It was another VERY busy week at Elite HR. On Thursday we attended the latest Portsmouth CIPD Employment Law seminar at PETA with Blake Morgan Solicitors.

As usual, breakfast rolls and great coffee were supplied – this was a morning event after all – and some really good cases discussed with many useful pointers.

Last week we met up with a new client following a recommendation and were lucky enough to get a tour of their factory. We gained a real feel for the company from the Managing Director and HR Manager who also gave us a role to work on!

On Friday we attended the 2019 Shaping Portsmouth Conference at the Guildhall. It was a really well supported event with a record attendance!  Justine, Sarah and Jane have all contributed to the Shaping Portsmouth mission over the last twelve months and Justine was singled out and recognised for her contribution over the last year (see separate ‘News’ item)

We have made a few placements over the last week, one of which was in a role that had been quite difficult to fill. We have also filled a number of permanent and temporary posts too.  We also had a number of registrations with candidates, a couple of whom were individuals who have recently started on their HR journey. They needed some guidance and support with their CV’s and advice on securing their first HR role.  We love to be able to help those studying for their CIPD and HR qualifications so if you are in the same position, please get in touch and let the Elite HR team welcome you to the HR Family with some free support and a cuppa!

The December malaise is definitely over in the recruitment sector our telephones have certainly been ringing off the hook with some very exciting opportunities. We were approached recently by a national charity for the first time with a small HR Interim role, again from a personal recommendation. The word is definitely spreading so please do feel free to recommend us to potential clients and who knows, we may send you a beautiful bunch of flowers as a thank-you!

This Thursday we are hosting our next HR Leaders Forum at Elite HR. The subject being discussed will be ‘Brand and Employee Value Propositions’. These events are becoming very popular – this particular one is over-subscribed – so if you want to join the waiting list or would like to attend future events, just call us on 023 9275 1000.

Next week we have a couple of spaces available for registrations and we are visiting Southampton and Chichester so, if you’d like to meet up for a coffee and a chat just let us know.