FinTech vs. The Big Banks

Working in FinTech vs. Traditional Banking FinTech is currently one of the world’s fastest growing technological industries. The UK’s financial technology sector attracted a record £1.34bn in venture capital investment in 2017, 90% of which was invested into London-based start-ups and early stage businesses, according to Forbes. Are developers flocking from big corporate banks to

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Corporate Social Responsibility for Tech SME’s

How CSR perspectives are changing For too long, executives perceived corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a fugitive fad which only added to the pressures of operating as a large business. However, CSR has evolved in recent years and savvy businesses now recognise that innovative and solicitous campaigns can fundamentally strengthen a business’ position amongst its

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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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6 things you should be doing to onboard for retention

So you know you know you’ve got a few new starters joining you in the new year, and you’re prepared for the rest of your January hiring stint…but how do you plan on onboarding them? Is your onboarding process focused on retaining employees and making sure they feel part of your team, even before they arrive

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Recruitment Trends You Can Expect for 2018

Over the last decade, technology has greatly advanced traditional recruitment practices and with the use of AI and VR amongst both candidates and recruiters increasing, we are expecting 2018 to bring a plethora of new recruitment technologies. Below we discuss the recruitment trends we expect to see evolve throughout 2018. Replace the ‘Advertise & Apply’ model

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Facebook Brings 800 IT Jobs to London

The US global tech giant, Facebook, opens a colossal new hub in Central London. The Oxford Street office will create over 800 new IT and engineering jobs for the UK. The interior of Facebook’s new office at Rathbone Place, central London. Photograph: Ben Lister/PA, The Guardian. Amid the uncertainty of Brexit, Facebook has cast a

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Could You Work in Quantitative Finance?

As the booming technology industry continues to grow and advance, an increasing number of quant analysts and developers are moving towards quant trading. Newer and more sophisticated algorithms are enabling developers in entrepreneurial units within banks and exchanges, to take advantage of the meritocratic industry and its attractive rewards. You may be wondering, how can

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Is a first time UX Designer best suited to an agency?

Ready to climb the career ladder of product design? Esther Fraenkel has you covered! Esther is our Senior Product Consultant here at ISL and she has written a fantastic short blog that draws on the knowledge and experience of her fellow product professionals about whether an agency, contract or freelance role. Esther has sourced a range of

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