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Is it time to disrupt the CV?
The same companies ‘disrupting’ everything from banking to transport still demand this antiquated document For as long as print has existed, the CV has been the go-to document for job applicants to showcase their talents to prospective employers. The acronym CV is derived from the Latin ‘Curriculum Vitae’, loosely meaning ‘Course of Life’ — a … Continued
Brexit gets real: how can you mitigate the effects of the B-word on your talent plan?
Last week marked our first near-dropout by a candidate over Brexit. It’s almost surprising that it’s taken this long to experience the more pronounced effects of the political (non?)event that has dominated our collective consciousness for over three years, but this doesn’t make it any less worrying. What with talk of “soft” and “hard” Brexit, … Continued
When exit stage left becomes exit series B
When is a business resilient enough to survive the exit of its founder? Sit in on any startup meeting and you’re bound to hear the term ‘scalability’ at least a couple of times — and rightly so, as making scalable decisions is crucial to the growth and sustainability of a business. For those unversed in … Continued
27th June — ReEcho Networking Drinks at Eight Moorgate
Our latest networking drinks attracted individuals from a variety of backgrounds, at the intersection of tech, finance and legal. Held on the terrace at Eight Members Club Moorgate, a spectacular view of the sunset over the city was a fine complement to the free-flowing conversation (and bubbles). Guests discussed topics ranging from the day-to-day operations … Continued
This Father’s Day, let’s talk paternity leave parity.
The normalisation of paternity leave could be a significant step towards the achievement of workplace equality. After all the hoopla of the hallmark holiday, certain issues of modern fatherhood remain largely taboo. One such issue is paternity leave. While increasingly normalised in the corporate world, it’s fair to say that there are serious steps that … Continued
Tech talent is scarce — here’s how to beat the competition (Part Four – Retention)
Ditch the ping pong table — here’s what matters The fourth article in our series examines perhaps the most important component of the quadrangle. Too often, we see companies work so hard at recruiting talent, they forget how important it is to retain that talent. Retention is crucial for raising the morale, cohesion and confidence … Continued
Tech talent is scarce — here’s how to beat the competition (Part Three: Closing the Deal)
So you’ve located the needle in the haystack, your ideal candidate. You’ve been through the motions, they smashed the case study and your team is completely sold on them. The hard part is over, right? We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the process is far from over. This article is part … Continued
Tech talent is scarce - here’s how to beat the competition (Part Two: Perfect the Process)
A step-by-step guide of how to find and keep tech talent for your business Tech companies need good technologists to grow. The shortage of tech talent in the UK job market is one of the biggest problems tech companies face. This four-part series will tell you how to acquire and keep the best tech talent out there. … Continued
Tech talent is scarce — here’s how to beat the competition (Part One: Build the Pipeline)
A step-by-step guide of how to find and keep tech talent for your business Tech companies need good technologists to grow. The shortage of tech talent in the UK job market is one of the biggest problems tech companies face. This four-part series will tell you how to acquire and keep the best tech talent … Continued
Performance – Technology Teams
Introduction We are kicking off the year with a mini-series on performance within high growth technology ventures – the importance of performance measurement and management, what this looks like in different teams, how it can inform equity incentive schemes etc. This piece is on the importance of performance management for avoiding ‘politics’ and aligning your … Continued
2018 Entrepreneurs Networking Dinner
We recently held our 2018 entrepreneurs networking dinner, bringing together a number of exceptional individuals from a cross-section of sectors and positions. We believe in the power of connecting people from different backgrounds and experiences — the common thread being an entrepreneurial mindset. A fruitful exchange of ideas and experiences and a great evening all round — thanks to … Continued
Neurodiversity in high growth technology companies
By looking beyond ‘cultural fit’, making small adjustments to the recruitment process and being actively open-minded when it comes to candidates who are ‘different’, a growing tech company could benefit from a relatively untapped pool of neurodiverse, but technically very strong, individuals.