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12/12/17

The ingredients to building a perfect Gingerbread House (office)

‘Tis the season for traditions like building alluring, sweet and fancifully decorated gingerbread houses. The ingredients are simple: You use gingerbread, frosting, and lots of candy for a personal, finishing touch. The result usually impresses and shows others how skilled and creative you are. But what about business life? Is there a recipe that makes…

11/12/17

Top tech/digital trends of 2018

  What will happen in the digital industry next year and result in high demand for expert jobs and opportunities? Here are some predictions from our Salties for tech and digital trends in 2018:   Consumer IoT  “The popularity of Voice Controlled Home Hubs in 2017 – Alexa, Google Home etc. – has helped to…

8/12/17

All I want for Christmas is a UX job

UX (User-Experience) is probably one of the biggest buzzwords of 2017 in the digital industry. The idea of user experience has expanded well beyond the creative department of a company. It is now integral to most department’s visions; sales, marketing, product, tech etc. all need to consider the user experience and how it plays a…

7/12/17

Christmas around the world

What do our Salties from around the world get up to on Christmas? Find out about some specific traditions in our office locations: UK: Crackers, Crowns, and Mid-Day Dinner Christmas dinner is a roast turkey, goose or chicken and trimmings with sides like pigs in blankets, parsnips, Yorkshire Puddings, and lots of gravy. On the festive…

6/12/17

Santa’s ‘Naughty and Nice list’ for interviewing

If you have made enough of an impression and been fortunate enough to make it to the interview stage of a job application; firstly, congratulations – whilst it’s great that you’ve already impressed your potential employers in some way, you still have the pleasure of mentally preparing yourself for a face-to-face meeting where you must…

5/12/17

Best team dynamics to showcase

Hardworking, friendly, creative, resourceful and punctual…just a few of the characteristics that the best team players demonstrate in the workplace. Are you considerate of your fellow team members? Is there anything you need to improve on personally to better you and your team’s overall work experience?  We have curated a list of the best attributes…

4/12/17

How to make sure your CV is in “candy cane” mint condition…

We asked our Salt experts from around the world to provide us with their top tips for ensuring your CV is in “candy cane” mint condition (like what we did there?). As 2018 is approaching, many of us start to think about our careers and decide to explore new opportunities. These top tips could help…

27/11/17

Interview with Richard Smith: Headhunter for the digital revolution

On Thursday, November 23, 2017, UAE’s newspaper The National published “A Week in the Life” story with Salt Director, Rick Smith. In case you missed the article by Shereen El Gazaar, here is the full story: WEEK IN THE LIFE Richard Smith is the director and founder of Salt’s Dubai office, a recruitment service for digital teams across…

2/11/17

Introducing #ThursdayThoughts…

Salt are excited to launch our #ThursdayThoughts campaign. Each Thursday we will be running a poll on Twitter centred around a monthly theme; November is looking at Diversity in the Workplace and December will be looking at the Future of Work. The aim of this is to facilitate and stimulate conversations around these subject matters…

31/10/17

Don’t make yourself invisible to potential employers…

Although you may be dressing up as a ghost this Halloween, this doesn’t mean you have to make yourself invisible to employers… We asked a few of our senior leaders, globally, to provide some top tips for ensuring your CV doesn’t go unnoticed by potential employers. Here is what they had to say:   No…

14/10/17

A visit to Ibaraki, Japan

By Helios Lo, Resourcer – Technology, Hong Kong Ibaraki is close to Tokyo and it takes around 2 hours to get there by JR Joban Line. It’s known for beautiful scenery and tranquillity but also as one of the heavily damaged prefectures after 311 Earthquake. I joined a fund-raising event with my Japanese schoolmates when I was in Finland in…

4/04/17

Why a photo on your CV may not be the best idea

By Ruby A. Celine A picture speaks a thousand words. Yet, taking the perfect photo that captures it all within a frame isn’t always as quick and simple as a snap, especially if it’s intended for a CV or job application. How can we adequately portray an image or identity through a static portrait? Should…

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