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5 Great Resources for Women in Tech

Posted on January 29, 2016 by Mel
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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 […]

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The 3 best recruitment resolutions for 2016

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

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to get fit. But what about your organisation’s recruitment strategies? Have you resolved to become stronger and more agile when it comes to attracting – and keeping – top talent? The demand for information management and data analytics candidates is as strong as ever, with no […]


KDR’s brand new office

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

With the rapid growth of the Information Management and Data Analytics industry, here at KDR 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 talented […]

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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. […]


5 best KDR blogs of 2015

Posted on December 15, 2015 by Claire
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 Claire
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 […]

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The secrets of getting a contract extension

Posted on November 30, 2015 by Claire
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 Claire
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 […]

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The best advice for aspiring thought leaders

Posted on November 18, 2015 by Claire
Career development, News & Blog

In our Fourth instalment in KDR’s Thought Leader series we spoke to our three top thought leaders: Howard Dresner, Mike Ferguson and Chris Bradley, so get some advice for any aspiring thought leaders out there. Take a look at what they had to say: “I think the best thought leaders are not trying to be […]

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The real responsibilities of a thought leader

Posted on November 12, 2015 by Claire
Career development, News & Blog

For our third article in KDR’s Thought Leader series we focus on the responsibilities and the opportunities that being a thought leader can give you. We are lucky enough to have been able to present our questions to three of our favourite Thought Leaders: Mike Ferguson, Chris Bradley and Howard Dresner. If you’re wondering if it’s really […]

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5 years of Information Management change

Posted on November 10, 2015 by Mark T
Information Management and data, KDR News, News & Blog

5 years ago I joined an ‘IT’ recruitment consultancy specialising in the Niche area of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, and oh how things have changed! Let’s go back to 2010 The fallout from the recession going into 2009/2010 saw huge growth in business intelligence and datawarehousing. Companies started driving their recovery through informed, data […]

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Have you been in your job for too long?

Posted on November 9, 2015 by Mike
Career development, News & Blog

Imagine you’ve received CVs for two equally qualified candidates. The only real difference between them: one has never stayed at a job for more than 18 months, and one has been in the same role for 10 years. Which would you choose? For many hiring managers in technology, their choice – perhaps surprisingly – would […]

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What is the DNA of a modern recruiter?

Posted on October 30, 2015 by Claire
KDR News, News & Blog

We sent one of our fantastic resourcing specialists, Ben Dugdale, to take part in a Masterclass for Recruiters run by Greg Savage to find out what the future will hold for recruiters. Greg is a global recruitment leader that regularly speaks at recruitment conferences across the world. As an early adopter of social media for recruitment, Greg […]

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Top frightening films by KDR Recruitment

Posted on by Claire
KDR News, News & Blog

To celebrate Halloween in the KDR office we asked the team which film really give them the creeps. Take a look at their number one frightening film:     Mark Dexter chose Dawn of the dead and both Mark D and Chris are fans of its spoof – Shaun of the dead “Both feature flesh […]

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Do you have what it takes to be a thought leader?

Posted on October 27, 2015 by Claire
Career development, News & Blog

The second article in our Thought Leader series takes a look at what is expected of those holding the thought leader status. We asked our top three thought leaders, Howard Dresner, Mike Ferguson and Chris Bradley what they believe is needed from a true industry leader and got some great insights. Take a look at […]

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5 amazing “real-world” uses of Big Data

Posted on October 20, 2015 by Amy
Information Management and data, News & Blog

As an Information and Data Management professional, you’ve probably been asked what you do for work and found yourself trying to describe Big Data. Even those of us in the industry struggle sometimes to adequately define the breadth and scope of what Big Data is, and what it can do. Or maybe you’ve been considering […]

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What are thought leaders made of?

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Claire
Career development, KDR News, News & Blog

As a specialist recruitment agency to the Information Management and Analytics world, we follow industry thought leaders to keep up to date with trends and industry advances. We are always fascinated with the quality of information and communication coming from those at the forefront of the industry and so we decided to speak to three […]

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“I hate my boss.” How to manage your manager

Posted on September 9, 2015 by Mel
Career development, News & Blog

“I hate my boss.” How many times have you heard someone say that? Maybe you’ve said it yourself? It’s all too common. In fact, recent research has suggested that people don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. It’s not the fact that they are being overworked or underpaid – they are actually finding it difficult to […]

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Is the future looking bright for contractors?

Posted on September 8, 2015 by Claire
Contracting, News & Blog

What is the jobs outlook for IT contracting? It’s a question always at the forefront for independent contractors, as well as permanent employees weighing up the pros and cons of contracting. The factors for growth are in place By all indications, the IT contractor market is set for continued growth, driven by a significant skills […]

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Get organised with the best apps for contractors

Posted on August 17, 2015 by Claire
Career development, Contracting, Information Management and data, News & Blog

Being an independent contractor can mean freedom and flexibility – but it also means becoming your own business manager. So in addition to providing your highly specialised skills to clients, you must also take responsibility for tracking hours, billing and collecting payment, itemising expenses and mileage – in short, all the things you don’t have […]

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Sure-fire ways to weigh up company culture

Posted on August 6, 2015 by Claire
Career development, News & Blog

  When looking to take the next step in your career, many factors can make it onto your wish list. One of the most common discussions is about finding a job within a company that has “the right cultural fit”. You undoubtedly want to understand whether your personality and way of working will be complemented […]

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Recruitment in an analogue world: my 20th anniversary in Information Management (part one)

Posted on July 14, 2015 by Mark D
Information Management and data, KDR News

My 20th anniversary in the recruitment industry has prompted me to look at how the world of recruiting has changed since this nervous recruitment rookie started out in May 1995. When I started out, recruitment was very much a sales led industry. My job as a trainee recruitment consultant was to make as many exploratory sales […]