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on 12th Nov 2015
is recruitment risky?

Despite your best efforts the perfect recruitment process simply doesn't exist. What you can do, however, is reduce the risk of hiring the wrong person for the job and avoiding those inevitable issues which come from a poor recruiting decision.

on 18th Oct 2015

Have you ever heard of the expression 'the Internet of things'? You know how we often talk about bringing dead things back to life using technology? Well the Internet of things means bringing devices most associated with being offline into the online world. That's it really, a simple explanation of a slightly more complex process.

on 29th Sep 2015

Finding and hiring a new employee costs a company in both time and money, and however good their credentials look on paper you have no idea how they will actually fit in the dynamics of your organisation. Taking the time during the actual recruitment and induction process gives you a better chance of hiring people who are not only fantastic at their jobs but who will be a real asset to the company

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!

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.

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.

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.

on 5th May 2015

Hiring the best talent is at the very core of any business and the key drivers behind long term success. There are many reasons why the talent you have on board is critical to have a competitive edge over others in the same field. Recruiting this talent isn't that easy however and both time, money and effort needs to be invested in getting the right person for the job at the first time of asking and not having to settle for the best of a bad bunch rather than a candidate that is genuinely ideal for the job.

on 23rd Mar 2015

Recruiting using social media is one of the most important and challenging skills to have when you’re looking to select the cream of the crop in terms of talent. It’s not just about one skill, which is where people struggle, it relies on you being a content creator, to have an opinion and actively seek out opportunities to engage.