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Why is food always on my mind?

November 12, 2018 . 9:00 am

Why is food always on my mind?

You may recall that we were recently talking about burgers. I don’t know what it is, but there is something about envisioning the taste of food that always comes to mind when I start to talk about recruitment. Taste is something so personal, what one person loves, another will hate. Take brussel sprouts for example. […]

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Qualifications vs Experience

November 5, 2018 . 10:00 am

Qualifications vs Experience

A 1st Class degree: the hallmark of the ideal candidate… or is it? The Great Debate: who would YOU hire?

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Try Before you Buy

November 5, 2018 . 10:00 am

Try Before you Buy

Confidence is up but where are my team? Why you need to move at lightning speed to secure the permanent candidates you want.

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Are you holding out for more candy?

October 31, 2018 . 9:00 am

Are you holding out for more candy?

What are you going to do with your candy? Hoard it, share it or scoff it? Or are you holding out for more? Many companies delay making a decision to make an offer to qualified candidates, even when they have a shortlist of top talent in their grasp. For some reason they think if they […]

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Skip the trick, score the treat

October 31, 2018 . 9:00 am

Skip the trick, score the treat

It’s all great fun until you’re the one who ends up with the trick instead of the treat. The hire that went wrong, the person who can’t do the job after all. If you want to skip the trick and score the treat, then you need a recruitment partner who not only knows the IT […]

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Should you hire the Grim Reaper?

October 31, 2018 . 9:00 am

Should you hire the Grim Reaper?

What’s really scary? Making the wrong hire. It not only costs the company money but also reflects poorly on your ability as a hiring manager. So how can you see behind the disguises that so many candidates put forward? A qualified recruitment partner not only knows the industry, but also takes the time to get […]

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What do burgers have to do with recruitment?

October 24, 2018 . 3:22 pm

What do burgers have to do with recruitment?

It’s Burger Day and you know exactly what kind of burger you want; a double patty with melted cheese, caramelized onion and all the fixings! You can almost taste it already, can’t you? That’s what it’s like when you’re looking for the right person to join your IT team. You know what you want, but […]

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Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – UK Wide – September 2018

October 8, 2018 . 12:21 pm

Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – UK Wide – September 2018

Key points from the September survey: – Starting salaries rise sharply amid steep reduction in candidate supply – Permanent placements expand at slightly weaker pace – Vacancy growth softens to near two-year low, but remains strong Neil Carberry, Chief Executive at the REC says: “UK businesses are resilient, but they’re struggling to find the people […]

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Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – London – September 2018

October 8, 2018 . 11:41 am

Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – London – September 2018

Key points from September survey: – Fastest rise in permanent placements for 16 months – Staff pay increases at faster pace – Staff availability continues to fall sharply Neil Carberry, Chief Executive at the REC says: “UK businesses are resilient, but they’re struggling to find the people they need to drive growth and opportunity. Recruiters’ […]

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Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – the North – September 2018

October 8, 2018 . 11:21 am

Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – the North – September 2018

Key points from September survey: – Staff appointments continued to increase, albeit at slower rate – Vacancies and permanent salaries rise again – Skill shortages persist, although staff supply falls at weaker pace Neil Carberry, Chief Executive at the REC says: “UK businesses are resilient, but they’re struggling to find the people they need to […]

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