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November 20, 2018 . 2:26 pm

I’ve never really understood it. When I walk into McDonald’s and ask for a burger, the first thing they do is ask me if I want cheese with it. No, then I would have asked for a cheeseburger! But you know what, when I’m not being grumpy, it works. Because statistics show that at least 70% […]

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Proof is in the Pudding

November 20, 2018 . 2:23 pm

Proof is in the Pudding

I don’t know about you, but if it were up to me, pudding wouldn’t be the last thing on the menu, it would be the first. Who wouldn’t want all that delicious chocolatey, nutty flavour to start a meal off with? Recruiting people is a bit like sitting down to a meal. For starters you […]

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Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – London – October 2018

November 19, 2018 . 9:00 am

Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – London – October 2018

Key points from October survey: – Labour supply falls at sharper rate… – …exerting upward pressure on starting salaries and contract pay – Growth of permanent vacancies fastest regionally Commenting on the latest survey results, Bina Mehta, Partner at KPMG UK said: “Whilst it’s great to see the number of people in London getting into […]

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

November 19, 2018 . 9:00 am

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

Key points from the October survey: – Steeper increases in both permanent placements and contract billings – Starting salary inflation close to September’s recent high – Steeper decline in candidate supply Commenting on the latest survey results, James Stewart, Vice Chair at KPMG, said: “Whilst Brexit may be dampening overall business investment, firms continue to […]

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

November 19, 2018 . 9:00 am

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

Key findings from the October survey: – Permanent appointments and contract billings both rise at faster rates – Stronger decline in staff availability – Shortages push starting salary inflation to four-month high Chris Hearld, Northern Regional Chairman at KPMG UK commented: “Businesses in the North have been relentless in hiring new staff over the past […]

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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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