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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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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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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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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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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