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UK Anti-Slavery Day 2018

Today is UK Anti-Slavery Day and we are standing firm in our approach to responsible recruitment. There are so many ways in which HOPS contributes to the prevention of Modern slavery. At every stage of the recruitment and placement process we are vigilant, starting in...

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The Best Times To Post On Social Media

Social media is one of the best tools to attract candidates to your job vacancy. But if you want to make the most of this opportunity to reach a large audience, don't just post job ads at random. People behave differently on each platform and the way audiences...

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Get Your CV Noticed

Do you want to maximise your opportunity to impress employers with an impressive CV? Is your CV messy and hiding your best attributes? You may have the best skill set for the role but are you presenting them in a way that is easy for employers to read? Follow these...

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Pilot Scheme Launched!

HOPS are delighted to learn of the announcement from the Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of a nationwide pilot scheme to bring 2,500 migrant workers from outside the EU to the UK.   The recognition from the Government of...

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NFYFC Competitions 2018

HOPS had an amazing time at National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs Competitions on Saturday 30th June this year! HOPS Director Sarah Boparan was seriously impressed and had a difficult time judging junior member of the year. Congratulations to all the deserving...

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Fruit Focus 2018

This year HOPS are Co-sponsoring Fruit Focus Forums with the NFU. The event takes place on the 25 July at East Malling Research Centre in Kent and the agenda for the one day show is as follows: 10am - Building Resilience before Brexit 11am - The robots are coming, or...

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5 Things you should know about agricultural recruitment

Sourcing skilled employees is becoming increasingly difficult for the UK farming and food industry. With so many opportunities available to job seekers you need to remain competitive in your approach and focus on retaining valuable employees. There are so many factors...

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HOPS join NFYFC Annual Convention in Blackpool

The HOPS team joined our NFYFC colleagues in Blackpool last weekend for Annual Convention and had an amazing time meeting YFC members and taking some fun pics! It was great to see so many in attendance enjoying themselves and contributing to the positive atmosphere...

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It’s Time to Recruit Smart

So it’s that time of year again and you need to recruit a sprayer operator. You clearly stated in your job ad that you require a physically fit, sensible individual with a bit of general farming experience and most importantly PA1 and PA2. You’ve tried all the...

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Top 3 Recruitment Hot Topics of 2018

  Posted by Carly Goodridge-Smith on 24 April 2018 Stay in the loop and recruit smart, get ahead of the game on these hot topics! Brexit Let’s get straight to the point, Brexit is happening and the recruitment landscape is changing fast. We are all up to speed with...

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5 THINGS SKILLED CANDIDATES WANT YOU TO STOP DOING

Posted by Carly Goodridge-Smith on 20 April 2018 If you are struggling to fill your skilled vacancy, let us help you avoid these common mistakes. Stop wasting your valuable time and start recruiting smart! Asking for too much : This is a serious problem within the...

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DEFRA Brexit update March 2018

We have important news regarding policy framework for agriculture. Please see the below update from DEFRA.   Dear All, As an important stakeholder, we wanted to inform you that on Tuesday 27 February the government launched a new consultation which sets...

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HOPS continues to lobby for growers interest

This week HOPS have been very busy attending various meetings and discussions on hot topics such as Brexit and recruitment fees . Meetings attended include; NFU food supply chain Brexit summit - 8th February at the NFU offices, Kenilworth. BTF 50 Club members meeting...

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Visit HOPS at LAMMA 18

It is that exciting time of year again and we are all busy here at HOPS getting ready for LAMMA 18! HOPS exhibition will be better than ever this year with plenty of information about our services and what we have to offer your business. We are launching our new...

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Enter HOPS Facebook competition !

We launched our new Facebook competition this month in a bid to obtain feedback on our new website. For your chance to win a month of free advertising for your vacancy, all you have to do is: • Like and share the competition post on our Facebook page...

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HOPS Growers Conference 2017

HOPS would like to thank everyone who attended this years conference. Thank you to all our guest speakers for making the day such a great success. HOPS Growers Conference 2017 Agenda is available...

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The Guardian – Brexit and the coming food crisis

Britain’s food production depends on seasonal migrant labour from the EU. What will happen to those workers after Brexit? And how will it change the industry? On 24 June last year, the few hundred residents of a temporary village, hidden from view in the middle of a...

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HOPS helps lead in worker welfare and ethical practice

HOPS has been working with growers, co-operatives, technical auditors and major retailers to help produce an essential industry guide. A collaborative project has enabled the Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) to issue an industry guidance document covering caravan...

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Government rejects seasonal farmworkers scheme

The government has rejected calls for a seasonal agricultural workers scheme (SAWS) so people from overseas can fill temporary job vacancies on UK farms. Immigration minister Robert Goodwill told MPs that reports of a UK farm labour shortage following last year’s vote...

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Open letter to all HOPS grower and worker members

7th March 2017 Open letter to all HOPS grower and worker members.   Since the Brexit vote, there has been some mixed messaging in the press and on social media with regards to freedom of movement and the ability to work in the UK. HOPS attended a Governmental meeting...

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HOPS in Parliament

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Featuring HOPS Labour Solutions Director, John Hardman. Watch the full video on Parliament TV

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