• Don’t dismiss the public sector

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       We often have candidates who approach us with the view, whatever the role the public sector is not for them. At ISL we believe you need to look beyond the old fashioned image of the public sector and look at a vacancy in detail. You may be surprised by some of the new roles coming up.  One area attracting attention right now is public sector procurement. The Prime Minister, David …

    • What Channels to use to get exposure for your job offers

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      At ISL we work hard for our employers and job applicants. The dawn of the internet has made the recruitment industry able to work faster, reach more employers and applicants and has opened up new avenues for us to identify candidates. At ISL we don’t just wait for the right candidate to approach us, we proactively search using both the traditional and relatively new Internet channels. In this article by …

    • Tips for being a successful project manager

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      In the IT sector we always have quite a large demand for strong, effective project managers. We have found that a project manager not only has to understand the details but often needs to be a leader as well. In an interesting article from Podio Blog, it talks about the essential skills required to be a project manager. If you are applying for a job or thinking of moving into …

    • What skills do you need to be a successful interim manager?

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      An interim manager often commands high remuneration packages, but this is because it is usually a demanding and complex role.  Nowadays it’s not sufficient to  just have an exemplary track record of delivery. Employers are looking for something more. A recent article in The Guardian identified the top five skills that employers look for in an interim manager. It is a great checklist to help prepare yourself for your next …

    • New staff costing more than £4billion every year

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      New research published last month has suggested that high staff turnover is costing British business at least £4.1billion every year, due to the estimated 8 months required to bring new staff members up to speed and to peak productivity. Experts estimate that it costs an average of £30,614 to replace a fully functioning member of staff, which includes £5,433 for advertising and fees for agencies and an average of 28 …

    • Is this job offer a good fit?

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      When you’re looking for a job, often the inclination can be to take the first thing that comes along, even if it isn’t exactly what you were looking for, or indeed even if you don’t really have the experience to do it properly. If you’ve been looking for a while so the pressure you put on yourself to just “get a job, any job” increases and the relief of receiving …

    • Powerful Job Hunting Tips To Land You A Dream Job

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      In the current job market you have to do more than go though the process of applying for jobs. It’s competitive out there and only those who stand out land the best positions. Here’s a series of tips for recruitment experts and authors to give you the edge. Work on your network Getting referred to a job is five times more effective than applying with a Curriculum, according to Lou …

    • The Key Skills of Successful Interim Managers

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      The business uncertainties of the recession and a growing concern with life/work balance has boosted the number of professional interim managers. Rather than a temporary job, interim management has become a career choice for people who love fresh challenges and want to be in control of their careers. Wikipedia defines interim management as “the short-term assignment of a proven heavyweight interim executive manager to manage a period of transition, crisis …