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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

Start-Up to Scale-Ups: The Changing Hiring Landscape

Scale-ups require a different type of support to start-ups, a type of knowledge and guidance that is often very difficult to source. This is because taking a business from 20 to 80 people requires a different, niche set of skills and knowledge to that required of…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on May 4, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Working in FinTech vs. Traditional Banking

FinTech is currently one of the world’s fastest growing technological industries. The UK’s financial technology sector attracted a record £1.34bn in venture capital investment in 2017, 90% of which was invested into London-based start-ups and early stage businesses, according to Forbes.

Are developers flocking from big corporate banks to the greener…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on May 4, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

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

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