Whilst browsing Linkedin the other day I saw a post from a long term connection and regular contributor to my feed. The post was complaining about how organizations found it necessary to test candidates, regardless of role, prior to even meeting them. He, and many of his audience, agreed it was ridiculous how an organization should ask the individual to take time out to prove themselves as worthy to that business, without the organization themselves having to take any steps to build a positive impression. Indeed, it was suggested that this was entirely unethical and would deter many of them from even continuing with the process. This got me asking the

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Whilst browsing Linkedin the other day I saw a post from a long term connection and regular contributor to my feed. The post was complaining about how organizations found it necessary to test candidates, regardless of role, prior to even meeting them. He, and many of his audience, agreed it was ridiculous how an organization should ask the individual to take time out to prove themselves as worthy to that business, without the organization themselves having to take any steps to build a positive impression. Indeed, it was suggested that this was entirely unethical and would deter many of them from even continuing with the process. This got me asking the

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There has been a lot of conjecture regarding the impact Brexit would have on the ability of the UK to perform on an international stage. Indeed, there have been arguments, from both sides of the debate, suggesting efficiencies could be increased/decreased depending on your point of view. However, what does the data tell us about the current situation and how it would be affected by Brexit? In 2014 $1.4b (US) was invested in digital tech focused businesses in London alone. In 2014 $234b (US) was the estimated turnover of digital tech businesses in the UK. According to research by Oxford Economics $17.5b (US) will be invested in London alone from 2015

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There has been a lot of conjecture regarding the impact Brexit would have on the ability of the UK to perform on an international stage. Indeed, there have been arguments, from both sides of the debate, suggesting efficiencies could be increased/decreased depending on your point of view. However, what does the data tell us about the current situation and how it would be affected by Brexit? In 2014 $1.4b (US) was invested in digital tech focused businesses in London alone. In 2014 $234b (US) was the estimated turnover of digital tech businesses in the UK. According to research by Oxford Economics $17.5b (US) will be invested in London alone from 2015

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The recruitment and talent acquisition landscape has shifted drastically since Red Executive launched in 2009. Back then, internal recruiters in the Digital Technology space were virtually non-existent. The identification and engagement of new talent belonged to HR. If HR was lucky, it might get some limited external assistance from specialist agencies. Not for the first time, Google and Facebook shifted the paradigm. The benefits of having an internal acquisition team representing the business on the open talent market quickly became apparent. In Work Rules, Google’s SVP of People Operations Laszlo Bock wrote of the need for new candidates to understand the culture and values of the business, as well as the

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The recruitment and talent acquisition landscape has shifted drastically since Red Executive launched in 2009. Back then, internal recruiters in the Digital Technology space were virtually non-existent. The identification and engagement of new talent belonged to HR. If HR was lucky, it might get some limited external assistance from specialist agencies. Not for the first time, Google and Facebook shifted the paradigm. The benefits of having an internal acquisition team representing the business on the open talent market quickly became apparent. In Work Rules, Google’s SVP of People Operations Laszlo Bock wrote of the need for new candidates to understand the culture and values of the business, as well as the

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