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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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14 Questions for Interviews – From The Essential To The Eccentric

3 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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Cambridge Software Start-ups and Scale-ups

3 months 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

3 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

4 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?

4 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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How to Write the Perfect Job Description

4 months ago - Mark Ashton

How to Write the Perfect Job Description   Possibly one of the most important places to start from to ensure you get the right candidates is with the job description.  Using an outdated or generic job description can result in CV’s being sent to you…

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6 Reasons Why HR Departments Should Be Using a Recruitment Agency

4 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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