The ISL Retention Report: A Breakdown

For years we have been talking about the potential talent issues tech startup and scaleups face, both now and in the future. In search of answers as to exactly what is causing this talent conundrum, we created a Retention Report based on research we carried out on over 180 technology professionals to find out why

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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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How to up your LinkedIn recruitment game

Social networking is changing the hiring landscape. With platforms like LinkedIn accessible to everyone, it’s now easier than ever to get in touch with candidates from all markets. Top candidates are bombarded with messages every week from companies and recruiters trying to persuade them to join their teams, and in turn candidates have become immune

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Using social media to attract the top tech talent

The average job-seeker uses 18 different resources to research a company before applying to a job, with 79% of candidates using at least one social media platform to assist in their search. Your employer brand and the way you portray your company on social media can have a big impact on the talent you attract,

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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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