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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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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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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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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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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Have you considered hiring an apprentice?

Brighton and Hove’s digital and creative economy is now worth more than £1 billion to the city each year and the driving force behind our city’s economy. This is obviously great news for the sector, but it does pose the challenge of finding enough talented people to support this growth. We need a large, highly skilled workforce and a pipeline of talent coming from schools, colleges, universities with industry standard, work ready digital skills. One solution to help bridge this gap could be to better utilise digital apprenticeship programmes. So, have you ever considered hiring an apprentice? We caught up …

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5 simple tips to improve your directory listing

As the member services coordinator for Wired Sussex, I’m often asked how you can get the most out of a listing on our directory pages. You see, one of the many benefits of joining Wired Sussex is that you’ll be added to our growing directory of over 2000 talented companies and freelancers working in the digital, media and creative sector in Sussex. Many of our members regularly secure direct leads and business referrals as a result of their directory listing, as it is searched by thousands of people every month looking for web, design, marketing and other digital media services …

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Talent Talks: A chat with Make Real

  As part of our ongoing Talent Talks series, we caught up with some of the team at Make Real to take a look behind-the-scenes to find out what they look for when recruiting new staff. They’re currently growing their development team and are looking for some fresh faces to join them, including a Unity Developer! So, if you’re interested in working for award-winning studio that create state-of-the-art immersive experiences, read on…   What do you look for in a prospective employee for your team? There are a number of factors we take into consideration when looking for prospective employees for the team …

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