• Discover Technology Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Insights

    2 days ago

    Phaidon International's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report Examines the Perceptions of DE&I in Technology.As an award-winning technology talent partner under the Phaidon International brand, clients often ask us how to improve Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) in their workplace so they can attract, hire, and retain top talent with diverse experiences and viewpoints.  T...

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  • ​Nurturing Tech Employees Through Career Path Transitions

    6 months ago

    In the ever-evolving world of technology, change is the only guarantee. As the tech realm continues to rapidly progress, the career trajectories of those within it are also shifting. The traditional concept of a straightforward career journey is almost extinct in this industry. Technological advancements mean roles and required skills can change overnight. For tech leaders a...

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  • Cyber Security Talent Insights

    10 months ago

    ​​The cyber security market is predicted to grow to $266 billion by 2027, but with opportunity comes many risks, disruptions and challenges. With skilled business-critical cyber security professionals in high demand, companies must develop effective hiring solutions to capitalize on the market and protect their systems, networks, and data against cyber attacks and security...

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  • Why Flexible Working is No Longer a Benefit

    over 3 years ago

    ​Flexible working has been a growing trend for many years; with the outbreak of COVID-19, this trend has reached its tipping point.  For many employers, flexible working arrangements have been the only way to handle the unprecedented challenges the pandemic brought about; with 78% of workers now saying they want increased flexibility in their work moving forward, it will be ...

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  • How to Avoid a Talent Exodus Post-Pandemic

    over 3 years ago

    ​​Nobody yet knows what the legacy of COVID-19 will be. HR and recruitment experts are increasingly concerned businesses which do survive this period will face a further crisis in the shape of talent acquisition and retention in ‘the new normal’.​Anxiety about the workforce is not new: a recent PWC study found 80% of CEOs are either extremely or somewhat concerned about thei...

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  • Working from Home is the Key to Diversity

    over 3 years ago

    ​Tech companies who offer more flexible working arrangements are employers of choice; joining the ranks of tech companies like Twitter who have announced working from home will be the new norm, forever.It will come as no surprise that 82% of the tech workforce want the flexibility to work from home. It may surprise you, however, to learn that working from home can boost the ...

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  • Turn of the Tide: How to Hire in a Candidate-Flooded Market

    almost 4 years ago by

    ​In the European technology industry, many hiring managers have endured the length and breadth of the talent shortage. For years, job posts have been met with a trickle of responses, so much so that you have waited nervously to see if the source finally dries up. You have revised, rethought, and remade every aspect of your talent acquisition process, several times over, in a...

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  • Leading from the Front: How Tech Companies are Securing Talent

    almost 4 years ago

    ​​The continued Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside a period of great economic uncertainty. In this time of uncertainty, the technology sector has the opportunity to lead the way and create solutions for businesses, individuals and governments involved in this unprecedented situation. It will need to retain and...

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  • Bridging Social Distance with Tech: How to virtually onboard a new employee

    almost 4 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    Hiring managers, with the current pandemic forcing people to work from home many companies will now be altering their onboarding for new employees. Onboarding remotely comes with its own set of difficulties; How can you ensure they feel part of the team? Do they have all the tools and resource they need to do their role?During this difficult time we have created a guide to h...

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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    over 4 years ago by

    ​No hiring manager enjoys rejecting talented job candidates, and it is a task often on the bottom of a ‘to-do’ list when it comes to keeping the recruitment cycle spinning. When hiring within the German tech sector, it is likely you will have to turn down skilled and enthusiastic candidates who may be a great fit for your business in the future. However, there are ways of ta...

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  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    over 4 years ago

    ​While CVs are useful for hiring managers who are looking to employ within the German technology sector in terms of being able to tick the ‘must have’ boxes for required skills, there is a lot they can’t tell you about a candidate. Candidates are also likely to exaggerate about their skills and achievements on a CV, or make out they had more responsibility in a previous role...

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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    over 4 years ago by

    ​Germany is an extremely attractive location in the ever-evolving technology sector, with many workers willing to move both internally or from another country to start an exciting new role which can both help their career and provide valuable new skills to your company. However, moving and starting a new role at the same time is a huge life upheaval, and companies now put to...

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  • Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    over 4 years ago by

    ​The market for top candidates in the German technology sector is currently hyper-competitive. Employees with in-demand technical skill sets, particularly in emerging technologies, are seen as incredibly valuable in the tech sector, and candidates can hold significant leverage when negotiating their careers. In this market, it is not surprising when skilled employees will ap...

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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    over 4 years ago by

    ​As exciting as it is to come to the end of a recruitment cycle when hiring within the German technology sector, the task at hand is far from over once your dream hire has accepted your job offer. Building an effective and productive team within your company relies on creating a thorough and successful onboarding process for new members of your team. First impressions count,...

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  • How to Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    over 4 years ago by

    ​German tech companies must battle for top talent. A 2018 report by the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft (IW) uncovered a gap of over 300,000 vacant positions in the STEM sectors. This indicates a lack of talent available, and companies must compete to win and retain the very best.The technology sector is currently facing a skills shortage which is shocking companies into r...

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  • How to Negotiate Salary With A Successful Job Candidate

    over 4 years ago by

    ​The technology job market in Germany is highly competitive, and certain skills, knowledge and experience can be rare and sought-after. When hiring these exceptional job candidates for senior and specialised roles, it is wise to prepare for a phase of salary negotiation once you have found the ideal team member for your role. These candidates may be considering several job o...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    over 4 years ago by

    ​The success of the thriving German technology sector is down to innovative teams encouraged by progressive and positive working cultures founded on mutual respect and productive collaboration. However, even the most successful corporate culture can be dragged down by the actions of a toxic employee. No employee is perfect, but toxic behaviours such as gossip, bullying and c...

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  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    over 4 years ago by

    ​Germany is facing a tech skills gap, reflected through thousands of unfilled software development positions across the country. While companies are choosing Germany as their base, and investment and innovation is growing fast, they are hiring in a talent pool which is both competitive and in high demand. Hiring managers in the German tech sector need to move fast. If you fi...

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  • How AI Will Impact the HR Workplace

    over 4 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​​Depending on who you talk to, artificial intelligence (AI) is either a peril or a prospect to the human workforce. Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk fear it is a threat, but with experts suggesting AI could be billions of times smarter than humans, its potential to shake up business cannot be overlooked.AI is poised and ready to take HR by storm. It is already adding value to ...

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  • ServiceNow: Shaping Demand for Talent

    almost 5 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​In January 2019, tech consultants Gartner announced their first Magic Quadrant for Cloud Management Platforms, (CMP) naming ServiceNow as a ‘niche player’ and one of only nine vendors within the quadrant. Their report recognizes that today’s enterprises are seeking improved ways to optimize their cloud infrastructure and identifies which platforms it believes will be most e...

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