Wired Sussex Blog

Talking Talent with Hyve Managed Hosting

As part of our ongoing Talent Talks series where we speak to member companies advertising on our Jobs Board, we caught up with some of the team at Hyve, an award-winning cloud computing provider based in Brighton’s North Laine.  So, if you’re interested in applying for some of their current vacancies, read on for a behind-the-scenes look at the company and insights into what they look for when hiring! Hyve is a leading cloud computing provider based in Brighton’s North Laine. We provide solutions for some of the UK’s biggest brands including Carluccio’s, Southampton FC, RSPCA, Lionsgate and the NHS. Hyve was named ‘Cloud Company of …

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Making the most of Talent Fest 2019: Jobs Fair

Talent Fest 2019: Jobs Fair is right around the corner! Being the largest digital, creative and tech jobs fair in the South East, the event is your golden opportunity to kick-start or grow your career in the sector. The Jobs Fair is your chance to meet some of the best digital companies from Brighton and beyond and find out about their job opportunities, hear talks from industry experts (including Google!) and get advice at CV clinics and practical workshops. So block out Tuesday 18th June in your diary, make sure you register to attend and if you really want to …

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Telling Your Brand’s Story

Earlier this week, we ran a Breakfast Session on ‘Telling Your Brand’s Story’ which saw three fantastic talks from members on how you can bring your brand to life, what makes for a strong brand personality, how you can create a tone of voice that cuts through the noise and what makes for truly gripping content. So, whether you’re a new company looking to tell your story for the first time or you want to put a whole new lease of life into your business, check out the talks below for practical advice, fresh ideas and inspiration! Alison Sharpe, Strategic …

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Talent Fest 2019: showcase your company to talented job seekers

Want to showcase your business as a great place to work and meet talented individuals looking to grow or start their career in the digital sector? Over three days in June (18th – 19th), we’re holding our annual digital skills festival Talent Fest 2019, to provide our members with the opportunities and support they need to attract, train and retain talent. The first day of the festival will be our Jobs Fair: the largest skills festival for the digital sector in the South East. The Jobs Fair is your chance to meet and employ talented people and raise the profile of …

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Talent Festival is returning this summer!

Our Skills Festival for the Digital Sector We are excited to announce that our annual flagship talent festival ‘TALENT FEST 2019’ is returning for a third consecutive year. The festival helps digital businesses attract, train and retain the talent they need to thrive, grow and deliver great work. At the heart of the festival is the championing of diversity in the workforce and empowering businesses to build more inclusive workplaces. TALENT FEST 2019 consists of a: Jobs Fair, Portfolio Clinic and Skills Summit. Jobs Fair Tuesday 18th June, The Clarendon Centre The Jobs Fair showcases the best digital companies and job …

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How to craft the perfect job advert

We help our members recruit for over a thousand jobs posted on Wired Sussex each year, and regularly give advice and guidance; helping attract the best talent from all across the country. Along the way, we’ve noticed some common mistakes that companies make that limit the potential for their adverts to reach and attract the right calibre of candidates. With that in mind, here are our top tips (and the pitfalls to avoid!) when putting together your next job advert: Write an advert, not a description There’s a distinct difference between the purpose of an advert and the role of …

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Are you hiring? Don’t miss out on our Spring Recruitment Offer

Spring’s a fantastic time to recruit as we see a huge wave of new job seeker activity on our website and member businesses often report finding the first quarter of the year one of the best times to hire. To help our members recruit through this busy period, we’re offering the next 5 advertising companies extra promotion for their job advert. So, if want to build some extra buzz around your vacancies and reach our national audience of talented job seekers – now’s a great time to post! What’s included: More time to find the right person – 2 extra weeks …

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How to Win the Right Work for Your Business – #WiredBrekkie

Recently, we ran a Breakfast Session on ‘How to Win the Right Work for Your Business’ which saw three fantastic talks from members on finding projects and clients that align with your own values and business goals. In this blog post, Ben, Alice and Stuart share their key advice from the session. Kicking off the event, we heard from Ben Potter, a Business Development Mentor. When it comes to business development, Ben’s witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly and now he’s on a mission to make the experience of buying and selling digital services better by helping agencies craft …

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Talent Talks: Futrli

      In this month’s Talent Talks – a series where we speak to member companies who are currently advertising on our Jobs Board – we caught up with some of the faces behind Futrli, the multi-award-winning financial intelligence application that has featured in nation-wide media and is quickly shaking up an industry. If you want to join a highly motivated team of dedicated co-workers passionate about innovative products, read on for a behind-the-scenes look at their company and to find out what they look for when hiring.   What opportunities are there for career progression at Futrli? Hanna Smith: It’s a really …

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5 Recruitment Resolutions

The first few months of a new year is typically prime time for recruitment, with many job seekers having spent more time reflecting on their careers over the holiday period, evaluating where they’re going and searching for new opportunities.. With that in mind, we’ve got 5 tips to help our members achieve successful recruitment campaigns.   1: Spend more time on your job advert An effective advert should be brief, clear and to the point. As most candidates search online using phones, tablets and their laptops during their commute or after work, brevity is key. The candidate will most likely …

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