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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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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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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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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Save money on your recruitment

If you need more staff, now is the perfect time to get recruiting! To support our members in their recruitment efforts, we have created bulk packages to save you money on your recruitment costs, whilst providing even more extra exposure around roles. You find out more about what’s included in the packages below. There is no expiry date on these packages, meaning you have support when you need it – you could post them all within a week and make a big splash around a recruitment drive or you could spread them over a few years to just shore up vacancies as they …

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Talent Talks: Bright Interactive

Welcome to our Talent Talks series, where we speak to member companies who are currently advertising on our Jobs Board to explore what they look for when hiring and discover what they are offering future employees. We also find out how some of their team got started and their top tips to help you land that dream job! This month, I met with a some of the Bright Interactive team, a web software development company based in Brighton, who are currently searching for three new people to join them, including a JavaScript Developer, Senior Software Engineer and Java Developer. If …

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Are Your Job Adverts Gender Biased?

Part of my role here at Wired Sussex is speaking to members and giving advice and support around their recruitment. A common trend I have noticed recently is questions concerning accidental gender bias when writing a job advertisement. With that in mind; I thought we could take a look at some of the things you might consider when advertising your next job. If you have ever been left wondering why your job adverts seem to have a drastic imbalance in the gender of candidates that are applying, there may be something within the description that is putting people off. We …

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