Knowledge

19 March 2019
Taking the first step

Andrew Perrin is the first Junior Resourcer to earn promotion from RedRock's new training programme, so he takes stock of his seven months with the business so far.

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14 March 2019
Don't rubbish recruitment, redefine it

By Matthew Butler, Team Manager

Is recruitment's reputation unfair, and if so, how does the industry go about shedding it?

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11 March 2019
Creating a workplace culture to be proud of

Corporate social responsibility is high on RedRock's agenda, and it's something Rochelle Bowen has particularly close ties to.

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28 February 2019
Climbing the recruitment ladder

Luke Fuidge looks back on his journey from joining RedRock as a resourcer, to becoming a Team Manager

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25 February 2019
RedRock named as one of the Best Small Companies to Work For in the UK

We're thrilled to have placed 11th in the Sunday Times list of the 100 Best Small Companies to Work For in the UK. 

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20 February 2019
Redefining personal success in recruitment

Our Senior Digital Delivery Consultant, Fran Merli, discusses her commitment to the local community.

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18 February 2019
What gaming tells us about our consultants' personalities

The days of traditional psychometric testing have come and gone, and gaming is here to take its place in the recruitment process.

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21 January 2019
Is Blue Monday becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy?

By Mary Hilditch, HR Manager

The third Monday of January is thought to be the most depressing day of the year, but does it affect us simply because we're told it should?

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14 January 2019
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail: Lessons from Apple's bittersweet 2018

By Jennifer Lambton, Junior Resourcer

The last 12 months have been a whirlwind at Apple – from becoming the first company to gain trillion-dollar status to seeing hundreds of billions of dollars wiped off their market value. Where do they go from here?

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02 January 2019
How to make your application stand out in the busiest month of the year

More job applications are made in January than any other month of the year, so how can you make sure you stand out from the crowd?

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28 December 2018
More than a pay rise: What employees really want from their jobs in 2019

By Mary Hilditch, HR Manager

Not all employees are money-driven, and that one-track approach could be damaging your business.

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26 December 2018
RedRock's Big Fat Tech Quiz of 2018

Test yourself on this year's tech news with 12 tricky questions.

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18 December 2018
Absolutely Integral: the human's role in machine learning

By Mark de Vries, Consultant

Are machines becoming genuinely intelligent beings, or are humans still fully in control?

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13 December 2018
The art of the interview: 6 things we learned from The Apprentice

By Matthew Daniells, Consultant

Five candidates become two after being interviewed by Lord Sugar's associates, but what can we take from The Apprentice's interview episode?

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10 December 2018
Joining RedRock: Our pathway to a new career

If you're looking for a change of direction, find out what you can expect from life at RedRock Consulting.

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07 December 2018
How to sell yourself as a PHP developer

By Ben Rickard, Junior Consultant

Make sure you're noticed as a true PHP developer among a sea of candidates who don't know their vars from their echos.

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04 December 2018
How to survive the Christmas party: a guide for the whole office

By Rochelle Bowen, Talent Acquisition Manager

While some people have been looking forward to the Christmas party for months, others aren't as confident about mingling with colleagues outside of the office. Here's how to approach it, no matter your role.

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20 November 2018
Boardrooms, bots and the future of the workplace

By Angus Morshead, Junior Consultant

How a changing approach to work and the development of AI technology will shape the future of work.

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13 November 2018
How can we save the internet?

By Simon Broderick, Consultant

The internet was created for everyone, but now it teeters on the edge of being lost to the tech giants. We have to act before it's too late. 

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08 November 2018
Does Facebook's new hardware pose a cybersecurity threat?

After launching a contender to Amazon's Alexa and Google's Home Assistant, we look at whether or not you should let Facebook into your home.

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06 November 2018
Google at 20: Looking back through the years

How did Sergey Brin and Larry Page take their tech start-up from a California garage to dominating the world stage in two decades?

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31 October 2018
Homegrown tech: The Bristol-based initiatives solving everyday problems

By Dean Simonini, Consultant

Our city has a rich history of creative problem solving, and these local projects are keeping it alive.

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24 October 2018
AI will create millions of jobs, but who will be qualified for them?

By Sean Harkness, Consultant

A look at how are artificial intelligence will shape the future of the workforce.

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22 October 2018
Introducing a new kind of MPS

By Darren Chapman, Director

Our MPS offering might be a little different to what you're used to.

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19 October 2018
Why almost everyone would benefit from a Digital Commonwealth

Our own data is benefitting big companies, but not ourselves. A digital commonwealth could allow us to regain control, but would it be in everyone's best interest?

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18 October 2018
Developers: do you know which programming languages pay the best?

By Matthew Daniells, Consultant

With the list of programming languages seemingly endless, we look at which ones are in the highest demand and which will earn you the most money.

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25 September 2018
Should you say no to the cloud?

In a world where seemingly everyone is rushing towards cloud-based solutions, we explore the benefits of an internal server for small businesses.

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17 September 2018
Know your rights: The questions you should never have to answer at an interview

Learn how to side step the questions recruiters have no right to ask you.

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11 September 2018
Good grades can open doors, but it’s soft skills that will determine your success in the tech industry

Why businesses like Google are looking beyond a candidate's exam results

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24 August 2018
Tough Mudder: Why did RedRock participate, and for what cause?

On the 18th of August, 15 members of the RedRock team participated in the Tough Mudder in order to raise money for the Grand Appeal, here's why:

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23 August 2018
The Bristol Bears sponsorship, here's why we think it's important:

We've recently partnered with the Bristol Bears and here's why:

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15 August 2018
What are the key trends in the tech sector, and what do they mean for candidates looking for a new role?

These are the key trends in the tech sector and here's what they mean for candidates looking for a new role:

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12 July 2018
Digital Transformation: does the buzzword live up to the hype?

Digital transformation is a topic at the forefront of the national conversation. We’re seeing huge potential for businesses to integrate ‘digital’ in their organisations and create a range of new efficiency gains from the project.  

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05 July 2018
Through the looking glass: Transparency stems from effective communication

Society is changing. From London, Edinburgh and Brussels to Washington and across the Middle East, there’s a seismic shift in the balance of power. From the Arab Spring at the start of the decade to Kensington and Chelsea this Summer, people all over the World have been rising up and speaking out against the establishment, making their feelings felt and trying to bring about change.

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02 July 2018
Which skills are the most in demand from IT employers today?

Candidates working in IT today are enjoying larger pay packets, a more flexible ability to choose the projects they take on, and more career prospects than at any point in history.

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02 July 2018
What are the biggest challenges IT employers face in hiring top talent?

There are currently two trains of thought around the skills shortage: the first is that there are simply too few talented individuals with the right skillsets to fill the roles available. The second is that these individuals do exist, but employers are, quite simply, not willing to pay top dollar to attract these candidates to their business.

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23 June 2018
a fit organisation never reaches the finishing line

It’s tempting to approach transformation as a win or lose situation: a goal to be scored, a finishing post to reach as fast as possible, an accolade to be won. Indeed, many senior people are judged on, and remunerated on, their ability to achieve such...

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20 June 2018
UX in the southwest - how to identify and hire good candidates

Design is everywhere – from the website a company uses, all the way through to their sales pipeline, the delivery of the end-product and the customer service strategy that ties it all together. It’s what we call UX – user experience.

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19 April 2018
Nick's Story

From Junior Consultant to Business Development Manager

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