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Digital Contracting 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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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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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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Who’s taking care of our digital marketing clients, as we try to close the Digital Marketing Skills Gap?

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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The Candidate’s Award Winning Recruitment

For the 4th year running, The Candidate has been successful in picking up an industry award at the prestigious Marketing & Recruitment Awards in London. Brian Matthews won the award of Recruitment Boss of The Year 2016 for his outstanding achievements.

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An evening with Code Computerlove

The Candidate attended the CIM North networking event at Code Computerlove on Thursday 10th November and gained great insight into the benefits of rigorous testing, eye tracking, and even improving your commute by introducing karaoke to train carriages!

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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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Immediately Available eCommerce Candidates

Are you in need of some urgent marketing talent for your business? Our books are filled with talent from eCommerce and client side backgrounds who are ready to start sooner rather than later. Check them out and if you like the look of any of them let us know and we can get them over to you for a chat!

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eCommerce Jobs - Urgent for 2016

As some sectors wind down and take a break at the end of the year, the eCommerce sector is doing the opposite, it's booming! We have loads of great clients with empty seats that are looking for talent to join them to help them deliver in this exciting festive time. Check out what is up for grabs and see if any catch your eye!!

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Immediately Available Top Agency Candidates

Looking for new talent to join your agency before the year’s up? Take a look at our experienced candidates who are all available to start immediately!

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