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Saying no to impossible IT

on 21st Sep 2015

One of the hardest things for an IT pro to do is try and find a way of telling their boss “I'm sorry but this can't be done”. It can be frustrating enough having to say it to a user but to the people who have complete control over your career it can actually feel almost dangerous!

We have been short-listed in the Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards 2015

on 16th Sep 2015

The Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards were founded in 2010, they are designed to recognise firms that showcase excellence within the advertising, creative, marketing and digital sectors. These coveted awards welcomed entries from all UK recruitment firms who specialise in the media, marketing and digital sector.

How the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) is changing

on 3rd Sep 2015

It is already clear that businesses need to embrace digital innovation in order to create a more positive customer experience. This effectively means that in many companies the role of CIO is fast becoming THE most important. Not only this but it is also the fastest evolving, and this could be where long time CIO's struggle as they need to get to grip with all these changes; and fast.

Home grown IT and digital skills are needed to boost the UK economy

on 19th Aug 2015

The UK economy could be losing out on billions due to a shortage of key digital skills. This is the stark warning sent out as the result of a few independent surveys which have all come up with the same conclusion.

Can gamification improve your recruitment strategy?

on 12th Aug 2015

The definition of gamification is; the concept of applying the design techniques and mechanics of games in order to engage and therefore motivate individuals to reach their goals. So now you know! In terms of HR the concept is still in the early stages but receiving some really positive results, with some businesses using the technique successfully since 2009. Certainly some big names across a variety of sectors are ultilising gamification to their advantage.

Communication and getting the message across, there’s a need to get better at IT!

on 29th Jul 2015

There are many misconceptions surrounding IT, one of the main ones being that it's actually some kind of parallel universe. Other departments tend to think of the ‘IT guys’ as all being geeks who hide themselves away and rarely communicate with the outside world unless it is via email or online chat.

Your Guide to Recruiting with Social Media

on 22nd Jul 2015

Social media and recruitment should go hand in hand, they are a perfect match. If you’re recruiting properly you should be selling the story of your business, the brand, ideas, culture and ultimately the job roles available. Social media is also about sharing stories through content using a mix of words, images and video.

Is our intelligence a match for AI in the battle of the humans ‘vs’ robots?

on 14th Jul 2015

What do we believe is the truth behind the headlines? Well, it is true in many instances and across some key sectors robots are currently undertaking tasks that were once reserved for us mere mortals, you only need to go to the self serve checkout in your local supermarket to see the subtle but definite changes in our world. A little closer to our hearts robots are involved in both computer manufacturing and car production, although as the new last week showed, even using robots to replace humans is not fool proof, sadly with fatal results.

How to sell the job role to candidates

on 8th Jul 2015

You would imagine these days with unemployment figures still being fairly high that to sell a job to potential candidates you almost have to just write a snappy job advert and the rest will work itself out.

Our top 6 funniest job adverts

on 6th Jul 2015

As an employer it can be hard to stand out from the crowd when you’re looking to add talent to your team. We sometimes find it difficult ourselves to make our adverts get noticed, especially as the recruitment space becomes more crowded across social media channels. LinkedIn is awash with recruiters trying to grab the attention of potential job seekers and the adverts and approaches they use are becoming more and more creative and in some cases bizarre.