Are Degrees Worthless? A HR Manager’s Perspective.

By Emma Hughes, HR Manager at Wolfestone In the final quarter of 2011, 1 in every 5 graduates was unemployed.  Graduates are finding themselves competing against experienced applicants, due to recent redundancies following the recession. Unfortunately while they may have learnt the theory, they have very little practical experience. Are people going to University justRead More »

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Wolfestone Team Goes the Extra Mile!

Over 18,000 people will take to the streets of the Welsh capital this Sunday to run the Cardiff Half Marathon. The vast majority are not professional athletes but ordinary mortals from all walks of life, who often struggle to fit in a demanding training regime with equally demanding jobs – among them five members ofRead More »

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Who Wants a Job?

Wolfestone is currently looking for an Inbound Sales Executive and a Business Development Manager. You’d think it would be easy to fill these roles given the figures flying around concerning unemployment. However, we are finding it hard to find people that meet not just the role requirements, but also the Wolfestone values. Wolfestone is aRead More »

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Slave Labour?

Unemployed graduate Cait Reilly lost her high court claim against the government work placement scheme yesterday (6th August 2012). Reilly claimed that her unpaid work placement at Poundland was enforced slave labour and therefore in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. Following the bad press at the start of the year some companies, suchRead More »

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What Happened to "Dear"?

Comment:  HR Manager Emma Hughes Over the last three years working for Wolfestone, I have noticed that people are increasingly opting for more informal language in email correspondence.  Gone are the days of receiving an email starting ‘Dear Mrs Hughes’, I’m more likely now to receive ‘Hi Emma’ or sometimes no greeting at all! WhenRead More »

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Comment:  Emma Hughes, HR Manager at Wolfestone Translation I’ve noticed a huge amount of media coverage recently surrounding mental health discrimination in the workplace and as a HR Manager have been quite surprised by the facts and figures that are being highlighted. According to ‘Time to Change’, an organisation with the aim of ending mentalRead More »

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