5 Good Reasons to Leave a Job You Love

5 Good Reasons to Leave a Job You Love

Most of us know job security is an illusion.  Thousands of bankers who had stable jobs at seemingly stable institutions, found themselves without a job after the 2008 financial crisis.  There are many other examples of people that worked for growing organisations where they had a bright future, who suddenly found themselves dismissed.  Job security is therefore not a reason to stay at a job.  But are there any good reasons to leave a job, particularly if you love it? Here are a few.

How to Become an Invaluable HR Professional

How to Become an Invaluable HR Professional

It is impossible for any HR professional to be trained in all the different areas of a business they must hire for—particularly if they are responsible for technology roles that have very niche requirements. This is just one of the multitude of challenges HR professionals face in today’s workplace. HR professionals must set an example as model members of the team, be well-versed in the latest employment law and help create the right culture. But there are also a few things HR professionals can do to ensure they don’t get overwhelmed, and instead, become an invaluable gem within the heart of their organisation. Here are our top 5 tips for HR professionals in 2019.

Oliver Parks Finland Amongst First to Sign Leading Industry Principles

Oliver Parks Finland Amongst First to Sign Leading Industry Principles

Oliver Parks is one of the first companies to agree to the Finish recruitment industry’s most progressive set of principles. The code, known as For better recruitment, includes 5 tenants that define how recruitment firms should work in order to best help companies and job seekers. By adhering to these principles, the hope is that it will create a positive effect for the country as a whole.

5 Reasons Why AI Can’t Replace the Human Touch in Recruitment

5 Reasons Why AI Can’t Replace the Human Touch in Recruitment

Big data and artificial intelligence (AI) continue to change the recruiting industry with software that claims to be able to source and screen candidates, and calendar applications that do all the work of organising interviews.  But a recent survey shows that professionals have less trust in AI than in human recruitment consultants. The survey of 431 professionals across a wide range of industries showed that ninety percent of respondents believe technology cannot replace the human interaction required to recruit effectively.

How To Resign The Right Way

How To Resign The Right Way

Resigning can be hard—particularly if you have enjoyed working at your current company, or feel a sense of loyalty.  Moving on is a must however if we are to travel up the professional ladder, and doing it right can make a big difference in ensuring the transition is a smooth one.  Next time you are thinking of resigning, you may want to consider a few pieces of advice from Oliver Parks’ technology recruitment consultants, and ensure the process is as stress-free as possible.

4 Tech Recruitment Trends to Watch

4 Tech Recruitment Trends to Watch

One tech recruitment trend isn’t changing: demand for tech talent continues to outpace the supply.  There are however plenty of other things across the tech hiring landscape are changing. Knowing what is happening in the market will prevent you from getting caught off guard, and missing out on candidates. Here are a few tech recruitment trends to keep an eye on…

Why Finnish Tech Start-ups Come Out on Top

Why Finnish Tech Start-ups Come Out on Top

Finland is home to 5.5 million people, which is a relatively small population— yet remarkably it boasts over 10% of the world's start-up exits. Finland's scarcity of resources and changes in the telecom infrastructure have led to a large body of tech talent which is now leading the next generation.  This breadth of talent has produced a vibrant and growing tech community, and companies that the world wants:

How to Keep Bias Out of the Hiring Process

How to Keep Bias Out of the Hiring Process

The benefits of having a diverse workforce are numerous. Diverse businesses are more likely to understand the needs of a wider range of customers and clients. Plus there is evidence that that teams with a broader range of perspectives perform better. But keeping bias out of the hiring process is difficult. Even companies with the best of intentions end up hiring the same ‘type’ of person.