Selby Jobs Fair – Great Success!

Those following me on LinkedIn, or on our company Twitter site will probably already be aware that we hosted at a local Jobs Fair this week.

Today is the first time I’ve had a chance to properly reflect on the day – the aftermath has kept us all working hard!

Four of us manned the stand; Mark our MD, Simon our Operations Director, Jaime; Intern Recruitment Consultant, and me – Ashley, perms consultant!

To say the turn out exceeded our expectations would be an understatement.  There were around 1,100 people through the doors, and not limited to Selby either.  The event was well marketed and we spoke to a great range of people from various locations and industries – it was a fantastic opportunity for all involved and we have some exciting people to be working with over the next few weeks!

If you attended the event and didnt manage to have a chat with us the please give us a call and arrange to come in and see myself or one of my colleagues – 01757 212 020

We will definitely be looking out for events like this in the future – to all those who attended I hope you too found it useful!


– Ashley

Permanent Consultant


New e-Book from Abbey Personnel

At Abbey Personnel we are constantly on the look out to try new things.

This month, we thought we would build on our existing e-News format and create an interactive e-Book as an exciting and alternative way to deliver our news.

  • Meet Chloe, our contract coordinator, and learn about some of our onsite managed services
  • Read Abbey Personnel case studies, and learn why we pride ourselves so much on the level of service that we offer
  • and more…!

Dont forget to respond to our Poll and let us know what is most important to you when it comes to agency use.

Click here to view the e-Book!



The IUF reveal the possibility of a ban on agency labour use in Russia

The International Union of Food Workers have today revealed progressions in Russian Parliament, which if followed through could see a ban on the use of temporary agency workers in Russia.

If the bill is adopted it will undoubtedly cause a huge shake up in the Russian food production industry, especially after findings show that over 40% of organizations surveyed confirmed their use of temporary agency labourers as being a core level of their production.

Read the full story here

Changing legislation is something we are all to familiar with here in the UK, with the Agency Workers Directive creating much buzz as it creeps its way into action in October of this year.

See our response to the AWD in our April E-News


Help for Heroes

Our Managing Director Mark Straw has so far endured hundreds of hours of preparation training for the debut Hell on the Humber ultra-marathon approaching in August, and many more hours will be served in the run up to an event which claims to ‘Look Like Heaven – Feel Like Hell!’

The ultra-marathon will put Mark through his bloodthirsty paces as the Humber Bridge clears all traffic and challenges him to 12 hours of stamina, running through the night around a 4 mile circuit of the world famous bridge, and pushing his body to the absolute limit.

All Marks efforts are in the aim to serve an extremely worthy cause – Help for Heroes – giving aid to wounded service men and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Hopefully Mark’s own military background will help him summon the nerve to make it through this race – not for the faint hearted!

Please join the rest of us at Abbey Personnel in supporting Mark on his journey to ‘Hell’, by visiting his Just Giving page, and donating anything you can afford to the Help for Heroes foundation


Thank you!