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Networking effectively

How to network effectively in data

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Admin
Information Management and data, News & Blog

In my 4 months at KDR I’ve had the opportunity to network and immerse myself in Data and Information to learn as much as possible and speak to some of the greatest minds in our industry! In a sector with so much fluidity and innovation, I’m always learning from the people that I network with […]

Data events and conferences in June

Top data events and conferences in June

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Chris
Information Management and data, News & Blog

For those of you who follow our blog you will know that at KDR we love industry events and conferences. Over the past few months several of the KDR team have been attending events and meetups including Business Rocks, IRM Master Data Management and Data Governance Summit and the Manchester IP Expo. These events and […]

Breaking into the data industry

Breaking into the data industry

Posted on May 23, 2016 by Mike
Career development, News & Blog

Working within recruitment in the information management and analytics industry many of the candidates I come across are well experienced in their chosen field but how did they get where they are and how can someone who is just starting out break into a career in data? I was interested to see what my data […]

How important are soft skills when applying for a job?

How important are soft skills when applying for a job?

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Amy
Career development, News & Blog

Working for a specialist recruitment agency in the Information Management and Analytics industry means many of my candidates have strong unique skill sets in their chosen field. Having the right experience, degree or knowledge is essential when applying for a job, but soft skills can be just as important, these skills are especially important when […]

Why should you use a data recruitment specialist?

Why use a data recruitment specialist?

Posted on April 29, 2016 by Admin
Hiring, News & Blog

No matter what industry you are in finding the perfect candidate can be a struggle, this is particularly true in the data and Information Management industry as this is a highly skilled driven market many of the candidates are passive and therefore not actively job searching. To help you find the right people you might […]

What is the state of data in 2016?

What is the state of data in 2016?

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Gemma Morris
Information Management and data, News & Blog

Last year we identified the trends of data management and the challenges of implementing Information Management strategies. After receiving some great responses our ‘Not waving but drowning, the state of data 2015’ whitepaper was created. Now we’re in 2016 we want to know how your opinions and use of data has changed (or if it […]

Top data events and conferences in May

Top data events and conferences in May

Posted on April 25, 2016 by Chris
Information Management and data, News & Blog

Events and conferences are a great way to stay up to date with the latest news and trends in the data industry. They can allow you to network with likeminded professionals and colleagues, input your opinion and discover new technologies and information. At KDR we love attending and hearing about data events and conferences, take […]

7 unusual uses of the Internet of Things

7 unusual uses of the Internet of Things

Posted on April 20, 2016 by Gemma Morris
Information Management and data, News & Blog

The Internet of Things is changing the world around us; smart cities are becoming the norm as are smart houses. Most people even use IoT products in their daily lives by tracking their health through their watches and smartphones. More and more devices are being created and our lives are becoming seamlessly connected but what […]

How is big data used in the real world?

How is big data used in the real world?

Posted on April 8, 2016 by Gemma Morris
Information Management and data, News & Blog

It seems like big data is the hottest trend at the moment, most major companies are already working with it and those that aren’t want to be. It is constantly evolving and being used in almost every aspect of life from disaster prevention to space. Here at KDR we love to know all about the […]

Negotiating the 3 month notice period

How can you negotiate the 3 month notice period?

Posted on April 6, 2016 by Mark T
Career development, News & Blog

As recruitment specialists in the Information Management and Analytics industry we often come across the 3 month notice period. We tend to speak to candidates at the very early stages of their job search, and from our experience many of the candidates we speak to don’t know what their notice period is. We advise our […]

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The struggles of gaining stakeholder buy in

Posted on March 30, 2016 by Amy
Career development, News & Blog

I speak to candidates in the contract market day in and day out, and one common occurring theme I have found is that many of these candidates struggle to get senior stakeholders on-board regarding proposals or suggestions that they may have about the data once in a role. One candidate I spoke to recently told […]

Top data events and conferences in April

Top data events and conferences in April

Posted on March 23, 2016 by Chris
Information Management and data, News & Blog

As new devices are created, more data collected and everything in our lives starting to be connected, events and conferences really are the best way to stay up to date with the latest news and trends. Each month we’ll be listing some of our top Information Management, Business Intelligence, Internet of Things and Big Data […]

How is data used in F1

Data in Formula 1

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Gemma Morris
Information Management and data, News & Blog

Stats, analytics and data play a big part in motor racing and this weekend we saw the return of Formula 1 with the first race of the season kicking off in Australia. The podium consisted of a typical Mercedes 1-2 with Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel claiming 3rd. If you’re new to the sport it is […]

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5 Great Resources for Women in Tech

Posted on January 29, 2016 by Mel
Career development, News & Blog

With so much being written on the topic of ‘women in tech’ these days, I wanted to share some resources for anyone who might be looking for career advice, networking opportunities, or other helpful information. Here are some of our favourites:   Women in Technology International Women in Tech International is a global organisation with […]

information management recruiters 2016

The 3 best recruitment resolutions for 2016

Posted on January 13, 2016 by Chris
Hiring, News & Blog

The demand for information management and data analytics candidates is as strong as ever, with no signs of slowing, so it’s important you’re prepared to keep up. With that in mind, we’ve put together our top three ‘fitness tips’ for improving your company’s recruitment practices in 2016. Move quickly “Hire slow, fire fast” is a […]

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KDR’s brand new office

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Admin
KDR News, News & Blog

With the rapid growth of the Information Management and Data Analytics industry, here at KDR Recruitment we have found ourselves inundated with clients who want our help to find the best talent in the industry and fantastic candidates looking for their next career step. This growth has meant that KDR have been recruiting even more […]

Employee Happy

5 ways to boost employee engagement

Posted on December 16, 2015 by Mel
Hiring, News & Blog

Getting through the recruitment process to find the right employees is one thing. Keeping them with you for the long-term, especially in the competitive data management field, is quite another. Retention isn’t just a matter for HR anymore – it’s a critical business challenge. That’s why employers are taking a closer look at employee engagement. […]

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5 best KDR blogs of 2015

Posted on December 15, 2015 by Admin
KDR News, News & Blog

  With the end of 2015 fast approaching, we’ve taken a look back at some of our most popular articles from the year. These covered a range of topics in the recruitment, information management and data analytics sectors. Take a look at our 5 best blogs of 2015: What are thought leaders made of? We […]

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Meet Mike Ferguson’s top technology pioneers

Posted on December 7, 2015 by Admin
Career development, News & Blog

During our thought leader article series, we asked Mike Ferguson which thought leaders he admires the most. Mike felt that there were so many people that he could include in this list and gave us a fantastic insight into the people that he regards as technology pioneers. For those looking for an insight into the […]

Contract Information Management Jobs

The secrets of getting a contract extension

Posted on November 30, 2015 by Admin
Contracting, News & Blog

An on-going concern for contractors is where the next project is going to come from. Many contractors find themselves starting to think about securing their next job well before they’ve finished their current project – it’s not the sort of thing you want to leave to the last minute. If you’ve given it some thought […]

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How to bring culture to life in the recruitment process

Posted on November 19, 2015 by Admin
Hiring, News & Blog

We’ve written before about how candidates need to sell themselves. This time, we turn our thoughts to employers. How can hiring mangers better sell their company culture during the recruitment process – and attract stronger candidates as a result? The simple truth is, information management and data analytics are candidate-led fields. If you want to […]