For some companies, global shocks have historically brought moments of truth. They can rapidly alter the business landscape and the terms of competition, often in ways that aren’t immediately apparent.
Startups are unable to compete with the tech giants on material benefits and need to emphasise their unique advantages to attract top talent.
There are many benefits for candidates to joining a tech start-up. These are our top 10:
So, you’ve found the perfect Java Developer, Technical Architect or Big Data Analyst, and the candidate has sailed through the interview process. It may feel like the hiring process is over, the critical role has been filled and you can focus elsewhere. But the timing and approach (rights vs wrongs) to extending the job offer is crucial, particularly in a highly competitive IT jobs market.
Innovation is by far the most valuable resource for the State of Israel, serving as a national asset crucial to economic prosperity. Strengthening the innovation ecosystem is the mission of the Israel Innovation Authority, which seeks to further develop and support technological innovation in Israel through various support tools.
There was an 83% fall in seed-stage investment in UK startups between 23rd March and 17th May 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, according to research by Plexal and Beauhurst.
Overall UK tech startup funding saw a 50% drop year-on-year during the same period, confirming that, although many startups are struggling to raise funds, seed-stage startups have been the hardest hit.
The Coronavirus pandemic could result in the permanent move to remote working for many people, as companies are forced to encourage home working to slow down the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
After being forced to set-up a home office and get used to using cloud remote working tools, employees will be reluctant to return to commuting to the office 5 days a week and asking if they need to do this. This might be an opportunity for huge change in the way we work.
As the UK enters its fourth week of the Coronavirus lockdown, Richard Wheeler Associates is still fully open for business as usual.
RWA has operated a remote working policy for many years, which means we are set-up for and used to working from home. Luckily, the lockdown has not presented any major challenges to the way we work.
Fast-growing UK tech companies secured a record £5.5bn in foreign investment in the first seven months of this year, according to research for the government’s digital economy council. The study for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) revealed that the UK has overtaken the US for the amount of investment per capita.
Funding growth was driven by US and Asian investment in private companies valued at more than $1bn, such as a renewable energy company Ovo Energy and takeaway business Deliveroo.
Further to National Women’s Day on the 8th March, RWA delves into statistics to find that women are a minority in modern day tech. Despite the fact that women have always been instrumental in technology development, according to a survey by PwC, only 15% of employees in STEM roles in the UK are women and only 3% of females say that a career in tech is their first choice.
The UK is no longer the top European destination for foreign workers - results from the Decoding Global Talent 2018 report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network have shown. Germany has replaced it as the European country most job seekers would consider moving to and Germany is now the second most popular work destination worldwide, behind the US.