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Mind the Gap: nurturing tech talent in the UK

Over the past several years, successive British governments have prioritised growing the tech industry as a way to ensure that the UK economy can thrive in an increasingly digital world; and those results have paid off.

Article by: | Published: 29 July 2016

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Business investment should focus on talent

Office for National Statistics figures released reveal that in 2014, the UK government spent £11.0 billion on science, engineering and technology (SET), an increase of 0.4 per cent in current prices compared with 2013. This emphasises the importance of technology to boost growth in the UK economy.

Article by: | Published: 21 July 2016

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Forget talent, focus on hard work

It’s still written on the whiteboard next to where my static bike lives. The previous night I was sitting at the dinner table, despondent, complaining about how hard it was to complete the training necessary to achieve my cycling ambition - to be the fastest tandem team from one end of the UK to the other.

Article by: | Published: 2 June 2016

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20 Top Tips to Attract Top Talent

To celebrate 20 years in the recruitment industry WCN, the leading global e-Recruitment software provider, has created 20 top tips to help HR professionals and recruiters improve their recruitment techniques when attracting top talent. Working with some of the biggest names in the world, WCN shares their recruitment secrets.

Article by: | Published: 29 February 2016

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Mismanaging workloads and losing talent top fears

New research from leading recruitment specialist, Robert Half UK shows that managing the workloads of their employees (39%) will be one of the greatest internal pressures facing UK finance leaders in 2016. Retaining top talent (38%) - in particular those with niche, specialised skills - and delivering efficiencies and growth targets (36%) follow closely behind as key concerns for CFOs and FDs as they enter into 2016.

Article by: | Published: 26 January 2016

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Businesses must push the envelope on talent retention

Netflix has been making waves with its new parental leave policy, offering unlimited leave for new mothers and fathers in the first year after their child’s birth or adoption. Julie Windsor, Managing Director at Talentia Software UK, discusses why more companies should be following Netflix’s lead and pushing the envelope on talent retention.

Article by: | Published: 7 October 2015

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From Baby Boomers to Echo Boomers – how do you become a Talent Magnet?

Having survived leavers’ prom, a lads’ trip to Zante and T-in the Park I asked my 18 year old how long he would stay in his first job. Ben replied he would stay until a better job came along explaining that “Ideally I would want to get enough experience and develop skills to be able to move on, unless promotional chances were available”. Article by Stephanie Harper Law at Work’s HR Projects Manager.

Article by: | Published: 14 September 2015