The revolution of autonomous vehicles

It is expected that self-driving cars will be on British roads by 2021, and that by 2030, autonomous vehicles will completely replace standard cars; changing our roads forever. Giants of the automobile industry including BMW, Tesla and Mercedes are all getting in on the autonomous action in the fight to become the first to get

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Are you working with a good or bad recruiter? 

Signs of a good recruiter: A good recruiter is a professional who enjoys helping a company of any size find the right candidates across a crowded room. A bad recruiter is motivated only by the commission they are getting today, failing to bother with the long game: a good recruiter invests in getting to know your

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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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WATCH OUT…What job advert buzzwords really mean

Hidden meanings. My goodness… they are a curse. Especially if you’re like me – someone who just wants to know what’s going on, make a useful decision then move to the next thing. Real meanings are hard enough. There are, for example, triangular warning signs beside hilly roads telling me to look out for falling

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Is Micromanagement Losing You Top Talent?

Whenever we take on a new employee, we all aim to keep them for the long run and provide them with a bright future. We want to give employees the freedom to control how they work and the autonomy they deserve, especially for employees with many years of experience. However, what happens if this autonomy

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How to make a great first impression in your new job

We want all of our candidates to feel confident and excited about their new job, and part of this is making sure we prepare you for your first few weeks when you’ll be getting to know your new team! As well as the top onboarding tips we provide for our clients as they prepare to

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From fake news to fake reviews: Is Glassdoor being used correctly?

Glassdoor is a popular jobs site, which has a review function where employees anonymously rate their employers. Its star ratings are an established feature on the recruitment landscape, with candidates often looking first at the score before deciding whether to proceed with a job application. However, as ISL Recruitment Director, Alan Furley tells us, there’s

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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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The Value of Employee Surveys

Employee surveys are an incredibly useful tool for both employers and employees. From an internal point of view, employee survey information can be the key starting point for any annual recruitment strategy, as they allow you to identify: Your business’ USPs from an employee perspective. What is valued the most by your employees and why

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