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What's the number one skill for the 21st century employee?

What's the number one skill for the 21st century employee?

May 30, 2014

By Nick Middleton I have to admit I’m getting a bit bored of talking about skill shortages, but its the problem the industry faces, and as we have said in the past the war for talent continues unabated. I have been having a lot of conversation …

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Every job is temporary (whether you realise it or not)

Every job is temporary (whether you realise it or not)

May 23, 2014

Today’s guest post comes from Scott Torrance, the founder of Flux Insights. Loosely labelled as a content marketing consultancy, Flux Insights works with businesses to improve their thinking and share those thoug …

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Inside the Head of a... Wintel Consultant

Inside the Head of a... Wintel Consultant

September 26, 2013

In this edition of ‘Inside the Head of…’ we talk to Carl Johnston, a Wintel Consultant who shares his thoughts on what it’s like to work in IT. Looking for a new job in IT? Search and apply for your next role or call us for an informal chat. Alternatively, if you work in IT, business change …

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5 words to avoid in your CV

5 words to avoid in your CV

September 9, 2013

How many CVs have you seen, or have you sent in to employers, that start with the phrase “I am a hard working individual…” or something similar? Most people are bound to have used any of the following words in a version of their CV at some point, and while technically, these words aren’t necessarily ones you should avoid at all costs, but ultimately you are far safer actually explaining to …

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Business change contractors required for exciting new change programmes

Business change contractors required for exciting new change programmes

June 28, 2013

We are currently working with our large financial services client on two major recruitment campaigns for business change contractors based across the UK. There are a wide range of roles that will be released soon, with locations all around the UK.

Operational Excellence Rollout.

Implementation of customer and colleague centric continuous improvement processes and methods …

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Safeguarding the future of IT through graduate talent

Safeguarding the future of IT through graduate talent

June 10, 2013

Now more than ever it is critical that today’s graduates gain all the employability support they need to reach their full potential and become the much-needed future talent in the technology industry. As the skills gap deepens for experienced technology professionals, particularly in the software development field, companies need to make the investment in offering graduate, trainee or appren …

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What to do with a counter offer

What to do with a counter offer

May 22, 2013

By Andy Murray It’s no secret that the Scottish IT market feels they are in the midst of a major permanent employee skill shortage; attractive tax free offers from overseas, the tightening of UK visa restrictions, a booming contract market with competitive rates – the list goes on. So, it’s no s …

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Help us win at the S1 Recruitment Awards 2013!

Help us win at the S1 Recruitment Awards 2013!

February 13, 2013

The S1 Recruitment Awards celebrate and reward the incredible talent, creativity, innovation and success in the recruitment industry in Scotland. For the consultancy categories S1 leave the judging to you! You don’t have to make a nomination in all categories, you can just nominate in one if you want. So please, if you can spare a few minutes, head on over to the S1 website and nominate Head Res …

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How social media can make or break your job search [Infographic]

How social media can make or break your job search [Infographic]

February 11, 2013

It’s no secret that these days social media can play a big part in the recruitment process – LinkedIn especially for obvious reasons! While this is great for many people who are interested in new career opportunities, beware – many hiring managers will Google prospective employees to gain a further insight into them, and if your social media profiles leave a negative imp …

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Google integrates Google+ into job search and applications

Google integrates Google+ into job search and applications

January 25, 2013

By Ross Coverdale Google have recently introduced Google+ integration into their recruitment site, and while this may seem like their way of trying to shoehorn their own social platform into yet another corner of the Google universe, in some ways it does add real value. When users navigate to job listings, they will …

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