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Agile is the new bright shiny object in business and increasing numbers of companies are jumping on the agile bandwagon. Based on new ways of working guided by the Agile Manifesto and authored by Jeff Sutherland, the hype is not without justification. Agile delivers results that are hard to argue—increasing velocity and output while reducing development time and increasing customer satisfaction.
Because a fundame
AI is Not the Future of Recruitment, it's the Now
Recruiting great talent is becoming increasingly difficult. Nowadays there are multiple platforms and sources to find great talent, from recruiters, job boards, social media sites…The possibilities seem endless. This also comes with troves of data in different formats and an information overload which ultimately results in quality candidates getting lost in the mix.
AI can work hand in hand with employers to confront this problem. Technology in recruitment is nothing new and AI is increasingly emerging throughout the recruitment process. Not only can AI reduce
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I am often asked about artificial intelligence and the future of work. My answer is that A.I. will change 100% of current jobs. It will change the job of a factory worker. It will change the job of a software developer, of a customer service agent, of a professional driver. And it will change my job as the CEO of one of the biggest technology companies in the world. Yet notice my choice of words: A.I. will change jobs but it won’t replace all of them. A.I. will also create completely new jobs we haven’t even dreamed up yet.
The recent jobs report from the Labor Departm
Spotlight on Alex
I am a British citizen but I grew up in South Africa. I went to the University of Cape Town where I graduated with a Master’s in Political Science. But after this I decided to move back to England and begin a career there.
Meet Alex. The Sales Pro.
Alex has over ten years experience in Sales including managerial roles that have had a global remit. Having returned from Amsterdam she accepted the role of Head of Sales at Tempo.
Hear about her experience of her career in Sales so far including her experience and top tips on managing teams.
What interested you in starting a career in Sales?
I didn’t intend to get a job in sales
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As technology speeds us into an increasingly uncertain future, we can find ourselves behind a step, simply reacting to or overwhelmed by the exponential changes around us. We might be mapping trends and implementing technological solutions based on those trends to keep up, not fall behind and accelerate past our competition. We believe technology is taking us in a direction, and want to plan for it.
Yet who is in the driver’s seat – technology, or us humans? And to what end?
What would it look like for us to design a future o
Meet Rory. Our Driven, Independent Sales Executive
Rory has been with Tempo for nearly a year. Before Tempo he worked at a luxury travel company for two years in a B2C Sales roles. Nearly three years into Sales across B2C and B2B Rory gives his account of the function so far.
Were you initially interested in going into Sales?
Yes! Always been interested in working in a commission based environment
What interested you in a Sales roles at Tempo specifically?
After meeting our two Co-Founders Ben and Ollie, I felt that I wou
5 Reasons to Consider a Role in Sales
Maddy who works in sales here at Tempo says working in sales is a ‘rewarding job’ with ‘no limits on what you can achieve’.
Here are five reasons sales can be an exciting role and sets you up with a strong foundation for your career.
Working in sales requires targets to be set and hit each month. If these are hit month on month proving your capability at the role then you can have independence; working towards your own goals on your own terms and work with clients of your choosing. If you can maintain your performance, then you can work on your initiative.
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Our weekly roundup of interesting articles around HR, Tech and the Future of Work
Navigating The Workforce of Future: How to Manage And Motivate Millennials Better bwpeople on how employers should engage with millennials to keep them motivated and loyal.
Employees think HR will be 'redundant' in the future of work hcamag on the role of HR in the future of the working world.
Maddy's Experience of Sales so far...
Maddy Goldrick works in Tempo's sales team. It was her first job out of University and now, a year into her role, Maddy gives her perspective on sales.
Were you initially interested in going into sales?
No, absolutely not.
(If no, why? Were there negative connotations around sales? What did you initially think of sales as a role)
I envisaged a hostile envi
Key Takeaways from Building a Brilliant Candidate Experience
Thank you for everyone that attended Tempo Talks. It was a fantastic evening full of interesting and insightful discussion around the importance of candidate experience, how to create an engaging candidate experience and examples of what great looks like.
Our key takeaways from the evening:
Why has the candidate experience has become a focus recently?
- The talent pool is shrinking, and likely to shrink further due to Brexit creating a competitive hunt for talent.
How to Build a Brilliant Candidate Experience
Recruitment used to be an employer driven process with employers often having multiple candidates to choose from. But the power between candidate and employer has changed. Low unemployment rates and increasing demand for more specific skill sets has given way to a power shift towards a more candidate driven job market. With this in mind, re-examining an employer’s hiring strategy in relation to this change is critical in maintaining a competitive advantage in the war for talent.
This shift in power is illustrated in how candidates now react to bad experiences throughout hiring
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Our weekly roundup of interesting articles around HR, Tech and the Future of Work.
How Does HR Drive Innovation? HRD Online HRDOnline Looking at how HR can implement changes across organisations that foster an innovative culture.
The Number 1 Way Students Can Get Ahead Years Before Joining the Workforce Forbes providing tips for students f
Find out how Drover used Tempo to employ a huge volume of employees across different functions quickly and efficiently!
Read our case study illustrating how Drover used Tempo to employ a huge volume of employees across different functions quickly and efficiently! Option to download and book a demo too.
Tempo Hires a New Head of Sales!
London, UK, 14 May 2019 - Tempo, the intelligent, video-based recruitment platform, has announced the appointment of Alex Slater as Head of Sales. Her role will be to oversee all sales in the UK.
For the past twelve years, Alex worked at Dice (formerly The IT Job Board), the online technology job site. At Dice, she worked as Sales Director, where she was responsible for all sales across Europe, as well as IT Media, a technology lead generation business. Alex brings her ability to create successful teams, sales experience and entrepreneurial thinking to the newly formed role.
Tempo Secures £1.75 million in Funding with New Capital Raised by Hambro Perks and the team behind Thomson Online Benefits
LONDON, 1st May 2019 – Tempo, the intelligent, video-based hiring platform, has today announced it secured £1.75m in funding. This takes the company’s total funding to over £3m.
Read How Tempo Worked with Babylon Health to Recruit their Admin Team to Support their Fast Growth
Read about how Tempo worked with Babylon Health to reduce hiring time from weeks to only 24 to 48 hours allowing them to scale up quickly and efficiently.
You can also download, share and book a demo.
Spotlight on... Dajana
Meet Dajana: Sister, shopaholic, socialite
Before I found Tempo I was in a job that just wasn’t quite the right fit for me and so was on the lookout for work elsewhere. I decided to try out temp work and began searching for some on the internet. Tempo came up straight away...
Read How Tempo Helped Monzo Recruit a Customer Service Team Fast Without Compromising on the Quality of their Candidates
Find out about how we worked with Monzo and enabled them to scale up their Customer Operations team with quality candidates quickly. By using our video enabled platform they were able to assess key soft skills before inviting candidates to assessment centres and therefore getting higher success rates.
You can also download and share or book a demo to find out more.
Tempo is Exhibiting at the IHR Live!
Tempo launched in Manchester in January and we are excited to be exhibiting at our first trade show, the IHR Live on 9th May at the Victoria Warehouse!
Not only is Tempo exhibiting at Stand 16 but also speaking at the recruitment Innovation Showcase introducing Tempo, what we do, how we’re different and a product demo. This is not one to be missed…
IHR Live will not only include 40 exhibitors including well-known brands such as REED, totaljobs and Milkround but also a series of fascinating talks from disruptors and influencers within the industry such as Adam Nichols from JCT600
Tempo's Research on The New Working Environment
In 2018, Tempo commissioned research on the current working environment and how candidates view recruiters. This research examines what drives employees when looking for a new job and the role recruiters now play in the recruitment process. We've collated the topline results in an infographic and key statistics, but if you want to know more about our results and view point on the subject please get in touch!
Flexibility and the Gender Pay Gap
Within a week of the deadline for companies to disclose their pay gaps, nearly two thirds of companies have still not disclosed the average difference between what they pay male and female employees per hour. Based on the companies that have disclosed their pay so far 3 out of 4 have a pay gap and 42% of companies have reported a larger pay gap than last year. There is still a long way to go to close the 21% UK gender pay gap (FYI ve
Spotlight on... Two of our top grads
Finding a job is never easy, especially if you it's you're fresh out of university. But don’t worry, we have all been there and in fact, two of our top candidates felt exactly the same way.
Tempo Take Aways From UNLEASH
#UNLEASH19 has drawn to a close and it was a fascinating couple of days.
The HR Tech space is innovating and growing unlike any other with Josh Bersin stating $16 billion has invested into the space since 2009. UNLEASH really demonstrated investment in the space across all areas of HR from payroll to employee wellbeing, as well as larger tech players building HR Technology e.g. IBM and Facebook as well as HR Tech vendors looking to disrupt every aspect of the HR function.
It was interesting to see influencers in the space looking at future HR technology trends and topics currently prevalent amongst HR Professionals.
Trends we saw at UNLEASH
A Growing Focus on the Candidate’s Experience
Liv 4 Success: Advice for new grads
You’ve done it! You’ve made it through University with a great degree to show for it and now the world is your oyster… But what do you do next? How do you even begin to start your career? Fear not graduates, we have compiled Liv’s top tips when it comes to the new chapter in your life now…
Spotlight on... Julia
I used to live in America but when I married my husband I came over to England because he was British. It was when I moved over that I realised that I wasn’t deemed qualified by english employers to get a job so seeing as I’d always been interested in it, I decided to do my GDL degree. It’s a lot of hard work and I was in desperate need of some temp work that would be able to fit around all my studies.
Tempo is Exhibiting at UNLEASH 2019!
Tempo is exhibiting at UNLEASH On 19-20th March at stand 620!
UNLEASH is Europe’s #1 HR Event. This year’s London show is the 5th Annual Spring UNLEASH Conference and Expo which roadmaps the Future of Work by gathering together a community of thousands of decision makers, visionaries, technology buyers, and disruptors at the ExCeL London.
UNLEASH 2019 will focus on smarter ways of working, powered by innovative HR technology and the latest business transformation insights.
Tempo Talks Building Culture in the Age of Flexible Working
On Tuesday, 19th February Tempo hosted our Third instalment of 'Tempo Talks' around building culture in the age of flexible working.
When considering career changes or job opportunities, flexible working is increasingly a top priority amongst employees, in fact, 3rd most important according to our research. But so is culture. A strong culture not only retains and motivates employees with a sense of belonging and purpose but is also a key part of how companies market themselves to job seekers. Without a strong culture where employees are immersed in the brand ethos a brand in the 21st Century will not survive.
Our event looked at how business can they ensure their culture and business values are not jeopardized when increasingly turning to flexible workers? How can they build and conserve culture in this age of flexible working? How c
Meet the customer success team
Our Customer Success team makes sure you have a great experience, you make the most of the platform and that you find the right job for you. So let’s meet them! This week we’re introducing you to our fab Head of Customer Success, Olivia, who shares her tips on finding a career that you love and how to succeed in Customer Service.
Spotlight on... Niti
I have spent the last few years travelling around Europe, the US, Canada and I even lived in Berlin. I got back to London in October and that’s when I started to pursue my passion as an actor and stand-up comedian. But, naturally, the work is not always that reliable, so I needed to find myself some flexible temp work so I could follow my dream.
Liv4Success: How to prepare for an interview
hether it’s for a phone or a face-to-face interview, the most important thing is preparation. If you do this, the rest will fall into place. So, I have decided to write down a few of my own top tips to make sure you smash that interview!
Spotlight on... Ben
I'm a 23 year old creative in London with a passion for comedy and filmmaking, and love to volunteer with charities in my spare time. I particularly love improv, and spend a lot of my free time doing shows with my improv group. I've recently started learning guitar as well.
Spotlight on... Brandon
I have a lot of experience in retail from jobs I did whilst at University but, after graduating, I wanted to work towards gaining more office-based experience. That’s where Tempo came in.
Adapting to a flexible workforce
Flexible working has long been associated with working mums, but Timewise set out to debunk the mum myth. They carried out a survey revealing 87% of the UK’s full-time workforce either work flexibly or want to do so. 57% said it gives them more control over their work/life balance, 32% said it allowed them to enjoy leisure or study time, 29% said it helped them with caring duties and 20% said it helped work fit with pe
Anything is possible with the perfect profile
Hands up who hates talking about themselves? Yeah, quite a few of us. It’s no wonder then, that when it comes to updating our CV or signing up to new websites, it can feel like the most daunting task ever. Where do I even start? Let alone perfect my profile?
Fear not, Liv is here.
Don’t get me wro...
Lydia: Sister, gymnast, socialite
After leaving university I decided to give myself the summer off and so didn’t really start job hunting until around October. I was looking for permanent positions and actually came across Tempo on Facebook. I started applying for jobs and landed myself a great mar...
*Meet Alec: Reader, reinventor and writer
Right after leaving university I had a job with this startup but it went under pretty soon after I joined. I was in desperate need for another job and was looking for a position in marketing.
Alternative Routes to the Top: The Rise of Non-traditional Career Paths
“I’m a brand marketer slash blogger and training to be a Yoga instructor on the side.” A mere 5 years ago such a description of one’s career would have been a rarity, but there is a growing ‘slash culture’ with workers handling more than one job simultaneously. The number of side hustlers has risen by 32% in the last decade with British millennials, like Jemima
5 Reasons to Get into Customer Services this Christmas
Providing customers with great customer service has never been more critical for brands. Social media and the rapid growth of use, and reference to, user rating platforms such as Trustpilot has given rise to customer reviews of an experience with a brand a voice and large influence.
Liv 4 Success: Why it's important to be yourself
Here at Tempo, we’re proud champions of individuality, and we work alongside amazing employers that share in our values. In this edition of #Liv4Success, I’d like to talk to you about why it’s important to be yourself, and how you’ll go further in the long run.
The Creepy Side of Recruitment This Halloween
Has it ever crossed your mind that the traditional recruitment processes are the stuff of actual nightmares? High agency fees, long, drawn-out processes, and a backwards way of assessing candidates (how much is one side of A4 really going to tell you about someone?)
Spotlight on... Lewis
Meet Lewis: Sports enthusiast, brother, and social media guru
I studied Geology at the University of Birmingham, and the idea of entering “the real world” and having to find a job after graduating was pretty daunting. I didn’t really know what I wanted so felt quite unsure about where to even start!
Spotlight on... Daniel
Meet Daniel: Dancer, father, and Business Adminstrator I found Tempo through Google, and instantly thought the website seemed new and interesting - I especially liked the idea of recording a video to differentiate yourself, along with the referrals.
Tips on how to juggle more than one job
More people are taking on more jobs (link to my other article). This is largely driven by millennials with nearly 3 million in the UK juggling two or more jobs. The reasons vary. Whatever the reason, as the responsibilities build it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. But here are some tips that could help you maintain your sanity
Spotlight on... Jemima
Meet Jemima: Actor, sister, dog-lover @jemimawatling
I’m an actor, first and foremost, and anyone who knows what it’s like to work in such an unstable industry knows that it is the absolute holy grail to find work that’s enjoyable, flexible, AND reliable.
'London is Cheap!'...said no one ever. Time to get thrifty.
Day to day living in London is extortionate. Just jumping on the tube to work can cost you around £10. Then there’s lunch for a fiver, couple of coffees for the same, your phone bill comes in and that’s £30 and before you know it you’ve had to cancel dinner plans because you’ve just checked your bank balance.
World Mental Health Day 2018 – Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World
Imagine a world where mental health has no stigma. Where we treat common mental health problems like a flu or a cavity, being able to call in sick, to take time off without the fear of being judged or labeled.
Meet Simona: The Grad
Tempo met up with Simona, a recent grad from Kingston, to hear about her story, and find out she did when she was fresh out of uni…
Get Hired in Minutes Not Weeks
The average hiring process is 28 days… Not only is this the case with recruiters, but also companies directly. You've trawled the internet for opportunities and finally found a job that looks great! You apply and… Find yourself having to fill in a 30-page pre-employment assessment Great.
Your hiring process is costing you more than just money
The average length of a recruitment process in the UK is 28 days, although many go on for three months or more. This could have both immediate and long-term negative effects on your business.
Why top employers are ditching the CV
Who even uses CVs anymore?
Employers in the past have relied heavily on an applicant's CVs when deciding who is eligible for the role. But what if there are other means of determining whether you should hire someone?
The most creative ways people have gone about finding a new job...
When you’re competing against hundreds for the same job - how do you stand out? A plain old CV just doesn’t cut it anymore. In order to get noticed, job searchers have come up with some pretty weird and wonderful ways to grab the undivided attention of recruiters.
Liv 4 Success: How to know when you’re stuck in a rut - and what to do about it
Getting stuck in a rut happens to the best of us. It could be down to a period of stress, sometimes it’s because of relationships with other employees, or having to adjust to a different working environment. Even a loud neighbour keeping you awake at night can start to affect things in the office! If it was always going to be easy, then it wouldn’t be called work.
5 Interview techniques to help you score your next role
Interviews can always be daunting; between prepping for the barrage of questions and choosing the perfect outfit, you need to be on your best form for that all-important day.
That's why we've put together five bitesize tips to help you perform as best you can, and help you increase your chances of nabbing that role.
Ever wondered why everyone wants to work in tech?
The tech industry is booming. In fact, it is growing at a faster rate than the entire UK economy during 2017 - which is pretty mental. It’s little wonder why then, that so many people want a piece of the Pi. (See what we did there? ;) )
Spotlight on... Layla
*Meet Layla: Wanderer, fashionista and daughter @laylilentil
I had just relocated from Australia to London and found a job with Tempo so quickly. My passion area is fashion, and so I wanted a reliable temp role that would allow me to also explore other avenues with no stress.
How to: Video Q&A
Video Q&As are a great way for you to showcase your skills to employers, as well as injecting some of your personality.
Here's how it works:
Spotlight on... George
Meet George: Brother, industrial designer, and growth guru
I found Tempo while I was freelancing as a Junior Industrial Designer straight out of uni. I made a profile in minutes - super quick and easy - and got a job offer within two days!
Scaling Startups: The Next Stage in Your Business Growth
It’s a good problem to have. A great one, in fact. You took the massive step to start a business, and after all those late nights going over finances and redrafting your business plan, you finally got it off the ground.
But don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet. It’s time to take things to the next level.
Has tech changed our relationship with work for the better or worse?
What do Google, Skype, Whatsapp and Facebook have in common? None of them existed 20 years ago. Tech has fundamentally changed our relationship with work, but with portable devices, the death of the 9-5, and collaboration at a click, is tech revolutionising our workplaces... or ruining our lives?
Spotlight on... Kelly
Meet Kelly: Comedian, festival-lover, dog-mum @KellyMareeAh
I’ve been living in London for five years now, and in 2017 I started doing comedy on the side of my day job - for a laugh (ba-dum-bum-tss!) But then my laugh was turning into audience laughs, and it just took off from there.
Liv 4 Success: Five Tips from our Head of Customer Success, Liv
We sat down with our Head of Customer Success, Olivia Horsley, for some top tips on finding work in an era of change…
The amazing benefits of a temp job you didn’t know about
Temp jobs can have a great appeal to the likes of students or fresh grads, new parents, wandering souls, or simply those wanting to gain some new skills and insights in different industries.
Is understaffing killing your business?
Any business owner or senior manager knows that a successful organisation is one that has strong management, a clear vision and a passionate team. Yet many still fail? Could it be down to understaffing? Find out.
Revealed: the most in-demand skills to jumpstart your career
When you think of “skills”, you might think of as things like project management or graphic design or admin, but we seem to overlook the softer abilities in people, like being a good team leader or responding well to criticism.
Tips for writing the perfect job description
Whether you are looking for a temp for a couple of weeks, or a few months, our tips will help you put together a compelling and concise job description that will land you the perfect new hire.
The modern luxury: Flexibility
As a largely “woke” demographic, and the first generation in the tech workforce, we are re-defining what “luxury” means. In a hyper-connected world, abstract elements like freedom and flexibility are actually highly valued now.
How to make a great impression in less than 15 seconds
You only get one chance to make a first impression. And people form their first impression of you in literally 1/10th of a secondof meeting you.
Video Killed the Resume Star
Who even uses CVs anymore? It’s been drilled into us that having a perfect CV is the ticket to achieving your dream job. But what if that isn’t the case?
Five benefits of hiring a temp
Whilst there are so many benefits to looking at temporary staff for your team, we’ve managed to whittle it down to just five:
Feelin' fresh for spring
Ah, springtime. The blossoms start to bloom and the fresh air blows away the cobwebs of winter, with the promise of (literal) sunnier days ahead. This sense of change arounds us affects us more than you might expect.
Liv 4 Success: Five ways to nail your video interview (and get that job!)
As recruitment experts and the creators of Tempo's video platform, we give you five tips to nail your profile, so you can bag that job and say hey to Tempo.
Do you need a Head of Happiness?
Happiness in your workforce really does run deeper than seeing smiles in the office. Gone are the days of keeping business separate from personal lives.
Feminism, Technology, and the Kardashians - Interview with Kate Burns
Starting out, I had two challenges going against me; my young age and being a woman. To be honest though, being a woman had never really crossed my mind at that point.