Blend over balance

The work-life balance: a perfect harmony between our work and personal lives. Half of your time spent working, the other half spent doing activities like catching up with your friends or attending your favourite fitness class. It’s the ideal balance, but in reality, how many of us are really able to juggle our work and

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UK tech industry: hard times for soft skills

Soft skill intensive occupations will account for two thirds of all jobs by 2030. Pair this with fact that the UK tech sector is growing 2.6 times faster than the economy and you reach the conclusion that soft skills in technology are a big deal. In previous years, talent acquisition was based largely around hard

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Drawing the line in personal data

2018 was a big year for data, with scandals breaking out across the globe. From Timehop falling victim to a cyber-attack and losing the personal information of 21 million users to Strava revealing the locations of secret military bases across the US, it seemed no data was safe. However, the biggest scandal of 2018 and

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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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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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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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2018 Graduates: How to onboard and retain them

With graduations taking place across the country, thousands of newly accredited students are stepping out into the world of work. We all know the fight for talent in tech and engineering is a tough one, with the percentage of hard to fill STEM roles at 43% in the UK alone (UK Commission for Employment and

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