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Archive: 2016

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Job hunting tips for the festive season

Job hunting tips for the festive season

The festive season is actually a great time to start job hunting and here are just a few of the reasons why as well as some great tips to increase your chances of securing an interview. Read more...

What it’s like to be an IT Director

What it’s like to be an IT Director

If you’re hoping to work your way up the career ladder to become an IT Director, below is everything you need to know about what everyday life will look like. Read more...

UK witnesses an increase in recruitment scams

UK witnesses an increase in recruitment scams

According to the anti-fraud organisation, SAFERjobs, the UK has witnessed a 300% increase in the number of job scams over the past two years. Read more...

What it’s like to be a front-end developer

What it’s like to be a front-end developer

If you’re thinking about becoming a front-end developer, below is everything you need to know about what a day in the life of this profession entails Read more...

Understanding different work personalities

Understanding different work personalities

When it comes to all the different personalities you can find in an office, the more a manager knows and understands, the better. Being armed with this knowledge is key to motivating and inspiring those around you. Read more...

What it’s like to be a web developer

What it’s like to be a web developer

Every month we will be featuring a different IT job and explaining the qualifications required, what you can expect to earn and what a typical day will look like for you. Read more...

What it’s like to be a software developer

What it’s like to be a software developer

Whether you’re just starting out or are looking for a bit of a change, it can be difficult to decide on a profession. Every month we feature an IT job and explain what you can expect to earn and what a typical day will look like for you. Read more...

The UK is facing plummeting productivity amongst its workforce

The UK is facing plummeting productivity amongst its workforce

Despite the fact that working hours are at an all-time high and more people are in employment than ever before, a new government report has revealed that productivity in the UK is at its lowest level since 1991. Read more...

New scheme launched to help get more women into tech jobs

New scheme launched to help get more women into tech jobs

A new scheme called The Next Tech Girls campaign has been launched in a bid to get more women into technology roles. Read more...

Why social media is influencing hiring decisions

Why social media is influencing hiring decisions

In a study carried out by Monster and YouGov, it has been revealed that nearly six in 10 (56%) employers will use a candidate’s social media profile to help them decide whether or not to hire them. Read more...

Five top job interview tips

Five top job interview tips

Five top job interview tips which can help to calm the nerves and increase your chances of securing that dream role. Read more...

Digital jobs market booming in the UK

Digital jobs market booming in the UK

As technology continues to advance and play a bigger part in our daily lives, the UK’s digital economy is positively booming. Read more...

How to avoid distractions and keep employees motivated

How to avoid distractions and keep employees motivated

As an employer, you will never be able to completely eliminate workplace distractions. Here are some great tips for minimising distractions however and ensuring that employees remain productive even when it’s difficult. Read more...

The impact that the digital skills shortage is having on the UK

The impact that the digital skills shortage is having on the UK

The UK’s digital economy is the largest and fastest growing in the G20 and it already employs more than 1.4 million people. Despite this however, nine out of 10 of London’s new digital businesses are being held back by a skills shortage. Read more...

What to do when your preferred candidate receives a counter-offer

What to do when your preferred candidate receives a counter-offer

The recruitment process is time-consuming and costly so naturally it’s a huge disappointment when your top candidate turns down your offer in favour of a competitor. Read more...

The jobs that have been created by the Internet

The jobs that have been created by the Internet

A huge benefit of the World Wide Web is that it has created many new jobs that simply didn’t exist just a few decades ago. Read more...

How to work your way up to becoming an IT manager

How to work your way up to becoming an IT manager

For many of us, working our way up to management or director level is the ultimate goal. Aside from hard work and gaining valuable work experience, what else can you do to help yourself climb that career ladder? Read more...

Young women are less likely to get interview feedback compared to men

Young women are less likely to get interview feedback compared to men

Research which has just been carried out by the City & Guilds Group and Business in the Community (BITC) has found that nearly a third of young women don’t get feedback after a job interview. Read more...

Why you should outsource your recruitment

Why you should outsource your recruitment

If you’re currently weighing up the pros and cons of doing your own recruitment versus outsourcing the process, here are some great reasons why you should use an agency. Read more...

Why is user experience such an important part of your website design?

Why is user experience such an important part of your website design?

When we think about website design, we’re often fixated purely with the aesthetics. After all, surely the better a website looks, the more likely people are to buy from you? Read more...

Four hiring problems and how to solve them

Four hiring problems and how to solve them

The process of finding and attracting talent is a lot different compared to what it was 10 years ago. Although old and outdated hiring practices might just get you by, they certainly aren’t going to get you ahead. Read more...

What are the biggest culprits of workplace distractions?

What are the biggest culprits of workplace distractions?

With the average UK employee wasting 33 minutes of the day on non-work related tasks however, what exactly is causing us to get so distracted? Read more...

The job search predictions for 2016

The job search predictions for 2016

Using information and data from all the latest recruitment studies, here are some of the top job search predictions for the next 12 months. Read more...

Why a good work life balance is so important

Why a good work life balance is so important

At the beginning of every year we're keen to set ourselves new resolutions. Very few of us think to take a look at our work life balance however. Read more...