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9 Skills All JavaScript Developers Must Have on Their CV

4 weeks ago - Mark Ashton

With the boom in jobs for developers in Cambridge, I thought a post on what skills JavaScript devs should have on their CV would be quite apt. Why Is There Such A High-Demand In Jobs For Javascript Devs? It’s no secret that JavaScript is an…

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Is HR Old Fashioned and Suffering an Identity Crisis?

2 months ago - Mark Ashton

Having worked with so many different HR professionals over the years and have the pleasure of sampling many different HR styles and processes, I wanted to write a short post in whether or not HR is old fashioned, and ask the question is it indeed…

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Why is Cambridge known as the Silicon Valley of the UK?

2 months ago - Mark Ashton

According to Wikipedia, along with a number of other notable sources, the Cambridge Cluster, AKA Silicon Fen, is a name that has been aptly given to a broad region in-and-around Cambridge, that has a focal network of businesses who are predominantly within the electronics, software…

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Why Is It Ok for Techies to Dress Down for Work?

3 months ago - Mark Ashton

When I think about techies and work attire, style isn’t always the first thing that springs to mind. That said, there is something quite endearing about wearing comfy clothes to work, and I’m not the only one who seems to think this. But does what…

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Is Your Recruitment Agency Providing Good Value for Money?

3 months ago - Mark Ashton

Most enterprises rely on recruitment agencies to meet their staffing needs. However, the majority of mainstream recruitment agencies charge their client’s a standardised fee, without adding any value to the process whatsoever. Needless to say, businesses must ensure that they are getting value for money…

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Will The 2 Billion Investment into The A14 Really Be Worth It?

3 months ago - Mark Ashton

While taking a recent journey down the A14 into Cambridge, I was aptly informed by one of the signs to expect the delays and disruption to continue until 2020! Work on the A14 road from Cambridge to Huntingdon is currently ongoing. It’s a mammoth project…

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6 Reasons Why HR Departments Should Be Using a Recruitment Agency

3 months ago - Mark Ashton

Taking the decision to work with a recruitment agency is often a big one for businesses of all sizes.  Concerns over the cost of using an agency or the finder’s fee seem to be the most prominent. Along with opening the floodgates to recruiters and…

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Time for another quick personal post from me

3 months ago - Mark Ashton

August is always a relatively quiet month for recruitment activity although there is still a steady flow of candidates and vacancies, it is often the timings which holds things back. Usually, one party is on holiday or just going on holiday, and it can be…

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