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The importance of hiring good IT security personnel for your company

When hiring within your IT department, how much focus is on cybercrime? If you’re not already investing in your company’s future with additional IT security hires, you could be leaving your business without sufficient protection when there is a pool of cyber talent available.

In 2018 a number of high-profile companies encountered large-scale breaches including Marriot International, Ticketmaster and Yahoo. The reality is that there has been a shift in how hackers operate and target businesses, but this can be challenged with the correct staff in place to support your security. Tech magazine Computer Business review reveal that “during the first six months of 2018, the equivalent to 291 records were stolen or exposed every second” but these numbers could be reduced.

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By Jen Garmston Published: April 09, 2019

Unpaid internships - great experience or a barrier to social mobility?

For graduates, unpaid internships can seem like an inescapable aspect of post-university life. You’re encouraged to take every opportunity, even if it means taking a financial hit. It’s an investment for the future, after all – a small sacrifice now for a potentially big gain in the future.

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By David Gee
Published: September 14, 2017

The importance of giving employer feedback

Does your company give candidates feedback, even if they’re unsuccessful? If you answered ‘yes,’ then you are in the minority.

Employers often argue that they simply do not have enough time to give feedback to every applicant especially if there has been a high number of candidates. Yet, while this is understandable at the preliminary stages, it’s a little harder to swallow once you’ve reached final interview.

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By David Gee
Published: September 11, 2017

Top 10 industries with the most vacancies right now!

Finding a job post-graduation can seem like a herculean task. Regardless of how polished your CV is or how many months you spent at your internship, it is not uncommon to feel like your job applications are disappearing into the ether. You can spend months writing covering letters and sending out applications, but to no avail.

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By David Gee
Published: August 25, 2017

5 reasons to incorporate flexible working at your company

Here at GradLink, we’ve noticed an increase in flexible working reports in the news. They range from job sharing and compressed hours, to working from home and flexitime. It’s clear that there is a correlation between these schemes and staff retention if you can find the right solution for your workplace. If you haven’t incorporated flexible working into your policies yet, here are six reasons to do just that…

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By David Gee
Published: August 24, 2017

A third of employers are unhappy with graduate attitudes to work-are you?

From their supposed love of avocado toast to the apparent adhesive nature of their smartphones, millennials are no strangers to criticism. However, a startling new study has found that a third of employers are unhappy with graduate attitudes to work, naming their lack of resilience and self-management skills as their two main faults. But do you think millennials have a bad work ethic? 

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By David Gee
Published: August 14, 2017

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