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Why having a diverse workforce policy could pay dividends for your team

By on Nov 27, 2017 in employer tips | 0 comments

Why having a diverse workforce policy could pay dividends for your team

Let’s start by clarifying something. Diversity is not the same thing as equality. Equal opportunities are enshrined in law, and the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) have very clear guidelines that all employers should follow. As the name suggests, and to paraphrase a very complicated subject, the equal opportunities law is there to enforce equal treatment for...

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Giving prospective talent the right impression – Why your screening and checks matter

By on Nov 16, 2017 in employer tips | 0 comments

Giving prospective talent the right impression – Why your screening and checks matter

There is a point in the employment process where you need to do the nitty gritty of applicant processing. As an applicant you know that this will happen, and as a potential employer it is vital that you do what is needed in terms of background checks and applicant information. However, there are two ways of looking at the way applicants are screened and checked. One...

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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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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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