Established in 2005 Novate IT had two founding principles; firstly to provide the best possible service to job hunters in the IT and digital media sectors. Whilst the rest of the industry focused on treating applicants like a commodity to be sold to the highest bidder we saw candidates as individuals with their needs, fears and aspirations.
Novate IT – how recruitment should be done.
Our candidate-led approach has been at the core of our successes ever since, and over the years we have seen a great many of our candidates become our clients as their careers progress to being hiring managers.
Our second founding principle was to never waste our clients’ time. Employers engage with Novate IT to have the headache of recruitment removed to enable them get on with their day jobs. Our clients know an application coming from us is from a suitably skilled candidate who has been fully briefed on their company and role and who is someone they need to interview.
There are a great many Recruitment Agencies in the UK but we stand out as a true Recruitment Consultancy; our candidates are our clients too and they enjoy their interactions with us, we have established an extraordinary company.
From offices based in Bristol and Nottingham, our friendly Recruitment Consultants use their industry knowledge and expertise to support clients and candidates for a variety of technical and managerial roles within the IT and digital media sectors across the UK and Europe, covering disciplines and roles such as:
Software Engineering jobs
Software Testing jobs
Data Science jobs
Web Design jobs
DevOps / System Administration jobs
Database Development Administration jobs
Networking / Server Administration jobs
Technical Support jobs
Project Management / Business Analyst jobs
Product Management jobs
Web Development jobs
Mobile App Development jobs
UX / UI / AI jobs
Top 5 Things Job Seekers Want to Know
Top 5 Things Job Seekers Want to Know Before a candidate takes the time to put together a job application, there are 5 key things they look to know, or at least get an idea of. The Salary and Benefits on Offer I know, we keep saying it - that’s because it’s SO important. Over 55% of candidates report they will not apply for a job if there is no salary information displayed. That’s a lot of candidates that won’t be interested in your role, or may not even look at the advert. Not displaying salary can be viewed suspiciously by candidates. It wont help to draw people in. It will help to push them to other adverts where employers do share this information. People often do not have the time to play guessing games when it comes to their career. Time is precious, they don’t want to dig around on the internet or have to wait till final interviews to find out how they will be financially rewarded for their work. It is silly to expect them to. As for benefits – step away from store discounts and offer more holistic benefits that genuinely improve the quality of life. What is The Company Culture Like Candidates will look to your company website and review sites like Glassdoor to get an understanding of what your company culture is like. With over 45% of candidates reporting that company culture is a top factor when considering whether to apply for a job, there is no time like the present to ensure you’re being transparent and appealing to the candidates you want! Candidates will try and gauge whether the actual company culture is a true representation of what it is claimed to be, and how they might fit, or might not, fit into that culture. Are There Opportunities to Learn New Skills & Develop Will you be offering your employees any opportunities to learn or develop? – Tell them! The workforce of today is one that is hungry for personal development. Over 40% of candidates want to work for a company that provides them with opportunities to learn – they don’t want to feel in a rut, they want to showcase new skills and enhance their careers. If there is no indication as to whether this is something you will offer, it could have an impact on the quality of applicants who apply. Will They Have Challenging Technical Problems to Solve? Over 29% of candidates report that they seek out roles where they will be technically challenged to overcome problems and create solutions. So, if your role is a challenging one, say so! This will appeal to the candidates who want to be challenged, and inform the candidates who don’t. Who Are the Team Ever had a sneak peak on LinkedIn to see who works at a company? You’re not alone! Over 27% of candidates admit to having looked up who employees working at a recruiting company to view their online profiles to try and gauge whether it is a team they would be hypothetically happy working with. Be transparent. Provide a named point of contact so that candidates can ask questions about these things. I personally have abandoned many applications over the years due to there being no point of contact, and thus no opportunity to ask questions before I invest my time in a lengthy application. Create a personalised approach! We are Novate IT and we work closely with employers across the UK and Europe, helping them to improve their recruitment process to attract and retain the talent they need to grow and develop their businesses in the long term. Join us on our ‘Crusade Against Poor Recruitment Practices’ – you can read previous articles here: www.novate-it.co.uk/blog Our current live vacancies can be viewed here: www.novate-it.co.uk/job-search For a more in-depth conversation about how we can help you contact Novate IT today! firstname.lastname@example.org / 01174 403 970
Introducing 'Women of Tech' - Official Launch Today!
www.womenoftech.co.uk What is noticeable from my role at Novate IT, is a shortage of women working in the tech sector. I don't fully understand why that is yet - but I want to try and do something about it. I love a good interview article, but something I've noticed over time is that most articles that feature women tend only to focus on women who were CEO's, or who were already (near or) at the top of the career ladder in their field, and though that can be very inspiring, it can also be disheartening in some ways, unrelateable and out of reach, and it left me wondering what it's like out there for other 'regular women' and about the experiences they've had. 'Women of Tech' was initially an idea for a short, one off summer series of interview blog articles. I reached out to the women of the tech community on Twitter seeking interviewees and I quickly became inundated with messages from hundreds of women from across the world, all wanting to share their experiences of being a woman working in the tech industry. It was clear there were a lot of women out there who wanted to share their story... And so Women of Tech was born. There was no way this could be contained in a mere few articles. At Women of Tech, you'll find a collective range of 100% interviews with women, from all over the world who each have a unique career in the Tech sector, providing you with real insight into their world. At least once a week i'll be posting a new article featuring an interview with a different woman who works somewhere in the world of tech, sharing their story and insights first hand. I wanted to create a platform to share the stories of the careers of regular women working in tech, to help others realise what can be achieved, the learn about others real world experiences (with no PR lens on it) and maybe inspire women to embark on a career in the tech sector, or for those currently working within it to acknowledge their value and advance their career - and so I did. We see first hand the shortage of technically skilled women across the IT and Digital Media sectors, and work hard to encourage and support women to gain the confidence in themselves to advance in their own personal development, and their careers - but also endeavour to understand why the present issues and imbalance exist in the workplace. At Novate IT, we believe there is a lot of work to be done by employers to genuinely create an equally diverse workplace that is supportive of women, and men equally, and we are here to help support them with that when they need us. We hope that insights drawn from this project will help employers to learn and understand the experiences of what it can really be like for a woman working in tech and the barriers they can face, and hope perhaps, that their newly expanded understanding is used to make positive changes in the workplace. Women of Tech is proudly supported by Novate IT.