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The Tech Recruitment Timebomb London – 4 Key Takeaways
07 Dec 2018 Last month, Oscar Technology partnered with IT and Tech Magazine, Business Cloud to host the Tech Recruitment Timebomb. An evening event which brought together key...
Best Companies 3 Star Accreditation
26 Nov 2018 PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 2018 Oscar awarded prestigious three star accreditation by Best Companies  Internationally-renowned technology and energy recruitment firm, Oscar...
Is It Worth Working a 100 Hour Week?
12 Nov 2018 This entry to the #OscarBlog Series was written by our very own "avid gamer", Managing Consultant Aaron Stebbings!  Red Dead Redemption 2...
The AI Effect
27 Sep 2018 The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is modifying the functions of humans in the workplace. It is thought that 20% of jobs will be automated over the next 20 years...
10 Things You NEED To Tell Your Recruiter!
21 Sep 2018 Your recruiter doesn’t simply assist you with the job search itself, but they will also help you understand what roles are best for you...
21st Century Breakthrough in the Workplace - A 4 Day Week?
14 Sep 2018 Since the Industrial Revolution, there has been one thing that has barely changed for the majority of workers – the routine of 09:00 to 17:00, five days a week...
The UK Rocked by The "Gig" Economy
29 Aug 2018 A 'gig economy' is a job market based on short-term contracts. Companies hire workers to complete individual projects (or, 'gigs'), which can be a one-off or repeat...
Oscar Technology auction raises £1500 for Forever Manchester!
24 Aug 2018 Last week we had our summer barbeque held at the King Street Townhouse Hotel. We all had an amazing evening which only got better as the night went on...
The $1 Trillion Dollar Apple
06 Aug 2018 Apple is now worth $1 Trillion Dollars. What is Next and Who can topple them? Apple has become the world’s first publically-listed company to be worth $1 Trillion...
The Digitization of the Oil and Gas Industry
26 Jul 2018 Over the past several years, the oil and gas industry have had to traverse a range issue, after a long run of high and growing rig counts...
Google For Jobs UK Launch
18 Jul 2018 Worldwide tech goliath Google is adding another string to its platform with a new job search experience on Google.  Google started to use its search expertise in job...
The End of The Poker Face
27 Jun 2018 We like to believe we have cognitive control over what someone else knows, sees, understands about our own internal states - our emotions, insecurities...
The Rise of Wind/Solar and The Fall of Coal
22 Jun 2018 Renewable energy is ready to produce close to five 50% of the world's energy by 2050, largely owing to falling battery prices. That's per a brand new report from...
Blockchain: What you need to know
20 Jun 2018 Blockchain: What you need to know It’s what everyone seems to be talking about; it has a huge influence in today's society. Its level of growth in all our minds is...
Our Top 5 Tech Predictions: 2018
04 Jan 2018 2017 was a boom year for technology. Tesla launched its electric car Model 3 to the public, Amazon and Google both released new hardware and Apple debuted the iPhone X...
Diversity & Inclusion
03 Jan 2018 Diversity and Inclusion: A box ticking exercise or a huge benefit for tech businesses? I’ve worked in the Tech Recruitment Industry for over 21 years and in that time...
The £10-Billion Christmas Present
19 Dec 2017 Source: CV-Library Read More... How to Write a Graduate Software / Web Developer CV Ten CV Tips for Senior Contractors 10 Popular Interview Questions and How to...
The Most Valuable Companies in America Over 100 Years
20 Nov 2017 How much has business value shifted in a century? Courtesy of Visual Capitalist 1917: The Industrial Era Standard Oil, which controlled over 90% of all oil in the US...
Recruitment In Numbers - June Edition
30 Jun 2017 Recruitment In Numbers- June Edition Key Points from May 33% of employers think the top priority for the new government should be developing a strategy to ensure that...
Oscar Employees Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries!
26 May 2017 Oscar’s Matthew Southworth and Adam Underwood celebrate 11 and 10 years of working at Oscar respectively. Director Southworth has worked with Oscar for 11 years...
Recruitment In Numbers - May Edition 2017
25 May 2017 Key Points from April The number of employers citing cost as a key factor when choosing an agency dropped to 68% from 80% in March...
We Read The LinkedIn Global Staffing Trends Report So You Don't Have To...
18 May 2017 Global Staffing Trends 2017 - What you need to know about the state of the recruitment industry. LinkedIn's Global staffing trends report is designed to help...
Recruitment In Numbers - April Edition
10 May 2017 Key Points from April Survey Growth in permanent placements continues to slow, but temporary billings rise sharply. Sharpest drop in candidate availability for 16...
Global Recruiter Awards - Oscar Shortlisted!
08 May 2017 We're delighted have been named as finalists to defend our title as Best Small Recruitment Business in the Global Recruiter Awards! Following our unexpected but very...
Success for Oscar's Mel Houghton at the Insider Awards
21 Apr 2017 Oscar’s Melissa Houghton has been named as the Insider North West Young Professionals Awards Young HR / Recruitment Professional of the Year 2017...
Oscar's Mel Houghton Vying for Insider Recruitment Award
20 Apr 2017 With just one day to go until the winner of the Insider North West Young Professional Awards are announced, tension is rising in Oscar HQ...
Recruitment in Numbers - March Edition 2017
13 Apr 2017 Key points from the March survey: Growth in permanent placements weakens from February's one-year peak Demand for staff holds close to its strongest for 18 months...
**Competition** Win More Than a Kilo of Chocolate!
10 Apr 2017 CLOSED! A winner has been announced. Thank you to everyone who entered our Easter Competition! Want to win more than a kilo of chocolate worth £75? We're giving away...
Article 50 Triggers Uncertainty for the Tech Industry
29 Mar 2017 As the UK officially prepares to withdraw from the European Union, the future of Britain's Tech industry remains uncertain. On the 29th March...
Millions of UK Workers at Risk of Being Replaced by Robots
27 Mar 2017 Within the next 15 years over 10 million UK workers could find themselves being replaced by AI, says a new study conducted by PWC. The report found that 30% of jobs in...
Oscar Perform Giant-Killing at Onrec Awards!
10 Mar 2017 Oscar has won The Best Corporate Graduate Site category for our internal recruitment at the Online Recruitment (Onrec) Awards. The awards...
Oscar Shortlisted For 3 Onrec Awards!
08 Mar 2017 We're getting our glad-rags ready because for the second year running Oscar has been named as a finalist at the Onrec Awards! Tomorrow we'll be travelling down to...
The Honest Guide to Considering a Job Counter Offer
08 Mar 2017 Accept a counter offer from your current employer and there’s a 93% chance you will quit anyway within 18 months. You can barely log on to LinkedIn without seeing this...
Oscar Celebrates Best Companies Day
06 Mar 2017 Oscar celebrated making it onto the Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For by taking part in our own exciting, innovative, (and at some points embarrassing) Dragon's...
Oscar Consultant Shortlisted for North West Recruitment Award
06 Mar 2017 We're delighted to announce that Oscar's Melissa Houghton has been shortlisted for the Insider's North West Young Professionals Awards in the Young HR / Recruitment...
Oscar Named on Sunday Times Best Companies List
24 Feb 2017 It's been an incredibly hard secret to keep, but we can finally announce that Oscar has been named on the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For list 2017! The...
9 Things You Must Consider Before Becoming an IT Contractor
16 Feb 2017 Written by Sam Mikkelsen Associate Director When I first started working in Contract Recruitment, England was about to host its first major football tournament since...
Manchester Digital Skills Festival - The Key Findings
16 Feb 2017 Photo credit: Tech North via Twitter This week members of the Oscar team attended Manchester’s Digital Skills Festival organised by Manchester Digital...
The Super Bowl - The Numbers Behind the Game
03 Feb 2017 To view our blog on how Big Data is impacting the way the Super Bowl is viewed CLICK HERE Read More... How to Write a Graduate Software / Web Developer CV Ten CV...
Made in Manchester - Will Mel be Crowned Best Young Recruiter?
01 Feb 2017 It was September 2016 in a Manchester hotel, and the room had fallen silent ahead of the announcement for The Drum Recruitment Awards’ Consultant of the Year...
Infographic: How Google Tracks You – And What You Can Do About It
18 Jan 2017 Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
Infographic: How Every Commodity Performed in 2016
17 Jan 2017 Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist WINNERS IN 2016 he biggest winners on the year were base metals and the oil and gas sector. Here’s how base metals did: Base Metal ...
Infographic: The Dominance of Google and Facebook
12 Dec 2016 Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
Oscar's Melissa Houghton Shortlisted for Made in Manchester Recruitment Award
02 Dec 2016 Oscar are delighted to announce that our Managing Consultant Melissa Houghton has made the shortlist for Made in Manchester’s prestigious Talent and Retention...
Infographic: Google's Black Friday Predictions
25 Nov 2016 Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
NORA Awards - Five Reasons We're Amongst the Finalists!
15 Nov 2016 It’s November, which can only mean one thing in the Recruitment world – awards season. Tuxedos have been pressed, tickets have been printed and numerous trains down to...
Infographic: The Industrial Internet of Things
08 Nov 2016 Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
Infographic: The World's Top Celebrity Investors
01 Nov 2016 Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
The Tech Recruiter's Guide to Writing a Great CV
20 Oct 2016 To view a more detailed text version of this infographic please click here
Infographic: 55 Facts You May Not Know About Google
19 Oct 2016 Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
Infographic: The Top 10 Billionaires in Tech
11 Oct 2016 Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
Oscar Shortlisted for Two More Awards at the NORAs
10 Oct 2016 In what has been a busy few weeks for recruitment award nominations, Oscar are ecstatic to have been named as Finalists in two categories of the National Online...
Oscar Shortlisted For IRP Best Company to Work For
04 Oct 2016 Oscar are delighted to have been shortlisted for Best Recruitment Company to Work for in this year's Institute of Professional Recruiters (IRP) Awards at our first time...
77.9% of Developers Open to New Job Opportunities
29 Sep 2016 Considering a new role in Web Development? You’re not alone. According to a survey of more than 50,000 Coders across the world by Tech community site Stack Overflow, 77...
Oscar Win Big at The Drum Recruitment Awards
23 Sep 2016 The Oscar team are delighted to have picked up two awards in The Drum Recruitment Awards Against incredibly tough competition in both categories...
Infographic: See Every Single Part Inside an iPhone
22 Sep 2016 Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
MARA Awards - Oscar Shortlisted for TWO Categories!
14 Sep 2016 Oscar have been announced as finalists in two categories of the upcoming Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards (MARAs). Looking to add to our success in 2016...
Oscar Welcome Eight New Faces to UK Technology Team
14 Sep 2016 We are delighted to welcome eight Trainee Consultants to our UK Technology Recruitment team over the past two weeks. A mixture of recent graduates...
Infographic: 27 Fintech Unicorns, and Where They Were Born
09 Sep 2016 Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
Making Your Job Search Easier - Changes to the Oscar Website
07 Sep 2016 We're delighted to have made some new changes to the Oscar website to improve your job searching experience. Smart Home Pages We've added new keyword buttons based on...
One week to go! Vote for us in the NORA Awards
02 Sep 2016 Have you cast your vote yet? Voting for this year's NORA Awards closes on Friday 9th September! Oscar are delighted to have been nominated for Best Small Recruitment...
Infographic: The Evolution of Virtual Reality
25 Aug 2016 Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
Job of the Day 15/8/16 - 21/8/16
15 Aug 2016 Each weekday we'll bring you one of our hottest vacancies from across the Technology & IT job markets. To find out more or apply for the position...
Oscar Nominated for TWO Drum Recruitment Awards
11 Aug 2016 Oscar are delighted have have received two nominations in The Drum Recruitment Business Awards. Oscar has made the shortlist for Best Small Recruitment Agency of the...
Vote for Oscar in the NORA Awards 2016
10 Aug 2016 Oscar are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for Best Small Recruitment Agency Website at this year's NORA Awards. Having reached the final five in our...
Infographic: The Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2016
20 Jul 2016 Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
Writing a Great CV - The Recruiter's Guide
19 Jul 2016 Let’s face it – nobody enjoys writing a CV, but it’s one of the most important documents you will ever have to create. Your CV or Résumé is your opportunity to showcase...
Fraud Warning - Phishing Emails
05 Jul 2016 In the past few weeks we have been contacted by a number of people across the world who have received emails purporting to be from Oscar...
Infographic: Billion Dollar Companies Who All Started in Garages
29 Jun 2016 Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
All Abroad!? Expected Effects of Brexit on the UK Technology Industry
27 Jun 2016 Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has been met by feelings of fear and uncertainty by the Technology community – will jobs be lost? Will start-up investments dry...
Winner - Best Small Recruitment Business
24 Jun 2016 We're delighted to announce that Oscar have been names Best Small Recruitment Business at the Global Recruiter Awards After reaching the Finalist stages on the ONREC...
Super James Milner? The Impact of Big Data on Football
02 Jun 2016 England stalwart James Milner has been announced as the fifth best player among Euro 2016 teams – ahead of the likes of Champions League winners Gareth Bale...
The Internet of Things and Our Mobile Future
27 May 2016 Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
Five Simple UX Mistakes Your Website Could be Making
23 May 2016 “I don’t understand – the website looks great. So why aren’t we having any online bookings?” Sound familiar? Having a pretty website is all well and good...
A Timeline of Failed Tech Predictions
11 May 2016 Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist Read More.. What Your CV Must Include to Make It To the Interview Stage Are Contractors Really More Expensive tha Permanent Staff?...
The Truth About Handling a Job Counter Offer
10 May 2016 You’ve made it to the end of a lengthy and gruelling interview process for your dream job and receive an offer that is just too good to turn down...
Oscar Named as Global Recruiter Finalists
03 May 2016 We are delighted to announce that Oscar has been named as a Finalist in the upcoming Global Recruiter Industry Awards 2016. The awards...
Are Contractors Really More Expensive than Permanent Staff?
03 May 2016 By Aaron Stebbings, Contractor Specialist “We don’t hire contractors; they’re too expensive!” As someone who specialises in placing IT and Technology Contractors...
What Your CV Must Include to Make it to the Interview Stage
29 Apr 2016 Written by Emily Egerton, Software & Web Development As a recruiter in the IT & technology market, I often have to examine hundreds of CVs for one given job opening...
Which Game of Thrones Recruitment House Do You Belong To?
25 Apr 2016 With season seven of the incredible Game of Thrones series set to air this weekend, we take a look at which House your Recruitment style would place you in...
Discipline Engineers – Now is the Time to Get Out of the Energy Sector!
25 Apr 2016 With the price of crude oil, state of the economy and the number of unemployed professionals, I have recently been speaking to many Engineering specialists who have...
Why Specialist Agencies Add Value to Your In-House Recruitment Team
20 Apr 2016 Written by Kevin Holt Associate Director Agencies support, not replace in-house teams “Sorry, we don’t need your services. We have an in-house recruitment team...
In or Out? How Would the Brexit Affect IT Contractors in the UK?
15 Apr 2016 The upcoming EU referendum has many far-reaching implications for IT Contractors working in the UK and Europe. Some questions are fundamentally about how we see our roles...
How to Find a Graduate Job as a Software / Web Developer
13 Apr 2016 You’ve submitted your dissertation and walked out of your final exam. The feeling of relief is overwhelming, but in the back of your mind your thinking what’s next? ...
How the Internet of Things Will Change Your Life
11 Apr 2016 Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist Source: RS Online
5 Ways a Business Intelligence (BI) Solution Can Benefit Your Company
05 Apr 2016 Over the last decade, a vast number of companies in the UK and US markets have invested heavily in business intelligence. By investing in Big Data software...
Fraudulent Emails - Public Notice
29 Mar 2016 We have been made aware of a number of fraudulent emails which have been sent purporting to represent Oscar or Oscar Energy. The message offers the recipient employment...
How the 2016 Budget will Affect Contractors using Umbrella Companies
23 Mar 2016 Changes to Tax Relief In the 2016 Spring Budget, the Chancellor George Osbourne confirmed changes to tax relief on travel and subsistence (T&S)...
Easter Egg Hunt: 5 of the Greatest from Across the Web
23 Mar 2016 Mention Easter Eggs to most Tech experts and they’re likely to get excited – but not about the thought of stuffing their face with chocolate! Easter Eggs are the name...
10 Facts on Twitter's 10th Birthday
21 Mar 2016 Ten Top Facts: The most followed person on Twitter is American pop star Katy Perry, with more than 84 million followers The most retweeted tweet ever was Ellen...
How to Prepare Your Social Media for Job Searches
14 Mar 2016 Applying for a new job? Maybe it’s time to change that profile picture of you passed out on a nightclub floor.. It’s no secret that employers will often check your...
ONREC Award Winners to be Announced
09 Mar 2016 Oscar are delighted to be attending the ONREC Awards on Thursday 10th March, where our website is shortlisted for FOUR Categories Our team will be travelling to London...
33 Facts About Women in Technology
03 Mar 2016 Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
Donate Now to Ellis' Recovery Fund
02 Mar 2016 At Oscar we try and do as much as we can for good causes – and this one is especially close to our hearts. Last week our consultant Lana’s 17 year old cousin, Ellis...