Wired Sussex Blog

Get involved with Talent2018: a skills festival for the digital sector

Hi I’m Rifa and I’m delighted to be the new Festival Producer for Talent2018. I’m doing all the planning and organising for this three day festival: the Jobs Fair, the Skills Summit and the Portfolio Clinic. I’m your main point of contact. Talent2018 is the highlight of the Wired Sussex calendar so make sure you get involved. See what we did last year. Day 1 – Jobs Fair – Tuesday 5 June On Tuesday 5 June, we’ll have a fantastic Jobs Fair at Brighton Dome with 40 digital companies ready to share their knowledge about the industry with talented job seekers. Expect …

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Why your employees are your best marketing assets

In March we hosted Talent 2017, a skills festival for the digital sector. One of the festival’s supporters was JellyFish, the world’s largest boutique agency. Alex Bourgeois, social media marketer at the company, was kind enough to write a guest blog post following the festival. Here it is: Reaching consumers online is as hard as it’s ever been and with the digital marketplace becoming ever so crowded, chances are it won’t get any easier. Whether it is on desktop or mobile, on social networks or websites, everywhere they go users are bombarded with commercial messages. And ad fatigue is growing – fast. …

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Talent2017 Jobs Fair Videos: Helping You Progress With Your Career In The Digital Sector

Talent2017 was a 3-day skills festival for the digital sector. On the first day of the festival we ran the region’s largest digital careers fair which brought together key elements to provide attendees with advice and contact to start – or progress with – an exciting, challenging and rewarding career. It was fantastic to have over 30 companies and 650+ attendees at the event. Some of our sectors most exciting and desirable companies had stalls at the event and were able to talk directly with job seekers giving out top tips and discussing opportunities within their companies. Exhibiting companies included: …

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Top 5 Hiring Mistakes that Can Harm Your Employer Brand

How do you create a positive perception of your company – one that will attract the right people? Building a strong employer brand doesn’t happen overnight, but small, simple steps will make your business more appealing to job seekers. Here are the five most common hiring mistakes that can damage your employer brand: Not giving jobseekers the information they want Jobseekers will use up to 14 sources of information before deciding to accept a job offer and their #1 resource is company websites. Research by Talent Board ranked the types of content that candidates want to see most: Company Values …

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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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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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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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