Steps for improving your interview process

Your hiring process is a direct reflection of your company. To get the top tech talent on board, you need to create an interview process that ensures the candidates have the best experience with your company as possible. Where a positive interview experience could lead to talented tech candidates joining your team, a negative experience

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Top tips for interview success

Interviews are tough. As recruiters, we see a lot of people slip up when it comes to interviews, so we know what works and what doesn’t. To help you for in your next interview, we asked our team to give us their top tips for success. Of course, all interviews are different, and sadly there’s

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Tech Leaders, are you truly harnessing the power of agile working & inclusion?

If you’re involved in leading a tech scale up, tech SME or multinational; the odds are you’re looking to scale, and key to that is achieving sustainable growth in an ever evolving and highly competitive landscape. At our diversity & inclusion event last week, Toby Mildon, renowned diversity and inclusion architect, explained how he believes

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Unlock the key to your tech talent retention

For years we have been talking about the potential talent issues tech startup and scaleups face, both now and in the future. With almost 70% of tech employees open to new opportunities and easily able to move between companies, it’s crucial that employers are doing everything they can to retain their top talent. In search

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Triple threat: the three reasons your tech employees leave

Employees, no matter how valuable, are always going to leave their jobs; it’s inevitable. From relocating to having a complete career change, as an employer, you’ll never be able to completely stop employees from leaving. But what if you could dramatically reduce employee turnover? What if you knew the reasons employees decide to leave? Good

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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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4 ways to help your employees with their learning and development

Finding great talent is hard, but holding onto it is even harder. Studies have shown that a lack of opportunity to learn and progress is one of the key reasons 40% of new hires leave their company within the first year of joining. In recent years, learning and development has become a much more important

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ISL Launches 2019 Retention Report

Author and business strategist Jim Collins once said: “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” This seems a particularly pertinent truth for startups and scaleups as these fledgling years of growth depend on human ability and endeavour. The advance of technology has never replaced the need for businesses to find and retain great people. This

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5 rules for attending tech networking events

Whether you’re a developer looking to advance in your career, the founder of a new tech start-up or an industry influencer, you’ll benefit from attending networking events. Networking events and tech meetups offer the opportunity to build real-world relationships, generate business and keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends. With networking events having such hefty

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7 questions you should ask at your next interview

You’ve landed an interview for your dream job. You’ve spent hours thinking up perfectly structured answers to a multitude of questions and you’re ready for whatever the interviewer throws at you. But, what about when the roles reverse and the interviewer asks if you have any questions? The last thing you want to do is

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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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