2019 tech predictions- what’s in store?

As 2018 comes to an end, we’re looking into 2019 and what’s in store for the tech world. We’ve predicted five technologies that will make their mark on the industry next year. Find out what they are below: Artificial intelligence Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technical advancement that’s received a lot of attention over the

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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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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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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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Employee referrals- the pitfalls

Employee referral schemes have a lot of benefits. As we mentioned in our previous blog, not only do referrals reduce recruitment costs, they have the ability to build a real sense of community within your organisation; helping with engagement and retention. But are they all they’re cracked up to be? In this blog we’ll be looking

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Employee referral schemes – who does it best?

The talent shortage is a widely recognised theme in the tech industry. Earlier this year, it was reported that the UK loses £63 billion a year due to unfilled jobs in the tech sector alone. We can all relate to the struggle of finding candidates for hard-to-fill vacancies, so it’s no surprise that organisations are

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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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