The ISL Retention Report: A Breakdown

For years we have been talking about the potential talent issues tech startup and scaleups face, both now and in the future. In search of answers as to exactly what is causing this talent conundrum, we created a Retention Report based on research we carried out on over 180 technology professionals to find out why

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Triple threat: the three reasons your tech employees leave

Employees, no matter how valuable, are always going to leave their jobs; it’s inevitable. From relocating to having a complete career change, as an employer, you’ll never be able to completely stop employees from leaving. But what if you could dramatically reduce employee turnover? What if you knew the reasons employees decide to leave? Good

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4 ways to help your employees with their learning and development

Finding great talent is hard, but holding onto it is even harder. Studies have shown that a lack of opportunity to learn and progress is one of the key reasons 40% of new hires leave their company within the first year of joining. In recent years, learning and development has become a much more important

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5 rules for attending tech networking events

Whether you’re a developer looking to advance in your career, the founder of a new tech start-up or an industry influencer, you’ll benefit from attending networking events. Networking events and tech meetups offer the opportunity to build real-world relationships, generate business and keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends. With networking events having such hefty

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7 questions you should ask at your next interview

You’ve landed an interview for your dream job. You’ve spent hours thinking up perfectly structured answers to a multitude of questions and you’re ready for whatever the interviewer throws at you. But, what about when the roles reverse and the interviewer asks if you have any questions? The last thing you want to do is

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Is it time to digitalise your CV?

Job-hunting is hard work. As the competition gets tougher, candidates are having to go the extra mile to secure their dream job offer. With hundreds and thousands of CV’s submitted to jobs every day, it’s crucial to have a CV that sets you apart from the crowd. Is it time to leave your traditional CV

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How to up your LinkedIn recruitment game

Social networking is changing the hiring landscape. With platforms like LinkedIn accessible to everyone, it’s now easier than ever to get in touch with candidates from all markets. Top candidates are bombarded with messages every week from companies and recruiters trying to persuade them to join their teams, and in turn candidates have become immune

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Celebrating Success -10 minutes with Eljay

After winning February’s employee of the month award, we sat down with Eljay to talk about his time at ISL so far. Scroll down to read his story… Tell us about your time at ISL so far… It’s been really good. I started at ISL in July 2017 as part of the training academy where

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Using social media to attract the top tech talent

The average job-seeker uses 18 different resources to research a company before applying to a job, with 79% of candidates using at least one social media platform to assist in their search. Your employer brand and the way you portray your company on social media can have a big impact on the talent you attract,

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Blend over balance

The work-life balance: a perfect harmony between our work and personal lives. Half of your time spent working, the other half spent doing activities like catching up with your friends or attending your favourite fitness class. It’s the ideal balance, but in reality, how many of us are really able to juggle our work and

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