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...

3 Tips for Speaking Less and Saying More

Brevity is a lost art in this age of data overload, but there are three tips you can master in order to improve your communication skills. People are inundated with information, and their brains have reached a saturation point. If you want to get someone’s...
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...
Azure DevOps Webinar – 7pm, Thursday 30th July

Azure DevOps Webinar – 7pm, Thursday 30th July

Are You Getting the Most from Azure DevOps’ capabilities? Join us and Luke Miles, CIPFA’s Development Manager, for a live webinar on Thursday 30th July 2020 at 7pm to learn: The What and Why of Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD) Simple strategies to get up...
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...
5 Great Ways to Keep Fit at Home

5 Great Ways to Keep Fit at Home

Lock down. Home Bound. Stuck. For many of us, life looks completely different to how it was just a few weeks ago. Home working or furloughed, being sat on a sofa isn’t exactly brilliant for our health. It’s hard too – Surrounded by creature comforts, unending...
OutPlacement Services

OutPlacement Services

Langley James offers a range of programmes to help you find your next role. We can provide advice across all employment sectors. Working on a one to one basis with one of our experienced career coaches, your coaching programme will be tailored around your specific...
The Taboo Interview Questions You Need to Avoid

The Taboo Interview Questions You Need to Avoid

When was the last time you reviewed the employment discrimination laws before conducting an interview? Most hiring managers have every intention of complying with employment discrimination laws but find that the time needed to keep abreast of the nuances of employment...
3 Reasons NOT to Use a Recruitment Agency

3 Reasons NOT to Use a Recruitment Agency

Why Shouldn’t I use a Recruitment Agency? What do you think about recruitment agencies? (deep breath) This question conjures up all kinds of emotional reactions among HR and Line Managers, and attitudes vary massively. Many consider recruitment service suppliers...
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...
KPMG & REC UK Job Market Report

KPMG & REC UK Job Market Report

Hiring Activity Remains Weak as Uncertainty over the Outlook Intensifies in October Key Findings: – Solid drop in permanent staff appointments, temp billings rise only slightly – Vacancy growth eases to 93-month low – Pay continues to rise as...
Do You Background Check Your Candidates?

Do You Background Check Your Candidates?

Most candidates research key personnel of a prospective employer prior to an interview however, with an increasing amount of personal information being made available online employers are now just as likely to check whether or not a candidate is hiding any skeletons...
Langley James Hires .Net Development Recruiter

Langley James Hires .Net Development Recruiter

New Net Development Recruiter Leading IT Recruitment Consultancy, Langley James has appointed Richard Jones as Principle Consultant focused on .Net Professionals in London and the Home Counties.  Richard brings with him a wealth of experience gained from a 10-year...
The Most Revealing Interview Questions

The Most Revealing Interview Questions

Not many candidates enjoy interviews and hiring managers, viewing them as a necessary evil, struggle to find time to prepare properly to ensure that the best person for the job is hired.  The joy of interviews! Have you ever interviewed someone and thought that they...
Experience vs Qualifications

Experience vs Qualifications

A 1st Class degree:  the hallmark of the ideal candidate… or is it? Market reports are showing that due to increasing movements in the jobs markets and fewer students taking up IT-based degrees due to increased tuition costs, quality candidates are proving harder to...

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...