Category Archives: Your Talent Solutions Blog

Thinking About Using Google Ads To Find Your Next Hire?

Firstly, the setting up and the running of a Google Ads campaign can be complicated. Google will help you if you have never done it before, but the advice is at pace and often you can miss something that is going to turn out to be important further down the line. Below are the Your Talent Solutions suggestions, what to think about before you launch headfirst into a project that […]

Digital skills shortage – How it’s possible to upskill your team and actually get paid for doing it

The UK is heading towards a “catastrophic” digital skills shortage “disaster” the Learning and Work institute has warned. The demand for digital skills has never been higher and the number of people taking GCSEs in IT subjects has dropped 40% since 2015. It is recognised that the demand for skills in AI, the Cloud, Software […]

The Impact of Poor Leadership

If a company is struggling, underperforming relative to its potential, the leadership of the organisation really needs to be in the spotlight.  I’m sure we’ve all experienced good leadership, where the team you were a part of were engaged, productive and delivering whatever your companies output at that time was (projects, products, services, sandwiches, anything). I’m sure you had […]

Video interviewing – mastering the basics. 10 top tips.

Video interviews were becoming an important part of the recruitment process before Covid changed the world we live in, since March 2020 they have become the main way to hire, and they aren’t going to be going away any time soon. In a week where a Texan law maker went viral for having a cat filter on during a court session it’s important to remember […]

Why we’re looking forward to 2021

2020 has been a year to forget for most as Covid has dominated everyday life and has seen hardship thrust upon many in the UK and the rest of the world. We start 2021 in much the same way as we spent a great deal of our time in 2020, locked down, isolated and dreaming […]

We love recruiting candidates into technical roles!

Recruiting candidates into technical roles is a challenge, and who doesn’t love a challenge? The digital skills shortage is no secret and the demand for individuals with a strong technical skillset outstrips the availability of currently available candidates. This presents its own set of challenges and the specifics of this is a topic for another day and one […]

Quentin Quarantino – The rise of after work drinks at the virtual pub to stay connected

Quentin Quarantino – The rise of after work drinks at the virtual pub to stay connected The social interaction between teams, wider working groups and even different departments has been largely missed in 2020, what with ‘one thing and another’. Employees across all sectors have missed the downtime together, where bonds are often forged or […]

Will we be in or out of the office as we overcome the pandemic, or will hybrid working become the new normal?

2020 has been a difficult and challenging year for everyone and as we look forward to a life beyond Covid-19 with the hope given to us by recent news on vaccines, I have been giving some thought to hybrid working.  Moving to remote working presented most companies with huge challenges to ensure employees were able […]

How I fell in love with classical music and how it boosts my productivity.

Music has always been a big passion of mine and in one form or another it has sound tracked my life and accompanied my day to day. I remember my first walkman and my sister (16 years older than me) giving me tapes of U2, REM and Sonic Youth when I was 8 or 9 that helped shape what I loved listening to now. Music was […]

Companies Take the Plunge and Invest in Remote Working

Office technology giant Xerox has found that companies across the world are heavily investing in tech, systems and software to help their workforce balance working in the office and an increasingly Covid-19 amount at home.  600 IT leaders from companies with over 500 employees, including C suite level, from five continents were asked about their […]