Latest from Venn Group - April 2018

  • IoT, AI and Blockchain Tech Expo review

    Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 by Venn GroupNo comments

    As a technical recruitment consultant within the private sector, I’m lucky enough to work in an area I’m passionate about; namely the digital startup space.  This sector’s close association to an increasing trend in AI (Artificial Intelligence) developments led me to the IoT, AI and Blockchain Tech Expo event taking place at London Olympia. I jumped at the opportunity of talking with leading ...

  • Happy Venniversary Tom Brown

    Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018 by Venn Group1 comment

    Tom Brown our Senior Manager from Birmingham celebrated his 10 year Venniversary with Deirdra Moynihan and Philip Hanna yesterday.   We ask Tom to tell us about his journey so far:   I joined Venn Group after a brief stint travelling in Asia and despite looking about 12 at the time I survived the perfect storm of reporting to Greg and then Stan to progress through the ranks. Avtar’s arrival ...

  • The Homelessness Reduction Act

    Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018 by Venn GroupNo comments

    The Homelessness Reduction Act received Royal Assent on April 27, 2017 and came into effect at the start of this month. The Act fundamentally changes homelessness legislation by introducing new duties for local authorities to implement measures and take action in order to help everyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness whether or not the applicant has a priority need, as long as they ...

  • Armed Forces Covenant Pledge

    Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by Venn GroupNo comments

    We are proud to announce that we have pledged our support to the armed forces community by signing an Armed Forces Covenant. Our aim will be to promote and assist the transference of skills and qualities candidates have gained in the military to the civilian workplace. We will be working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) to ensure we can be best placed to facilitate these career ...

  • Venn Index Q1 2018- Recruitment Report

    Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Our latest Venn Index demonstrates that the engineering and manufacturing sectors have seen an increase in mid level vacancies and also the demand in the marketplace for skilled workers. The shortage of workers is one of the main drivers for the rate increase across this sector along with the increase in demand as a result of the market being so busy.   For technology Q1 saw a slight emphasis ...

  • IoT Expo

    Posted on Monday, April 23, 2018 by Venn GroupNo comments

    I went to the IoT Tech Expo to immerse myself in the new tech that is coming out on the market. The main topics were IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Blockchain. The first talk I attended was in the IoT Tech Camp, where four key speakers were discussing their predictions for the connected world. They discussed how their companies had reached where they were today and the key growth areas ...

  • Earth Day 2018 - End to plastic

    Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 by Elly HannaNo comments

    Let’s admit it; we’re all a little bit rubbish at recycling our rubbish.   As consumers, we continuously damage our environment. With over 4.8 million metric tons of plastic going into our oceans annually, this year the theme of Earth Day is to end plastic pollution.    I am sure many of you will remember David Attenborough’s heart felt plea in the final episode of Blue Planet II to do more ...

  • Interviewing 3 - Ask the right questions

    Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2018 by Venn Group2 comments

    As recipients of feedback from hundreds of interviews every day we know that nothing does more to damage good candidacy than a lack of preparation. Hiring managers agree constructing some well-crafted questions is an essential element to take an interview from standard to stellar.   Convey your value As a great candidate you have strengths to showcase, valuable experiences to bring and ...

  • James Fry Promotion - IT Recruitment

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Congratulations to James Fry on his promotion to Manager of the South West Public Sector IT team, we wish him huge success in his new position.  "The promotion of James to Manager of the South West Public Sector IT division is thoroughly deserved and testament to all his hard work since he started with Venn Group. James has excellent knowledge of his sector which has been crucial in the success ...

  • Housing boost for Manchester

    Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by Elly HannaNo comments

    The government has pledged £126m to Greater Manchester to build 4,000 new affordable homes. The schemes include: A consortium of Greater Manchester housing associations, led by New Charter, has bagged £87m alone, with plans for nearly 2,800 homes. Salford social housing provider Salix Homes, allocated £1.3m for 44 homes. First Choice Homes Oldham, handed £5.9m for 181 units. Southway ...