Celebrating Success

With November’s Employee of the month – Freya! How does it feel to win employee of the month? It feels really good! After months and months of hard work and build up, November turned out to be absolutely insane, my best month in recruitment yet! It’s amazing to be seen and appreciated when this year

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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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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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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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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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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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ISL is an officially a Great Place to Work 2020

During this strange time, we often find ourselves surrounded in bad news. So, we thought we’d make the most of the chance to share some positive news. Today we’ve found out that we are officially a 2020 UK Best Workplace. We’ve placed 11 out of 27 companies in the Small Workplace category, and alongside 161

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