Updates from Team Tungl!

Our blog posts will keep you up to date with all things tech and recruitment, and the ongoings at Tungl.

Our Halloween Special - 13 Hiring Horror Stories

For most candidates, the interview is the time to show their “best self’… to use that cringe phrase – but it really is. It’s a time to talk about achievements, boast about their work and share why they are the perfect person for the job. It’s also a time for companies to show its ‘best self’… but sometimes… well, people miss that memo.

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Are Coding Academies The Answer?

The skills shortage is just as real as ever. With tech talent in high demand and not enough to go around, we've had a look at what code academies and bootcamps have to offer, and if they can really solve all our tech hiring problems.

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Create a Workspace for Neurodivergent Employees to Thrive

If you've been following our neurodiversity blog series, you'll be familiar with Theo Smith and Michelle Ridsdale. Working in collaboration with them, we've put together some useful information on how to create a workspace where your neurodivergent employees can thrive.

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Neurodiversity, Diversity of Thought & Michelle Ridsdale

Recently we interviewed neurodiversity advisor Michelle Ridsdale from Australia, about her experience of working to change attitudes towards neurodiversity. She champions the positive outcomes that having a neurodivergent workforce creates, such as ‘diversity of thought'.

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6 Top Tips for Hiring Tech Talent from Tungl's CTO

We sat down with Tungl CTO, John Kerr, to reflect on what he’s learnt over his years of experience hiring tech talent. And what his top tips would be to others.

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Get Into Coding Without a Degree

The start of the academic year is upon us and thousands of students are heading off to university to study a degree in Computer Science. Whilst university degrees are a great stepping stone into coding, you might be surprised to hear it’s only one of the ways to get into the field.

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Tungl, Empowering the HR Team at prosource.it

We chatted to Jemma, a HR Advisor at prosource.it, about how using Tungl assessments has streamlined their recruitment process and empowered the HR team to assess the technical abilities of its candidates.

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4 Top Tips on Hiring a More Neurodivergent Workforce

Following interviews with Theo Smith and Michelle Ridsdale, both neurodiversity advocates, we’ve created 4 top tips on accommodating neurodivergent candidates during the recruitment process, so you don't miss out on great talent.

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Back to School to Close the Digital Skills Gap

The tech skills shortage crisis continues and since the future of the tech workforce depends on the next generation, we go back to school to see what the industry is doing today to bridge the digital skills gap.

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Unlock your Candidates and Employee’s Potential

Following our interview with Theo Smith, leading expert on neurodiversity in the workplace, we’ve used the insights to shine a light on the challenges he believes neurodivergent people face in unlocking their potential in the world of work.

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What is neurodiversity (and why it matters to your business)?

We sat down with Theo Smith, a leading expert in neurodiversity in the workplace. We picked his brains about everything neurodiversity, quizzing him on what exactly neurodiversity is and how businesses can make sure they’re supporting their neurodivergent employees.

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We’ve Officially Launched Tungl!

Well its finally here… It’s been months in the making and we’re thrilled to say that as of Monday 29th July, we’re no longer Technically Compatible, and we’re now officially Tungl!

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Tech Assessments, a Competitive Advantage?

We sat down with Dan Shavick, Softwire’s Co-Founder and HR Director, to find out how online tech assessments have been used as a key strategic and competitive advantage by one of the UK's leading graduate employers in the software space.

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How Fintech Salary Finance Rapidly Scale its Tech Team

Here at Tungl, we've helped Tristan from Salary Finance to improve his tech recruitment process. Find out how our online assessment platform helped Salary Finance a high growth FinTech company, grow from 30 employees in 2017 to 120 today!

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We're Rebranding, Meet Tungl!

Very soon things are going to start looking a little different around here. We’re changing our name and having a bit of a facelift... we hope you love the new look as much as we do. To give you a peek behind the curtain, we sat down with our Marketing Manager, Izy Herrera, to discuss the new direction of our brand.

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3 Steps to Remove Bias From Tech Recruitment

When it comes to tech recruitment, most organisations like to think they will select the right person for the job, based purely on technical skillset. But as this is not always the reality, here at Tungl (formerly Technically Compatible) we take a look at how to improve the hiring process using tech assessments to eliminate bias.

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Find Your Perfect Tech Match

The hiring process can be time consuming and at the end of it all you might not have selected the best match for the role. Here at Tungl (changed from Technically Compatible in 2019), we point you in the right direction to help you make the best recruitment decisions and cut screening times

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5 Ways to Improve Your Tech Recruitment in 2018

New year, new goals? As tech recruiters look for ways to meet their new recruitment targets and goals, they may make some New Year’s resolutions to help improve on last year’s results. We look at five ways to help you to improve your tech recruitment in 2018.

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Shortening Your Tech Recruitment Process

IT recruitment can be a lengthy, multi-stage process, from initial interview to pre-employment assessment and beyond. It is imperative to hire right-first-time, yet long recruitment processes can turn off top talent. We look at how to shorten your recruitment process while making a quality hire decision.

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The Gender Gap in the Tech Industry

The gender gap in tech is a much-discussed topic and an important one. We’ve brought together as many relevant statistics as we can find to highlight the gender gap and help us all figure out what more can be done.

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How Personality Assessment Helps Predict Performance

If all your applicants for a job vacancy have strong CVs, glowing references, and perform well in the interview, how do you make the best decision? We run through the benefits of using a personality assessment and how this helps organisations make better selection decisions.

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Beginner's Guide To Hiring Junior Developers

We ran a workshop with CTOs and discussed hiring junior developers. This article will discuss why you should hire them, what to look for and how to change your mindset to getting the most out of your entry-level staff.

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8 Tech Recruitment Stats You Need To Know About

We gathered some eye opening facts and stats to show you the hidden costs of tech recruitment so you don’t get caught out. Understand how candidates are really thinking and what to expect from your recruitment process.

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Bridging The Digital Skills Gap

The tech industry is experiencing a skills gap crisis. Other research has focused on perceptions of recruiters and hiring managers, but this research goes back further into schools to understand what young people think about the tech industry and how this plays out in education.

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Why CVs Are Going The Way Of The Dinosaurs

CVs are a primary way of assessing talent, but how useful are they at painting an accurate picture of a candidate? We look at the age old CV, why it's no longer an effective means of assessing talent.

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Why Every Office Needs A Mariachi Band

Silicon Valley companies have been pushing the idea that employee happiness is about more than just salary. The tech industry is under pressure to keep their employees and encourage maximum productivity. The focus has shifted from financial perks to other ways of keeping staff sweet.

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5 Reasons All Employers Should Test Candidates

Hiring someone based on what their skills and experience are on paper is just not enough to ensure a successful hire. That is why we've discussed the top reasons why employers should test its candidates on tech assessments platforms like Tungl (formerly Technically Compatible).

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What Employers Can Learn From The Use Of Technology In Sport

In the four years that have passed since the last World Cup there have been monumental leaps forward in the technology used to engage with the sport. We take a look at the technology used by the elite of the sporting world and how these developments can be filtered down to every day consumer and workplace use.

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How To Attract Generation Z

It's increasingly difficult to understand the generation of today and what they want in their careers. Our friends at Milkround tell us about their Career Confidence Survey findings and how hiring managers can use these results to better attract talented recent graduates, aka Generation Z.

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HR And The Big Data Opportunity

Big Data is everywhere but the concept can appear overwhelming. So, here we clear up the confusion and address what it really means for you and how HR professionals can harness its power most effectively.

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Doteveryone - What Is It And What Does It Mean For UK Tech?

In this blog post, we take a look at what Doteveryone is and what it could mean for the people of the UK, the World and the next generation of internet-based technology.

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Technical Recruiter Q&A - Spotlight On Crimson

During a talent shortage how do recruiters find and recruit top technical talent with the right skills for the job? We recently interviewed Helen Artlett-Coe from the technology and recruitment company Crimson to find out.

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Diversity Recruitment And Sourcing - Still The Silver Bullet To Get More Women Into Tech?

The past 12 months have been somewhat of an ‘annus horribilis’ for tech companies reporting on their lack of diversity. Aside from the systemic issues that have been much reported, what is changing at the talent pipeline stage? Could the issue be solved at source?

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Gamification & the Candidate and Employee Experience

Gamification is the cultural phenomenon that has the potential to revolutionise the way that recruitment and employee relations are defined, but why has this concept come about and what’s all the fuss about?

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5 Tactics For Landing The Best Talent

The best performers can be up to four times more productive than the average worker, so it's important to select the right people from the start. Here are some of the best ways to make your talent acquisition successful.

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