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We're live on Broadbean!

  • 02/03/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • And Ready To Link With You :-)

We've over the moon to confirm that we are now fully integrated with Broadbean - if you have a recruiter account on there, then you'll be able to find us at: http://www.broadbean.com/uk/job-boards/detail/11017/my-people-people/ 

If you're looking for a free trial with us through Broadbean, just drop us a line: jobs@ourbob.com or call us: 01772 633854 and we'll get you set up in no time at all. 

We're already achieving some fantastic results for clients, and we'll get even …

The Necessity of Exit Interviews

  • 29/02/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • Improving Retention

Does your company carry out exit interviews as a matter of course?

Giving employees the opportunity to let you know why they are leaving can give you extremely valuable information you might not otherwise have obtained, and you will start to see the issues that contribute to employees' departures. Granted, some times they can be real eye-openers in terms of problems in your organisation, but at least it gives you the opportunity to find out about, and deal with any problems so that you can …

Did your new recruit lie at their interview?

  • 29/02/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • Getting It Right!

It’s a sad but true fact that some candidates embellish the truth when describing their skills during the selection process. It’s down to recruiters to make sure they appoint the right candidate, which means screening, interview and reference processes have to be water-tight so that mistakes aren’t made.

Inevitably though, sometimes we trust people too much. We take them at face value and appoint them, and then find out later, at our peril, that they lied to us about their …

Is the Printed Press losing it's place in Job Advertising?

  • 12/02/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • Recruitment - Getting It Right

As the Independent announces it is moving to 'digital only', are many of the others thinking of doing the same? And what does that mean for recruitment advertising? 

It's a know fact that in recent years, the printed press have struggled - advertising income has substantially depleted, circulation has slumped and the majority of people look online for advertising, suppliers and services. 

Embracing a digital future is difficult for some, but seems to be the only way …

Partnership Launched with East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

  • 01/02/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • Online Recruitment Advertising

This week, a partnership arrangement is being launched between the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and My People People Ltd, giving the Chamber’s 800 members access to online job advertising, at a fraction of the price of the main competition.

Launched in June 2015, the new Jobs Board has made significant progress in its first 6 months of trading.  Having secured candidates for national employers such as G4S, the Manchester Airport Group, Allied Healthcare and Arnold …

6 Tips for Making Your Job Advert Work

  • 25/01/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • Recruitment - Getting It Right

You’ve a job to fill, so you want your job advert to be noticed for the right reasons. Whether you are advertising your jobs online, or in print, here are a few tips for keeping you on the right track and get attention from the best candidates:

·      Make your job title sound interesting (as far as you can). Ok, so ‘support worker’ or ‘administrator’ aren’t glamorous job titles, but candidates could be more interested if …

Who to Select for interview - a great performer, or a rising star?

  • 25/01/2016
  • Dave Rigby
  • Recruitment - Getting It Right

If you’re looking for staff, and all you have to go on is a bunch of CV’s, how do you know which one(s) to select for interview?

Firstly – the basics

You need someone who can do the job – and by that we mean someone who can fulfill the basics of the job description.  That should be easy to work out from their CV at least – so long as the evidence is there….

Secondly – define whether the job description is all you want them to fulfill, …

Top Tips for New Managers

  • 24/11/2015
  • Dave Rigby
  • Getting It Right!

Yay! You've landed your dream job!

More cash, more responsibility, a team of people to look after, and a seat at the local management team table for lunch. Someone somewhere saw a potential manager when they interviewed you. How are you going to prove them right?

Being a manager isn't easy for many people. Some think it's just about checking work, others think it just gives them a chance to give the orders, rather than take them. And some just think it's an opportunity to sit back and …

Seven Signs of a Sad Workforce

  • 24/11/2015
  • Dave Rigby
  • Retaining Your Staff

Managers would be well advised to keep a check on the mood of their staff.  It's all well and good seeing people turn up for work and perform their tasks, but have you been able to work out how they are really feeling?

Here are seven indications we think you need to look out for.  If you spot any of them, you'll need to start thinking how to deal with them....

1.  An increase in sick absences: Demotivated staff and staff with reduced commitment to your organisation are …

Employee References - Knowing When to Stop

  • 24/11/2015
  • Dave Rigby
  • Recruitment Practices

We were once approached by a manager who knew their employee had been looking for other work. There had been a real unsettling period in the factory, and many staff were jumping ship.  This manager wanted to do all he could to stop a certain employee from leaving, but as expected, the employee rolled up to his office one day and handed his notice in.

In a desperate attempt to keep this employee, the manager wanted to put the new employer off and make it look like they had made a really …