Soft-hair Europe: the office becomes the salon in the latest tech-co perk
Apr04

Soft-hair Europe: the office becomes the salon in the latest tech-co perk

When it comes to unusual and inventive employee incentives, tech companies are often seen to rule the roost. From the midday siesta in a nap pod at Google, to Facebook’s on-site healthcare facilities it’s easy to see why. It’s therefore no surprise to discover that within a few minutes of entering Software Europe’s head office in Lincoln you can grab a can of Shandy Bass out of the vending machine, catch a game of...

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Why HR Managers struggle to hire tech talent – and how they can find the right people
Mar31

Why HR Managers struggle to hire tech talent – and how they can find the right people

Perplexed by Python? Confused by C# and C++? You’re not alone. Peter Cummings, CEO, DevScore, believes that those hiring software developers are constantly on the back foot for one simple reason: they aren’t software developers. An ever changing landscape Recruiting for niche IT positions continues to be a problem. One of the biggest obstacles is that those tasked with hiring developers can quickly get lost in the geekspeak. IT has a...

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1/3 of tech recruiters admit they ‘can’t find staff with interpersonal skills’
Feb22

1/3 of tech recruiters admit they ‘can’t find staff with interpersonal skills’

According to 500 business leaders, finding good interpersonal skills is the biggest recruitment challenge tech employers face in 2017. A third (31%) of those surveyed in the tech industry said soft skills were the most difficult to find among candidates. Age ‘biggest challenge’ to diversity As employees now stay at work until later in life, age has become a challenge too – 41% said it was the biggest challenge to...

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What HR can learn from IT
Feb09

What HR can learn from IT

Guest blog by Ryan van Biljon, VP of Mid-Market at Samanage IT departments are pioneers in workplace automation, always one step ahead when it comes to service management. Their ability to filter employees’ requests through the organization’s automated systems leads to efficiently resolved issues. It’s rare that an employee waits longer than a day for computer issues, or other IT issues, to be addressed. But the same can’t be said for...

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Why the telecoms staff shortage calls for a new recruitment approach
Dec15

Why the telecoms staff shortage calls for a new recruitment approach

Guest blog by Jamie Eaton, strategy and development director at Comensura A hot topic at the recent (ISC)2 EMEA Congress, an event for information security professionals, was the difficulties that the sector faces when recruiting. As the panel discussed, the sector not only requires traditional technical skills, but candidates also need to be skilled in other areas like business management to meet the job specification. One expert...

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Despite Carney’s statement, C-Suite only pay lip service to technology, say AVADO
Dec15

Despite Carney’s statement, C-Suite only pay lip service to technology, say AVADO

Britain’s biggest businesses risk being disrupted by the pace of technological change because their senior leaders are paying lip service to the need for digital transformation. That’s according to senior managers responsible for the learning and development (L&D) of staff at Britain’s biggest firms with turnovers of £100m+. The need for digital transformation is accepted, almost universally, among the respondents: 86%...

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Flexibility & mobile working more important to employees than a company car, finds new BT research
Nov24

Flexibility & mobile working more important to employees than a company car, finds new BT research

  Two thirds (67 per cent) of UK office workers say mobile working is more important than a company car, and half now carry most of what they need to do their job in their bag, according to BT’s latest research. However, despite their employees appetite for new flexible ways of working, organisations are still struggling with technology and budget limitations to make it a reality. ‘The mobile multiplier’ research, which...

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Facebook plans to open new London HQ, 500 jobs created
Nov21

Facebook plans to open new London HQ, 500 jobs created

Social media giant Facebook has today announced plans to open new headquarters in London next year, which is expected to create an extra 500 jobs in the capital.  The new office is currently under construction in Fitzrovia, central London. The company already employ 1,000 staff in their existing HQ, which will increase to 1,500 people after the expansion. Vice President, EMEA, Lady Nicola Mendelsohn, announced the company’s...

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What will it take to make the tech sector embrace diversity?
Nov17

What will it take to make the tech sector embrace diversity?

Guest blog by Patrick Voss, Managing Director, Jeito   Many of the world’s biggest brands come from the technology sector.  The rise of the consumerisation of technology means that companies such as Facebook, Google and Apple are household names.  They are also, as a result, seen by many as representative of the technology sector as a whole.  So when these companies’ diversity facts and figures are scrutinised, the finger is perceived...

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Recruiters still saw jobs boom over Summer, but retail jobs slowing down
Oct26

Recruiters still saw jobs boom over Summer, but retail jobs slowing down

The summer recruitment figures are now published and the industry agrees that the jobs market is still holding strong despite dire predictions of a ‘brexit backlash’ – and the industry failed to see the normal slowing associated with summer. The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) reported that despite a minor drop in July, vacancies in technology companies rebounded in August, reaching the...

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Hidden HR: the cost of staffing a business when the web goes down
Sep28

Hidden HR: the cost of staffing a business when the web goes down

There are lots of good reasons to have cloud based software solutions, which employees log into online.  After all, businesses already rely heavily on web based technologies such as email, social media etc. and the technology is very secure. However as an increasing number of businesses moving towards more reliance on web technology, particularly in smaller companies, reliability of your web connection could be vital in keeping your...

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How HR can use social media for business benefits
Sep19

How HR can use social media for business benefits

Guest Blog by Kat Wheatley, senior marketing manager, UK and Ireland, SD Worx Social media presents great opportunities for businesses: from enhanced communication with employees to improved talent acquisition all the way through to a sharper insight into customer sentiment. It has led to a change in the way we communicate with employees – instead of simply talking at them, we can talk with them. Shifting from one-way to open...

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UK’s Therapy Box crowned Best Digital SME in Talent Unleashed Global Awards
Sep15

UK’s Therapy Box crowned Best Digital SME in Talent Unleashed Global Awards

Judging panel comprising Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak selects British education and healthcare app business as one of five most innovative tech companies in illustrious global awards programme UK company Therapy Box has been named Best Digital SME in the 2016 Talent Unleashed Awards, hosted by global IT and recruitment firm Talent International. Now in its fifth year, Talent Unleashed is a prestigious awards programme that...

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“Navigating the Brexit challenge” – HR Strategies to Stay in Control
Sep13

“Navigating the Brexit challenge” – HR Strategies to Stay in Control

Guest blog by David Woodward, chief product and marketing officer, SD Worx UK For the world of business and more specifically HR, the Brexit vote has brought on a time of uncertainty. The momentous decision taken by the public on June 23 has left employers across the UK having to wrestle with a vast range of workforce-related issues. 10% of UK Workforce are not UK Nationals Currently many employers, particularly in the retail,...

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Tackling gender diversity in the tech sector
Sep09

Tackling gender diversity in the tech sector

Guest Blog by Kira Makagon of RingCentral Look at any board of directors or C-suite list in Silicon Valley and, chances are, you’ll be hard pressed to find women. Often I refer to myself as the veteran “only woman in the room,” which garners some knowing smiles, yet remains far from funny in 2016. Why are women still so underrepresented in tech leadership positions? Beyond the obvious truth that this lack of gender diversity in tech...

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