Top Four Recruitment Trends in the UK for 2022

If you are thinking of growing your business in the new year, you are not alone. 80% of UK businesses are planning on hiring in the next 12 months. Branded ‘the war for talent’ by some, the current market is seeing a decrease in available talent, which is only set to continue as 2022 rolls

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A Simple Guide to Startup Funding: What Stage Should I Join?

The startup world can be a confusing place.  Working for a tech startup allows you to very quickly expand your skillset. Many are drawn in by the promise of innovation and the excitement that comes with bringing ideas to life.   But if you are someone who is worried about the risks involved in joining a company early

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Transforming Remote Working: 3 Innovative Tech Startup Solutions

Post-covid a shocking 97% of employees don’t want to return to the office full time. Although it may seem like a new phenomenon, the tech world has seen the benefits of remote working long before covid, continually challenging the boundaries of what we believe a workspace can be. Growing your startup can feel disjointed when

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Is Your Interview Process Losing You Valuable Talent?

If you’re a hiring manager, then knowing how to get the most out of the interviewing process is key. Our consultants speak to tech leaders daily and have seen some great examples of how to conduct an interview (and some not-so-great examples too…) Here’s what they had to say: Be approachable It is likely that

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Return of the Meetup: How to Get the Most Out of Networking Events

At the end of last month we were able to host our first in-person networking event in almost 2 years! Focusing on Data Science and Machine Learning, it was a valuable evening filled with topical conversations and was full of people passionate about using data to combat the challenges of climate change. In the past

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Is it Time to Make the Move to a Permanent Tech Role?

Pre-pandemic, it was easy to see the attraction to contract work: flexible hours, often the chance of remote working and of course, the money. But in a post-pandemic world where you can now expect flexible hours and remote working in a permanent role, the lines between contract and perm have become blurred. Then came the

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Is Unconscious Bias Stunting Your Tech Startup Growth?

72% of founders agree building a diverse team is extremely important, not only in terms of boosting company culture but it also has a positive impact on revenue. However, only 12% of tech startups have five or more team members from under-represented communities.   Currently, 32% of tech startups are in the diversity planning stage, understanding why diversity is important but with no diverse members forming part of their team.  So, if there is such a clear benefit to hiring a

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The Talent Guide for Founders

Growing your Startup?  Our Talent Guide for Founders covers the biggest hiring mistakes and how to avoid them.   If you are a founder looking to grow your startup, then you probably know your people are going to be key to your success.  80% of employee turnover is down to bad hiring decisions, and in times of uncertainty, people are your

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Showcasing Our Team

A huge welcome to Beth, who is joining our team as our newest Delivery Consultant! It was great to catch up with Beth after her first week and ask a few questions: How did you come to apply for ISL? I was moving to Bristol and was looking for jobs, so I went on Google,

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Stand Out to a Start Up: 4 Qualities Tech Startups Want in a New Hire

Being at the core of a growing tech company can be exhilarating, surrounded by the buzz of innovation, and celebrating each milestone. It’s not all ping pong and staff drinks; there are obvious risks that come with joining a company in its early days. If you are passionate about the industry and want to stand

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