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August U.K. News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

Brexit, for obvious reasons, is still the center of conversation around tech jobs in the UK this month. Meanwhile, foreign investments and the demand for emerging tech skills (specifically in London), are another popular topic of conversation and show the long term promise for the UK tech sector. 

August News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

August was a relatively quiet month when it comes to the tech hiring landscape. However, some trends still remained prominent, such as the popularity around remote work and the challenges software engineers face when going through the hiring process. The demand for skilled tech professionals is still high but some qualified candidates are not getting noticed. 

July U.K. News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

Despite the remaining uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the U.K. is still actively hiring and seeking new workers. In fact, Amazon is expanding its U.K. workforce and companies are looking to hire more globally. Hiring is still at a high in the U.K., the companies are just adjusting the type of talent they recruit and from where. Companies are looking to expand the talent pool. With all the hiring occurring, HR departments need to keep up and are starting to see the value and need when it comes to embracing A.I. 

July News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

July hiring trends mainly focused on how companies are adjusting to the demand for new skills such as AI and machine learning while there is a shortage in top tech talent. Retraining the existing workforce for new roles within a company is proving to be a solid addition to the standard hiring tactics. The demand for tech talent is still at a high while the growth in certain tech openings has declined. Companies are learning to adapt accordingly. 

June U.K. News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

June was filled with uncertainty and competition in the tech hiring landscape. The unpredictability around Brexit still remains a top concern for those in the UK who are both working and hiring in tech. In addition to the Brexit concerns, small and medium enterprises are finding it hard to keep and attract talent in the face of competition from large tech firms. The rapid transformation in digital technology is forcing these companies to adapt how they recruit and train their staff.

June News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

Company expansion and relocation are key trends in the tech hiring landscape this month. Job seekers are open to relocation if it means a better quality of life and companies are creating offices in new locales in order to get access to new pools of talent. With unemployment in IT at a two decade low, many US companies are complaining about a lack of skilled workers.

May U.K. News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

While companies across the tech industry in the U.S. and the U.K. are working diligently to adjust recruitment tactics that better cater to the demand for top talent, the U.K. is also experiencing growth in remote hiring and a prioritization in company culture.

May News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

Another month has passed and the demand for tech talent is still accelerating. Companies and recruiters are changing their tactics to adjust to the competition, while, the interest in a career change towards coding through certification programs and bootcamps is growing.

April U.K. News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

While the demand for top tech talent was a common trend in the U.S last month, the shortage of viable tech talent and the ways companies are addressing the issue was an overwhelmingly popular trend this month for the U.K. The demand for tech talent accompanied by the skills shortage has left the industry searching for solutions and competing for top candidates that will help fuel their companies’ growth and success.

April News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

Even though it’s a new month, the transition to a career in coding was still a main topic of conversation. We also saw some new additions to the hiring discussion, including the high demand and struggles associated with recruiting top tech talent and how companies and recruiters are handling the situation.

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