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Lioness Recruitment identify ten tell-tale signs that will help you recognise if it’s time to leave your current job and move on to pastures new. Everybody has the odd bad day at work and it’s normal to feel bored or frustrated every now and again. There’s nothing wrong with occasional blips, unless of course you find that it starts to happen regularly and every other day seems to be horrendous. If you recognise...
We’ve all heard of fantasy football teams, but who would you put in your digital dream team? Who do you need to achieve your digital strategy? Steve Dungworth, digital transformation adviser at Golden Marzipan, takes us through the ultimate ICT super team. Let’s face it, in the housing sector it’s unlikely that there will ever be enough people available to deliver at the pace of change required, especially if...
Mark Wilson, Head of IT at Vivid Homes, discusses the value of apprenticeships and how apprentices are making a real difference across their business. There was a time in my career when I had a ‘downer’ on apprenticeships, which was counter-intuitive because when I left school, I did a four-year Ministry of Defence apprenticeship. I’d become stuck in a rut, thinking that modern apprenticeships were not...
Lioness Recruitment share their tips and suggestions on preparing for virtual interviews and making a great first impression. Video interviews have become commonplace since the start of the pandemic and will remain a popular hiring tool in the future. Preparing for a virtual interview is similar to getting ready for a face-to-face one because the questions you will be asked and the ways you should conduct yourself are the same. There are...
We Are Digital’s chief executive, Matt Adam, outlines the digital skills gap facing the UK’s employers and the digital marketing roles opening up across the job market for tenants as a result. Finding work and income-generating opportunities for tenants is an ongoing concern for housing providers. The pandemic has changed the workplace, possibly forever, and finding a job offline in lockdown has become impossible for many....
Yorkshire Housing has cut its average gender pay gap by 8.35%, from 9.5% to 1.15%. The median (middle) gender pay gap, influenced by the distribution of men and women in roles with different levels of pay, has also been cut from 14.7% to -0.94%. Its evolution to a fully flexible way of working, giving colleagues the choice of when and where to work, has helped boost its progress. Yorkshire Housing has also committed again this year to...
A new focus on wellbeing at work It’s a difficult time for all of us at the moment. Many of us are adapting to working in a new environment and still dealing with the pressures of work amid the current coronavirus pandemic. Our wellbeing affects every aspect of our lives, including work, which is why we will also be focusing on how to keep healthy here, both physically and mentally, during these trying times. We will be...
Over the past week, thousands of organisations have shut their offices and rolled out mandatory work-from-home policies in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Thousands of workers already work remotely, but for many of us this will be the first time we’ve experienced working from home. We thought we’d put together a list of our top tips for anyone working from home. • Get ready for the day ahead - don’t stay in...
We interviewed women involved in housing IT from Adra, Civica, Community Housing, Northgate Public Services, PIMSS Data Systems, Prodo Digital and Rochdale Boroughwide Housing about their various roles in IT, any challenges they’ve faced as women in a traditionally male-dominated sector and how more women can be encouraged to consider a career in housing IT. What attracted you to a career in housing IT? PIMSS Data...
Holly Rafique, Head of Digital at #techmums, discusses the importance of encouraging mums to embrace digital skills and get involved in digital inclusion programmes. There are countless organisations and initiatives aimed at achieving this, ranging from addressing the gender imbalance when selecting further education, through to making it easier for women to return to work after a career break. These are all commendable...
Welcome to the Insights blog from Housing Technology Recruitment. From time to time we will be sharing our insights into the latest job trends and skills based on our experience in the recruiting process. To kick things off we’ve listed the top five increasingly popular job roles in technology. The tech industry is one of the fastest moving and most dynamic sectors in the UK. The emergence of newer technologies including artificial...
It may come as no surprise that women are still significantly underrepresented in the technology workforce. According to a recent study by PwC, only 15% of people working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) roles in the UK are female and only 5% of leadership positions in the technology industry are held by women. Why is there still such a gender imbalance and what can we do to address it? During last...