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My Tips for the Recruitment Industry #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek – Lauren Baines

I’m pretty sure that anybody who has worked in recruitment will agree that it can be an emotional rollercoaster. As time passes though you learn how to manage the pitfalls and enjoy the ride. But how can you avoid your inner hulk making an appearance during a challenging moment? Talk to your colleagues.

Who are the Recruitment Canaries?

In 2018, our MD Matt Collingwood and Niyaa’s Dalvinder Shoker were discussing collaboration in the recruitment industry (and the lack of it!). They both agreed that with the growing number of start-ups and SME recruitment businesses in the West Midlands, there was a real opportunity to put some structure around their network and ultimately share successes instead of shrouding them in secrecy.

From Generalist to Specialist… Why I Chose VIQU – Martyn Thorp

When researching VIQU, I got the impression that the company was the right fit for me both in terms in culture and the fact that I would be working with successful and experienced specialist recruiters.

VIQU’s Award-Winning Tier 2 Workers Programme

Research showed us that Vietnam was the ideal country for sourcing world-class developers. Not only does Ho Chi Minh City have more technical universities than the UK combined, but 83% of students choose science over social degrees. Learning English is promoted at Vietnamese universities, so the vast majority of developers have English as their second language and speak it fluently. All of this, combined with the fact that Vietnam has been named the world’s fastest growing IT region for the past 6 years, led us to identify Vietnam as our very own Asian Silicon Valley!

Time to Talk, Time to Hit the Yoga Studio – Lauren Baines

Time to Talk Day 2019 was circled in our team calendar and I’d been looking forward to it for a while… so how did we acknowledge this special day? With yoga and homemade smoothies, of course!

Tech job seekers – Have you considered how important your online presence is? – Matt Collingwood

It is now equally important to convey your relevant abilities both offline and online. I would even go as far as to say that a job seekers online presence will replace the traditional CV within the next decade.

The Robots Are Taking Over – Bobby Banerjee

How on earth does this affect the world of recruitment, you might ask? From several years working within the recruitment industry, here are 5 reasons why I think the AI influence will have a positive effect on the recruitment industry and in general.

How the Off-Payroll IR35 Reforms will Impact Private Sector Contractors – Matt Collingwood

From April 2020, hundreds of thousands of private-sector contractors face higher tax and National Insurance (NI) bills. This week, the chancellor Philip Hammond announced that tighter tax rules for those… Read more»

VIQU Celebrates 4th Birthday in Style

On Friday 12th October 2018, we were thrilled to celebrate VIQU’s 4th birthday in style at the Birmingham Library.

VIQU Invests in Cyber Security – Gary Billings

With the Cyber Security market expected to increase from £117.20 billion in 2018 to £190.53 billion by 2023, it’s fair to say that the sector is going to be one… Read more»