Meraki Insights

A range of blogs and market views of interest to candidates and clients alike.

MT Candidate tech blog

Six reasons to work in tech right now

IT has always been a robust career choice. In the lead-up to the millennium, IT contracting boomed, as many worked on Y2K projects.  In hindsight, the Y2K problem (for those of us who remember it) might seem like a bit of a joke – but the vulnerability of IT systems remains a constant risk.   Two decades on, with the COVID-19 pandemic in the mix, fintech is growing. Web and app developers are in demand.

07/05/2021 by Andrew Welsh

MT For Hire

How can your business prepare for a hiring recovery this summer and beyond?

Businesses in all sectors have spent much of the past year scrambling to adapt to extraordinary circumstances. The employment landscape in the UK and around the globe has changed dramatically. Companies in highly-impacted industries may find themselves either laying off or continuing to furlough employees. However, there are organisations that will need to scale up when they emerge from the current crisis.

19/04/2021 by Andrew Welsh

Meraki candidate blog

How to upskill or change careers in a global pandemic

As we emerge from the pandemic, many jobs have been through dramatic changes. Temporary closures, a shift to online services and reduced travel all meant that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on business, with some industries faring far worse than others. In just over a year, everything about the way we work has changed.

13/04/2021 by Andrew Welsh

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A Spotlight on Inspiring Women in the Legal Profession

Laura Thomas Legal and QHSE Director at Jackson Civil Engineering Laura’s career started at the criminal bar; she is now legal and safety director for national engineering business, Jackson Civil Engineering. Joanna Robert at Meraki had the pleasure of interviewing Laura: 1. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement? Undoubtedly having 4 wonderful boys whilst holding down a career (and surviving home schooling in lockdown!)   2.

08/03/2021 by Andrew Welsh

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Where can I find an inclusive employer this International Women’s Day?

International Women's day (IWD) gives us all a chance to reflect on women in the workplace and the achievements that women bring to business. International Women's Day, held annually on 8th March, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day can be traced back to 1908, when 15,000 women marched through New York City rallying for voting rights, shorter working hours and better pay.

04/03/2021 by Andrew Welsh