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Experience talks, wisdom listens – Developing good leadership skills

By on Aug 10, 2017 in candidate advice | 0 comments

Experience talks, wisdom listens – Developing good leadership skills

Leadership is an elusive quality but, for me at least, it isn’t a magical one. Certainly, there are some people who seem to have a natural ‘something’ that makes people more likely to follow them, charisma I suppose we would call it. However, a charismatic personality doesn’t make you a good leader. Leadership is not just about being popular (although in fairness it...

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All change as usual – The problems facing IT recruitment companies

By on Aug 2, 2017 in employer tips | 0 comments

All change as usual – The problems facing IT recruitment companies

I suppose if you asked any recruitment company in any sector they would tell of the problems that are specific to their industry. It’s probably true that each area does have a very individual set of problems, but this is doubly true in the IT sector because it has always been, and let me pick my word carefully here, challenging. Change and development Underpinning...

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Permanent or Contract – Which is best for you?

By on Jun 9, 2017 in candidate advice, contractors | 0 comments

Permanent or Contract – Which is best for you?

We speak to contractors who always have been, and always will be, contractors, driven by the higher hourly wages and the diversity of work offered by contracting, and permanent employees who would never ‘risk’ life in the contract market. As with everything in life, there are pros and cons to consider, and the bottom line is that while you could put up a valid case...

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Money isn’t everything – attracting the best candidates to your workforce

By on May 26, 2017 in employer tips | 0 comments

Money isn’t everything – attracting the best candidates to your workforce

It’s an old saying but it’s true, money isn’t everything. In fact, in terms of recruiting the right IT team, not only is it not everything but it’s quite a long way down the list of things that will sway a wavering candidate, or even attract them in the first place. This is true for people actively seeking work, and even more so for those who are passively...

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How the student becomes the master – Is raw talent a match for experience?

By on Apr 28, 2017 in employer tips | 0 comments

How the student becomes the master – Is raw talent a match for experience?

In ‘the old days’ many market towns around the country would have an annual day called a ‘mop fair’ or ‘hiring fair’. Usually, the days would involve a visit from a travelling funfair and a market, and they played a vital role in the history of recruitment. Apprentices, labourers, skilled and semi-skilled workers would gather on a particular day and employers would...

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