Wired Sussex Blog

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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Talent Talks: Elucidat

As part of our ongoing Talent Talks series where we speak to member companies who are currently advertising on our Jobs Board, we caught up with some of the team at Elucidat, an award-winning Learning Technology company based in Brighton which has quickly become a leader in its field. We spoke to Elucidat’s Chief Learning Officer, Simon Greany and Head of Marketing, Charlotte Curl to get a behind-the-scenes look at their company and to find out what they look for when hiring. So, if you want to join a close-knit team who are passionate about creating online learning experiences that deliver real-life impact, read on …

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Our New Board Members

We had an amazing response to our request for expressions of interest in joining the Wired Sussex board and we’re thrilled to announce five new additions to the Wired Sussex board of non-executive directors. Our new directors will help us in our ambition to support the growth of a world-class digital, media and technology sector that is creative, passionate and inclusive, and the whole Wired Sussex team is looking forward to working with them. Without a further ado, we would like to say a big welcome to: Sophie Davies-Patrick, Engineering Director at American Express Sophie has been working in the …

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Why Christmas is a great time to recruit (Especially with our special offer)

With the holiday season just around the corner, many businesses feel it’s time to put their recruitment plans on hold. However, there are some good reasons to advertise over the Christmas period and we get to help our members recruit successfully as a consequence each year. Here are a few reasons to consider: Job seekers have more time to search – Over the holidays, people have more time to think about their careers, evaluate where they’re going and search for new opportunities. December is actually one of the busiest months for our Jobs Board in terms of views – with over …

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