Is it time to digitalise your CV?

Job-hunting is hard work. As the competition gets tougher, candidates are having to go the extra mile to secure their dream job offer. With hundreds and thousands of CV’s submitted to jobs every day, it’s crucial to have a CV that sets you apart from the crowd. Is it time to leave your traditional CV

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How to up your LinkedIn recruitment game

Social networking is changing the hiring landscape. With platforms like LinkedIn accessible to everyone, it’s now easier than ever to get in touch with candidates from all markets. Top candidates are bombarded with messages every week from companies and recruiters trying to persuade them to join their teams, and in turn candidates have become immune

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Celebrating Success -10 minutes with Eljay

After winning February’s employee of the month award, we sat down with Eljay to talk about his time at ISL so far. Scroll down to read his story… Tell us about your time at ISL so far… It’s been really good. I started at ISL in July 2017 as part of the training academy where

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Using social media to attract the top tech talent

The average job-seeker uses 18 different resources to research a company before applying to a job, with 79% of candidates using at least one social media platform to assist in their search. Your employer brand and the way you portray your company on social media can have a big impact on the talent you attract,

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Blend over balance

The work-life balance: a perfect harmony between our work and personal lives. Half of your time spent working, the other half spent doing activities like catching up with your friends or attending your favourite fitness class. It’s the ideal balance, but in reality, how many of us are really able to juggle our work and

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Top soft skills for tech success in 2019

We talk about the skills shortage a lot, but it’s not just technical skills that are lacking, its soft skills too. Soft skills, or intangible non-technical abilities are becoming increasingly important and employers are focusing much more on the personal attributes of individuals. In a Wall Street Journal survey of over 900 executives, 92% reported

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UK tech industry: hard times for soft skills

Soft skill intensive occupations will account for two thirds of all jobs by 2030. Pair this with fact that the UK tech sector is growing 2.6 times faster than the economy and you reach the conclusion that soft skills in technology are a big deal. In previous years, talent acquisition was based largely around hard

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Drawing the line in personal data

2018 was a big year for data, with scandals breaking out across the globe. From Timehop falling victim to a cyber-attack and losing the personal information of 21 million users to Strava revealing the locations of secret military bases across the US, it seemed no data was safe. However, the biggest scandal of 2018 and

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Help your staff beat the January blues

Alan Furley of ISL Recruitment offers his top tips for motivating and retaining staff in a sometimes depressing January. The new year is typically a time when many employees get itchy feet and start looking for new opportunities. But there are things that you can do to motivate your staff and ensure they don’t jump

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Celebrating Success – 10 minutes with Emma

After Emma’s success of winning December’s employee of the month award, we sat down with her to discuss her time at ISL so far. Scroll down to read her story… Tell us about your time at ISL so far… My time at ISL so far has been amazing, it’s now coming up for 2 years since

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