Wired Sussex Blog

Talent2017: Top 5 Hiring Mistakes that Can Harm Your Employer Brand

The upcoming Talent2017 Skills Summit on the 16th March is a fantastic opportunity for digital businesses to update and expand their knowledge on how they can find, train and retain the talent they need to successfully grow their organisation. In anticipation of the conference, we’re releasing a mini series of blog posts from some of the speakers of the Skills Summit, who have kindly offered to put their thoughts in writing. This time, hear from Katrina Wray, Managing Partner at Lift Consultancy on how to manage your employer brand when hiring.  How do you create a positive perception of your company – …

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Talent2017: Why Apprenticeships in Tech and Digital Are Not What You Think

The upcoming Talent2017 Skills Summit on the 16th March is a fantastic opportunity for digital businesses to update and expand their knowledge on how they can find, train and retain the talent they need to successfully grow their organisation. In anticipation of the conference, we’re releasing a mini series of blog posts from some of the Skills Summit participants, who have kindly offered to put their thoughts in writing. This time, hear from Richard Freeman, Lead Project Consultant at Apprenticeship in Sussex and his insights on why apprenticeships could be the future of workforce development in our sector. Fewer than …

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Talent2017: Company Culture: Getting Beyond the Bagels and Funky Furniture

The upcoming Talent2017 Skills Summit on the 16th March is a fantastic opportunity for digital businesses to update and expand their knowledge on how they can find, train and retain the talent they need to successfully grow their organisation. In anticipation of the conference, we’re releasing a mini series of blog posts from some of the Skills Summit speakers, who have kindly offered to put their thoughts in writing. This time, hear from Chris Ricketts, Director at Turn10 Consulting and his experience working at ebay.  I loved working at ebay’s offices in Richmond. I still remember my first day, I …

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Talent2017: How Does iCrossing Engage With Their Young Talent?

The upcoming Talent2017 Skills Summit on the 16th March is a fantastic opportunity for digital businesses to update and expand their knowledge on how they can find, train and retain the talent they need to successfully grow their organisation. In anticipation of the conference, we’re releasing a mini series of blog posts from some of the speakers of the Skills Summit, who have kindly offered to put their thoughts in writing. First in the series, hear from Louise Cotton, HR Director at iCrossing UK on how they engage with young talent. At iCrossing in the UK, nearly half our employees are …

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Making the Most of Your Opportunities at the Talent2017 Jobs Fair

The upcoming Talent2017 Jobs Fair in Brighton is this year’s golden opportunity for those wanting to begin (or progress!) a career in the digital, media and tech sector. The event is a unique opportunity to meet the best companies in TV, games, design, animation, developing, programming, content marketing, mobile technology and more, as well as listen to inspiring talks and take part in workshops. Block out the 15th March in your diary, make sure you register to attend the event, and if you really want to stand out from the crowd start planning ahead now. Here’s some tips on how …

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The FuseBox; helping to build an international network

In February 2017, along with two other UK hubs, The FuseBox was invited by the Creative Economy team from the British Council to provide a two-day immersion visit to a group of visitors from various locations across southern African. Our guests lead emerging and established creative spaces and online communities in Harare, Botswana, Cape Town and Jo’burg. Their visit aimed to be a fact-finding tour of some of creative digital clusters in London, Glasgow and Brighton. These were our visitors and the hubs they manage: Didintle Sholohelang Ntsie Black & Creative, Cape Town Thabo Letsebe EDM Live Projects, Botswana Ronald …

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Check Out the Talent2017: Skills Summit Programme

We are pleased to announce the programme of the Talent2017’s Skills Summit, which will take place on the 16th March at City College Brighton and Hove. Tickets to the Skills Summit are available here.  Attracting and growing the best talent is the lifeblood of any successful and ambitious business. The Talent2017: Skills Summit will offer delegates the chance to update and expand their knowledge on how they can find, train and retain the talent they need to successfully grow their organisation. We’ve planned a full-day programme of expert speakers, workshops and best practice business case studies, with an emphasis on …

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Educating in Virtual and Augmented Reality: An interview with Curiscope

Last week Digital Catapult Centre Brighton held it’s fourth Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) Meetup, hosting a diverse and rapidly growing community, passionate about exploring the bleeding edge applications of immersive technology. That meetup focused on how VR/AR is being used to teach, educate and train. We were lucky enough to have Curiscope, a company who are pioneering educational adventures in VR and AR, to give a presentation on this topic. Curiscope have very recently relocated to Brighton from London and we caught-up with Curiscope’s CEO, Ed Barton to hear his thoughts on the future of VR/AR as …

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Making the Most of Recruitment Events as an Employer

Maximising your opportunities for finding great talent at recruitment events You’ve probably all heard the good news by now that Wired Sussex are running Talent2017, a skills festival for the digital sector, of which the first event will be a Jobs Fair. You might think these type of events just benefit jobseekers, but there could be a whole lot more important opportunity than you imagine for unlocking and safeguarding your talent and future business! Here’s a few tips on how you can maximise your time and investment in recruitment events to help protect your talent pipeline: Plan your staff time …

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All about the Talent2017 Experience Day

The digital and creative economy is worth nearly as much to Brighton as the tourist economy – a fact that is a bit of a surprise to many of the people who live here. A thriving sector, that provides stimulating, well paid jobs with a lower risk of automation or obsolescence in the future is right here on the doorsteps of the 60,000* children and young people living in our city. So it makes sense that we build connections between the sector and educators and help make young people aware of the opportunities that lie before them. The third day …

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