5 Web Development Trends 2018

Posted by Jo Bevington on 19-Feb-2018 13:35:14

Whether you are a web developer, a software programmer or a new tech startup, one thing is for certain, change happens a lot in web development technology. So to keep in step with this change, we’ve highlighted the 5 web development trends we think need watching out for in 2018.

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IT Jobs Report January - 2018 Starts On A High

Posted by Megan Barrow on 13-Feb-2018 10:22:59

It isn't uncommon to see an increase in permanent placements at the beginning of the year, which has occurred yet again throughout January of 2018. Companies want to begin the new year on a high which therefore means targets being met and productivity being elevated.

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Topics: IT Jobs Report

The Importance Of A Good Job Description - You Have Been Warned!

Posted by Jo Bevington on 06-Feb-2018 09:46:43

A clear, concise and enticing job description can be the deciding factor when trying to attract the best talent to your roles.

The IT market throughout 2017 was highly candidate-driven and that hasn't changed as we venture into 2018. Month to month, candidate levels have consistently dropped as vacancy levels rose, pushing companies to increase their starting salaries to entice the right talent but its not all about the money!

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Topics: Clients

IT Jobs Report December - Midlands On Top For Permanent Placements

Posted by Megan Barrow on 17-Jan-2018 10:25:18

Permanent placements followed last year's trends and rose again throughout December (at the highest pace since August), with the Midlands having the highest numbers.

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Topics: IT Jobs Report

The 4 Most Innovative Tech Startups in 2017

Posted by Nadine Bramley on 12-Jan-2018 08:16:46

Which company will be the next big startup of 2018? To understand what makes the tech world tick, let’s take a look at the most innovative tech startups of 2017.

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Topics: Tech Startups

5 Coding Courses for Kids

Posted by Megan Barrow on 04-Jan-2018 13:29:08

With the growth of technology as rapid as ever, teaching your children how to code could be invaluable for later life. With coding languages being so high in demand, you could be setting your kids up to launch themselves into a fantastic industry for career progression. Many argue that schools are not preparing children enough for the ever-changing tech industry, so there is definitely no harm in getting them ahead of the game.

Learning a coding language could be just as beneficial as learning a speaking language. Teaching your children the ability to code could also have a significant impact on gender diversity within the tech industry, opening the minds of young girls and boys of the possibility of a career within the tech industry.

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Topics: Coding

We would just like to take the time to say...

Posted by Megan Barrow on 25-Dec-2017 11:00:00

A very Merry Christmas to all of our wonderful candidates and clients!

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Topics: Uncategorized

IT Jobs Report November - Perm Placements Rise at The Highest Pace in 3 Months

Posted by Megan Barrow on 14-Dec-2017 11:09:58

It looks like candidates have been searching for their perfect role before Christmas, as placements have increased yet again at the fastest in 3 months. Headhunting techniques must be out in full force, as candidate availability has dropped yet again at the fastest rate in 2 year!

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Topics: IT Jobs Report

The Ugly Truth About Waiting Until the New Year To Start a New Job (& Christmas Giveaway!)

Posted by Megan Barrow on 01-Dec-2017 12:00:00

Traditionally, the run up to Christmas has been an extremely busy period in the Ascent People office. Candidates are looking to secure a new role and enjoy Christmas with security, whilst managers are looking to fill gaps and use the recruitment budget up before the new year.

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Topics: Employment Tips

Why Do Tech Startups Fail?

Posted by Nadine Bramley on 23-Nov-2017 13:33:13

It’s not easy getting a tech startup off the ground. Things aren’t like they were five or ten years ago, the tech environment has gotten more competitive, but the same was said then too. So with tried and tested blueprints for tech success already written, why do tech startups fail?

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Topics: Tech Startups