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Spring Budget '17: How Will it Affect Employment?

on 15th Mar 2017

As recruitment consultants, we speak with the spectrum of workers daily from employees to employers, contractors and self-employed personnel to Ltd company owners. All of whom are directly affected by the budget’s biggest talking points, NICs, Returnships & the future of tech talent.

Giving Ourselves a Pat on the Back

on 10th Feb 2017

We know we're not supposed to harp on about our strengths, but we're pretty proud of our ability to build long-lasting relationships and want to share this with the world so that you know what a relationship started today could mean for the future. One of our founder's Mike Scotney has tale after tale of his relationship with his candidates and clients (seriously, don't get him started), some of which span their entire careers! Recently, he placed a candidate in a role in a new company headed up by a developer who Mike had actually placed some twenty years previously when he was a grad! Senior Recruitment Consultant, Alex Pitts, is also taking a trip down memory lane this week as he returns to his days at The University of Birmingham to deliver a free workshop for their newest cohort of soon-to-be graduates. Alex discusses' his story and how he was invited back to talk after graduating 5 years ago in his LinkedIn article here.

How to Get Over Your La La Land Life Crisis

on 25th Jan 2017

Any candidate who has come out of La La Land feeling that their ambitions were dwarfed by Mia’s persistence to continue auditioning after 6 years of rejections, doesn’t have to despair. You don’t have to be willing to live from a piano tip jar to get more work-fulfilment. Start with simple questions.

Confessions of an IT Recruitment Consultant. Never have I ever….

on 13th Jan 2017

Career change - is it for you?

on 6th Jan 2017

If the goal is to learn and progress in a holistic sense and not merely to impress your immediate superiors, than a whole playground of career change opportunities can open up.

How to recover from an Interview setback.

on 23rd Dec 2016

Every now and then recruiters have to deliver the news no one wants to hear and break hearts.

Don’t let annual leave slip through your fingers (it’s hurting your business!)

on 14th Dec 2016

The average UK worker will have 6 days unspent annual leave by the end of the year. What can company's and employees do to stop the cycle?

Communication Tips for Hard Conversations

on 2nd Dec 2016

Tired of being a 'pushover' manager but afraid to be more assertive? The DEAR MAN 7 step conversation technique is your ticket to clear communication.

100+ Software Testing Tools REVIEWED, thanks QA Symphony

on 29th Nov 2016

As it’s nearly Christmas, we thought we’d share 100+ software testing tool reviews from your good friends at QA Symphony. Which software testing tools do you use and why? Who do you recommend and who’s getting coal?

Facebook enters the Recruitment Arena. Work and Home life implode.

on 11th Nov 2016

LinkedIn may be quaking in its boots at the industry news, but is there a deeper impact Facebook's Jobs trial? Applause IT recruitment experts explore.