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Stepping up in Digital Marketing – From Manager to Head of

Over the years I’ve spoken with many Digital Marketing professionals who were keen to climb the career ladder and take a step up when seeking their next opportunity. After a recent conversation with yet another candidate on the same subject, I felt it would be a good idea to take some time out to write a blog on this topic. I wanted to provide some guidance to current Search & Digital Marketing Managers who are…

Diversity and Inclusion. Rooney to the rescue?

Diversity and inclusion is a topic gaining momentum within the recruitment and HR world with many businesses ensuring a greater breadth of workforce across an organisation. It’s been argued that the more diverse an organisation, the more together and therefore productive they are. Most recently the public news on gender pay gaps highlighted the fact this is a wider issue that needs tackling quickly. Although you wouldn’t tend to think of American Football and diversity in…

Dealing with Digital Marketing during Covid-19…with Sumitra Balakrishnan

HealthTech is booming right now and a very exciting space to be in. Recently I was lucky enough to sit down with the Global Performance Marketing Director at KRY / LIVI, Sumitra Balakrishnan. During our virtual 10-minute catch up I was keen to understand how the global pandemic has altered her Digital Marketing plans, what opportunities and threats she’s faced due to Covid-19, and what it’s really like to onboard new starters remotely. If you…

The Ultimate Guide to Building a High-Performing Digital Marketing Team

Creating the ideal team is essential, but it’s also incredibly tough. The Digital Marketing space is suffering from a significant skills shortage. Employers are continually competing to earn the attention of the top-tier talent their recruitment agencies send them. And while certifications and experience count in many recruitment strategies, it’s essential not to overlook the importance of “composition” when crafting the right team. Ideally, you’ll need to look not only at the things someone new can bring to their specific role but…

How To Write a Job Description That Delivers High-Performing Digital Marketing Candidates

Recruitment in the Digital Marketing space can be challenging. It takes a well thought through and planned strategy, thorough screening, and the use of careful analysis to get it right. Being in the grip of a skills short market, especially for Digital Marketing talent, an enticing job description is imperative if you want to attract the top people to your organisation. From a tactical viewpoint, job descriptions work as an important guide in all aspects…

How To Hire & Retain Digital Marketing Superstars in 7 Easy Steps

I’m Alex Marriner, Founder & Recruitment Director at Acquire Digital Talent. I’ve specialised in hiring Digital Marketing professionals for over a decade and have a wealth of experience working with high growth companies across London and Europe. Hiring the very best candidates with Data-Driven Marketing skills can be a nightmare in today’s ever-competitive market. Whether you’re an established brand, growing tech start-up or even digital agency, everyone is looking to take this talent on board,…

Complete Guide To Onboarding New Starters Remotely

In order to ensure a smooth onboarding process, you need to lay the groundwork with your new workers as soon as possible. This is just as true for remote workers as workers who take a position in your physical offices. Ask any experienced manager and they will be able to tell you how much of a difference the preparatory work that you do will make to the entire onboarding process.   How To Prepare Them…

Does a Remote Hiring Process Actually Work?

Can you really have a successful, end to end recruitment process that’s 100% remote?   Absolutely!   For companies still in a position to hire, one factor putting hiring managers off will be that they won’t have any ‘flesh time’ with proposed candidates, which could be quite an alien experience. However, unless you’re preparing to just stand still over upcoming weeks and months, hiring whilst working remotely is your only option.   But you shouldn’t…

What Your CV MUST Include Before Your Next Application

Many people are trying to remember the last time they updated their CV and whereabouts they saved it on their laptop!   I’ve touched upon this topic in different blogs, posts, and videos before, but with an influx of job seekers to the market, I thought it was crucial for a quick refresher.   During my recruitment career, there’s been a constant theme of what’s been missing from many CV’s, and it’s ABSOLUTELY crucial you…

How To Nail a Video Interview

By the year 2022, Cisco predicts that more than 82% of all consumer internet traffic will be videos – a 15 times increase since 2017. Couple this fact with research from Insivia that shows viewers are able to retain 95% of a message when it is delivered via video, compared to 10% when it is delivered as text, and it isn’t surprising that so many businesses are turning to video interviews for recruitment. While writing…
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