The Rise of Mobile Marketing

The role of the marketing communications manager has dramatically changed over the last 15 years. Reaching target customers through mobile devices is now an integral part of marketing plans. An article from Badenoch & Clark refers to an interview with Anthony Gamble, Senior Digital Marketing Manager at the Carphone Warehouse and discusses the skill set

Continue Reading

The value of soft skills

We’re talking about communication skills, team working, initiative….the list goes on and on. It’s all those skills you can’t get a 2:1 at University for or an A star at A Level. For employers it is these soft skills that often “oil the wheels” of the organisation and make the difference between success and failure.

Continue Reading

The value of exploiting big data

Big data analysis has become big business. At ISL Recruitment we have witnessed the exponential increase in roles around extracting data in a timely way to enable businesses to react to their customers. We pride ourselves on keeping up to date on news in the industries where we provide specialist recruitment services. Recently the Trust

Continue Reading

The Temporary Work Fallacy

ISL Recruitment provides recruitment services for permanent, fixed term contracts or interim assignments and recognises businesses and employees have many different requirements. An article by Mark Beatson talks about whether a temporary job is a bad job and discusses some of the assumptions made about the employers who provide temporary work and the people who

Continue Reading

6 ways of effectively managing highly intelligent people

Managing highly intelligent people is a common problem for people in project management roles. Occasionally at ISL, candidates express their concerns to us during the interview process. The key is to position your role as a guide rather than the boss and to show all those essential attributes of a project manager, such as teamwork,

Continue Reading

Top 5 Mistakes Made by SMEs When Recruiting

At work we’re all short of time. Often the recruitment process is seen as something else on the “to do” list, rather than an interesting project which may lead to making a positive impact on the business.   At ISL Recruitment we work with large national employers and SMEs – we treat all our clients as

Continue Reading

Recruitment Challenges in the Public Sector

Public Sector recruitment is a specialist area. At ISL Recruitment we have recognised this by investing in a dedicated public sector recruitment team who work with organisations such as local authorities, central government departments, NHS bodies, GP consortia, executive agencies, non-departmental public bodies, and suppliers to these organisations, recruiting for mid to senior and executive

Continue Reading

The Importance of Gender Equality in the Workplace

In modern times the laws are in place, but there still remains gender inequality across the workplace. An interesting article by Mark Beatson looks at the new CIPD research report on gender diversity in the boardroom. The report was launched to industry figures in London. Some of the key highlights were: – Should there be

Continue Reading

How the recruitment process can affect your brand value

At ISL Recruitment we are sometimes surprised at how little effort and care organisations take in treating their applicants. Sadly, instead of seeing them as valued customers the belief is the power of the relationship is all in their hands. This article by Enigma People nicely sums up how the recruitment process can affect your

Continue Reading