Wired Sussex Blog

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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How the FuseBox can help your business keep innovating

The FuseBox is a collaborative research and development hub, run by and home to the Wired Sussex team. We share our space with over 30 different residents, from digital artists to tech startups and academics. If you are a business that is now beyond the start-up phase but recognises the need to keep innovating. How to do that when you have existing products and services to deliver? A residency at the FuseBox might be the answer. Innovation in our sector often needs a space away from the day-to-day business, ideally with access to emerging tech and opportunities to share and …

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The Key to Attracting and Retaining Junior Talent

Over the next few years junior talent will make up half the global workforce and it’s predicted this number will have risen to a whopping 75% by just 2025. Having grown-up in a digital world, they are the first fully connected generation and consequently have different behaviours, needs and aspirations in the workplace than those of previous generations. Comparing the attitudes of Baby Boomers to Millennials, shows this new generation are more vocal about what they want from their career; they are looking for financial stability and access to the property ladder, which in turn impacts on their expectations at …

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Recruitment offer for all Graduate/Junior job adverts!

Employing graduates can be hugely rewarding as they represent some of the brightest and best educated talent on the employment market. With students across Sussex having just finished University and getting ready to kick-start their career in the digital, media and tech industries, now is the perfect time to capture this talent for your business. To help you do this, we’re offering members a special recruitment offer on all Graduate/Junior level jobs posted until the end of August. So, why not take advantage of our highly-targeted, digital, media and tech Jobs Board with this special offer! Alongside the usual benefits …

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Phil and Claire’s Introduction

10am And we’re off. Doors are open. Coffee is flowing, thank the gods – and my live blog corner has become a bag drop for speakers and people working the event, which makes it feel oddly homely. Today’s Skills Summit conference delegates are an exclusive group; just over one hundred local CEOs and business owners drawn from the Sussex tech, creative and education communities, all members of Wired Sussex. Everyone throngs into the hall. Fade out the Fatboy Slim. The welcome is Wired Sussex’ own Phil Jones @philjoneswired, alongside Claire Hopkins, founding Director at Ideal. @idealhopkins @weareideal Phil: This is …

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Uber’s Eugenie Teasley to deliver keynote at this year’s Skills Summit

Uber’s workplace culture:  What do you do when it all goes really, really wrong? The Wired Sussex Talent Skills Summit has become well established over the last few years in sharing best practice between businesses in how to attract, retain and grow the talent that our sector needs to succeed. We have had some great (and useful) stories from companies including Propellernet, Clearleft, Miggle and others talking about how a positive and nurturing workplace culture is key. Uber clearly have well-publicised issues in that area. Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s blog detailed workplace discrimination and sexual harassment as commonplace, and that …

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How To Write an Effective Job Advert

Job advertising is only part of the puzzle to attracting candidates, it must go hand in hand with your employer marketing, reputation and networking but it’s a good place to start. The first thing to point out is you’re writing a job advert here, not a job description, so you need to understand the difference between the two. This is a common misunderstanding, so take note. A job description, is just that, a description of all the tasks, duties and responsibilities the job entails. It’s the detail of the job, rather than the overview. Normally it would be accompanied by …

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In Praise of Being Ambitiously Small

When I speak about the cluster of great digital businesses that have grown up here in Brighton, I am often met by the same response. “That’s all well and good”, people say, “but don’t the digital businesses in Brighton just lack ambition?”. It’s an interesting criticism. It seems to imply a lack of work ethic by local digital businesses and especially their founders and management. Perhaps it is felt that they are spending too much time on the beach and not enough time in the office? Perhaps an unwillingness to take on investment to accelerate growth? To me, it suggests a …

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Six months in: The FuseBox residency programme continues

Six months into our current residency programme and The FuseBox is alive with ideas and innovation. The opportunity for collaborative workspace with access to mixed reality facilities has been overwhelmingly popular and we have a growing list of companies and individuals now based at the FuseBox ranging from virtual reality experts to interactive artists to cognitive scientists. The even better news is that we still have available space and if you are looking for either workspace, business support and or access to collaborators, then please read on to see how you might be able to get involved… Who is the …

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