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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Four programming languages you should consider learning

Whether you’re entering the development world for the first time or looking to expand your existing skills, learning to use up and coming programming languages will keep you ahead of the curve (cue job flexibility and salary increases)! So which language should you learn? With hundreds of languages on the market, we’ve compiled some of

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Life at ISL- July!

July was another busy month for us at ISL. Even if it was the month that England got knocked out of the World Cup, we didn’t let the loss get us down and made sure to celebrate all of our amazing successes. From celebrating a first placement to starting our summer training academy and receiving

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The revolution of autonomous vehicles

It is expected that self-driving cars will be on British roads by 2021, and that by 2030, autonomous vehicles will completely replace standard cars; changing our roads forever. Giants of the automobile industry including BMW, Tesla and Mercedes are all getting in on the autonomous action in the fight to become the first to get

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Life at ISL- June!

June has been an incredibly busy and exciting month for ISL! We’ve welcomed new staff, celebrated promotions, won two Great Place to Work awards, and been on a trip to Ibiza as one of our big incentives! We’re a Great Place to Work! We are very proud to announce that following our success of ranking

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Life at ISL – May!

We’re a Great Place to Work! The last month has been incredibly exciting for ISL! Our top highlight, of course, has to be winning 4th place at the Great Places to Work awards this year! We’ve been lucky enough to jump 20 places up the rankings since our listing last year and our director Alan has

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Start-Up to Scale-Ups: The Changing Hiring Landscape

ISL has worked with over 50 high-tech, high-growth start-ups who have on average gone on to grow in headcount by 490%  in the last 3 years, both on a national and global basis. Scale-ups require a different type of support to start-ups, a type of knowledge and guidance that is often very difficult to source.

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How To Engage and Attract Graduates

It is almost time for university students across the UK to throw their mortarboards hats into the air and gear themselves up to a life full of debt working happily in their chosen field. While it does not always work out like that, graduates by the thousands will be jumping into the job marketing for

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The Best Things About Bristol, According to Our Consultants

Bristol is the best place to live in Britain. No, seriously. It is not just us local Bristolians that think it, it is official. Last week the Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide awarded the South West’s bustling city as the most desirable location in Britain. We’re lucky to have a lovely office situated right in

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Celebrating the Training Academy’s Success

As ISL Recruitment reaches its 10-year anniversary milestone, we look at the success of our training academy. Our latest academy started in November with four budding recruits. It’s the fourth we’ve ever conducted and they just keep getting better and better. It’s partly due to the great talent in the academies but it’s also down to

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