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As an industry, how are we finding the process of recruiting new talent?

We recently conducted some research where we asked over 700 professional marketers about their current digital skills, how they wanted to develop and what trends they saw in the industry. That research resulted in our Digital Skills report 2016 which you can find here. When we asked "How easy is it to recruit people with the right amount of digital skills based on the experience of your organisation?" we got quite an array of answers. On initial inspection, it clear to see that, the digital marketing industry finds recruitment more troubling than easy. Whether this is as a result of unreasonable expectations, or a flaw in the system we are using, it's something to be conscious of when looking for your next hire. Looking at the…

Helpful tips for jobseekers looking to break into tech

The future of the tech industry is as promising as ever—and it bodes well for today's job seekers. In 2015, the United States created roughly 6.5 million jobs in the tech industry. Recruiters predict that IT jobs will continue to grow by up to 22% through the year 2020. While Silicon Valley in California is considered as the home of the main tech startups, other cities like NYC also have a consistently growing tech industry. In fact, New York outpaced Silicon Valley regarding growth with a 33% increase in tech jobs since 2009. Source: Business Insider Despite the ongoing rise of tech jobs, millennials and members of the “Gen Z” are faced with one dilemma—competition. Tech startups know that, if they want to keep up with today’s level of competition, they…

Which of these skills does the modern marketer need too?

Throughout this week we've been looking at the digital skills needed by marketers and found a large percentage of marketers roles is now taken up by managing digital activities. Here's a round-up of all our posts and new report on the level of digital marketing skills. This means marketers are starting to need many of the skills previously reserved for IT professionals. So we thought it would be interesting to see how the role of the IT professional has developed over the past 25 years, and where it is headed. As Gen Y steps up to take centre stage in the employment pool, and technology increasingly dominates our life and work, it is predicted that there will be an 18% growth in tech jobs by 2022. This infographic looks at how tech roles have evolved…

Help up build a picture of the current digital skills landscape

This infographic shows that there are 1.46 million people working in digital companies in the UK, with 45,000 more jobs in digital currently being advertised. Digital marketing requires a huge breadth of skills, with some marketers specialising in key areas such as SEO, content marketing or Paid Search. Many however are generalists, who have a wide set of skills. This can be highly useful, but it is also tricky to keep all these skills up to date. Some 5 million people globally work in digital marketing, and as the industry rapidly grows a skills gap is developing. We’ve come up with a list of 20 skills that digital marketers may require, and…