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2019 tech predictions- what’s in store?

As the new year begins, we’re looking into 2019 and what’s in store for the tech world. We’ve predicted five technologies that will make their mark on the industry next year. Find out what they are below:

Artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technical advancement that’s received a…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on January 9, 2019 at 5:30am — No Comments

Technical tests: a valuable interview tool or a talent deterrent?

Technical tests; a common part of the interview process for many companies, but are they adding value to your process or deterring top talent from applying to your roles?

Do they provide employers with the insight they need? Do they enhance the interview experience for the candidate? We’ve weighed up the pros and cons of this interview tool to…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on December 11, 2018 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Self-teaching vs Degree – which is the best route into programming?

You want a job in programming. How are you going learn to code? Is it best to teach yourself or to study a related degree like computer science? We weigh up the pros and cons of each to help you decide which route into programming is best for you.

Self-taught

Pros-

 Flexibility- When…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on December 11, 2018 at 6:49pm — No Comments

8 Things to Remember at Group Interviews

At ISL Recruitment we have experience of many interview set ups. If you are a shy, conservative person then this style of interview may be particularly daunting. ISL Recruitment can work with clients to organise group interviews and help candidates prepare.

Here are some tips from Sophie Down of things to remember at group…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on December 2, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Which company is right for you?

You’re on the hunt for a job. The tech sector is huge and there are thousands of companies out there, but which ones should you apply to? We’ve come up with some simple points to help decide whether a company is right for you.

Know what you want

Before you jump into applying for a job, it’s crucial that you know what you’re looking for. Granted, it’s unlikely that any company or role will be perfect for you, but that’s not to say you can’t come close. Try making a note of…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 30, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Technical tests: a valuable interview tool or a talent deterrent?

Technical tests; a common part of the interview process for many companies, but are they adding value to your process or deterring top talent from applying to your roles?

Do they provide employers with the insight they need? Do they enhance the interview experience for the candidate? We’ve weighed up the pros and cons of this interview tool to figure out if tech tests are all they’re cracked up to be.

Drawbacks

Tech tests are an objective way of…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 24, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Enhance your interview techniques

Attracting top talent to join your company is a competitive business.

The hiring process works two ways; not only does the candidate need to prove themselves to you, you need to persuade the candidate that your company is best for them.

With 70% of candidates willing to turn down a job if their first impression is substandard, as an interviewer it’s important you know what works and what doesn’t. We’ve come up with some things that you should be doing to attract and hire the…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 19, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Which company is right for you?

Which company is right for you?

You’re on the hunt for a job. The tech sector is huge and there are thousands of companies out there, but which ones should you apply to? We’ve come up with some simple points to help decide whether a company is right for you.

Know what you want

Before you jump into…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on October 23, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Technical tests: a valuable interview tool or a talent deterrent?

Technical tests; a common part of the interview process for many companies, but are they adding value to your process or deterring top talent from applying to your roles?

Do they provide employers with the insight they need? Do they enhance the interview experience for the candidate? We’ve weighed up the pros and cons of this…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on October 19, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Let’s talk about mental health

Mental health issues can affect anyone at any stage of their lives, with 1 in 4 people being affected annually. In an office of 40, that’s 10 people struggling every year. It’s becoming increasingly clear that as employers, we need to take responsibility and pay more attention to the mental and physical well-being of our people. At ISL, we’re proud to be recognised as a…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on October 15, 2018 at 7:03am — No Comments

3 Ways to Measure Employee Loyalty

Defined as “demonstrating constant support to an institution”, company loyalty is a hard concept to measure. Humans are complex creatures who have sporadic feelings of loyalty – we’ve all be there, one day you’re in a great mood and love your company, the next is another story.

Paired with the zero hour contracts and the ever-growing gig economy means loyalty…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on August 28, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Flexible working- the pros and cons

Flexible working comes in all shapes and sizes. From job sharing and remote working to flexi-time and compressed hours, flexible working means that employees have a say in how, when and where they work. With the opportunity to work flexibly now one of the top considerations for job-hunters …

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Added by ISL Recruitment on August 19, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Four programming languages you should consider learning

Whether you’re entering the development world for the first time or looking to expand your existing skills, learning to use up and coming programming languages will keep you ahead of the curve (cue job flexibility and salary increases)! So which language should you learn? With hundreds of languages on the market, we’ve compiled some of the…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on August 12, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

2018 Graduates: How to onboard and retain them

With graduations taking place across the country, thousands of newly accredited students are stepping out into the world of work. We all know the fight for talent in tech and engineering is a tough one, with the percentage of hard to fill STEM roles at 43% in the UK alone …

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Added by ISL Recruitment on August 2, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

How the revolution in autonomous vehicles will impact recruitment of STEM graduates

The revolution of autonomous vehicles

It is expected that self-driving cars will be on British roads by 2021, and that by 2030, autonomous vehicles will completely replace standard cars; changing our roads forever. Giants of the automobile industry including BMW, Tesla and Mercedes are all…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on July 19, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

5 Rules for Hiring Software Developers

The war for talent in the software development space is hotter than ever. As we now operate in a technology-critical world, every company will need some form of developer; whether this be to design their mobile app, improve their website’s user experience or manage your e-commerce – you need code, and for this you need…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on July 8, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Are you working with a bad or a good recruiter?

Signs of a good recruiter:

A good recruiter is a professional who enjoys helping a company of any size find the right candidates across a crowded room.

A bad recruiter is motivated only by the commission they are getting today, failing to bother with the long game: a good recruiter…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on July 3, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Secrets Of Attracting Millennial Tech Talent

Companies outside the tech mecca need to offer candidates compelling reasons to choose them, especially when some of the Silicon Valley giants can afford to…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on June 30, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

UK tech recruitment: Turn on the talent

The hottest tech skills will always be in short supply and UK businesses increasingly struggle to find competent people to fill digital roles. But do companies’ approach to recruitment need to change?

Technology recruitment across the UK is buoyant. As more firms …

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Added by ISL Recruitment on June 27, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

5 Uses of Artificial Intelligence in Recruitment

If you are already familiar with our Essential Recruitment Planning Guide, launched in 2017, then you will know that we provided a bonus chapter at the end of the free guide, namely the ‘2018 Hiring Trends.’ This chapter outlined our forecasts for the hiring landscape this year.

Although we weren’t able to make any specific predictions for…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on May 7, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

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