Read interesting blogs on essential topics as part of the Langley James blog.
For candidates, we share insights on how to create the best CV and prepare for the perfect IT interview, among other things.
For companies looking to recruit in IT, learn more about IT recruitment trends, market insight and more.
We are in the middle of a long and sustained talent crisis. Candidate availability is decreasing by the day, and job vacancies continue to rise. Albeit at a slightly slower rate over the last few months. But the success of your business depends on your team. The people you hire have a direct impact on your success. So, when it comes to your next vacancy, you may be asking which is best for you – recruitment agency vs direct hiring.
Hiring slows in September amid weaker economic outlook and candidate shortages. This and more in our latest Report on Jobs
‘Quiet firing’ – are you guilty of it? Could it be the cause of your recent resignations? The internet is currently awash with people talking about ‘quiet quitting’. But, it can actually go both ways.
When it comes to hiring in IT, which is best for you? We look at the pros and cons of contract v permanent to help you decide.
Permanent staff appointments continue to rise, vacancy growth slips, candidate availability falls at a slightly weaker rate and stronger rise in contractor day rates. This and more in our latest report on jobs.
The race to attract IT talent is on! But if you are a company with a smaller budget, paying an increased salary is not always possible. Plus, with the cost of running a business increasing on what seems like a weekly basis, budget pressures are being seen across the board. But it isn’t all bad news. There are ways that you can still attract IT talent without increasing your salaries.
Not only should each employee have a clear job description as part of the HR process, crafting the perfect job description can actually help you to secure the best talent. But it’s not just that! A poor job description, or none at all could actually be preventing you from hiring the best IT talent.
Softer expansion in overall recruitment activity, vacancy growth dups to a 16-month low, availability of candidates falls at softer, but still sharp rate, and starting pay inflation eases only slightly. This and more in our report on jobs.
When it comes to attracting candidates, the benefits of offering hybrid working are something you should consider. As we all return to spending more time in the office, is it necessary to have your team on site for 5 days? We appreciate that some roles in IT are hard to perform remotely. However, it still seems that most candidates are looking for flexibility and some for of hybrid working.
A notable slowdown in permanent placement growth; softest increase in vacancies since March 2021; steeper reduction in overall candidate availability, and pay pressures moderate slightly, bur remain sharp. This and more in our report on jobs.