Scaleup Diaries: Learning from Scaleups

Scaleups reacting to the pandemic For our latest Scaleup Diaries podcast, we sat down with Alex Packham, CEO and Founder at ContentCal, to chat about the effects COVID-19 has had on scaleups. How is ContentCal adapting their hiring strategy? “I think the most important thing to remember is that it’s okay not to have all

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The Kickstart Scheme

Back in July the Government announced their plan for helping young people aged 16-24 overcome significant unemployment challenges by subsiding employers who want to hire new roles to grow their firms. They’ve called it the Kickstart Scheme and September saw the details announced, letting employers know how they can benefit from the subsidies while giving

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Alan Furley Talks Recruitment In Tech

An interview with Lola Sherwin for High Profile Magazine What was it that drove you to pursue a career in recruitment within the tech industry? I was drawn to recruitment because I felt that it offered me the opportunity to progress based on my achievements. I did a placement year when I was at university,

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Hiring and retaining tech talent remotely

Why culture is key We’ve all had to change our tactics when it comes to our hiring strategy, and although some of our priorities may have changed, culture remains king. Good company culture is at the heart of both a good hiring strategy and retaining that talent once you’ve successfully onboarded them. But how can

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Learning & Development resources for tech talent during COVID-19

*If you’re interested in any of the topics we cover below and would like more information, download the report at the bottom of this page (it’s free and there’s no sign up required.) It’s a very uncertain time. No one knows what the future will look like and many of us find ourselves with more

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How do you retain your employees during a pandemic?

The world right now is one many of us never thought we would see. It’s starting to look like one of those end-of-the-world movies, where life is completely flipped upside down. We are all trying to continue business as usual, but it’s tough. It’s not just about focusing on the here and now, but we

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Video Interviewing: hiring remotely

The future is here The world is a strange and unfamiliar place right now. More than ever, we are having to rely on technology to keep us connected and keep our businesses running. Video communication is proving to be invaluable in this current climate. No doubt you’re using it to communicate internally, but for businesses

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The 2020 Retention Report

The primary meaning of the word retention in the Oxford Dictionary is explained as “the act of keeping something rather than losing it or stopping it” I’d argue that when applied to talent, this misses the importance of creating the right environment to retain, which is often a more complex issue.  It has been our

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Celebrating Success:

We are officially 2nd on the Best Places to Work for Women 2020 list!   “As a female consultant at ISL, I definitely feel that management are keen to get the balance right between male & female leaders in the business. The encouragement and opportunities I receive to progress my career, show me they support me becoming a

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Furloughing, wellbeing & productivity

“Putting our sales team on a furlough rota system has boosted wellbeing and productivity during lockdown” When you run a business, you get used to trusting your gut. Instinct and intuition tend to govern a lot of decision making and, like muscles, the more you use them the more effective they become. Something I hope

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Why 11th place is more valuable than 4th

Earlier this month ISL were recognised as the 11th Best Small Workplace in the UK, which of course I’m pleased about. I’m sure I’ll touch on some of the reasons that this makes me proud, but I’m not writing to show off and celebrate (at least not entirely 😄). What I’m hoping to help you

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Can we help you look after your talent?

For some companies hiring talent is still a current priority but they’re not sure how to adapt to doing this in a remote way. If this is you then we have guides on virtual interviewing and remote onboarding that we hope you’ll find useful. For other scaleups we’ve been working with, they know that they

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