Ways to be more appealing to IT professionals

5 ways to be more attractive to IT Professionals in London

5 ways to be more attractive to IT Professionals in London 960 685 nbempong

5 ways to be more attractive to IT Professionals IT professionals are a can be particular. They have their own way of doing things. The nature of IT also attracts people with certain personalities. This is a generalisation, but there are some things you can do to make yourself more attractive than the average company for…

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Effect of rising wages on IT Recruitment in London

The impact of rising wages on IT Recruitment in London

The impact of rising wages on IT Recruitment in London 900 668 nbempong

The impact of rising wages on IT Recruitment in London It has been widely reported wages are rising for UK workers (Link). It is safe to say London is matching, if not out-pacing the rest of the nation. There are several reasons for this, but the key result is that it is costing more to…

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Comfort vs growth

Working In-House vs MSP

Working In-House vs MSP 360 225 Kofi Darko

Which one is better for me? Whether you’re just starting your career, or a seasoned vet; there will be times when you need to consider which path to take. Some will say, IT is IT. There are some small but important differences between what you can expect from an In-House IT job and IT Service…

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3 ways to retain tech talent

3 ways to retain tech talent 960 685 Kofi Darko

Retaining IT talent is an important factor in determining whether a company’s IT strategy will succeed or fail. Every time you lose an IT professional you lose, not only their current skills, you also lose the experience they gained in your organisation. Experience is huge when it comes to productivity (think about the person knowing…

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Is IR35 coming to private sector?

Is IR35 coming to private sector? 960 685 Kofi Darko

Is HMRC going to unleash IR35 onto the private sector? The law, is meant to stop employees pretending to be contractors, in order to pay less tax. It’s not new, what has changed is now public sector organisations have to decide whether a contractor falls under IR35. This was something the contractor was responsible for…

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A.I. And What All The Fuss Is About

A.I. And What All The Fuss Is About 960 685 Kofi Darko

There has been a lot said about AI. Some people say it’s going to pave way for a golden era.  It’ll allow us to sit back and create art, music, great works of literature (probably just watch more game of thrones and daytime tv). Others think that we’ll soon be fighting a war of survival,…

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CVs From An IT Recruiter’s Perspective

CVs From An IT Recruiter’s Perspective 960 685 Kofi Darko

IT Recruiters view CVs differently. Mainly due to the volume of CVs they processes. Looking through lots of CVs, forces you to see patterns and strategize on how to get information most efficiently. This results in an optimal format that IT Recruiters prefer. Recruiters will try to review a CV’s skills, work history and (sometimes)…

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The Value of IT Certification

The Value of IT Certification 960 685 Kofi Darko

Certification is one of the ways we try to measure how good a candidate is. A face-to-face technical interview is better, but it’s not practical to do that for every applicant. That’s where certification comes in. The Bad News: Not all Certificate holders are equal Like all things in life, some people find ways to…

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Pursue Your Passion

Pursue Your Passion 960 685 Kofi Darko

This should be one of the most obvious things anyone has ever said. Unfortunately, a lot of people are still working roles that they have no interest in. If somehow you’ve been passively pushed into a role you’re not particularly interested in, it’s never too late to retrain and do something you’re passionate about. You…

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Be grateful to your IT Team

Why you should thank your IT Team

Why you should thank your IT Team 360 225 nbempong

Why You Should Thank Your IT Department    IT Support is one of the most thankless roles you can hold. By it’s very nature, you only talk to people who want to complain or report a problem. IT is so important to us that problems can cause serious stress. Imagine, spending your whole day only speaking…

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