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The South West IT Jobs

The South West IT Jobs

For many, the South West does not spring to mind as a hub of innovation and technology! Perhaps London, Manchester or Birmingham would come in higher on the list.

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How do top companies retain their talent?

How do top companies retain their talent?

Recruitment: it can be a costly business. We’re not talking simply advertising costs either. The hiring process can be time-consuming to set up. Not to mention all the further time taken out of the working day to train new staff.

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The Great Workforce Gender Imbalance

The Great Workforce Gender Imbalance

Just 9% of the engineering workforce is female. In HR, only one-in-five staff is male. There are plenty more examples of professions where gender imbalance is rife. So what is it about these professions that seems to predetermine which gender is most likely to work in it?

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Artificial intelligence – should your sales team be worried?

Artificial intelligence – should your sales team be worried?

Much of the debate surrounding AI focuses on the loss of jobs. But AI could be more boon than burden for you and your sales team.

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15 valuable interview tips for employers and small business owners

15 valuable interview tips for employers and small business owners

The www is crawling with tips designed to help hopeful candidates nail their job interviews. But come on. How about some assistance for the people sat on the other side of the table?

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7 myths about accountancy careers that need destroying

7 myths about accountancy careers that need destroying

There are lazy stereotypes. Then there are really lazy stereotypes. Many folk would have you believe that a career in accountancy is about as exciting as the hum of a fridge.

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5 advantages of taking on a contractor

5 advantages of taking on a contractor

When your business is buckling under the weight of its own workload, you may feel the urge to hire. But taking on new employees is not your only option.

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5 Signs you need an HR Manager in Your Business

5 Signs you need an HR Manager in Your Business

Lots of SMEs are slow to hire HR professionals. There’s a perception that HR recruitment is a low priority; that the money would be better spent filling vacancies that have a more ‘tangible’ impact on productivity. Unfortunately that perception could be holding your business back.

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Should you use coding tests during a web development interview?

Should you use coding tests during a web development interview?

It’s a hot potato. A question that plunges both recruitment and development forums into flurries of impassioned debate. Should you set coding challenges when interviewing for IT or web development positions? Here’s some guidance.

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Can technology really replace the human touch?

Can technology really replace the human touch?

With 56% of employers saying that they lack access to relevant candidates, the ongoing challenge of volume versus quality remains. In trying to tackle this problem, the rise of virtual recruiters and video interviewing has surfaced.

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Business Leaders reveal what’s best about work and play in Devon

Business Leaders reveal what’s best about work and play in Devon

Forget your scone-based food fantasies. There’s more to Devon than jam and cream. With excellent digital infrastructure, convenient travel links with London and Birmingham, a top university supplying a steady flow of bright-eyed graduates and some of the most beautiful coastal and countryside scenery in the UK, it’s little wonder local business leaders are so proud to call this part of the West Country home.

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Exeter: unexpectedly, unashamedly fantastic for digital careers

Exeter: unexpectedly, unashamedly fantastic for digital careers

Grab your wi-fi routers and americanos, it’s time to head for Exeter. It just so happens that Devon’s capital is asserting itself as a digital hub - and is one of the best cities in the UK to start or grow your digital career.

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