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New year, new job; top 5 tips to take the next step in your career in 2021

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New year, new job; top 5 tips to take the next step in your career in 2021

With 2021 upon us many people will be reflecting on the past 12 months and reviewing their goals for the year ahead. If you are thinking about a new job or new career in 2021 here are our top tips to help you succeed.

How talent mapping will improve your recruitment

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How talent mapping will improve your recruitment

Our talent mapping service provides you with detailed insight into the candidate market that generic salary benchmarking and job evaluation tools can’t provide.

Top talent attraction strategies

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Top talent attraction strategies

We have compiled the top 5 talent attraction strategies used by some of the leading Welsh companies into a handy guide to help your business attract the best technical talent.

Understanding the candidate recruitment process

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Understanding the candidate recruitment process

Our Talent Team focus solely on finding you the right job and they are always on hand to offer honest and objective advice.

Recommended umbrella companies

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Recommended umbrella companies

Its ultimately your decision which umbrella company you contract through, but in our experience the following have proved to be reliable suppliers.

How to write a good contractor CV

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How to write a good contractor CV

Our consultants have put together this useful guide to help you write a good contractor CV.

COVID-19 job support toolkit

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COVID-19 job support toolkit

If you've been affected by coronavirus we're here to help, our COVID-19 job support toolkit has everything you need to secure a new job.

Finding a new job after redundancy

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Finding a new job after redundancy

To help you find a new job after redundancy and take some of the stress away, we have created a free redundancy toolkit with everything you need.

Resignation advice guide

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Resignation advice guide

You have a job offer but what comes next? We’ve created a resignation letter email template and a job offer letter template alongside some helpful advice.

Formulating a career plan

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Formulating a career plan

How do you know if a job is right for you? Formulating a career plan can help you evaluate whether a job is good fit.

How to write an attention grabbing cover letter

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How to write an attention grabbing cover letter

Not sure how to write a cover letter? Our team have put together a useful guide with examples and templates you can tailor to fit.

Optimise your social media profiles

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Optimise your social media profiles

Don't let your social media profiles stop you from securing your dream job; optimise your social media profiles with our helpful tips.

Graduate guide to job hunting

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Graduate guide to job hunting

We have put together some specific tips and advice for graduate job hunters to help you find your dream graduate job.

Skype video interview

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Video interview tips

Preparation is essential to a successful job interview. Find out more with our helpful video interview tips.

Face to face job interview preparation

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Face to face job interview preparation

Preparation is essential to a successful job interview. Find out more with our helpful face to face interview tips.

Telephone interview preparation

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Telephone interview preparation

Preparation is essential to a successful telephone interview. Find out how to handle a phone interview with our helpful telephone interview tips.

Questions to ask in an interview

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Questions to ask in an interview

We have put together some questions you can ask in an interview to help you decide whether a job is right for you.

Common interview questions

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Common interview questions

Preparing for a job interview will give you confidence. We have compiled a list of some common interview questions so you can plan your answers.

Download our free CV template

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Download our free CV template

Does writing your CV fill you with dread? We have created a CV template to download for free to transform your CV from standard to stand out.

Job search tips

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Job search tips

By planning your search and implementing our job search tips you could have a new job sooner than you think.

Hobbies and interests; top 5 CV mistakes

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Hobbies and interests; top 5 CV mistakes

IntaPeople's top tips on how to successfully add hobbies and Interests in your CV correctly.

Top tips to create an engaging software developer CV

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Top tips to create an engaging software developer CV

You’re great at writing code but maybe writing a CV doesn’t come as naturally. So, how do you write a software developer CV that showcases your skills?

Top CV mistakes

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Top CV mistakes

How to write the perfect CV; we asked our team of recruitment consultants to highlight the key mistakes they commonly see on CVs.

CV advice – How to write a successful CV

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CV advice – How to write a successful CV

Your CV is an opportunity to sell yourself to employers. Check out our useful CV tips and advice guide to help you make the most out of your CV.

Outplacement services

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Outplacement services

We provide support to your employees affected by redundancy, helping them confidently navigate the job market and quickly transition into a new role.

How to help employees return to work from furlough

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How to help employees return to work from furlough

What are the challenges of recalling furloughed employees and how can you ensure a smooth transition when they return to work?

How can succession planning help your business?

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How can succession planning help your business?

Succession plans are essential to disaster-proof your business, but it can also improve staff retention if employees are recognised and promoted.

5 ways to motivate your tech team

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5 ways to motivate your tech team

Keeping your team motivated is vitally important to retain valuable employees. So, what can you do to motivate your tech team? Here we look at 5 top tips.

Team building activities for technology companies

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Team building activities for technology companies

How can you keep your team motivated and improve staff retention? Team building activities can be a fun way to let off steam and boost morale.

How to successfully manage a remote team

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How to successfully manage a remote team

With more employees remote working, knowing how to successfully manage a remote team is vital. Here we share simple strategies to keep your team on track.

Remote team building activities, what are your options?

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Remote team building activities, what are your options?

Just because you’re working remotely doesn’t mean you can’t implement team building activities, it’s about trying new things to keep spirits up.

How to protect your employees working from home

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How to protect your employees working from home

If your staff are now working from home, you need to review your occupational health and safety guidance to ensure their wellbeing is maintained.

Tech leaders’ top tips to manage remote teams effectively

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Tech leaders’ top tips to manage remote teams effectively

We asked tech leaders for their top tips for effectively managing remote teams and this is what they said…

Top 5 tips to help new employees settle in when joining your start-up

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Top 5 tips to help new employees settle in when joining your start-up

What can you do to ensure new starters have a smooth transition into your company?

5 ways SMEs can get the most out of new employees

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5 ways SMEs can get the most out of new employees

For SMEs new hires can have a big impact, it’s important they settle in their role quickly. Here are top 5 tips for getting the most out of your new staff.

Top tips for onboarding remote employees remotely

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Top tips for onboarding remote employees remotely

Onboarding remote employees remotely is a new challenge companies are facing. So, how can you get new starters set up and integrated with the team?

Top 10 interview questions for physicists

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Top 10 interview questions for physicists

We asked our clients what interview questions they ask when hiring physicists and compiled the best to help you create a positive interview experience.

35 commonly asked project manager interview questions

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35 commonly asked project manager interview questions

With so many IT project managers available it can be a bit of a lottery. Take the gamble away from your recruitment by asking the right interview questions.

Top engineering interview questions for hiring managers

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Top engineering interview questions for hiring managers

What attributes make a good engineer? What questions can you ask to assess these candidates? Here we highlight some key engineering interview questions.

Interview questions to ask software developers

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Interview questions to ask software developers

You’ve written the job advert; you’ve shortlisted candidates and now it’s time to interview the software developers, but what questions should you ask?

Cyber security interview questions from hiring managers

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Cyber security interview questions from hiring managers

A hiring manager’s guide to cyber security interview questions; what do other managers in the industry ask? We asked our clients to find out.

8 successful software engineering interview questions

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8 successful software engineering interview questions

What questions should you ask software engineers/developers at interview stage? Here we highlight 10 successful software engineering interview questions.

How to interview someone for a job; tips and advice

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How to interview someone for a job; tips and advice

If you’re a hiring manager interviewing candidates, we have you covered with our helpful interview tips and questions to ask a candidate in an interview.

How to conduct an interview; a hiring manager’s guide

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How to conduct an interview; a hiring manager’s guide

An effective job interview benefits you and the candidate. Check out our top 5 tips for conducting an interview along with our interview checklist.

How to write a chemist job description that stands out

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How to write a chemist job description that stands out

A great chemist job description or job ad is about gaining the interest of the ‘right’ scientists, not the ‘most’ scientists. Find out more here.

The dos and don’ts of writing a good software development job description

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The dos and don’ts of writing a good software development job description

A good software development job description is the foundation of any successful hiring strategy. So, what are the main dos and don’ts?

How to write a successful engineering job description

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How to write a successful engineering job description

A thorough engineering job description is the foundation of any successful hiring strategy and can help you attract your dream engineers.

Attract top physicists with the perfect job description

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Attract top physicists with the perfect job description

Are you struggling to attract physicists? There are thousands of competing physics job descriptions and adverts, so how can you stand out from the crowd?

How to write a killer cyber security job description

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How to write a killer cyber security job description

Why is your cyber security job description failing? We discuss how you can encourage more talent to apply for your roles.

How to write an effective job description for tech hiring

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How to write an effective job description for tech hiring

A thorough job description is the foundation of any successful hiring strategy. To attract the right candidates, you need to be clear about your requirements.

How are businesses preparing for change post-lockdown?

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How are businesses preparing for change post-lockdown?

Our second COVID-19 survey results are in, we have collated the feedback from employers within our network and compiled this report of our findings.

Penetration tester salaries UK; how much should you pay?

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Penetration tester salaries UK; how much should you pay?

What can you expect to pay for a junior, mid or senior level penetration tester and what certificates might these candidates have? Find out here…

IR35 for employers

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IR35 for employers

As of April 2021, businesses in the private sector will become responsible for assessing the employment status for tax of people they hire on a contractor basis.

How are businesses responding to the challenges of COVID-19?

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How are businesses responding to the challenges of COVID-19?

COVID-19 survey results are in, we have collated the feedback from our clients and employers within our network and compiled this report of our findings.

Information security salaries; governance, risk and compliance

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Information security salaries; governance, risk and compliance

From information security officers to data protection officers and information security managers, what salaries can you expect to pay?

Hiring security engineers but unsure on salary levels?

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Hiring security engineers but unsure on salary levels?

The hiring landscape for security engineers and alike is highly competitive. So, what security engineer salary should you be offering?

SOC analyst salary; what should you be paying?

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SOC analyst salary; what should you be paying?

You don’t want to pay more than you should for a good SOC analyst, but what should you be paying to make sure you’re attracting the right talent?

Yvette’s story: starting a career in recruitment

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Yvette’s story: starting a career in recruitment

From sales admin to recruitment consultant, hear Yvette share the highlights of her first year as part of the IntaPeople team.

IT support salaries in South Wales

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IT support salaries in South Wales

Are you paying the market rate for your 1st, 2nd and 3rd line support team? Find out now along with tips on how best to set salary levels from scratch.

7 tips for attracting chemistry graduates

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7 tips for attracting chemistry graduates

Hiring talented chemistry graduates is essential for your company's future success. Discover our 7 tips on how to attract the best graduates.

Software developer vs software engineer; what’s the difference?

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Software developer vs software engineer; what’s the difference?

Is there a difference between a software developer and software engineer when it comes to hiring talent for your team?

5 simple tactics to attract the best engineers

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5 simple tactics to attract the best engineers

Based on our experience of the engineering industry and feedback from candidates we have compiled a list of the 5 best ways to attract top engineers.

Are your software developer salaries on the money?

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Are your software developer salaries on the money?

With talent shortages a continuous issue, you need to pay the market rates to attract and retain the best software developers. But what should you pay?

Predictions for cyber security in 2020…

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Predictions for cyber security in 2020…

What does 2020 have in store for the cyber security industry? Will the skills shortage increase? We share our thoughts on the latest trends.

Is there a shortage of physicists?

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Is there a shortage of physicists?

Candidates with physics degrees are in high demand and consequently some employers are struggling to find the right talent for their team.

Employee retention; top tips for retaining physicists

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Employee retention; top tips for retaining physicists

Staff turnover costs your business financially and impacts productivity. If you’re struggling to keep talented physicists check out our top retention tips.

Tired of the crazy long hours in recruitment?

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Tired of the crazy long hours in recruitment?

It doesn’t have to be this way. We’re bucking the trend, taking flexible working in recruitment from an idea to reality.

IR35 changes 2020; guidance and advice for employers

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IR35 changes 2020; guidance and advice for employers

Are you prepared for the changes to private sector tax legislation in April 2020? If you use technology contractors, you should be preparing for this change as soon as possible.

Are you prepared for IR35?

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Are you prepared for IR35?

Significant legislative changes are coming on the 6th April 2020 and failing to comply will put your business at financial risk. – What is IR35? – How do you determine whether an individual is ‘inside’ or ‘outside’ IR35? – Confused by CEST? – Not sure where to start or how your business should prepare? – …

What does IR35 mean for employers?

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What does IR35 mean for employers?

From 6 April 2020, all public sector authorities and medium and large-sized private sector clients, will be responsible for deciding if the off-payroll working rules (IR35) apply.

Employee workplace benefits; how does your package compare?

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Employee workplace benefits; how does your package compare?

If you want to know exactly how your current employee benefits stack up against other employers in the local area get in touch with our Talent Team.

When is the best time of year to find a job?

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When is the best time of year to find a job?

With Christmas fast approaching, wait…yes, we dared to say the C bomb in October! As the shops are quickly filling with festive goodies from tubs of chocolates to Christmas party foods, we wanted to give some insight into hiring trends to help candidates prepare for the year ahead.

Celebrating 25 years in business

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Celebrating 25 years in business

Wales’ longest established specialist technology recruitment consultancy.

Have you heard of the concerning interview trick doing the rounds?

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Have you heard of the concerning interview trick doing the rounds?

One hiring manger has revealed how he uses the ‘coffee cup trick’ to determine whether a candidate has the right attitude.

Employer advice: How to get ahead of the January recruitment rush

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Employer advice: How to get ahead of the January recruitment rush

The rush for candidates in the new year is like the chaos of the Black Friday sales; it pays to have your hiring strategy organised before Christmas.

Considering relocating? Why Cardiff is the best place to live and work

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Considering relocating? Why Cardiff is the best place to live and work

If you’re looking for an energetic city with a relaxed vibe (yes, that’s an oxymoron), Cardiff is the place for you; it’s unique and great in so many ways.

Benefits of employing fresh STEM graduates

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Benefits of employing fresh STEM graduates

New STEM graduates often lack work experience and may need extra training initially, however there are many benefits which outweigh this concern.

How to attract the best STEM candidates

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How to attract the best STEM candidates

What do STEM candidates want? Find out how you can stand out from the crowd and attract the best talent in a fiercely competitive market.

Retain your STEM staff in 7 simple steps

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Retain your STEM staff in 7 simple steps

Staff retention in STEM is more important than ever with top talent in high demand, but what can you do to encourage your employees to stick around?

Should technical leaders be sifting through CVs?

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Should technical leaders be sifting through CVs?

Time is money; hiring managers should not be trawling LinkedIn to find software developer candidates. The cost-effective solution is to use a specialist recruiter.

How long should it take to fill a tech vacancy?

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How long should it take to fill a tech vacancy?

It takes 65 days on average to fill a tech vacancy however, the recruitment process really shouldn’t take this long, even for a highly technical role.

Should I accept a counter-offer?

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Should I accept a counter-offer?

These are our top five reasons why you should probably reject counter-offers from your employer.

7 things to consider before accepting a job offer

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7 things to consider before accepting a job offer

Receiving a job offer is exciting but it makes sense to take a moment to properly evaluate your options and make sure you are making the best choice for you.

The changing face of the South Wales manufacturing sector

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The changing face of the South Wales manufacturing sector

As some heavy manufacturing plants in South Wales are closing their doors manufacturing within the life sciences industry is thriving.

The skills shortage within cyber security

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The skills shortage within cyber security

More than 50% of businesses report a “problematic shortage” of cyber security skills and there is no end in sight, but what is causing this skills shortage?

How to recognise the signs and prevent employee burnout

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How to recognise the signs and prevent employee burnout

Employee burnout – What is it? What are the signs? How can you prevent it? Check out our top 5 employee burnout prevention strategies.

Academia vs industry: Which career path is right for you?

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Academia vs industry: Which career path is right for you?

Are you a life sciences graduate or doctoral student wondering what to do next with your career? Here we look at the pros and cons of academia vs industry.

Tech recruiting: How can hiring managers source top talent directly?

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Tech recruiting: How can hiring managers source top talent directly?

As a hiring manager how can you stay one step ahead in today’s competitive market? Where can you look to source tech talent directly?

Jargon buster, understanding pharmaceutical job ads

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Jargon buster, understanding pharmaceutical job ads

Are you, or soon to be, a recent life science graduate? Here we have a quick rundown of common technical acronyms that come up in pharmaceutical job adverts.

Why use a specialist recruitment agency to find staff

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Why use a specialist recruitment agency to find staff

If you don’t have the necessary resources in-house many hiring managers in your position reach out to a trusted recruitment agency for assistance. Here is why…

Why people change jobs now more than ever

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Why people change jobs now more than ever

7 reasons why you might want a new job. Even if you are content don’t close yourself off to other options as you could be even happier somewhere else!

Why your job adverts are unsuccessful and what you can do about it

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Why your job adverts are unsuccessful and what you can do about it

Why your job adverts are unsuccessful and what you can do about it, top tips and advice from an experienced recruiter.

Software developers; the 8th Wonder of the World

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Software developers; the 8th Wonder of the World

Attracting and retaining the right people is critical in a fast-paced technical industry, the talent you hire will make the difference between success and failure.

7 tips for hiring life science graduates in South Wales

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7 tips for hiring life science graduates in South Wales

Our life sciences recruiters share their top tips for engaging with and hiring life science graduates.

More employees want flexible work arrangements

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More employees want flexible work arrangements

Employers are being held to higher standards in order to attract and retain top talent, as staff want more flexibility at work.

How can companies minimise job applicant ghosting?

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How can companies minimise job applicant ghosting?

Job applicant ghosting; what is it and how can companies keep applicants from ghosting?

BBC reports Cardiff tech firm ‘can’t get staff’ – What can they do?

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BBC reports Cardiff tech firm ‘can’t get staff’ – What can they do?

A recent article by the BBC implies a severe tech skills shortage in Cardiff. We believe the talent is there you just need to know where to look.

Is cybersecurity an issue for manufacturing?

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Is cybersecurity an issue for manufacturing?

Manufacturing is fast becoming a significant target for cyber-criminals. What steps can manufacturers take to keep their infrastructure secure?

The Welsh language is not dead

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The Welsh language is not dead

Some traditional Welsh-speaking communities have been said to be under threat, but the Welsh Government is putting strategies in place to keep the Welsh language alive.

Time kills everything, including the recruitment process!

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Time kills everything, including the recruitment process!

The shorter, efficient and more transparent your recruitment process, the better candidates you will attract and eventually appoint.