As usual, we had a pretty full on week last week which started with a lovely Italian lunch meeting with one of our favourite clients…but it’s not ALL lunch dates here at Elite HR of course!

We met with – and registered – some new candidates, many of whom had been referred to us by other candidates of ours.  We were also able to make some job offers.  PLEASE do keep the referrals coming, it’s so great to get referrals this way as it’s truly the best form of positive feedback!!

Justine and I attended our first committee meeting with Portsmouth City Council for 2019 National Apprenticeship week.  I’ll provide more information closer to the time but suffice to say, there are some really interesting developments coming this way!

On Wednesday we had the latest in our series of HR Leaders Forums.  This time it was the turn of Madissa Asgari from Toucan Diversity Ltd to be our guest speaker.  Toucan Diversity Training Ltd is a locally based not-for-profit organisation that provides equality training in order to promote the social inclusion of disabled people.  They are led by individuals with first-hand experience of living with disabilities who aim to educate and increase awareness of the issues disabled people face.

It was a great session and really well received.  We also met with some future presenters so ‘watch this space’ – invites will be coming out soon and if you’re not already on our list, please do get in touch with me!

As I have explained in previous updates, I have been involved with the Girls Network for a while now and last week I was fortunate enough to have my very first official mentor meeting with my very first mentee from the network.  It is already proving to be one of the most rewarding experiences so, if you’d like to know more about the Girls Network, get in touch and we can have a chat.

And finally for this week – and rather sadly too – we said goodbye to our lovely colleague Shajna (Shaz to her friends) last week.  Shaz has worked with us at here Elite HR for more than three years and we’re really going to miss her.  Shaz has added so much to our team here and the loss of her cheerful and easy-going way will leave a sizeable hole.  However, she aspires to work in HR and so has joined a local company as their HR Administrator.  And, luckily for us, she’ll be working just around the corner so we can still see her for coffee and the occasional catch up!

So it just remains to say “Good luck Shaz” for the future and everyone at Elite HR and Key Recruitment Ltd say a heartfelt “thank you” for all your hard work at Key Group Ltd.