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Where are all the women?

Last week, I attended an industry networking event, where senior consultants from across the industry met to discuss change across the sector.  One thing that struck me, was that out of a room of around 20 executives, there was only one other woman. The lack of...

OPERA Global Youth Foundation

It was great to be invited to attend the launch of the OPERA Global Youth Foundation last night. The purpose of OPERA is to unite recruiters to empower 71 million young people who are facing unemployment. Our director Angela Peart attended the event to see how we...

How are you retaining the key people in your business?

As someone who has worked in the Utility industry for the last twenty years, I don’t think I would be alone in saying that the last year or so has been the most turbulent that the utilities industries have faced for quite some time.  Smart...

Meet our new recruiter Charlie Barnard

THE SERIOUS BIT Our Cheeky Chappie - Charlie - is a very friendly, approachable recruiter and a natural communicator. Having spent the past 4 years working in both retail sales and online customer service, he has formed a passion for talking to people.  Our Trainee Recruiter...

Meet our new recruiter Matt Mead

Matt joins Utility People from a customer service background where he quickly became a team leader, training and developing customer service advisors and often dealing with challenging customers who had received a less than perfect service. This skill set is allowing him to really engage...

Meet our new Recruiter Ben Stephens

Ben is a mathematician and a detail person – not perhaps the standard raw material for a recruiter - but the exceptional mix of an analytical, inquisitive nature, combined with articulate communication skills, give him a solid platform to become a fine recruiter. Ben is...

Job Interview Tips

THE BASICS Appearance is hugely important – initial impressions do count Always dress smartly – business dress always goes down well Check out the location – where are you going to park? Allow plenty of time to get there – don’t be late Google the company – why bother going...

BE SOCIAL NETWORK SMART

CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELF Although social media is fast becoming a great way to find a new job, it can damage your chances too. In such a competitive market if a potential employer likes what they see of your CV on paper they are...