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Im a recruiter, get me outta here!

Just in time for the return of Im a celebrity, our recruiters Jordan, Matt, Charlie, Ben and Renz will take on a Bushtucker trial for our new Charity OPERA Global Youth Foundation. The boys are stepping out of their comforts zone to raise £500 for OPERA, which...

Up to 30% of jobs at risk of being automated!

Yesterday, I attended the Linkedin Talent Intelligence Summit and heard from some amazing speakers about the impact of Artificial Intelligence on recruitment and how technology is changing so we need to as well. Dan Shapero, Vice President Talent Solutions, Careers, & Learning at LinkedIn kicked off...

How to motivate a team

Having worked in the Recruitment sector for the past 20 years it’s safe to say I have seen it all, including ‘the good the bad and the ugly’.  Like every sector, recruitment comes with its challenges, and as a director of a recruitment business, there...

UK Renewables Energy – Have we left it too late?!

Working for a niche energy recruitment company who are getting more involved in renewable and sustainable energy, I have gained an in-depth understanding as to the immediate direction of the UK energy industry. I have spent the past 6 months conversing with both British and...

Utility Week HR Forum

            What a great day at the Utility Week HR Forum yesterday!  The event was packed full of inspirational men and women all with the same objective - making the Utility Industry a better place to work. Nick Ellins Chief Executive officer from Energy & Utility skills...

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...