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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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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2019 tech predictions- what’s in store?

As 2018 comes to an end, we’re looking into 2019 and what’s in store for the tech world. We’ve predicted five technologies that will make their mark on the industry next year. Find out what they are below: Artificial intelligence Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technical advancement that’s received a lot of attention over the

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Top Tips and Tricks for Getting Found on LinkedIn

Leverage your online presence with these top tips… Now that you’ve done all the hard work filling in your LinkedIn profile and backdating all of your relevant experience, you’re ready to start building worthwhile connections. You do not need to go premium to create a successful LinkedIn profile. Premium is great for recruiters and hiring

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5 Rules for Hiring Software Developers

The war for talent in the software development space is hotter than ever. As we now operate in a technology-critical world, every company will need some form of developer; whether this be to design their mobile app, improve their website’s user experience or manage your e-commerce – you need code, and for this you need

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Did our 2018 predictions come true?

Last year, our Essential Recruitment Planning Guide predicted that five key themes would arise in the hiring landscape in 2018; including candidate diversity, employer branding, artificial intelligence, continuous learning and remote working. We explored our expectations and discovered whether or not our predictions came true. Have a read below to find out if we were right…

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The Secrets To Attracting Millennial Tech Talent

Companies outside the tech mecca need to offer candidates compelling reasons to choose them, especially some of the Silicon Valley giants can afford to offer highly niche, sought after talent salaries in the top percentile. Within your area you must stay competitive with starting salary numbers, especially when many giants have highly established graduate and

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