Expert Recruitment Advice and News

from Your People Partners

In Pursuit of Happiness

Published: 8th August 2020

Do you seek happiness? Are you looking around you for someone or something to come along that makes you happy? Most of us have things right in front of us every day that could make us deliriously happy if only we would let them. Could this be you? Happiness doesn’t need to be created for […]

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Business owners, you are not alone

Published: 1st August 2020

Business owners are either thriving or surviving right now. Understandably so on both counts. If you’re struggling, I hear you. And am with you. I’m happy to have a call, for free, to support you with any people issues you may have currently. I have access to a few different HR partners who can support […]

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Interview Questions for Your Next Potential Assistant

Published: 26th July 2020

While hiring an assistant is similar to hiring someone for any other position, there are key differences. This person will serve as your right hand. You must trust this person without any doubt. It’s also important to like them. You’ll be spending a lot of time together, so take the time to find the best […]

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Why should you work with Your People Partners?

Published: 4th February 2020

Showcase of testimonials from fellow business owners and entrepreneurs about working with multi-award-winning Helen Sanders and Your People Partners for all your hiring and talent management needs.

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What to Do When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed at Work

Published: 22nd January 2020

Do you feel overworked and overwhelmed? Maybe your inbox is overflowing, and you wake up at night wondering what to do first when you arrive at the office in the morning. Take control of your workload before you become burned out. Start with this checklist for helpful things you can do on your own and […]

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My Son’s Cancer made me a Better Recruiter

Published: 10th November 2016

Article first published on the Huffington Post This month is a huge day for our family. This time 8 years’ ago, our son was nearing his 4th birthday and had spent much of the previous 8 months in Bristol Children’s Hospital, The Royal Marsden and CLIC House in Bristol. He’d been diagnosed with the big-C […]

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7 Characteristics of a New Employee for SMEs

Published: 10th August 2016

Hiring your first member of staff? Or expanding your team? Don’t know where to start? Worried about getting it wrong? In terms of looking for what you need, start with these 7 core questions every time you hire.  As the business owner, can you afford to got wrong when hiring for the first or adding to your […]

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Recruitment should be about the Win-Win-Win

Published: 26th July 2016

We’re not all the same Many people can be put off by recruiters and don’t want to use them or see us as a necessary evil. So I am on a mission. My mission is simple. I am going to change people’s perceptions about recruiters, as we’re not all alike (thank goodness). My mission  I have made […]

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A CV is Not the Be All and End All

Published: 18th June 2016

As recruiters and hiring managers, we can’t get away from CVs. They are a crucial part of the recruitment process. However, the CV should not be the ‘everything’ within each hiring process. What do I mean by that? I can guarantee you that I have placed people in jobs where they have by far been […]

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Freelancer or Permanent Employee – You Cannot Treat Them the Same

Published: 11th April 2016

With rapidly changing external environments (political, technological, environmental etc) and an inevitable increasing demand for highly skilled and talented individuals it can sometimes make sense for businesses to consider hiring freelancers. As a business owner, I have to be innovative, flexible and adaptable to all the changes happening in our workplaces today in order to […]

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Hiring ‘A-Players’ for Small Business

Published: 23rd March 2016

Hiring staff can be a very difficult task for business owners, particularly if you are looking for highly skilled and motivated A-Players.  These are staff who are talented, driven to succeed, adaptable and take great pride in their work.  An A-Player can play a significant role in the success of your small business and can […]

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Feeling the Love

Published: 21st January 2016

I love you. And I don’t know how you do it. This is what I heard from one of my clients this week. Mind you, he also told me he was in love. Not with me. But thankfully with one of the candidates, I’d found for his growing business. He asked also ‘How is it […]

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The Window is Closing

Published: 1st December 2015

Yes, it is getting a little bit nippy but I’m not talking about the window in your office. This is the recruitment window for the New Year. Surely 41 days until Jan 1st, 2016 is plenty of time. If you want to get someone new in your company for January or even mid-February, then keep […]

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Why bother?

Published: 12th November 2015

As a family, we are celebrating and rather mindful of a huge milestone in our son’s life. Seven years’ ago this week, he was three and had just finished what we hoped would be his final chemotherapy weekend. Now, November 2015, our dreams have been realised and he continues to be cancer-free. Some may say […]

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