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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UK tech industry: hard times for soft skills

Soft skill intensive occupations will account for two thirds of all jobs by 2030. Pair this with fact that the UK tech sector is growing 2.6 times faster than the economy and you reach the conclusion that soft skills in technology are a big deal. In previous years, talent acquisition was based largely around hard

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Drawing the line in personal data

2018 was a big year for data, with scandals breaking out across the globe. From Timehop falling victim to a cyber-attack and losing the personal information of 21 million users to Strava revealing the locations of secret military bases across the US, it seemed no data was safe. However, the biggest scandal of 2018 and

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Help your staff beat the January blues

Alan Furley of ISL Recruitment offers his top tips for motivating and retaining staff in a sometimes depressing January. The new year is typically a time when many employees get itchy feet and start looking for new opportunities. But there are things that you can do to motivate your staff and ensure they don’t jump

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Top soft skills for tech success in 2019

We talk about the skills shortage a lot, but it’s not just technical skills that are lacking, its soft skills too. Soft skills, or intangible non-technical abilities are becoming increasingly important and employers are focusing much more on the personal attributes of individuals. In a Wall Street Journal survey of over 900 executives, 92% reported

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Celebrating Success – 10 minutes with Emma

After Emma’s success of winning December’s employee of the month award, we sat down with her to discuss her time at ISL so far. Scroll down to read her story… Tell us about your time at ISL so far… My time at ISL so far has been amazing, it’s now coming up for 2 years since

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Employee referrals- the pitfalls

Employee referral schemes have a lot of benefits. As we mentioned in our previous blog, not only do referrals reduce recruitment costs, they have the ability to build a real sense of community within your organisation; helping with engagement and retention. But are they all they’re cracked up to be? In this blog we’ll be looking

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Employee referral schemes – who does it best?

The talent shortage is a widely recognised theme in the tech industry. Earlier this year, it was reported that the UK loses £63 billion a year due to unfilled jobs in the tech sector alone. We can all relate to the struggle of finding candidates for hard-to-fill vacancies, so it’s no surprise that organisations are

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