talent

How does the biggest company you’ve never heard of recruit digital talent?

You might not have heard of RS Components, and that’s one of the challenges for the company’s HR department.

With a digital talent shortage acknowledged by the UK Government to cost its economy £63bn a year, how does an electronics distribution company headquartered in Corby, a place synonymous with the decline of the UK steel industry and once known as the largest town in Europe without a railway station, attract the brightest and best?

Could Brexit be the biggest threat to London’s digital sector?

The recent Mayoral Tech Manifesto sets out proposals to continue London’s development as a digital city, and has highlighted a talent shortage as its number one concern.

Though current immigration regulation is less of a concern for those businesses surveyed, the manifesto doesn’t directly tackle the issue of the UK’s possible exit from the EU (a central government affair).

Has the Brexit debate as yet ignored the ramifications for tech, an increasingly important industry in the capital?

How social media can help with recruitment

If there is one thing job candidates are becoming better and faster at, that’s gathering information on social media about companies they might want to work for. 

From friends of friends who work at an organisation, to Instagram photos showcasing glimpses of company’s culture & life, there are a number of ways for recruits to find out more about their future employer.

You (probably) don’t need a rockstar engineer

If you work in the tech industry, you’ve probably heard somebody lament just how difficult it is to find “good” engineers these days.

Thanks to the booming internet economy and the fat wallets of companies like Google and Facebook, it’s a good time to be a software engineer. There are more jobs than viable candidates, salaries and benefits are high as a result and the best engineers have no shortage of opportunities to work on interesting things.

The importance of supporting employees in social media

Corporate communications has the double challenge of communicating internal messages while ever building the company brand. A third challenge presents itself when corporations implement company-wide social media initiatives because employees need more direction for a united, consistent result. 

How can corporate communications help employees help their company by using social media in a united, consistent way?

Five ways to prevent your employees being poached

Recruiting is a difficult task for many companies today. Recruiting mistakes are easy to make, and thanks to the demand for workers with digital skill sets, competition for talent is fierce.

That competition isn’t only making it harder for companies to find and recruit the employees they need to grow their businesses, it’s also increasing one of the things that keeps many CEOs awake at night: employee poaching.

10 big recruiting mistakes companies make

Thanks to the latest internet boom, companies are growing and there’s incredible demand for individuals with digital skills sets.

That’s good news for those looking for digital marketing jobs, but it is creating numerous recruiting challenges for companies.

Whether you’re looking for a web developer, a social media marketer, or a salesperson, if you’re in a digital industry in a major market, competition is fierce and chances are that finding the next great hire is a daunting task.

development

Developing a model for agency maturity in a digital world

Digital technologies are having a transformational impact on the communications environment but whilst much analysis has been conducted into implications for client-side marketers, a relative paucity of research exists into how agencies are adapting their processes, offerings and capabilities.

Econsultancy’s The Progression of Agency Value: Developing a Model for Agency Maturity in a Digital World report, conducted in partnership with Adobe, examines how agencies need to evolve across four key pillars of maturity: data, technology, skills and culture. 

Google leads the pack in 2010 acquisitions

In the tech industry, acquisitions are a fact of life. Big companies
look to acquisitions for innovation and talent, and many entrepreneurs
hope that their hard work will one day result in their creations being
acquired.

When it comes to who is doing the acquiring in 2010, Google is at the
head of the pack. In search of technologies and services that
compliment its initiatives, and perhaps even the next big thing, the
search giant has snapped up 23 companies this year according to CB
Insights.