How To Use Your Online Presence to Attract Talent

Attracting top talent can be difficult. With the triggering of Article 50 and the ever-looming Brexit means jobs are harder to fill. Flashy perks might get candidates interested but how do you create an online presence that remains stable when the business environment changes? Whether you are a small company with 10 employees or something

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The Interview Questions You Should Never Answer

Earlier this month the BBC’s LinkedIn page posed a question: What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve ever been asked in a job interview? It garnered over 1,500 comments brimming with shocking, offensive, and just plain irrelevant interview questions. From, “what’s your favourite sandwich?” to “how many children do you have” the post highlights some pretty odd

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How to Know If You Will Be a Good Cultural Fit

Taking a new job is no easy decision. The average person will spend 1842 hours a month in work so finding a culture that works for you is vital. But how do you know if you will fit the culture? According to TruPath‘s study, the camaraderie between good colleagues is a key motivator, not money. That

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How to Handle Office Politics

Whether you choose to get involved in it or not, office politics are inevitable in a workplace. They shape the organisation and sometimes help create a unique company culture, although often for the worse. Handling rude colleagues, making allies and knowing who to speak to in order to get projects moving are vital skills. It

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The Best Office Perks for SMEs

Last week the BBC showcased pretty extravagant office perks like office saunas and adult scooters to get around the office. The perks come from peer-to-peer money transfer company TransferWise who are a part of the revolution to “create an environment for people to do their best work”. Here at ISL Recruitment, we’ve created a similar environment albeit

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What To Do If You Have a Toxic Boss

We are sure that everyone has encountered a bad boss at some stage during their career, but a toxic boss can be detrimental to your health. Earlier this year a new study by the Alliance Manchester Business School revealed the impact of a toxic boss including distress, dissatisfaction, and even depression. But how do you know

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ISL celebrates 10-year anniversary with record turnover

A Bristol recruitment firm set up in 2007 by a 30-yr-old who was fed-up with the way the industry treated its workforce has celebrated its 10th anniversary with a record turnover. ISL Recruitment, based in Baldwin Street, was founded by recruiter Henry Keeys and recorded a turnover of £3.1m in 2016-17, along with an increase

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How You Can Improve Your Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR aka corporate social responsibility is commonly overlooked. The practice, that moves actions beyond compliance and towards a more ethical approach to business, has been widely debated. Whether it improves profit or not, CSR is arguably a deontological activity of businesses nowadays. But with Fortune 500 companies spending more than $15 billion social responsibility, how can your company

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