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The Cost of Living Crisis and its Impact on Careers

The Cost of Living Crisis sadly isn’t going anywhere soon. Due to a combination of factors, inflation in the UK rose to over 9% between 2021 and 2022. At the same time, permanent salaries fell 7% according to APSCo.

This has put a squeeze on both employee and employer finances, and has radically transformed the job market in less than a year.

While in February 2022, Heat Recruitment found most workers valued work-life balance above pay, the Cost of Living Crisis has forced a rethink. This crisis isn’t just affecting the number of candidates in the job market. It’s also changing the type of jobs prioritised, and the wages workers expect.

In this article, we’ll take an objective look at the trends between the Cost of Living Crisis and work opportunities for both businesses and workers, plus how companies can come out of this crisis stronger than before.

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Why Aren’t There More Women in Tech?

Gender diversity is essential to any industry, yet within the tech industry only 24% of computing jobs are held by women and 11% of the engineering workforce is female.

Research from Nominet revealed that increasing the number of women working in IT could generate an extra £2.6 billion a year for the UK economy. So why are there not more women working in the IT and technology sector? 

In this blog we’ll explore the trends within the IT and tech industry including barriers women face when it comes to beginning and maintaining a career in technology.

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How to Recruit IT Talent: 3 Things I Wish I Knew Sooner

Looking to hire IT talent? With over 60 years’ combined experience in recruitment, we understand the challenges when it comes to finding the right fit.

Finding the right candidates can be a tough experience, fraught with uncertainty. Whether caused by ultra-specific niche roles, limited resources, time constraints or even just a difficult hiring market, there’s no one-trick-win to attracting noteworthy talent – but there are certainly steps you can take to help.

In this blog I look at some challenges faced when recruiting tech talent, and attempt to offer inside knowledge that may help you overcome these.