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on 13th Apr 2017
Recruitment consultant academy graduation

With their academy days over, we’re excited for our new recruits to join the ranks of our talented team, to take what they have learnt, and continue to grow and forge their own path as specialist IT recruiters.

on 15th Mar 2017
Spring Budget 2017 Chancellor of the Exchequer

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.

on 10th Feb 2017
Giving Ourselves A Pat On the Back

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.

on 25th Jan 2017
Is a Dual Career for you?

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.

on 6th Jan 2017
Career Change

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.

on 23rd Dec 2016
Interview Setback

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

on 14th Dec 2016
Time is running out to use your annual leave

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?

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.

on 29th Nov 2016
Software Testing Tools

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?