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Is A PSL Just a Polite Way of Telling a Recruiter To ‘P-Off?’

1 day ago - Mark Ashton

Is A PSL Just a Polite Way of Telling a Recruiter To ‘P-Off?’ I have never actually been officially signed-up to a PSL throughout my career.  I have been told many times they exist, but, when you have the right candidate matched to the right…

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Why Feedback After an Interview Is Essential

2 weeks ago - Mark Ashton

#fightforfeedback 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…

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

3 weeks 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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14 Questions for Interviews – From The Essential To The Eccentric

1 month 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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Cambridge Software Start-ups and Scale-ups

1 month ago - Mark Ashton

Cambridge Software Start-ups and Scale-ups What Is a Scale-Up and How Is It Different To A Start-Up? Cambridge is going through a real boom right now in terms of start-ups, and I often hear the phrase scale-up business being bandied around as well. So I…

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High Performing Teams Part2

2 months ago - Mark Ashton

How to Develop a High Performing Team High Performing Teams Part2   As a follow-up to my first post about high performing teams, this post will look at the development of a high performing team in a little more detail. It’s not just about setting…

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High Performing Teams Part1

2 months ago - Mark Ashton

High Performing Teams Part1   I recently attended a presentation and took some really valid points on board that I thought would make an excellent couple of blog posts.  The first is the subject of high-performing teams.  Something we have all been part of at…

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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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