ISL Wins 4th Place at the UK Great Places to Work Awards!

We’ve done it again! Absolutely delighted! After our debut on the Best Workplace list last year we’re over the moon to achieve a Great Places To Work award once again. We are now the 4th Best Small Business in the UK. This is a massive testament to the great people that work for ISL, so

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WATCH OUT…What job advert buzzwords really mean

Hidden meanings. My goodness… they are a curse. Especially if you’re like me – someone who just wants to know what’s going on, make a useful decision then move to the next thing. Real meanings are hard enough. There are, for example, triangular warning signs beside hilly roads telling me to look out for falling

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From fake news to fake reviews: Is Glassdoor being used correctly?

Glassdoor is a popular jobs site, which has a review function where employees anonymously rate their employers. Its star ratings are an established feature on the recruitment landscape, with candidates often looking first at the score before deciding whether to proceed with a job application. However, as ISL Recruitment Director, Alan Furley tells us, there’s

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How listening to business advice can make you £2 million

Everyone gets business advice. But, as ISL recruitment director Alan Furley argues, it only starts to pay when you start listening. If your experience is anything like mine, then listening to good business advice should net you an extra £2 million. It’s important to say at this early point that I didn’t listen to advice,

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The Rule Of 40

  I’m less than two years away from hitting my 40th birthday. It’s a big one, that, and presents challenges that – for all our sakes – I won’t over-share. But 40 is a big number for recruiters, too. When it comes up, it tends to cause problems. It seems a headcount of 40 is

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Can Winning an Award Really Help Your Business Succeed?

Cue the fanfare! It’s time to show off about one of my proudest moments in ISL Recruitment’s 10 year history – I can officially say my business is a Great Place to Work, one of only 27 in our category across the whole of the UK, and a winner at the first time of asking.

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Why ISL Recruitment is proud to be a Great Place to Work

Big news from ISL Recruitment and something that we really want to shout about. We have officially been announced as a Great Place to Work by Best Workplaces 2017! This is an award that Henry and I are really proud of. It’s a great testament to the team that works for ISL and makes us

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ISL celebrates 10-year anniversary with record turnover

A Bristol recruitment firm set up in 2007 by a 30-yr-old who was fed-up with the way the industry treated its workforce has celebrated its 10th anniversary with a record turnover. ISL Recruitment, based in Baldwin Street, was founded by recruiter Henry Keeys and recorded a turnover of £3.1m in 2016-17, along with an increase

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Following the Road to Monte Carlo

With a new year comes a new incentive. This year we’ve decided it’s a trip to Monte Carlo! Our hard working munchkins all have the chance to walk along the yellow brick road towards greatness. The road will be long but luckily everyone here already has the heart, brain, and courage to hit their targets! It will

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Celebrating the Training Academy’s Success

As ISL Recruitment reaches its 10-year anniversary milestone, we look at the success of our training academy. Our latest academy started in November with four budding recruits. It’s the fourth we’ve ever conducted and they just keep getting better and better. It’s partly due to the great talent in the academies but it’s also down to

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