Tech companies: how your interview experience impacts your talent retention

That sinking feeling when another of your tech team resigns. A feeling that’s all too familiar? You’re not alone. A recent study by LinkedIn found the technology industry to have the highest turnover rates, peaking at 13.2%. When you break this down into job categories, it’s evident to see the retention problem lies within the

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5 minutes with … Gerry Darley our newest Contract Recruiter

We’re thrilled to introduce Gerry, our latest contract team member, dedicated to delivering excellence across the contract software engineering industry. He brings a shed load of experience, drawing on his 7 year contract recruitment career spanning both the Australian and UK markets. Some of his highlights over the years include securing talent to build a

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ISL Launches 2019 Retention Report

Author and business strategist Jim Collins once said: “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” This seems a particularly pertinent truth for startups and scaleups as these fledgling years of growth depend on human ability and endeavour. The advance of technology has never replaced the need for businesses to find and retain great people. This

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Let’s talk about mental health

Mental health issues can affect anyone at any stage of their lives, with 1 in 4 people being affected annually. In an office of 40, that’s 10 people struggling every year. It’s becoming increasingly clear that as employers, we need to take responsibility and pay more attention to the mental and physical well-being of our

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Technical tests: a valuable interview tool or a talent deterrent?

Technical tests; a common part of the interview process for many companies, but are they adding value to your process or deterring top talent from applying to your roles? Do they provide employers with the insight they need? Do they enhance the interview experience for the candidate? We’ve weighed up the pros and cons of

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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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Which company is right for you?

You’re on the hunt for a job. The tech sector is huge and there are thousands of companies out there, but which ones should you apply to? We’ve come up with some simple points to help decide whether a company is right for you. Know what you want Before you jump into applying for a

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Our Top Consultants Talk Interview Success

Let’s talk interviews. We ask our top performing, most experienced consultants how to excel in the interview process and leave your interviewer wanting more! Everyone is different so there can be no ‘formula’ for the interview success, however, there is probably a degree of general consensus among HR pros, Hiring Managers and Recruitment Consultants regarding

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3 Ways to Measure Employee Loyalty

Defined as “demonstrating constant support to an institution”, company loyalty is a hard concept to measure. Humans are complex creatures who have sporadic feelings of loyalty – we’ve all be there, one day you’re in a great mood and love your company, the next is another story. Paired with the zero hour contracts and the

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Flexible working- the pros and pitfalls

Flexible working comes in all shapes and sizes. From job sharing and remote working to flexi-time and compressed hours, flexible working means that employees have a say in how, when and where they work. With the opportunity to work flexibly now one of the top considerations for job-hunters (Employee Benefits), it’s no wonder that businesses

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