Technology trends for 2020 & what it means for tech jobs

The world is adapting at a rapid pace, racing towards a technologically advanced place. Developers and software engineers are busy at work innovating new technologies to transform the way we work, play and create in our everyday lives. 2020 will be the year of AI-as-a-Service, Computer Vision, 5G and Extended reality, but what products and

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Does a reduced working week really work?

The story that hit the paper, in our own words… People value their time, they always have, but now, they expect their employers to value their time too. According to a study by the Independent, flexi-time is the number 1 perk for employees of all ages. At our summer conference we asked each other just

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Interview tips for Embedded Software Engineers

The Embedded Software Engineering role will change in the not so distant future, demanding a different skill set from what had been previously required. But why the change? The new generation of Embedded Software Engineers will have the same knowledge of their predecessors, but will also need to demonstrate soft skills and cultural fit.   So

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Diversity, inclusion and belonging in the tech industry

We have all heard the term ‘diversity and inclusion’ but ‘diversity, inclusion and belonging’ is perhaps a term we aren’t so familiar with. The ‘belonging’ part is less thought about but it is the most important. It’s very well having a diverse work place that includes everyone but are your employees feeling psychologically safe?

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What can AI do for your hiring process?

When you look at employee turnover rates in technology the stats are incredibly high, peaking at 13.2%, making the technology industry massively competitive. It might at times feel holding onto your top tech talent is verging on the impossible, but what if AI could play a key part in attracting, securing and on boarding that

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Interview tips: 7 questions & answers for software developers

Interviewing for a software developer role. It’s not easy – interviewing is an art. And a tough one at that! But we’re here to help. This blog will help you to tackle some of questions you might be asked during a software developer interview, and give that golden answer to help you secure your next

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Celebrating Success – 5 minutes with Emma

After Emma’s success of winning August’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… What is your biggest achievement to date? Personally, I would say my biggest achievement to date is buying my family home with my partner at the

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Tech companies: how your interview experience impacts your talent retention

That sinking feeling when another of your tech team resigns. A feeling that’s all too familiar? You’re not alone. A recent study by LinkedIn found the technology industry to have the highest turnover rates, peaking at 13.2%. When you break this down into job categories, it’s evident to see the retention problem lies within the

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5 minutes with … Gerry Darley our newest Contract Recruiter

We’re thrilled to introduce Gerry, our latest contract team member, dedicated to delivering excellence across the contract software engineering industry. He brings a shed load of experience, drawing on his 7 year contract recruitment career spanning both the Australian and UK markets. Some of his highlights over the years include securing talent to build a

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Employee retention: the impact of communication and involvement

Employee turnover is one of the most expensive problems that businesses face. With the average employee costing around £12,000 to replace, it’s no wonder that companies want to do all they can to keep hold of their top talent. One of the largest factors that influences employee retention is communication and involvement. It’s been proven

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