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How Machine Learning Is Changing Recruitment

2 months ago - Mark Ashton

Something I am getting asked about more and more nowadays from HR and Hiring Managers; do I think I am going to have a role in the next five or ten years with the rise of automation in the recruitment sector. Basically, will I be…

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How to Extend a Probationary Period and Keep the Individual Motivated

3 months ago - Mark Ashton

I have the pleasure of working with many HR professionals, and a topic that often gets discussed with regards to recruitment and staffing is the probationary period.  More specifically, how to extend a probationary period, and not lose the confidence or motivation of the individual…

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A Personal Update about How Things Are Going

3 months ago - Mark Ashton

Hello! My last personal post about my first 100 days in office was a little over a month ago. I wanted to give you all an update on how things are going and what’s been happening, sharing my ramblings online with my connections online is…

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Recruitment Consultants and HR – A Match Made in Heaven?

3 months ago - Mark Ashton

Having worked in the technology recruitment sector for some time, I am always intrigued to hear stories from fellow recruitment consultants, HR advisors and Hiring Managers about their experiences with one another. On both sides of the fence, there are the good, the bad, and…

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5 Ways to Make Sure Your CV Gets You Through the Screening Process

4 months ago - Mark Ashton

Automated screening of CV’s is on the rise, and while it’s something I would never personally do, or advocate others to do; it is happening.  In this post, I will talk a little about how to make sure your CV sails through any automated checks,…

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Why Feedback After an Interview Is Essential

4 months ago - Mark Ashton

A common complaint from candidates and recruiters right now is the lack of, if any feedback that is received following an interview.  Understandably, not every employer has the time to respond to each CV that is submitted to them; but if a candidate has attended…

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14 Questions for Interviews – From The Essential To The Eccentric

4 months ago - Mark Ashton

Having worked for a long time in UK Technology recruitment sector, I’ve come across a fair few stories in my time.  I thought I would put together a lighthearted list of some of the best and worst interview questions that I have heard about, from…

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Why Jobs in the Cambridge Technology Sector are Booming

4 months ago - Mark Ashton

In the past, London has traditionally been the place to be for the best jobs and salaries in the technology sector. However, a new era is upon us.  Jobs in Technology in Cambridge are growing rapidly, and business in the region is booming. Is Cambridge…

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