Planning for the Festive Season!

In HR we encourage forward planning and documenting the agreed plans. Some might say I am slightly obsessive about this. But, quite simply, planning and documentation is good! With Christmas rolling around, the plan we should all be working on right now is our Leave Management Plan.

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Are your staff brand ambassadors?

Thinking you might have stepped into some weird universe where HR has turned into Marketing? Don’t worry – it’s just a short visit, but definitely worthwhile.

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Hiring a young person? Great! But help them succeed not fail!

While away on holiday I was sitting in a café one day and noticed something which has stuck with me. A very young person was delivering meals to a table. The scenario stuck in my mind as he just didn’t appear to fit that particular role. I don’t mean from a team fit perspective, but from a customer’s perspective.

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The Recruiter Doesn’t Care!

Despite the title of this article, the first thing I have to say is that I love recruiting. Being able to match up the right employee to the right role is hugely satisfying. And I meet some real stars, who I know will go on to great things.

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“It’s Not in My Job Description”

When someone on your team trots out this phrase, then you’ve got some work to do. No small business can afford to have employees with this attitude – everyone on your team needs to be prepared to pitch in and help.

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Nominations open for Cambridge Employee of the Year

At People in Mind we’re proud to once again be the sponsor of the Waipa Business Awards 2017 Cambridge Employee of the Year Award.

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The Candidate who Reveals Too Much

Candidates don’t realise that every interaction with a recruiter reveals something. Every email, phone call or face to face meeting is a golden opportunity for the recruiter to assess them.

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“Be The Book” Photography Competition Winners

People in Mind is the proud sponsor of the Cambridge Autumn Festival’s first “Be the Book” Photography Competition.

There were lots of wonderful, creative entries. The judges had a tough job!

The winners were announced on Friday 21st April and we are happy to present you with them!

 

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The Etiquette of Managing a Resignation

Resignations come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
They can be planned or unplanned, civil or fiery, single or en masse, totally expected or head-shaking incomprehensible.

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Have a go at this competition!

We are proud sponsors of the 2017 Cambridge Autumn Festival’s quirky and fun photography challenge.

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