The current skills shortages that tech employers are experiencing have led to an unprecedented high demand for tech specialists. However, in order to lead the digital transformation that our society both needs and expects, decision makers need to cast their net wider and include specialists with so-called ‘soft skills’ in their hiring strategy. We take […]

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December 15, 2021

The essential roles for a successful digital transformation

With the average time to hire at a record low of 30 days in the USA and 34 days in the UK, it’s clear that companies are moving incredibly fast to fill their tech vacancies. If your turn-around time is longer than this, what can you do to speed up the process? Over three-quarters of […]

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December 7, 2021

Time to Hire

Generation Z, Gen Z, Zoomers, iGen, or Centennials – young people born between roughly 1995 – 2012 – have been described as the first digital native generation, possessing an ‘intuitive’ relationship with technology.  The oldest Zoomers are now 26, have grown up with technology such as smartphones, VR, AI and social media, and regard it […]

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November 25, 2021

Scarcity of Skills

While well-financed startup companies are offering increasingly high salaries for tech professionals in an attempt to lure them in, tech professionals themselves are bucking the trend, stating that a lucrative salary is not their only basis for deciding whether to take a job or not. We take a look at the options startups face and […]

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November 15, 2021

State of Pay

With the recruitment process for tech specialists becoming increasingly automated, how can applicants optimise their CVs and LinkedIn profiles so that they stand out from the crowd?  Many hiring managers and recruiters now use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to help them identify the most suitably qualified candidates. Using filters such as their skills, qualifications and […]

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October 29, 2021

CV and LinkedIn Optimisation – what are hiring managers looking for in the Tech Sector?

As the pace of technology speeds up with every year that passes, it’s vital that employees, especially those working in the Tech Industry keep up with that change. At the moment in the UK we’re experiencing what’s been called ‘The Great Resignation’, with almost 40% of employees saying that they are looking to leave their […]

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October 18, 2021

If your employees aren’t learning you’re at risk of losing them

The war for talent is not a new problem, the phrase was first coined back in 1997 by  Steven Hankin of McKinsey. However, a turbulent economic environment combined with a shortage of top talent and VC backed software businesses paying increased salaries – has created a perfect storm for any software business looking to hire […]

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September 30, 2021

How do we Win the War for Talent?

The greatest athletes in the world have the greatest coaches – think of Brian Clough, Angelo Dundee or Clive Woodward. The one thing that all the athletes these formidable people have coached have in common, apart from their physical prowess, is their mental attitude. In other words, their coachability. When you’re looking to add talent […]

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September 14, 2021

How important is hiring candidates with coachability?

Coachability

We’ve seen many articles covering this topic but bad hiring decisions continue – WHY? Can the cost of a bad hire be quantified? It’s a fairly simple matter, in terms of pounds and pence, as evidenced by The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), who calculate that a bad hire at middle management level, with a […]

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September 8, 2021

The Cost of a Bad Hire is a Direct Cost to Your Growth

Demand for talent is at an all time high. Therefore, it’s important for the hiring organisation to differentiate themselves from the many other career opportunities by having a clearly defined Employee Value Proposition (EVP) to use during the recruitment process.  As well as challenging and financially rewarding career, top talent will be attracted to companies […]

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September 7, 2021

Attracting Top Talent with an Employee Value Proposition