WELCOME TO CHARTERIS GLOBAL SEARCH’S NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER.
Hello, and welcome back! The clocks have just gone back so every day feels like a lie in, it’s officially ok to start getting excited about Christmas and, well, FIREWORKS! We have an exciting month ahead of us, with new starters, new vacancies and new premises to accommodate our growing team.
THIS MONTHS-MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
This month we have really made a difference to our wonderful candidate Libby, who is starting her role as Operations Manager for a Global Aerospace company. Libby was originally not successful at interview stage for a position we had put her forward for, but we spoke to other areas of the business and made them aware of the real value she could bring them, they met her again and she is now looking forward to commencing her new role. Libby we are really pleased to have made a difference to your career.
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Female Engineering Division
FED is a niche division at Charteris Global Search and is intended to act as a specialist division for women looking for a new career or who would like to improve their career prospects, no matter what sector you work in.
We have been representing many Female Engineers this month, and have successfully secured two placements; Operations Manager-Aerospace due to commence her new role in November and a Project Manager within the solar industry who has commenced her new position this month
Our FED is currently assisting a versatile Senior Estimator/Quantity Surveyor, Electrical Engineer, Project Manager with over 10 years combined post qualification industry experience within Transmission & Distribution, and Construction sectors; Good knowledge/understanding on HV/MV/LV and HV/DC Transmission & Distribution infrastructure projects. Good understanding o f400kV, 275kV, 132kV, 66kV, 25kV, Tertiary 13kV & 11kV Electrical infrastructure has been working for the past 7 years on National grid projects varying from £500k to circa £bn. £500PD
THE IRISH TIMES’ BUSINESS PERSON OF THE MONTH: FERGAL LEAMY
We are really proud to see one of our key clients making the Irish Times Business person of the month!
Click here to view the full article: THE IRISH TIMES’ BUSINESS PERSON OF THE MONTH: FERGAL LEAMY
FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT PARTLY FUELLED BY RECYCLED WASTE LANDS IN UK
Virgin Atlantic flight from Orlando to Gatwick powered by blend of jet fuel and ethanol!
The first commercial flight to use jet fuel partly made from recycled industrial waste has landed at Gatwick.
Click here to view the full article: FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT PARTLY FUELLED BY RECYCLED WASTE LANDS IN UK
PROFESSIONALS OF THE MONTH!
This month Sophie is representing a Senior Commissioning Engineer with Full National Grid TP144 Authorisation, a High voltage specialist and senior authorised person – Available immediately for contract or permanent placements. Located Cheltenham
This month Helen is representing a versatile Senior Estimator/Quantity Surveyor, Electrical Engineer, Project Manager with over 10 years combined post qualification industry experience within Transmission & Distribution, and Construction sectors; Good knowledge/understanding on HV/MV/LV and HV/DC Transmission & Distribution infrastructure projects. Good understanding of 400kV, 275kV, 132kV, 66kV, 25kV, Tertiary 13kV & 11kV Electrical infrastructure has been working for the past 7 years on National grid projects varying from £500k to circa £bn. £500PD
Here is a small selection of the roles we are currently working on, for more details and more vacancies, head over to our appointments page here.
GUEST AUTHOR-ANTHONY SUTTON-CREAM HR
A recent survey of 1000 managers undertaken by a recruitment business found that four out of five managers did not know that it was illegal to ask a job applicant if they were planning to go on maternity or paternity leave. This shocking statistic is a true display of how important real interview training is for business owners and Managers. Cream HR’s MD, Anthony Sutton, explains:
As someone who has worked in the HR and Recruitment space for over three decades, it never ceases to amaze me just how badly people conduct job interviews and also how little training is provided in this area.
I was recently reading an article based on a survey of 1000 managers undertaken by a recruitment business. The survey found that four out of five managers did not know that it was illegal to ask someone applying for a job, if they were planning to go on maternity or paternity leave.
My shock at this unbelievable statistic in 2018 led to me writing this brief article.
Like any other aspect of living in the UK in 2018, we’re all covered by discrimination legislation.
Discrimination happens all the time and however much reasonably minded people wish it wouldn’t, it does and in interviews it can happen at the highest level. I am aware of a CEO of a reasonably sized organisation who despite being fully briefed before interviewing for a new Head of Human Resources, casually asked the female candidate he was interviewing: “Who will look after the children while you are at work?”- both incredible and illegal!
It’s imperative that interviewers are aware that it is illegal to discriminate against people on the grounds of Age, Race, Colour, Ethnic Origin, Nationality, Religion or Religious Belief, Political Opinion or Affiliation, Sex, Marital Status, Sexual Orientation, Gender Reassignment or Disability.
None of this goes away in a job interview!
In considering the importance and relevance of this business owners and executives need to realise that your business could be at serious financial risk if it has been found to have discriminated against someone. The penalties can be huge.
If we take a little step back, businesses should recognise that interviewing candidates for a job is about finding the best and most suitable person for the position and for the organisation. Recruiting the best person has nothing to do with their age, sex, sexuality, disability etc.
So how can businesses avoid discriminating during an interview especially when there might be some difficult questions that really do need answering?
One of the best ways to do this is to focus on the job that the candidate has applied for.
For example, there will be times when an interviewer knows that a particular role may require long hours, possibly with very little notice and they do need to know if the person in front of them is able to work in an environment that places such requirements on its employees. Instead of asking who will look after the children in that situation, it is acceptable to ask a question such as: “The role can require quite long hours and sometimes we need to work late at very short notice, are you able to work in an environment like that and work longer hours at short notice?”
On a similar theme, the position that you are interviewing for may require someone to work on Sundays. Knowing that some people may not wish to work on Sundays for example for religious reasons, you could not ask someone if their religion allows them to work on Sundays. However, and as per the previous example you can set out that: “The role sometimes requires weekend working on both Saturday and Sunday and it is a requirement of the role that employees are able to work on those days as required, are you able to work Saturdays and Sundays on occasion?”
There are certain subjects and topics that you simply need to avoid and most of them should be obvious. However, and as I was so shocked about the report mentioned above it’s probably sensible to mention a few. Do not ask candidates if they are married, gay or pregnant. Do not ask how old they are, what their religion is or what country they come from. It does all seem very obvious, but it is very easy to make costly mistakes.
We love working with businesses on all aspects of interviewing and interview training. Cream HR would be delighted to provide detailed advice or guidance to anybody who may be interested.
We will be exploring this topic further in our next blog, which will focus on how to recruit the right people. So keep an eye out for more advice from us in the near future.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND US THIS MONTH!
1st November Aerospace Client Visit
5th November- Aerospace Client Visit
Edinburgh-Client Visit-End of month T.B.C
We don’t have any events to attend this month so far, but we will keep you updated if there are any changes. You can find us at our head office in Ashby-De-La-Zouch
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Wishing you all a very successful month!
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