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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How to let your personality shine through in your CV

We want all of our candidates to excel both on paper and in person, so in this article we will be talking about something equally as important as your skills and experience when it comes to the screening process. Yes, your personality – nowadays companies are concentrating much more attention on the extent to which

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What can you learn from losing an employee?

Employees will leave your business, it’s inevitable. The key is to make sure that you’re learning from each of them. Perhaps they were the wrong hire for your business or perhaps they have been tempted by a better salary package? Perhaps your culture is not aligned with your employer brand or perhaps they are just

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