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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Which company is right for you?

You’re on the hunt for a job. The tech sector is huge and there are thousands of companies out there, but which ones should you apply to? We’ve come up with some simple points to help decide whether a company is right for you. Know what you want Before you jump into applying for a

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Our Top Consultants Talk Interview Success

Let’s talk interviews. We ask our top performing, most experienced consultants how to excel in the interview process and leave your interviewer wanting more! Everyone is different so there can be no ‘formula’ for the interview success, however, there is probably a degree of general consensus among HR pros, Hiring Managers and Recruitment Consultants regarding

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8 Things to Remember at Group Interviews

At ISL Recruitment we have experience of many interview set ups. If you are a shy, conservative person then this style of interview may be particularly daunting. ISL Recruitment can work with clients to organise group interviews and help candidates prepare. Here are some tips from Sophie Down of things to remember at group interviews:

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How Important are Flexible Working Hours?

Would you like to have the choice of when you work as long as the job gets done? This is of, course, impossible to offer for many industries, but some companies are striving to think out of the box and offer the most flexible working hours. The objective is simple, to attract the best resources

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Celebrating Success – 10 minutes with Laurence

In light of Laurence winning October’s employee of the month and recently being promoted, we caught up with him to ask some questions about his time at ISL so far. Scroll down to read his story… Tell us about your time at ISL so far… I joined ISL from another well known recruitment agency in

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Life at ISL – October

October was another busy month for us at ISL! We went to the UWE careers fair, celebrated birthdays, welcomed new employees and attended the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small employers programme. Check out everything we’ve been up to below: UWE Careers Fair Last month we attended the UWE careers fair! We had a great day meeting

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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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Life at ISL – September!

What have we been up to? September was a jam packed month at ISL. From being shortlisted for awards, welcoming new members to our team and hosting a biscuit dunking competition – we’ve done it all! New Starters We had two new starters join us in September: Loui and Oli. Loui joined ISL’s IT team

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Celebrating Success – 10 minutes with Alex

After Alex’s success of winning September’s employee of the month award, we decided to sit down and ask him some questions about his time at ISL so far. Alex joined ISL in January this year, and has since gone on to become a key member of the team. Scroll down to read his story… Tell

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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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