Questions Never to Ask When Interviewing in IT Recruitment

Questions Never to Ask When Interviewing in IT Recruitment If you are given the task of interviewing you should ensure you make yourself aware of up-to-date employment law and that all the questions you plan to ask are compliant, legal, and non-discriminatory. There...

Your Recruitment Consultant’s Interview

Your Recruitment Consultant’s Interview Have you considered your Recruitment Consultant to be part of your candidate interview process? This is the first stage of the interview process. When you outsource your recruitment to Langley James IT Recruitment, you are...

How to Achieve Recruitment Stakeholder Unison

How to Achieve Recruitment Stakeholder Unison Successful recruitment relies on consistent and concise communication, speed, and decisive action from all stakeholders. The more people involved in a recruitment project, the more complicated it becomes to avoid conflicts...

Jobs Market Remains Resilient

Jobs Market Remains Resilient Despite an Inconsistent Economy. We will look back on this time with curiosity post-pandemic when future economists tell their children’s children about a time when there was a 15% rise in GDP (Gross Domestic Product). They will also...
6 Silver Linings for IT during Covid-19

6 Silver Linings for IT during Covid-19

6 Silver Linings of the COVID-19 pandemic for IT Unquestionably, the coronavirus crisis has dramatically shifted the way society functions on a global scale. The undue stress and anxiety caused as a result of the virus have had a profound impact on the world – a...
3 Avoidable, Highly Toxic Management Mistakes

3 Avoidable, Highly Toxic Management Mistakes

3 Avoidable, Highly Toxic Management Mistakes Employees leave managers, not companies. At least that’s what they say but is it true? Perhaps. What is certain, however, is that of many of the reasons cited by people leaving their jobs, the vast majority stem from...
Top Tips for Interviewing Candidates Remotely

Top Tips for Interviewing Candidates Remotely

COVID-19 has caused a major shift in the working landscape, causing thousands of employees to work from home. Indeed, businesses have embraced a flexible working life to encourage a smooth transition to full-time remote working.  With this being said, the function of...
Top tips for on boarding new starters remotely

Top tips for on boarding new starters remotely

Be prepared   In light of this, it may be useful to create a pre-onboarding process for your new starter, presenting them with a digital welcome package that can be easily circulated via email or host on a shared digital drive. Do this a few weeks before they are...
Top 3 IT Manager Interview Questions

Top 3 IT Manager Interview Questions

IT Manager Interview Questions and Answers Want to learn the most essential IT Manager interview questions? This article aims to give you an overview of what the IT manager role entails and what you should be asking candidates when applying to become one, in order to...
7 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Business

7 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Business

Declines in consumer confidence and decreased sales can threaten all businesses, but small businesses can be particularly vulnerable. They often don’t have reserves to help them weather difficult times. From protecting your cash flow to building your customer...
Return to the Office? 86% Say No

Return to the Office? 86% Say No

86% of people working from home in the US, Canada, and the UK don’t think it’s time to head back, according to a new survey. The coronavirus pandemic has officially transformed the workplace, as many governments and companies shifted employees to working...
Squeeze More Value From Your IT Investments

Squeeze More Value From Your IT Investments

Do you remember the days when IT performed miracles, amazing feats, magic in front of our eyes, saving hours, zillions of pounds?  Finance departments loved IT, making lives just so much better – bring out the rose-tinted glasses. These days however, all we hear when...

What’s Your Interview Style?

Most managers settle on their own style of interviewing but is it wise to have just one approach? If you’re responsible for hiring IT personnel, whether you work for a tech firm or are responsible for recruitment within the IT department, getting the interview right...

4 Steps to a Positive Candidate Experience

How To Create A Positive Candidate Experience in 4 Steps The recruitment process is a stressful time for both employees and applicants. Businesses place such a huge emphasis on hiring the ‘perfect’ candidate for the role, they often forget the importance...

Half of SMEs prefer experienced workers

People aged between 35 and 54 are at the top of the hire list for small businesses in the UK, research by Aldermore has revealed. In a survey of 1,002 SME business leaders, 50% said they would choose to hire from this age group out of all potential recruits –...

References – New guidance released by Acas

Workplace experts, Acas, have published guidance to help employers and employees know the rules around employment references. A recent survey by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) found that nearly half of employers want job applicants who have relevant work...

Interview Attire

First impressions are everything! Now that there are so many different dress codes for work, it can be difficult to judge what will be deemed most appropriate so that you make a good first impression to the candidate, whilst adhering to your organisations dress code....

We’re not going to stalk you! Put your address on your CV

So many times candidates fail to put their addresses or postal codes on their CV. For some it’s concerns about security and keeping their personal information safe. But for the majority of people, they simply don’t think it’s important. Here’s how important it is....

IT Recruitment helps your business excel

How can an IT recruitment agency help your business to excel? I’ve never really understood it. When I walk into McDonald’s and ask for a burger, the first thing they do is ask me if I want cheese with it. No, then I would have asked for a cheeseburger! But you...

Why is food always on my mind?

You may recall that we were recently talking about burgers. I don’t know what it is, but there is something about envisioning the taste of food that always comes to mind when I start to talk about recruitment. Taste is something so personal, what one person loves,...

Are you holding out for more candy?

What are you going to do with your candy? Hoard it, share it or scoff it? Or are you holding out for more? Many companies delay making a decision to make an offer to qualified candidates, even when they have a shortlist of top talent in their grasp. For some reason...

Skip the trick, score the treat

It’s all great fun until you’re the one who ends up with the trick instead of the treat. The hire that went wrong, the person who can’t do the job after all. If you want to skip the trick and score the treat, then you need a recruitment partner who not only knows the...

Should you hire the Grim Reaper?

What’s really scary? Making the wrong hire. It not only costs the company money but also reflects poorly on your ability as a hiring manager. So how can you see behind the disguises that so many candidates put forward? A qualified recruitment partner not only knows...

What do burgers have to do with recruitment?

It’s Burger Day and you know exactly what kind of burger you want; a double patty with melted cheese, caramelized onion and all the fixings! You can almost taste it already, can’t you? That’s what it’s like when you’re looking for the right person to join your IT...

Textbook Interview Questions Equal Textbook Answers

Ask a silly question, get a silly answer, right? Well perhaps your questions aren’t silly, but if they’re straight out of the textbook, you’re likely to receive the same textbook answers from all of your well prepared candidates. And as a recruiting employer that’s...

F&%£ Passwords!

The first words I heard from the Boss’ mouth this morning would not have necessarily gone down well in the company of my Mother and certainly would not have been heard in a Sunday morning sermon. What was the reason for such a tirade – lack of sleep? No coffee?...

What is IR35 ??? And what does it mean to an IT Contractor

What is IR35 ??? And what does it mean to an IT Contractor So, you’ve decided to embark on the world of contracting? If so I imagine that you are finding a lot of the legislation quite daunting. You may be scrolling the internet trying to figure out why you have been...

Off-payroll working in the public sector – Consultation

This consultation is titled “Off-payroll working in the public sector: reform of the intermediaries legislation”. HMRC believe that a change in liability is necessary because at present, the liability lies with the PSC and that there is widespread non-compliance. They...

Pokemon Go – Should employers clamp down

Written by Marianne Calnan 0f People Management magazine Popular game prompts questions over use of personal devices, as Boeing becomes first business to ban it at work.The take-up of smartphone game Pokemon Go has been so remarkable – and the experience of playing it...

The Exit Interview

Once an employee has decided they are leaving it is best practice to arrange an exit interview. An exit Interview will offer a fleeting opportunity to find out information that otherwise might be more difficult or impossible to obtain. The following are some thoughts...

What do you do when an influential leader quits?

       Many of us have experienced that gut-wrenching moment when a senior leader i.e. that someone who is responsible for employee relationships drops the envelope on your desk announcing their resignation. Even if that leader’s departure is expected, it can still...

Brexit – What now for your recruitment?

Whichever way you voted and whatever you feel about how the referendum has ended, we are now leaving the European Union and we all have to face the consequences. We are entering a period of uncertainty and in general, business does not like uncertainty, but life goes...