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Experience vs Qualifications

September 16, 2019 . 10:00 am

Experience vs Qualifications

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

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What’s Your Interview Style?

September 2, 2019 . 9:00 am

What’s Your Interview Style?

If you’re responsible for hiring IT personnel, whether you work for a tech firm or are responsible for recruitment within the IT department, getting the interview right could be crucial to employing the right person for your team. Now, we’ll do our very best to help source the best suited and most well skilled candidates, but it’s down to you to make the final decision, and the type of interview you prepare for your eager new candidates is vital for providing you with the information you need to make this decision.

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Why is September One of the Best Months to Recruit?

September 1, 2019 . 11:05 am

Why is September One of the Best Months to Recruit?

The holiday season is now officially over, it’s back in school after the summer break and there’s a feeling of ‘business as usual’ in the air. Just as children prepare to return to the new school year with shiny new pencil cases and high hopes, candidates have utilised the summer to realign their aspirations and are most likely to review their career at this time of year too.

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The Importance of Updating Job Titles & Descriptions

September 1, 2019 . 9:15 am

The Importance of Updating Job Titles & Descriptions

When was the last time you reviewed your company job titles and descriptions (and I mean all of them)? Maybe it’s not top of your list right now, but it’s good practice to have a process for making sure there is regular review of both job titles and job descriptions.

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3 Ways to Improve IT Recruitment in Brexit Threatened Sectors

June 12, 2019 . 11:50 am

3 Ways to Improve IT Recruitment in Brexit Threatened Sectors

If you’re looking to recruit an IT professional you’ve probably found it harder than expected. Worse, if you’re in an industry seriously threatened by Brexit your recruitment problems are likely to be much worse.  May’s UK Job Market report from KPMG and REC details a rise in vacancies and an inevitable drop in candidate availability […]

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IR35 is changing: What does this mean for you?

May 29, 2019 . 3:48 pm

IR35 is changing: What does this mean for you?

There’s a lot of confusion right now about IR35; what it is, why it’s changing and what those changes will mean for the millions of self-employed contract workers currently operating in the UK. Although many of the proposed changes to IR35 legislation are not yet set in stone, we have put together some helpful information […]

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Talent Shortages, Recruitment Failure and How to Succeed

May 15, 2019 . 11:53 am

Talent Shortages, Recruitment Failure and How to Succeed

For business leaders experiencing country wide skill shortages, the knock-on effects of key recruitment failures are far reaching, costly and damaging. Experienced IT Recruiter Langley James offers valuable advice to help attract and secure desirable talent ahead of the competition. The latest UK Recruitment Survey from the REC and KPMG reports that although the number […]

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What does IR35 mean?

April 1, 2019 . 3:11 pm

What does IR35 mean?

IR35 is a piece of tax legislation introduced in 2000 to ensure the correct national insurance and income tax was paid by self-employed contractors. IR35 prevents tax avoidance by exposing self employed workers seeking to hide their employment status from HMRC by supplying services to clients via an intermediary. This practice is known as ‘disguised […]

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Is Your Recruitment Process Causing You to Miss Out on the Best IT Talent?

March 15, 2019 . 10:00 am

Recruiting the best IT contractors and IT staff can be a protracted process and the danger of candidates changing their minds, or worse still, accepting a counter-offer from a competitor is ever present.

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4 Steps to a Positive Candidate Experience

March 15, 2019 . 10:00 am

4 Steps to a Positive Candidate Experience

The recruitment process is a stressful time for both employees and applicants. Businesses place such a huge emphasis on hiring the ‘perfect’ candidate for the role, they often forget the importance in nurturing relationships with those who aren’t ‘perfect’ for the role. Don’t forget, when somebody apply for a job, they are taking a risk and putting their current job on the line. All applicants deserve a positive candidate experience and when you master this, you are providing your company with an excellent marketing tool.

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