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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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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Love your Job Guest Blog #8: The Unit – Digital Agency

This is the eighth in a series of guest blogs from members, this time from The Unit. I’ve been asking member employees how they got into & why they love their jobs, so they can share their wisdom & inspire you. Louise – Project Manager: How did you get into project management? After graduating from Reading University with a degree in English, I travelled for a while and came back to the UK at the end of 2008 – right as the recession took hold. I worked four 12-hour days per week running a pub in Suffolk and used the other three to do …

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Wired Sussex Breakfast Session: Finding, Developing and Retaining Talent

Last week I chaired our Breakfast Session ‘Finding, developing and retaining talent ’  with a marvellous panel of experts – Andy Budd CEO at Clearleft, Terry Swann Global Recruitment Manager at Brandwatch and Alex McGregor Stewart the Director of Lighthouse Learning – who shared their knowledge & experience and answered questions from members. In case you couldn’t make it, we want to share as much of the conversation as possible. Below are the key points from the session (SketchNote courtesy of M.I.SCRIBE.) Andy Budd Salary is just one part of the deal for employees – Purpose, Meaning and Place are what makes an employee choose you and stay with you …

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Jobs, Projects and a Happy Hello from the New Jobs and Talent Manager.

A happy HELLO to everyone who’s involved with Wired Sussex.  I’m Kelly, the new Jobs and Talent Manager and I am very excited to be here. So, I’ve been in Brighton for 21 years this year (eek), a proud graduate from the University of Sussex, still in love with everything that is Brighton.  I’ve worked for Hays, the Department for Work and Pensions and Business in the Community in recruitment, employer advising, volunteer and project management.  I’ve freelanced for Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, along with a stint in Madagascar working in marine conservation, diving every day!  I’ve also run …

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My internship (a PR perspective) It feels weird writing about myself now…

  Written by John Bannister, PR Executive Intern at Fugu PR, as part of the Wired Sussex, Intern Placement Programme.  What is public relations? You’d think that, five weeks in, I would have an answer. But no. No idea at all. I do have answers to these two questions though: 1) What problems do our clients face? 2) How do we solve those problems? I think they’re a bit more important, and my internship at Fugu PR has shown me how to answer them. Vicki Hughes, managing director for Fugu PR, has entrusted me with a surprising amount of responsibility in this internship …

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The Digital, Media and Tech Jobs Fair: Sometimes, the best things in life are free

We are giving our recruiting members the opportunity to exhibit free of charge at our upcoming jobs fair, and here’s why it is very much worth your while. Our sector needs a near-constant influx of highly, and specifically, skilled people to keep it moving forward; but as a recruiting company, making sure you’re getting the right talent is hard. Making sure that you’re their first choice can be even harder. The Digital, Media and Tech Jobs Fair, powered by Wired Sussex, aims to provide opportunities: to speak to jobseekers face to face, to showcase what you do effectively, and to …

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