• Contracting In Digital - Research

    As the UK’s digital and technology sectors are facing a growing skills gap, companies are struggling to employee full-time qualified employees. It comes as an estimated one million businesses in the UK do not have the appropriate digital skills to benefit from the digital economy. Are contractors the answer? Read more in our research here.

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  • Who’s taking care of digital marketing?

    Sophie Iredale is a PhD student studying with the University of Salford. Her research focusses on the Digital Marketing Skills and Governance Gap. In this piece she asks the question 'What is being done to protect the welfare of digital marketing clients and digital marketer professional conduct as the industry tries to close the gap?'

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  • SAScon Beta 2016 and The Candidate

    This year’s SASCON Beta conference will be held on 8th December in The Comedy Store, Manchester. SASCon, a Search, Analytics and Social Conference is in its 6th year and this midyear spin off SASCON Beta is also back and we at The Candidate are proud sponsors of the event and the evening social.

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  • The Changing Face of eCommerce Recruitment

    Having recently returned from maternity leave, I was pleased to see how eCommerce recruitment has grown and developed over the last year or so across the Northwest. It’s largely down to the amazing developments within the sector’s companies in the region, from fashion to finance, and so I thought I’d write about the changing face of eCommerce recruitment and what this means to candidates, clients and to myself as a recruiter.

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  • BBC Academy’s Digital Cities and The Candidate

    The Candidate was delighted to be invited to speak at the BBC Academy's Digital Cities event held at University of Salford's Media City campus. Covering a range of topics from eSports to content production, students and digital practitioners were introduced to the future of digital. We spoke about helping the future of digital to develop their careers and how to be the perfect candidate in the digital sector.

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It didn’t take long to build rapport with Laura, as her excellent communication skills shone through from the start. She placed me in my most recent position and was very thorough in liaising between myself and my prospective employer at the time - an often understated skill. Moving to a new city for the position at short notice was not going to be easy, but Laura made sure I was as informed and prepped as possible when going through the interview stages and seemed to always have my best interests at heart. One of the most personable recruiters I have worked with, and I will certainly be calling her first when I am considering changing position again!

Michael, CRM Manager