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What job advert buzzwords really mean

Hidden meanings. My goodness… they are a curse.

Especially if you’re like me – someone who just wants to know what’s going on, make a useful decision then move to the next thing.

Real meanings are hard enough. There are, for example, triangular warning signs beside hilly roads telling me to look out for falling boulders. I’m…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on April 21, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Is Micromanagement Losing You Top Talent?



Whenever we take on a new employee, we all aim to keep them for the long run and provide them with a bright future. We want to give employees the freedom to control how they work and the autonomy they deserve, especially for employees with many years of experience.

However, what happens if this autonomy starts to fade? Or worse yet, was…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on April 16, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

How to make a great first impression in your new job

We want all of our candidates to feel confident and excited about their new job, and part of this is making sure we prepare you for your first few weeks when you’ll be getting to know your new team! As well as the top onboarding tips we provide for our clients as they prepare to welcome their new starter, we have a range of top informal…

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

Corporate Social Responsibility for Tech SME’s

How CSR perspectives are changing

For too long, executives perceived corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a fugitive fad which only added to the pressures of operating as a large business. However, CSR has evolved in recent years and savvy businesses now recognise that…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on March 19, 2018 at 7:25am — No Comments

How to Attract Graduate Developers Part II: We ask top Graduate Developers what they REALLY want from 2018 graduate schemes.

Welcome to the second section of the two-part series ‘How to Attract Graduate Developers.’ In part 2, you’ll get to hear from the developers themselves as they tell us what they REALLY want from a graduate scheme in 2018. With such diverse and competitive graduate schemes on the market this year and a surge of software developers looking…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on February 26, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments

How Strong is Your Employer Branding?

First things first, what does employer branding really mean?

Employer brand is the term commonly used to describe an a company’s reputation as an employer, and its value proposition to its employees, as opposed to its more general corporate brand reputation and value proposition to customers.

According to the LinkedIn…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on February 16, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

How to let your personality shine through in your CV

We want all of our candidates to excel both on paper and in person, so in this article we will be talking about something equally as important as your skills and experience when it comes to the screening process. Yes, your personality – nowadays companies are concentrating much more attention on the extent to which they feel a candidate will fit…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on February 16, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments

The Value of Employee Surveys

Employee surveys are an incredibly useful tool for both employers and employees.

From an internal point of view, employee survey information can be the key starting point for any annual recruitment strategy, as they allow you to identify:

  • Your business’ USPs from an employee perspective.
  • What is valued the most by…
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Added by ISL Recruitment on February 13, 2018 at 4:10am — No Comments

Recruitment Trends We Can Expect To See In 2018

Over the last decade, technology has greatly advanced traditional recruitment practices and with the use of AI and VR amongst both candidates and recruiters increasing, we are expecting 2018 to bring a plethora of new…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on January 31, 2018 at 9:17am — No Comments

Could You Work in Quantitative Finance?

Could You Work in Quantitative Finance?

As the booming technology industry continues to grow and advance, an increasing number of quant analysts and developers are moving towards quant trading. Newer and more sophisticated…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on December 14, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Is a first time UX Designer best suited to an agency?

Ready to climb the career ladder of product design? Esther Fraenkel has you covered! Esther is our Senior Product Consultant here at ISL and she has written a fantastic short blog that draws on the knowledge and experience of her fellow product professionals about whether an…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on December 11, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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Hiring In World of Reviews:

We now live in an era where people don’t even leave the house without first researching reviews for their destination. This is no different in the business world.

Review platforms such as Yelp and Google…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on December 4, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Assessing Company Culture Through Interview

Of course, every company will be doing their best to sell themselves as a great place to work in an interview. However, in order to know whether a company culture is definitely right for you, you should be assessing this yourself by asking the right questions and listening to…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on December 1, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Top Tips for Effective Onboarding!

Of course, most companies out there will have well-established and successful onboarding practices, but here at ISL, we are always looking to improve and have found some extra tips and recommendations that you might want to consider adding into the mix!

Let’s start with how to keep in contact with your new starter in the lead up to their first…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 29, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

5 Steps to an Effective Candidate-Recruiter Relationship

Want to get the most out of your relationship with your recruiter? Check out these 5 top tips!

If you are looking to venture onto the next step in your career and are considering working with a recruiter, we believe that there are a few fundamental characteristics of all strong candidate-recruiter relationships that can help get you the best offer possible…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 28, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Rule Of 40

I’m less than two years away from hitting my 40th birthday. It’s a big one, that, and presents challenges that – for all our sakes – I won’t over-share.

But 40 is a big number for recruiters, too. When it comes up, it tends to cause problems. It seems a headcount of 40 is when a firm’s sparkle begins to fade. It’s when the firm’s brightest and best start looking for somewhere else to…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 26, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Top Tips for Assessment Centres and Group Exercises

Today’s blog is focused on helping you understand what Hiring Managers are looking for from candidates during assessment days and group exercises.

For those of you who are less familiar with group assessment days, we’ll start by briefly covering the basics of how assessment centres work and what you can typically expect from the day.

Assessment days: The…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 22, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Things to Do Before Accepting a Job Offer

Before you accept that job offer…

So you’ve done all the hard work and rifled through several job boards, LinkedIn adverts and Glassdoor company reviews, applied to a range of jobs and spent hours researching each company…and finally, your offers are…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 17, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Top Tips and Tricks for Getting Found on LinkedIn

Leverage your online presence with these top tips…

Now that you’ve done all the hard work filling in your LinkedIn profile and backdating all of your relevant experience, you’re ready to start building worthwhile connections. You do not need to go premium to create a successful LinkedIn profile. Premium is great for recruiters and hiring managers…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 14, 2017 at 8:07am — No Comments

The Best Months for a Job Search

Does the time of year affect your job search? Peaks and troughs in the number of opportunities available, the availability of decision-makers, and the speed at which your application will be reviewed, all affect the likelihood of candidates getting hired and employers finding the talent they’re looking for.

To make sure you get the most bang for your…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on November 9, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

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