• Can AI Democratize the Workplace?

    about 1 month ago by Liv McNeilis

    ​As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more commonly used in recruitment, will we see an increase in workplace diversity? Used correctly, AI promises to democratize the workforce by furthering the fair representation of women and ethnic minorities.As we covered in the first part of this series, Advancing Women of Color, the diversity gap in STEM is a well-documented issue....

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  • The Subjectivity of Machines: Why AI Can Further Hiring Bias

    about 1 month ago by Liv McNeilis

    ​Racial and gender hiring biases place women of color at a particular disadvantage when seeking employment. So far in our series, Advancing Women of Color in STEM, we have explored how women of color face a 'double jeopardy' when seeking employment, as well as how artificial intelligence (AI) may provide a useful tool to increasing their representation in the tech sector. Le...

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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    3 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    ​Valuable roles within the technology sector will attract a lot of applications from ambitious and talented candidates. While it is great for hiring managers to receive a lot of high quality applications for a role, this also means they will have to reject many skilled candidates along the way.It is the responsibility of hiring managers to create a positive candidate experie...

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  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find Talent

    4 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    ​When advertising for a role within the technology sector, you are likely to get a flood of CVs from incredibly skilled candidates in your inbox. Though technology CVs are often impressive, filled with skills and examples of successful projects, they are simply telling you what a candidate is capable of. Hiring managers will find more value in the recruitment process if cand...

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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    4 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    ​The global technology sector thrives on a global workforce where leading organizations are expected to provide brilliant and competitive relocation packages which will attract top talent to make the big move to your location. More companies are increasing their relocation budgets as more staff with specific skill sets are required to keep companies ahead within the ever-evo...

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  • 5 Reasons Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time (and Money)

    4 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    ​The technology sector covers a range of skills and abilities which are in high demand, and the consistent rise of emerging technologies means as an employer, it is important to retain those employees who are harder to come by when hiring.However, in the busy tech labor market, you are also more likely to encounter skilled employees who will resign from their position for mo...

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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    4 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    ​A considered and thorough onboarding process is essential for new hires in the fast-moving and competitive technology sector. The aim of onboarding is to ensure your hires have the practical tools and training they need to get started quickly in their new role, alongside ensuring they are comfortable and integrated into your company culture, mission and values.Onboarding is...

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  • How To Avoid Unconscious Bias in Job Ads

    4 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Job ads are a key piece in every company’s hiring strategy and are a valuable tool for communicating your employer brand. The way a company represents themselves in their ads can be a determining factor in the quality of candidates who apply for the advertised role.However, studies have shown that ads across many male-dominated industries included gendered language that det...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    4 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    ​The fast-moving world of the technology sector means companies stand and fall on values and team cultures which depend on consistent innovation and working positively together to provide solutions. This can all be undermined by a single ‘bad apple’.If you are faced with a team member who appears to have nothing good to say, relishes in bullying and criticizing others, or av...

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  • How to Negotiate Salary with a Successful Job Candidate

    4 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    The technology sector thrives on exceptional and high-performing individuals whose skills can bring unprecedented value to a company.  When hiring for senior or crucial role, it is important to start your salary discussions from a place of mutual respect, and keep in mind the long-term value a candidate can bring to your institution.  This guide will help you prepare for an ...

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  • The Key to Writing a Great Employer Value Proposition

    4 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    ​If you are struggling to source the best talent for your company, you are not alone. A 2018 survey by Indeed found that nine out of ten tech companies in the US find the task of recruitment ‘challenging’. It is a fiercely competitive sector, with a lack of skilled graduates available to fulfill high demands.The call for employment in the tech sector means companies are now ...

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  • How to Make a Perfect Job Offer

    4 months ago by Liv McNeilis

    The technology job sector is booming as digital innovation evolves at a lightning pace. 3.7 million tech jobs opened in the US during 2018, with new jobs being created constantly as the world evolves into the tech revolution of ‘Industry 4.0’.Employing in tech means fishing from a talent pool where the fish move quickly, and certain skills are in such high demand that recrui...

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  • How AI Will Impact the HR Workplace

    8 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Depending on who you talk to, artificial intelligence (AI) is either a peril or a prospect to the human workforce. Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk fear it is a threat, but with experts suggesting AI could be billions of times smarter than humans, its potential to shake up business cannot be overlooked.AI is poised and ready to take HR by storm. It is already adding value to o...

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  • ServiceNow: Shaping Demand for Talent

    11 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​In January 2019, tech consultants Gartner announced their first Magic Quadrant for Cloud Management Platforms, (CMP) naming ServiceNow as a ‘niche player’ and one of only nine vendors within the quadrant. Their report recognizes that today’s enterprises are seeking improved ways to optimize their cloud infrastructure and identifies which platforms it believes will be most e...

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  • The Candidate Experience and its Role in Successful Hiring

    almost 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Are you focused on the candidate experience?​What makes the perfect interview process? The right format? The right panel? The right questions? These are all important factors to consider, but none of them are as significant as the candidate experience.So are companies giving the candidate experience the attention it deserves? Ask job seekers what they think and the answer w...

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  • Managing Millennials and the Future of Leadership

    almost 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​It is evident that when it comes to work, millennials are very different than the generations that came before them. In order to support and manage this type of talent, it is essential to address the generational differences, to better understand their priorities and behavior in the workplace.Millennials all have one thing in common: they want to make a difference. Research...

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  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    almost 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Sourcing the right talent at the right time can prove arduous for any company. But the process becomes even more challenging when you work within a niche industry or sector. In these situations, a specialist recruiter can help find the perfect candidate for a hard to fill the role.There are several benefits a specialist recruiter can offer when looking to find niche talent:...

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  • The Benefits of Hiring Contractors

    about 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​According to a study by the Freelance Union, by 2020 half of the workforce will be made up of contractors – increasing from 35% of the workforce in 2014.This growth demonstrates that contracting is becoming increasingly popular among candidates, and it seems this trend will continue as the workforce shifts towards temporary staffing. Contractors can add value and address bu...

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  • Cybersecurity Salaries are on the Rise - Are you Ready?

    over 3 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Do you have a strategy for attracting IT security talent in the next few years? This is a field in which demand is far outstripping supply and leaving positions vacant can have serious consequences. How will you attract and retain experienced professionals?According to a recent survey by Intel Security and Vanson Bourne, there are 209,000 unfilled security jobs in the US. G...

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