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Changes … and how to make them work for you

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There’s a lot of speculation nowadays – much of it rather gloomy – on how automation and AI will change the way people work. It isn’t new. In fact it’s a process that has been ongoing since the start of the Industrial Revolution. The thing that is new is the dizzying pace of those changes. The world of work has..

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Great tech teams are not born, they are made

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Programmers, data scientists and software engineers play a pivotal role in the development of new companies. They are all needed to ensure that a company and its product runs efficiently. Companies are understanding that they will need more and more to embrace data and analytics and make them an essential part of their businesses. Of course, this will require hiring..

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GOING FREELANCE: TRIBULATIONS AND TRIUMPHS

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There are very few Full-time workers who have never dreamed of going to Contract basis. The advantages are obvious: more freedom, flexibility, no office procedures or politics, no suspicion that the effort you’re putting in isn’t justified by the rewards you’re taking out, better pay rates, and quite often the possibility to work from home The IT/Tech business is particularly..

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How to Interview Developers When You’re Not a Developer Yourself

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How to Interview Developers - Tips & Questions   Finding a talented developer to join your team can seem like trying to find a needle in a haystack if you’re not a developer yourself. In fact, it can be extremely difficult to test the core competencies of a candidate without having the technical expertise required to do the role. As..

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What Questions Should IT Professionals Ask In Interviews?

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  It is no secret that hiring the right tech talent is all about experience rather than technical qualifications. There are a range of qualities that turn a good IT candidate into a great IT candidate. Solid technical foundations, work ethic and team spirit are all core qualities of talented IT professionals. However there is much less certainty about what..

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IT Jobs that didn't exist 5 years ago

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The IT industry is one of the fastest moving sectors in the world. The rate of technological innovation and the pace with which enterprise needs upscale means that new roles are being created on a constant basis. Over the past 5 years, a diverse range of roles has steadily emerged. In this article we look at IT roles that didn’t..

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Flexible Working Arrangement Ideas for Technology Companies      

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  We’re quickly moving towards a world where flexible workplaces are viewed as the norm. Nearly half (49 percent) of the 1,000 employees who responded to a recent survey said that flexible working was the most important benefit to them. This demand has been mirrored by the changing attitudes of employers, with admitting that flexible working is a vital component..

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Budget & Finance Tips for IT Contractors

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One of the biggest challenges of working as an IT contractor is losing the reassurance and security that comes from receiving a fixed pay packet at the end of the month. While many IT professionals choose to go the contractor route to increase their earnings, they do open themselves up to weekly, monthly and annual fluctuations. For that reason, careful..

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Contractors – Are they the Future of the Workforce?

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The workplaces of the UK are changing as employers increasingly turn to contractors to fill roles in a range of sectors. But while you might assume this is the employer’s preference, whether it’s due to concerns about Brexit or the desire to lower costs, it’s actually today’s professionals that, in many cases, are calling the shots. A recent survey found..

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Why Freelancers Increasingly Opt for Co-Working Environments

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  For office-based employees with a 9-5 role, the thought of working from home might seem like a real treat. In fact, it’s true that many workers who have the opportunity to work from home on occasion really look forward to the change of scene. But for freelancers who work from home every day, this setting can become less of..

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