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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UK technology recruitment: Turn on the talent

The hottest tech skills will always be in short supply and UK businesses increasingly struggle to find competent people to fill digital roles. But do companies’ approach to recruitment need to change? Technology recruitment across the UK is buoyant. As more firms plough forward with fundamental digital transformation, they are seeking a broad range of tech

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Start-Up to Scale-Ups: The Changing Hiring Landscape

ISL has worked with over 50 high-tech, high-growth start-ups who have on average gone on to grow in headcount by 490%  in the last 3 years, both on a national and global basis. Scale-ups require a different type of support to start-ups, a type of knowledge and guidance that is often very difficult to source.

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5 Uses of Artificial Intelligence in Recruitment

If you are already familiar with our Essential Recruitment Planning Guide, launched in 2017, then you will know that we provided a bonus chapter at the end of the free guide, namely the ‘2018 Hiring Trends.’ This chapter outlined our forecasts for the hiring landscape this year. Although we weren’t able to make any specific

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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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