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Talent Point of View: Women at Work.
Gender diversity in tech (and the rest of the market) has come a long way, but there’s still a long way to go. In this edition of Talent Point of View, we're celebrating women at work – both in tech, and outside of it!Read More
Talent Point of View: Improving the Applicant Experience.
The applicant experience covers everything from the first time an applicant encounters your brand to them applying, interviewing, and onboarding. So why do so many companies overlook this? In this edition of TPoV, we look at the applicant experience from a 360° view.Read More
Talent Point of View: New Year, New Us.
It's a new year here at Talent Point - which means not only the return of our annual State of Tech report, but also new contracting laws and a fancy new look for us! So in this, our first issue of 2020, we look into the tax changes coming to IR35, the creation of our new brand, and what hiring will look like in the new decade.Read More
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Our toolbox for remote success.
Working remotely? We've put together a guide to the best tools you can use to be more efficient, effective, and generally awesome at what you do.Read More
The professional benefits of open source work.
Open source projects are a key building block of the tech community, with many IT professionals choosing to work solely with open source technology. But how common is it for these professionals to give back by contributing to OSS (open source software) projects? And what do they gain by doing so?
Spread the love: why we need positivity in the office.
Positive reinforcement isn't as inconsequential as some employers think - or as easy! To truly improve employee engagement, understanding the power of positivity and how to make it a part of your office culture takes reflection and effort.Read More
Marta & Joss: on women at work.
We sat down with Marta and Joss from MADE.com to discuss how you can make your company more attractive to women and why it remains a majority male space.Read More
Women-led tech initiatives that are putting in the work.
In the spirit of further amplifying the voices of women across the tech space, we want to shine a light on some incredible women-led initiatives that are making a difference both in the UK and the rest of the world.Read More
Ruby and the rise of female developers.
The Ruby developer gender split is skewed towards men – just like almost every other tech specialisation. But this is changing, led largely by the availability of coding bootcamps. In this Research Byte, we look at this trend and dig deeper into the high numbers of women graduating from bootcamps.Read More
You fail your company by failing on gender equality.
Companies across the UK are increasingly focused on attracting more female applicants and introducing them to their teams – but if the numbers are anything to go by, these efforts have yet to have a notable impact on the opportunities and quality of life afforded to women in the workforce.Read More
Getting involved with investors (Involved Investors, that is).
We partnered with Involved Investors to put on a workshop for companies who are looking to improve their hiring strategies and scale their teams successfully.Read More
3 times when employees are most likely to leave.
It's a known fact that certain actions or events can lead to employees resigning – but there are seemingly nondescript occasions that can lead to a rise in job seeking too. So, when does this happen, and why?Read More
Michelle Flynn: on the applicant experience.
We spoke with Michelle Flynn about the impact that an applicant's experience can have on your employer brand and the likelihood of finding the hire you need.Read More
A silky smooth applicant experience.
The hiring journey, from first contact through to induction, encapsulates the applicant experience. Get this right, and your company will become an attractive workplace with high levels of engagement. Get it wrong and... well, basically don't get it wrong!Read More
Interviews are a two-way mirror.
The interview process is a way for employers to screen applicants – but it’s also where applicants decide whether you're an employer they want to work with. In this Research Byte, we look at how applicants screen companies before interview, and what their employer red flags in interview are.Read More
Bad applicant experiences? It's not them. It's you.
A positive applicant experience can be the difference between an applicant accepting your offer and refusing it. But many employers struggle to improve theirs. In this Research Byte, we take a closer look at the mistakes companies have made, and the fixes they employed to improve their interview and hiring process.Read More
Your job descriptions are boring.
Nobody gets excited about job descriptions, but they probably should. They are your first brand touchpoint and often the only time you get to pitch your company and role to a potential applicant, so how do you ensure they're as engaging as possible.Read More
Simon & James: on Talent Point in 2020.
We sat down with our Founders, Simon Mortimer and James Shelley, to find out what Talent Point's plans are for 2020, discuss the shiny new brand, and learn what's up next on the company's roadmap.Read More
Who's afraid of IR35?
As changes to IR35 loom ever-closer, we take a closer look at what's changing for companies and contractors, and investigate whether London's pool of fixed-term talent are ready.Read More
So, what is this IR35 thing anyway?
IR35 is changing in April 2020. That's a fact. What's less certain is the impact it'll have on companies. So, as an employer, what do you need to know? And what can be done to help?Read More
New year, new brand!
In this special interview with Gina, Manifesto Studio's Creative Strategist, we discuss Talent Point's new brand, the brand development methodology, and the entire creative process.Read More
State of the tech hiring market: 2020.
A new year means a new batch of end-of-year market data to sift through, analyse, and try to make sense of. So what exactly are the top predictions for 2020?Read More
Commuting the madness: achieving a positive work-life balance.
Depending on the commute, you could be spending up to three hours just to go to and from work - that's a huge chunk of your day! But what can be done to alleviate these transport woes? And how does the commute affect jobseekers when selecting a new role?Read More
Are your perks competitive for technology professionals?
Do bonuses work best? Or do other benefits come out trumps? Find out, in this comprehensive look at the value of bonuses and benefits, as measured by technology professionals.Read More
Office festivities: on the naughty or nice list?
Office festivities and social are generally considered part-and-parcel of a modern workplace. But how do people feel about these events, really? And does it affect an applicant's likeliness of taking a job offer?Read More
Working from home: a benefit you should offer?
Working from Home: It's a benefit employers expect every employee to want. But that's not necessarily the case. After speaking to some of London's tech professionals, we found out why they do - and don't! - want to work from home, and what the better alternative may be.Read More
Dr. David Cox: on improving interviews.
In this article, we speak to Dr. David Cox about his company's experience with our interview training, how it has affected their hiring, and their motivations for improving their interview process.Read More
Your interview process sucks, but it's easy to improve.
The interview process is critically important, not just to help a company know more about the applicant, but also to help applicants get to know the company and the team.
But we often see employers making their applicants jump through hoops, with multi-stage interviews and moving targets. So how can employers improve their process?
Interview disasters and how to avoid them.
Interviews are part of the hiring process, but the applicants often leave them with a bad taste in their mouths. Why is this? And how can you fix it?
Hiring horror stories: abominable interviews!
Interviews are an employer's first opportunity to showcase themselves and the role to applicants... but sometimes this can go horribly wrong. In this blog, we retell some of the worst interview stories we've been told by applicants. Spooky!Read More
Why do .NET Engineers look for new opportunities?
On average, .NET professionals stay in their jobs for just over a year. Are earnings the key motivation, or are there more pressing factors impacting retention?Read More
Tristan Rogers: on retention.
In our first ever customer interview, we speak to Tristan, CEO of Concrete, about his company, his personal experiences with employee retention, team happiness and morale, and how he knows when things need to change.Read More
How to design QA roles with retention in mind.
Designing roles that encourage retention is tricky, but incredibly important. In this Byte, we look at how this can be done in a QA position, using a fictional eCommerce business for our case study.Read More
What’s in a name? Why job titles matter.
Whether you’re an employer or a jobseeker, job titles can be a tricky aspect of working life to navigate. One wrong word could make the difference between finding the right job (or hire), and spending 3 months fruitlessly searching. So how can you ensure your roles are correctly titled? And does anyone really care, at the end of the day?Read More
How to retain talent: or how I accepted role growth & began to love hiring.
When hiring for a role, many employers focus almost entirely on the pre-start period... and are then blindsided when a new hire suddenly decides to leave. So, what can you do to prevent this? And where should your focus, as an employer, really be?Read More
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