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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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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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Bridging the gap – The continuing skills shortage

By on Mar 28, 2017 in candidate advice, employer tips | 0 comments

Bridging the gap – The continuing skills shortage

The IT world is a complex and often difficult one to work in. In our recent blog about the danger of obsolescence in a role, we looked at one of the main reasons why IT is so unusual: Where some industries have a steady change through technological advancement and implementation of new methods, the IT industry is commonly the source of those changes. What this means...

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Being a specialist in a non-specialist environment

By on Mar 14, 2017 in candidate advice, employer tips | 0 comments

Being a specialist in a non-specialist environment

– How to communicate to people who are not IT literate We do suffer from the over application of stereotypes in the IT world don’t we? For most people, Moss and Roy in the ‘IT crowd’ are pretty much what is expected when you say you work in the Tech sector. It is frustrating at times, but at the risk of being a bit contentious, is it also be a little bit of...

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