:02pm Friday 27th September 2013

With all of the industry and financial indicators showing an upward turn, estate agent David Jones of Allan Morris & Jones looks at how this is affecting the property market.

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Charity Kidsco.org.uk support some of the UKs most vulnerable children

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Posted on 4:01pm Thursday 26th September 2013

Camila Batmangeldish from the charity 'Kids Company' gave a very moving and compelling address at the UK Community Foundation conference highlighting the vital support they give to some of the UKs most vulnerable youngsters.

Natasha Sabin »

Most Common CV Mistakes

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Posted on 9:30am Thursday 26th September 2013

You could be the best thing since sliced bread, but make one of these mistakes on your CV and the chances of you being invited to an interview are slim.

Natasha Sabin »

How much does money matter at work?

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Posted on 2:55pm Tuesday 17th September 2013

Naturally, paying employees higher salaries has some huge benefits. Looking at recruitment alone, a higher starting salary has the benefit of making your company more attractive to prospective candidates.

Natasha Sabin »

A question of sport – do competitive sports lead to business success?

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Posted on 3:48pm Tuesday 10th September 2013

Before you describe somebody as a dumb jock or silly cheerleader, bite your tongue; sporting prowess has long been linked with success in business. But is the link overstated?

Natasha Sabin »

How to Write a Killer Job Description

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Posted on 10:52am Wednesday 4th September 2013

A job good description should 1) Stand out 2) Provide the right information 3) Attract the right candidates. It’s surprisingly tough to get it right. Learn how online

Natasha Sabin »

What’s your learning style?

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Posted on 3:30pm Wednesday 28th August 2013

How do you process information? Find out about your learning style with this online quiz

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Bungalow with felt roof sold for £230!

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Posted on 1:00pm Friday 23rd August 2013

Chris Smith, a chartered surveyor with the Stourport office of Phipps and Pritchard with McCartneys, looks back at the firm’s auction archives.

Natasha Sabin »

How to choose a recruitment agency

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Posted on 2:09pm Tuesday 20th August 2013

If you choose to recruit through an agency, it’s important that you choose the right recruitment firm.

David Jones »

The best things come in small packages

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Posted on 11:10am Tuesday 20th August 2013

An ageing population - and a need for many others to adjust their lifestyles according to their pocket - means that ‘downsizing’ has become the buzz word in today’s property world. Estate agent David Jones, head of Allan Morris & Jones with offices in Bewdley, Stourport and Kidderminster, takes a closer look at this new phenomenon.

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Unscrambling Government Policies & Energy Efficiency

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Posted on 10:31am Friday 16th August 2013

According to popular press reports, the UK Government are currently strongly supporting energy efficiency measures as a clear strategy to reduce carbon emissions and meet the EU target to reduce nationwide co2 emissions by 20% by the year 2020.

Paul Hutchens »

Is Energy Efficiency Top of the Board Room Agenda?

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Posted on 11:47am Thursday 15th August 2013

With firms UK wide pinching the pennies where they can, is it any wonder that getting the most out of the energy has crept up the list of priorities. As energy bills show no signs of slowing, addressing the best way to use this energy is fast becoming a priority for many businesses.

Paul Hutchens »

Sustainability, the Simple Way

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Posted on 10:06am Wednesday 14th August 2013

Many are calling for sustainability to be more accessible and more viable for companies as it is hard for managers of facilities to implement corporate sustainability.

Natasha Sabin »

Why you should recruit through one agency

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Posted on 11:20am Tuesday 13th August 2013

When hunting for a new employee, it's tempting to just pay the first recruiter who fills the role. This means you lose out on quality of service, bulk discounts and much more. Find out why.

Paul Hutchens »

Investment in Fossil Fuels Significantly Decreases

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Posted on 11:21am Tuesday 13th August 2013

As the future of fossil fuels and alternative methods of energy extraction remain unstable around the world, due to carbon policies and worldwide targets, the change in attitude is consistent; stay away from these energy investment opportunities.

Natasha Sabin »

Corporate phrases…what they really mean

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Posted on 2:40pm Tuesday 6th August 2013

People in business say the most bizarre things…they’re called corporate buzzwords. But what do they actually mean?

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