Currently finalising your hiring strategy for this year? Here are a few things you might want to think about.

I think it’s safe to say that 2020 was a tricky year for most. Full of unpredictability and uncertainty, a lot of industries have been forced to adapt. One more so than most is the world of talent acquisition.

For many companies, interviewing on zoom and onboarding remotely has been a totally new, if not slightly unnatural concept to get to grips with. However, this has allowed the world of talent acquisition to take a step back and focus on what’s important and rethink a few things.

So, if you’re currently planning your hiring strategy for 2021, here are 5…


My journey through Srimba’s daily JavaScript advent calendar challenge!

After stumbling upon the 24 Days JavaScriptmas challenge on my daily.dev home page, it’s definitely made the end of 2020 a bit better! I started properly learning JavaScript at the end of October (after learning a little in the summer) and I was looking for ways to help me refine my skills and this was perfect. It’s not only helped with practising my JavaScript skills, but I’ve also learnt a lot.

You can see my code & solutions below ⬇️ and i’ve also documented a lot of my journey on my Instagram.

Let me know what you think!

#Day 1 — Candies

Check…


How the subscription economy can disrupt the world of recruitment

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Over the last decade or so, we’ve seen industry after industry being disrupted by the likes of Netflix, HelloFresh, Adobe and Spotify, where they’ve taken a leaf out of the SaaS industry playbook and got rid of products completely. But hows this been done? By entering into the subscription economy. It’s all about services over products.

There’s been a big shift in what consumers want as they move to favour usability and access over ownership — No more trying to find space for your new CD or driving all the way to blockbuster to rent the latest release. People want…


Around 660,000 startups were founded last year in the UK alone, but why should you join one?

Over the last 21 months, I’ve had the pleasure of supporting some of the most innovative startups in London but have also been a part of my own startup journey with Alinea. In June 2018, I had to ask myself the very question I want to help you answer — ‘Why join a startup? — and have been helping other people answer ever since.

Like many decisions, there are both pros & cons of joining a startup, and it’s definitely not for everyone. Before making any career decision, you need to have a fairly good idea of which direction to…


My journey to becoming a bookworm, as well as a handful of books I loved.

At the start of 2019, I decided to set myself the challenge of reading 12 books — which was a big step from the 1 book I read in 2018! As someone who rarely picked up a book, I tried to read with as much variety as possible. From such classics like How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, to more thought-provoking books like 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari. It was a slow start, but after a month or two I really got into it and something happened that’s never happened before…


A book about how we can be human in the ever-changing world of AI

Photo Credit: https://twitter.com/FryRsquared/status/1113424130303561729

A fantastically simplistic look into how AI is changing the world we live in. World-renowned lecturer in mathematics and public speaker, Dr Hannah Fry, gives us an eye-opening look into how algorithms are taking over many aspects of our life — but explains nicely how we can work in harmony with them. The book sets out to showcase both the good and bad side of algorithms, filled with little pockets of history and anecdotes to show us how far we’ve come, but also how far we have left to go.

Split into 7 topics — Power, Data, Justice, Medicine, Cars…


I caught up with Kris Jack to talk about cofounding science2innovation, his journey from academia to industry, and his motivations for creating a platform that makes it easier to turn academic research into products.

I caught up with Kris Jack to talk about cofounding science2innovation, his journey from academia to industry, and his motivations for creating a platform that makes it easier to turn academic research into products.

HB: Kris, thank you so much for sitting down with me today. Could you introduce yourself to our readers?

KJ: Absolutely! I originally come from an academic background and finished my PhD in AI in 2006. I was very fortunate to have a lot of freedom with my thesis and over the first year, I chose a topic which really fascinates me — which is How…


We’re now in a world where a few bean bags and a ping-pong table won’t quite cut it, unfortunately.

With 660,000 new companies registering in the UK each year, and only 1 developer for every 5 jobs, we’re now in a world where a few bean bags and a ping-pong table won’t quite cut it, unfortunately. We’re in an AI talent war where startups and scaleups need to be able to compete with the tech giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon, so let’s forget salary — what do candidates really look for in a job offer? But most importantly, how can you compete?

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Being a part of a startup can be hard work and long hours, not to…

Harry Butcher

Growth Lead @ Revoco 🚀 Rookie Programmer 💻 AI & Tech Enthusiast 📊 Bristol based 📍

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