We often refer to things as being a marathon. It’s a convenient way of describing something that took a while or got to be quite hard to complete. If we have had a difficult journey home, it becomes a marathon, or it takes a marathon effort to get ourselves packed for the big summer holiday. Sometimes though, I wonder if that word is used a little bit too lightly and I suspect the people taking part in the London marathon a few weeks ago would probably agree. [Read more…]
Recruiting is one of the most challenging, rewarding, fulfilling, and exciting of careers. Like most jobs, it requires the right person with the right mix of attitude and aptitude for the role, but if you are that person, then you will not only make a living from being a recruiter, but you will make a career out of it. [Read more…]
The first day of spring has officially been and gone. Although 2017 officially starts in January of course, for many people, Spring is really when they start to think about the year ahead. [Read more…]
February is the month of love. Here at Personnel Selection, we are possibly a bit less cynical about that than some people. It can actually be a very positive thing to sit back and take a reminder of the things in life you genuinely love. [Read more…]
Big congratulations to Michelle Lewis and Sonia Barton at our Portsmouth branch for their part in making another candidate very happy!
The whole team at Portsmouth deserve a huge pat on the back for all their hard work in recent months…here’s to continued success !
Here’s what one happy candidate has to say about us –
“I cannot praise Personnel Selection in Portsmouth highly enough. I was contacted by Michelle Lewis after she had found my CV online and we immediately had a really friendly phone call, followed by an appointment to register with the agency a few days later, by which time an interview had already been arranged for me. The contact by email, phone and text, including good luck wishes for the interview, really made me feel all the staff were interested and wanted me to succeed. Everyone at the agency was welcoming, friendly and faultlessly professional, and genuinely pleased to hear that I had got the job. I had been looking for work for just over four months, with no success, and realise now that it wouldn’t even have taken four weeks if I had gone to Personnel Selection straight away! I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for work, or seeking to change their job, as the level of support and assistance is fantastic. My two contacts were Michelle, and Sonia, and both of them were warm, friendly and professional. 5 Star Rating! Thanks”
At the time of writing this article, January is really beginning to bite. The mornings are cold, the evenings are dark, and the weather is unpleasant. January is also the month in which the Christmas and New Year festivities come to an end. In short, January can be a bit of a low spot in the year. [Read more…]
When 89-year-old Joe Bartley from Paignton decided he was wasted sitting at home bored, he placed an ad in his local paper looking for work. Joe felt he still had a lot to offer. He had been hands on all his life, he was prepared to work hard, and he had a wealth of experience to offer so, to his credit, he decided 89 years young wasn’t a barrier to working; it was an advantage. [Read more…]
The national minimum wage has been in place since the beginning of this century and to all intents and purposes seems to be a fixture for years to come. The idea of the initiative was that it would guarantee that employees were able to afford a reasonable standard of living, even if working in jobs that were considered to be lower paid. Over the last 16 or so years, it has risen roughly in line with the changes in the economy and cost of living. [Read more…]
The quote left unfinished in the title of this article says a great deal about the overall attitude to life taken by the amazing Paralympians in the recent Rio 2016 event. Throughout the games, the persistence, determination, application, and drive to succeed was admirable and absolutely inspirational. [Read more…]
It has been impossible to avoid the Brexit discussion in the last few months. In fairness, it is probably one of the biggest ‘water cooler’ moments in recent times, so quite naturally everyone seems to have an opinion. After what was, in many people’s eyes, a shock result there was a loud clamouring of voices in the press about the terrible side effects or the amazing benefits of post-EU Britain. [Read more…]