Interview tips for Embedded Software Engineers

The Embedded Software Engineering role will change in the not so distant future, demanding a different skill set from what had been previously required. But why the change? The new generation of Embedded Software Engineers will have the same knowledge of their predecessors, but will also need to demonstrate soft skills and cultural fit.   So

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Diversity, inclusion and belonging in the tech industry

We have all heard the term ‘diversity and inclusion’ but ‘diversity, inclusion and belonging’ is perhaps a term we aren’t so familiar with. The ‘belonging’ part is less thought about but it is the most important. It’s very well having a diverse work place that includes everyone but are your employees feeling psychologically safe?

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What can AI do for your hiring process?

When you look at employee turnover rates in technology the stats are incredibly high, peaking at 13.2%, making the technology industry massively competitive. It might at times feel holding onto your top tech talent is verging on the impossible, but what if AI could play a key part in attracting, securing and on boarding that

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Interview tips: 7 questions & answers for software developers

Interviewing for a software developer role. It’s not easy – interviewing is an art. And a tough one at that! But we’re here to help. This blog will help you to tackle some of questions you might be asked during a software developer interview, and give that golden answer to help you secure your next

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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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