• UK Black History Month

    about 1 month ago

    ​​Black History Month is recognised and celebrated in the UK during the month of October. Different to the US and parts of Europe, which takes place during February each year, this month recognises the contribution of Black people to the history and makeup of the UK, and celebrating their achievements and successes. When and why Black History Month is celebratedThe UK Bl...

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  • Leading from the Front: How Tech Companies are Securing Talent

    8 months ago

    ​The continued Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside a period of great economic uncertainty. In this time of uncertainty, the technology sector has the opportunity to lead the way and create solutions for businesses, individuals and governments involved in this unprecedented situation. It will need to retain and ...

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  • Bridging Social Distance with Tech: How to virtually onboard a new employee

    8 months ago

    Hiring managers, with around 20 million people now working from home in the UK many companies are facing the prospect of having to onboard new employees from the comfort of their own home. However, this comes with its own unique set of issues such as; ensuring your new employee have the tools and guidance in order to understand their role and perform.We have put together thi...

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interview

    9 months ago

    The hiring process in the UK has changed dramatically for many companies due to the Covid-19 epidemic. While somecompanies in the tech sector are slowing down their hiring process,  for others, the demand for business-critical talent remains as strong as ever.Although this is trying times, the availability of technology enables businesses to continue hiring processes virtual...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    9 months ago

    As the Covid-19 epidemic continues, an estimated 20 million people will now be working from home in the UK. For many, this means the prospect of doing virtual interviews at home rather than the usual in person, which requires new set ofskills and practices.Even for professionals in the tech sector, video interviews can prove nerve wracking, as you are entirelydependent on th...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Clare Cooper

    9 months ago

    ​The race is on for a gender equal workforce throughout the technology sector. According to the Office for National Statistics, women currently account for only 16.8% of workers in the UK’s tech sector, with the Inclusive Tech Alliance calculating that close to one million women must be recruited into the sector to reach gender parity. Clare Cooper, Head of Glocomms, Europe,...

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  • Dreading Blue Monday? Cheer Up With These Top 5 Tips

    11 months ago

    The dreaded Blue Monday is just around the corner. In the UK, January spells bad weather, a serious lack of sunlight, and the longest wait for the holidays to come around again. No wonder you can be left feeling so miserable. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects one in three of us. So is it any surprise that the 3rd week of January is now known as Blue Monday? AKA the m...

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  • Advancing Women of Colour in STEM

    about 1 year ago

    ​​According to McKinsey and Company, 90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, yet the dial towards progress has hardly moved in recent years. The representation of women of color in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields has reached a crisis point. A recent Tech Nation report that looked into diversity in UK tech companies reveale...

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  • Can AI Supercharge Your Hiring Process?

    about 1 year ago

    ​​Artificial intelligence holds massive potential for recruitment. From screening through to final hire, automation, natural language learning and predictive analytics are being used at every stage of the journey to schedule, interview, assess and predict candidate performance. Should you use artificial intelligence to supercharge your hiring process? Download our guide.​​​

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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    about 1 year ago

    ​When recruiting within the busy UK technology sector, it is likely you are fielding a wide range of talented candidates, and unfortunately not all of them can win the role you’re advertising. You will need to reject candidates at each stage of your recruitment process as you narrow down to your next employee.From a candidate’s point of view, nothing is worse than taking the...

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  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    about 1 year ago

    ​Jobs within the UK tech industry often receive a flood of applications where many candidates will tick the right boxes for the required skills. As a hiring manager, you will need to look beyond the qualifications and experience on the CV to find candidates who will be a great fit for the culture and working approach of your company. Looking at elements of the application su...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    about 1 year ago

    Did you know that 37% of UK companies offer sabbaticals, according to The Confederation of Business Industry? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital opportunity for a company to i...

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  • Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    about 1 year ago

    ​It is important to retain high-quality, productive and innovative employees within the UK technology sector. However, talented employees also know the worth of your skills, and you may be faced with your most talented employee handing in their resignation for a more lucrative role. If you get that dreaded knock on your door, it is likely your first thought is to make a coun...

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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    about 1 year ago

    ​When you are seeking top talent from around the globe, valuable and highly skilled workers will be expecting a generous relocation assistance package to help make their move to another city, or even another country, worth the stress and disruption. Putting together this package will make it easier for the best talent to accept your job offer within the UK technology sector....

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    about 1 year ago

    ​There are many reasons why workers leave their jobs in the UK technology sector. You may have grown sick of your commute, have a boss who has made your working life unbearable, or you have simply found a role which pays a much higher salary. However, when it comes to quitting your current role, it may be better to keep your reasons to yourself. When you are quitting a role ...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    about 1 year ago

    ​Winning a job offer in the thriving UK technology sector is certainly a cause for celebration, but before you say ‘yes’, you need to consider whether moving to this new role will ensure you are happy in your day-to-day working life. When considering a job offer, a skilled candidate needs to look beyond the headline salary and benefits package on the table. Elements such as ...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    about 1 year ago

    ​It is easy to discount your first day at work as a ‘freebie’. It is unlikely you will be creating anything substantial in the first day of your new role in the UK technology sector. The first day will likely be a whirl of office tours, meetings with HR, filling out paperwork and learning new processes. However, the first day at work is the opportunity to make an impactful a...

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  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    about 1 year ago

    ​The technology sector is booming and demand for talent is high, with companies willing to part with generous salaries for skilled employees. However, a 2018 survey by hired.com found that only half of tech talent in London felt they were being paid fairly against the high cost of living in the city. If it is time to negotiate a raise, the most useful information to recover ...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    about 1 year ago

    ​The UK’s thriving technology sector relies heavily on innovation, and innovation can only come from talented teams who are able to work positively and productively together. Every employee has their weaknesses, but a toxic employee is one who breeds negativity and cynicism within a formerly successful team. More often than not, toxic employees can produce brilliant work, bu...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    about 1 year ago

    ​The technology sector moves quickly and requires workers to learn and adapt to new processes and technologies as methods of delivery evolve. This can lead to stress and feelings of being ‘overwhelmed’ in demanding roles. The 2019 Tech Inclusion and Diversity Report by BIMA found that over a quarter of tech workers in the UK have been diagnosed with a mental health conditio...

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