Showcasing Our Team

A huge welcome to Jake, who is joining our team as our newest Consultant! It was great to catch up with Jake after his first week and ask a few questions: What made you choose ISL? I knew I wanted to work in a commission-based role because I have worked in similar roles in the

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Transforming Remote Working: 3 Innovative Tech Startup Solutions

Post-covid a shocking 97% of employees don’t want to return to the office full time. Although it may seem like a new phenomenon, the tech world has seen the benefits of remote working long before covid, continually challenging the boundaries of what we believe a workspace can be. Growing your startup can feel disjointed when

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Showcasing Our Team

A huge welcome to, Lochlan, who is joining our team as our newest Consultant! It was great to catch up with Lochlan after his first week and ask a few questions. What drew you to recruitment? You get out what you put in. I like the idea of actually helping someone out and finding them

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The Impossible Challenge: Finding, Growing and Retaining Tech Talent

Last week we celebrated Bristol Tech Fest. An amazing display of the tech community coming together to share knowledge and showcase Bristol’s buzzing tech scene. Our Director, Alan Furley, spoke on a panel alongside Glyn Blaize from Amdaris and Clare Elford from Clue Computing at the Amdaris event. It was a valuable afternoon with great

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Is Your Interview Process Losing You Valuable Talent?

If you’re a hiring manager, then knowing how to get the most out of the interviewing process is key. Our consultants speak to tech leaders daily and have seen some great examples of how to conduct an interview (and some not-so-great examples too…) Here’s what they had to say: Be approachable It is likely that

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Return of the Meetup: How to Get the Most Out of Networking Events

At the end of last month we were able to host our first in-person networking event in almost 2 years! Focusing on Data Science and Machine Learning, it was a valuable evening filled with topical conversations and was full of people passionate about using data to combat the challenges of climate change. In the past

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Do You Have a Healthy Work/Life Balance?

National Work Life Week is Working Families’ annual campaign to get people talking about the importance of establishing a healthy work/life balance.   For many, the pandemic meant that work life and home life seemingly merged overnight. Although there are many benefits to this way of life, it is important to set clear boundaries so that we can maintain a healthy relationship with

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3 Bristol-Based Women Working to Change the Face of STEM

Today marks Ada Lovelace day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths). It is in recognition of the world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace. Never fully recognised in her lifetime, Lovelace’s work was revolutionary. Almost a century after it was first published, her work was finally understood

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How to Prioritise Mental Wellbeing in Your Tech Startup

Mental Health in an Unequal World For too long the stigma surrounding mental health has prevented people from getting the help that they need. For many, the widespread introduction of remote and hybrid working was reported to boost mental health, but for others it has led to rising levels of anxiety and depression. More than

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Our Consultants’ Top Tips for Interview Success

So, you made it to the interview. It may be too early to celebrate the job just yet, but you are already in the 2% that made it past the application stage- that’s something to be proud of! Whether it’s your 1st interview or your 50th interview, it is never easy. Our consultants guide hundreds

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