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Louise Hewett is celebrating 30 years in business at Hewett Recruitment in 2010. Her business has expanded over three decades to encompass executive placements and specialist areas such as the new IT division launched in 2009. As current Chairman of Worcestershire Ambassadors, Louise keenly promotes all that is good about living ad working in Worcestershire.
She has always played an active role in the local community and was voted Worcestershire’s Business Woman of the Year in 2000. Currently Patron of St Richard’s Hospice and past Chair of Young Enterprise, she was particularly honored to be made a Fellow of the University of Worcester in 2008.
“I have a wonderful team of people working with me; they are the people who make the business what it is today. I still thoroughly enjoy my job – every day is different and often challenging – but I love it!”
Posted at 1:46pm Friday 26th April 2013
The future of manufacturing in the UK lies in the training of young people and giving them the opportunity to flourish. Hewett Recruitment are partnering with the Rotec Engineering Academy which has been created not only to teach the academic skills of engineering, but to do so much more by creating ‘work ready’ apprentices and engineers.
Posted at 1:43pm Friday 22nd February 2013
Over the last ten years the University of Worcester has grown greatly in scope and scale.
Posted at 10:35am Thursday 31st January 2013
From September 2013, all young people will soon have to continue education until the age of 18. Apprenticeships will offer students valuable 'on the job' experience and equip them with the knowledge, expertise and experience they will need to succeed in their future careers.
Posted at 10:11am Wednesday 17th October 2012
Recent Flexible Work Commission Report from the REC highlighted that adopting flexible working practices can help significantly in the fight to retain skilled talent and key workers. Flexible working models and have also helped ride the recession for many organisations.
Posted at 2:27pm Friday 31st August 2012
The recruitment market has changed dramatically over the last 15 years. The technology savvy generation are masters of all the latest innovations. The world is a much ‘smaller place’, more connected 24/7 and the up and coming generation have different expectations and demands compared to the ‘old school’.
Posted at 1:43pm Monday 28th May 2012
The Confederation of British Industry(CBI) is cautiously optimistic in predicting a slow but steady ‘pick up’ in recovery for the UK economy in the remainder of 2012.
Posted at 12:28pm Monday 23rd April 2012
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs released last week showed the good news that permanent staff placements increased for the third month in a row. The IT and computing sector is leading the upturn in permanent job vacancy growth. Overall demand for staff strengthened in March, as the number of vacancies available to job seekers rose at the fastest pace since July 2011. Starting salaries awarded to permanent hires were broadly unchanged in March whilst temporary staff/contractors pay rose modestly – likely to be in line with the AWR requirements.
Posted at 7:20am Saturday 24th March 2012
Being brave in business, trying new ways of doing things that stand out from the crowd to grab the attention of potential customers is nothing new. Businesses like Virgin, who have taken on large, established companies in a given sector and then rewritten the rules, usually in favour of the customer. ‘Innocent’ whose brand Innocent drinks has captured the imagination of their consumers and who also choose to give 10% of all profits to charity through the ‘Innocent Foundation’, organisations like these differentiate themselves and have an unshakeable belief in what they stand for.
Posted at 11:30am Wednesday 21st March 2012
As the economy begins to recover, employees are more likely to consider their options and seek alternative opportunities available to them in the marketplace. There has been plenty of research about the financial implications of attrition, losing good people shows on the bottom line. If a good manager leaves, it can cost five times the salary package and up to ten times for a director. Apart from the obvious direct costs of recruitment, training and management time, the indirect cost of disruption to business in terms of reduced productivity, customer relationships, motivation, morale and seepage of knowledge are considerable.
Posted at 7:20am Monday 19th March 2012
The recent abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA) is causing many employers to reduce the number of posts they would otherwise be able to offer to young people according to a recent survey.