• GCS Share Scheme

    • Date posted: 16 Nov 2017
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    In the 21 years that I have worked at GCS, the last twelve months have been the most exciting of times. I feel like everything I have learned in my recruitment career is coming to fruition, and...

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  • How will Python’s growth impact engineers?

    Date posted: 19 Mar 2018

    Over the past few years, Python’s simple syntax and steady learning curve has seen it become the fastest growing language throughout the coding communities. This has been largely attributed to...

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  • The real world uses of Python

    Date posted: 12 Mar 2018

    As a general-purpose programming language, Python has a wide variety of uses from building web apps to providing support to NASA’s projects. The language’s close resemblance to English...

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  • How difficult is it to learn Python?

    Date posted: 29 Nov 2017

    According to Stack Overflow, Python has swiftly become the most popular language among professionals and students around the world. Beating competition from the like of Java, JavaScript and C#,...

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  • Python is now considered more important than Mandarin in investment banking

    Date posted: 28 Nov 2017

    Every year, Goldman Sachs runs what is arguably the most prestigious internship in the world of banking. Typically, you can gauge the direction the bank and industry is heading judging from the types...

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  • Python has defeated JavaScript to become the most popular language

    Date posted: 27 Nov 2017

    The Python coding language has been around for nearly 3 decades, but in an environment dominated by Java, JavaScript and C# it was tough for it to reach the same success as its competition. However,...

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  • Why Python should be an essential part of a developer’s toolkit

    Date posted: 26 Nov 2017

    Python has been around for a few decades now, but until recently it has been overshadowed by the more popular languages such as Java and C++. However, Python has recently become the most popular...

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  • GCS Share Scheme

    Date posted: 16 Nov 2017

    In the 21 years that I have worked at GCS, the last twelve months have been the most exciting of times. I feel like everything I have learned in my recruitment career is coming to fruition, and...

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  • Addressing the gender gap in recruitment

    Date posted: 22 Jun 2017

    At GCS we’re well placed to take a step back and look at the industry and the problems it faces. One of the most prominent issues we’ve investigated is the lack of female...

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  • Happy Employees are Productive Employees

    Date posted: 02 Jun 2017

    Employee engagement directly impacts a business’s attraction and retention strategy. Engaged employees are happy employees. In today’s job market employers should be doing all they can to...

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  • nGAGE Acquires GCS Recruitment Specialists

    Date posted: 22 May 2017

    nGAGE Specialist Recruitment, one of the largest privately owned UK recruitment groups, has acquired GCS Recruitment Specialists, a recruitment business with operations in London, Reading, Dublin and...

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  • Flexibility for Fathers: A Workplace Taboo?

    Date posted: 20 Mar 2017

    Something that is rarely considered when discussing gender equality at work is the way male parents face discrimination and judgement, and the detrimental effect that this in turn has on women at...

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  • My Take on Women in Work Statistics

    Date posted: 02 Feb 2017

    This week I attended a great seminar titled “Supporting Women in the Workplace” which provided us with some interesting insights into the state of gender equality at work. With so many...

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  • Market Insights 2017

    Date posted: 01 Feb 2017

    A report based off a survey of over 2,000 clients and candidates, detailing current trends and changes in the workplace, including the working environment, pay and rewards, and engagement and...

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  • Construction Salary Guide 2017

    Date posted: 23 Jan 2017

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  • Technology salary guide 2017

    Date posted: 20 Jan 2017

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  • Financial Services Salary Guide 2017

    Date posted: 20 Jan 2017

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  • Engineering salary guide 2017

    Date posted: 19 Jan 2017

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  • 11 Reasons GCS is a Great Place to Grow Your Career

    Date posted: 10 Jan 2017

    One of the most frequent questions I get asked is “what makes GCS a great place to work?” I’ve worked in the recruitment industry for over 10 years across three different...

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    Date posted: 22 Dec 2016

    What has happened over the last few months? It’s been a big couple of months in the world of Brexit. We are still trying to find out what “Brexit means Brexit” actually means....

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  • Is This the New Way to Recruit?

    Date posted: 11 Nov 2016

    As recruiters, we are always looking for new ways to match candidates with clients. I love that recruitment can be exciting and it definitely keeps you on your toes, even though we have pretty much...

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  • How Will Brexit Affect the UK Skills Shortage?

    Date posted: 03 Nov 2016

    With some big announcements in the previous weeks, there’s plenty to discuss about Brexit. Here are some of the questions and concerns that have been voiced to me: Will lower-paid foreign...

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  • BREXIT UPDATE: EU Politics

    Date posted: 27 Sep 2016

    Now that parliament has returned and we start to see reality setting in following the vote, there has been a lot of discussion around what effect the recent EU deliberations will have on immigration,...

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  • Hot Skills - MVC

    Date posted: 15 Sep 2016

    If you're working with ASP.Net in 2016, you use MVC. And if you don't, you should rethink. A bold statement but true - due to the multi-platform capability of MVC, it has replaced...

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  • Big Data Gets Bigger

    Date posted: 06 Sep 2016

    The term 'big data' originally began to circulate within the market at the end of the last decade, an emerging idea of which people were unsure - would it be the next big thing or another fad...

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  • How Will Brexit Affect My Business?

    Date posted: 18 Aug 2016

    What has happened over the last 2 weeks? Over the last 2 weeks we have seen the beginning of the EU response to Brexit and the appointment of the chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, who will be...

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  • GCS Charity Golf Day

    Date posted: 01 Aug 2016

    GCS is excited to announce that we will be hosting a "golf day" in support of our most recent charity partner, The Loganberry Trust.  The Loganberry Trust is a charity founded...

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  • GCS Features in Thames Valley 250

    Date posted: 25 Jul 2016

    We are delighted to announce that we have again been featured in the Thames Valley 250. Ranked 121st, the Thames Valley 250 is a list of the top performing companies in the region ranked by...

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  • How Will Brexit Affect Employment in the UK?

    Date posted: 22 Jul 2016

    It has been just under a month since the UK voted to leave the EU, and there are signs of stability on the horizon. Following up on my previous blog, I’ll answer some of the questions...

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  • The Value of Better Benefits

    Date posted: 14 Jul 2016

    There is a lot written these days about achieving the correct work-life balance. And rightly so; people who don’t have this right will either underachieve or burn out, depending on which way...

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  • Perception is Reality

    Date posted: 08 Jul 2016

    Having a strong brand can increase sales and actually reduce advertising outlay. Consider, for example, Mercedes and Rolex - premium brands that charge premium prices and do not have to resort to...

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  • Skills in Focus – Embedded Software

    Date posted: 05 Jul 2016

    There once was a time where people marvelled at one mobile phone connecting wirelessly with another through Bluetooth, but those days of astonishment are now a distant memory. Now, it seems that...

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  • How Will Brexit Affect My Career?

    Date posted: 01 Jul 2016

    After Friday’s controversial decision to leave the EU, many UK citizens are worried about the future of their career in post-EU Britain. In an attempt to alleviate some of your concerns,...

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  • Defining the Market Rate

    Date posted: 27 Jun 2016

    The most common question I am asked when dealing with construction recruitment is “what is the market rate for the role?” The construction market has seen a boom in demand for...

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  • Counter-offers: a short-term solution

    Date posted: 21 Jun 2016

    I have noticed a substantial increase in the number of candidates who, upon resigning from their role to move to a new company, are receiving a counter-offer from their existing employer. Whilst...

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  • 5 ways for SMEs to avoid losing key staff

    Date posted: 17 Jun 2016

    Losing members of your team is bound to happen; it’s a fact of life that cannot be completely prevented. But as with anything for small businesses, the stakes are higher. The departure of one...

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  • EU Referendum: A Defining Moment for UK Recruitment

    Date posted: 07 Jun 2016

    Like many others, the EU referendum is one of the most defining votes I will ever participate in. I’m sure you have all done your own research, discussed with your own friends and family and...

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  • The Best of British may not have been born in Britain

    Date posted: 03 Jun 2016

    Ask many laymen where the financial capital of world lays and you’ll more often than not either get New York or, to a lesser extent, Hong Kong. In the eyes of many, London has sat in third for...

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  • GCS Supports the Loganberry Trust

    Date posted: 01 Jun 2016

    On the back of raising £15,696 for Bliss – a charity for babies born premature or sick – GCS Recruitment Specialists has announced a new charity partner for its 2016/17 financial...

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  • GCS celebrates best ever year

    Date posted: 31 May 2016

    GCS Recruitment Specialists have just celebrated consecutive record breaking years at their recent May Ball. £7.65 million of net-fee-income (GP) is once again the financial services,...

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  • Great Place to Work

    Date posted: 29 Apr 2016

    We are delighted to have been named by the Great Place to Work Institute as one of the UK’s best workplaces with 50-499 employees. Ranked 43rd in the medium company category, GCS received...

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  • New website live

    Date posted: 28 Apr 2016

    In a year of investment for GCS, we are pleased that our new global website is now live. The websites for the UK, Irish, and American businesses ensure that we can offer a truly bespoke...

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  • Market insights 2016

    Date posted: 27 Apr 2016

    41% of employees are either unsatisfied or very unsatisfied with their benefits package. This comes at a time when there is a disparity between what companies are offering and what their employees...

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  • Back to Basics

    Date posted: 21 Apr 2016

    A pattern has emerged recently amongst those interviews that don't result in a job offer - over the last six months, the primary reason clients are rejecting candidates for a software engineering...

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  • Happy employees are productive employees

    Date posted: 20 Apr 2016

    The happiness of employees affects whether or not they stay put and how productive they are. In today’s job market employers should be doing all they can to attract and keep hold of the best...

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  • The impact of a construction industry resurgence

    Date posted: 14 Apr 2016

    More than a third of SME construction businesses are unable to recruit sufficient numbers of bricklayers to keep up with their workloads, according to a recent survey by the Federation of Master...

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  • The workplace: looks matter

    Date posted: 13 Apr 2016

    Most people spend more time in the office than they do at home. Yet, it’s only recently the importance of an attractive workplace has taken off. This can largely be attributed to Millennials...

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  • More is more: The evolution of Applications Development

    Date posted: 17 Mar 2016

    Candidates with experience of solely front- or back-end development are finding demand for their skills are decreasing and what was once an in-demand skillset has become only half of what is...

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  • Embedded engineers driving innovation

    Date posted: 16 Mar 2016

    There once was a time where people marvelled at one mobile phone connecting wirelessly with another through Bluetooth but those days of astonishment are now a distant memory - now, it seems that...

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  • From shaky start to firm future - the acceptance of DevOps

    Date posted: 16 Mar 2016

    If you were to believe the hype, you’d think DevOps rise to prominence was rapid. In actual fact, like a lot of Hollywood actors, DevOps was around for a long time before it found fame, it was...

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  • The future of the workplace

    Date posted: 16 Mar 2016

    We hosted a roundtable event recently on the subject of changes in the modern workplace. The Whitepaper will be released soon but attending this got me thinking about the differences between the...

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  • Dirty laundry... and how to avoid it being aired

    Date posted: 15 Mar 2016

    The 4th Money Laundering Directive came into play in June 2015 with a timeline of two years for full implementation and carrying severe penalties for any financial companies who are not compliant....

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  • Companies should prioritise training to tackle the skills shortage

    Date posted: 29 Feb 2016

    Technological advancements have greatly benefited the economy but as progression continues, many sectors are finding themselves at the mercy of a skills shortage. This is due to the fact that only a...

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  • The impact of reshoring

    Date posted: 22 Feb 2016

    The Jaguar brand has been one of the most recognised British institutions since the advent of motor vehicles - so it's only fitting that Jaguar Land Rover's expansion within the West Midlands...

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  • Communication v Technical Skills

    Date posted: 21 Feb 2016

    Within GCS Technology's network and support team, something we've noticed recently is that more and more employers are prioritising social and communication skills over technical...

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  • London team move to a new office

    Date posted: 18 Jan 2016

    We are delighted to announce that our London team has moved to a new office in Cannon Street after more than 10 years at our King Street office. In a year of investment for GCS, the company has...

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  • Miffed by MIFID? Some companies aren’t taking their hiring seriously enough...

    Date posted: 13 Jan 2016

    One of the most in-demand aptitudes in financial services so far in 2016 is knowledge of MiFID, particularly MiFID II. With the risk of heavy financial penalties and the potential of having their...

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  • Flexibility matters

    Date posted: 21 Dec 2015

    Modern advancements in technology have revolutionised the workplace and allowed for more flexible working. With individuals now able to work effectively from home, on the move, share jobs and work...

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  • Winner: Thames Valley Award for CSR

    Date posted: 17 Nov 2015

    We are delighted to have been named winner of the Thames Valley 250's Award for Corporate Social Responsibility. "It's fantastic to be recognised for something we are so...

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  • New Office. New York

    Date posted: 01 Nov 2015

    We are delighted to announce further international growth with the opening of our first North American office in New York. Led by experienced recruiter Thomas Lovell-Butt, the office specialises in...

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  • Lisa Forrester becomes sales director

    Date posted: 09 Sep 2015

    Lisa Forrester, who joined GCS immediately after graduating in 2003 and has since become the company's highest billing consultant ever, has been named Sales Director. "To say I am proud...

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  • Announcing our UK charity partner: Bliss

    Date posted: 20 May 2015

    We are delighted to announce that our UK charity partner for 2015/16 is Bliss, the charity dedicated to helping babies born too soon, too small or too sick. Selected in a vote by GCS’...

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  • We are delighted to have achieved IIP Silver Status

    Date posted: 15 Jan 2015

    Only 16% of all UK employers are IIP accredited and fewer than 600 have achieved IIP Silver status, which equates to less than 3 per cent of all organisations awarded IIP. IIP accredited since...

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