Have companies given themselves enough time to prepare for GDPR?
Now in it's 4th year, our survey shows how your salary, working hours and work life balance compares to other people in the gaming industry.
Firstly on behalf of ourselves at Skillsearch and our friends at Special Effect we would like to say a massive thank you to everybody that took part in the third edition of our Games Brains of Brighton Quiz.
Are we dismissing remote work out of hand without really weighing up the positives and the negatives? Or is this genuinely an inconceivable option for the vast majority of studios?
If you don't ask yourself this question on a fairly regular basis, chances are it's a lot.
Introducing the newest and youngest member of our Skillsearch family. [Competition now closed]
MORE games, MORE talks, BIGGER awards and MASSIVE fun is just around the corner at PLAY@DEVELOP, a charity fundraiser for Special Effect.
The General Data Protection Act is changing massively. Over the next year the Games Industry will be making changes to ensure they comply with the new rules come May 2018. We teamed up with Ixium Group to explain how the new GDPR laws could effect you and your business. If you missed our free seminar […] The post Are you GDPR ready? appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
In spite of the political upheaval that dominated headlines in 2016, the games industry enjoyed a record year of profits, which can only be good news for studios nationwide moving forward.
Are you working more hours than most? Is Brexit affecting the UK Games industry? Are VR and AR living up to the hype? The Skillsearch Games & Interactive Survey answers these questions and more.
The Skillsearch survey is back! Submit your views and be in a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher for your time.
With 30 years dedicated to innovating in the virtual, augmented and mixed reality fields, Professor Robert Stone offers his views about the tech’s reemergence – and the threats it faces from the corporate sector.
Skillsearch speaks with the studio behind the classic Total War series and survival horror Alien: Isolation to get their valuable insight into what it takes to qualify for their innovative graduate scheme.
In 2020, augmented and virtual reality revenues will soar to $162 billion. Will you be a part of it?
Over the past few months, Workday has continued to add new functionality to its products while consolidating its business operations; Skillsearch’s Workday specialist Adam Leaver examines what the recent developments mean for contractors working within the Goliath’s ecosystem.
As the dust settles on this year’s show, we take a look at some of the games and trends that caught our eye – and the ramifications they could have for the recruitment sector.
Unite is the worldwide conference held by Unity for developers, engineers and everyone else who has a passion for games development.
Our visit to a gathering of some of the leading edge technology firms helping to drive momentum in the Virtual Reality Universe.
VR is set to dominate over the coming months – but is this a platform worth developing for now, or should devs wait to commit their valuable time and resources?
We’re very proud to be acknowledged in the top 7 gaming recruitment companies especially as the awards are hosted in Brighton – our hometown!
We will be buying drinks for all who attend the VR World Congress after party tomorrow (April 12th) in Bristol!
Warren Robinett snuck the first Easter Egg into Atari in 1979 and since then they've become a games legacy. Here are our top 5 - have you found them all?
Easter’s almost here! To celebrate we’ve hidden Choccy The Golden Rabbit somewhere on our website. Can you find him and win an Easter treat?
We are BACK and, to compare people across the industry see what has changed in the last 12 months.
As 2016 sets in the internet is inevitably littered with articles speculating on the ‘disruptive trends’ we will be in awe of at some stage of the year. For any of you battle hardened tech-heads this can be taken with a large ladle of salt, as there’s nothing ‘disruptive’ about technology concepts and prototypes […] The post 6 Trends You Will Suddenly Appreciate in 2016! appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
2015 saw an evolution in the SaaS HR Transformation sector, writes Skillsearch’s Adam Leaver, with the market shifting away from talent with IT-specific skill sets and instead focusing on HR consultants who boast an analytical mind and a deep understanding of the processes and procedures required to make a SaaS system truly shine in the […] The post SaaS HR Consultants: Adapt Now Or Risk Being Sidelined appeared first on Skillsearch Technology.
Virtual Reality: State of Play 2016! – it’s the year when the dream of virtual reality will finally become a bona fide, well, reality. Let’s have a look at what to expect next year and which platforms developers should be betting on. We’ve been here before in the 90s – the intoxicating promise of […] The post What to Expect from VR in 2016 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
Jam Jar (James Donald) is a live gaming streamer with nearly 92,000 followers on YouTube and over 56,000 followers on Twitch. His success came about practically overnight after posting videos on Reddit, and in August 2014 he became popular enough to quit his day time job and stream full time. Skillsearch managed to catch up […] The post Our Interview With Jam Jar, A Streaming Sensation appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
A recent survey has revealed that work placement opportunities at game devs are at worryingly low levels; Skillsearch’s Games & Interactive Manager Giles Fenwick examines the key issues that are preventing the next generation of talent from getting a foothold in the games industry. It’s a genuinely eye-opening stat for anybody reading Creative Skillset’s ‘Workforce Survey […] The post Game Development: Graduates Not Welcome? appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
Every day I talk to Mobile App Developers, Directors of business, start-ups and professional contractors and I find it amazing how many apps I come across which are genuinely good….. in fact better than good but nobody knows about them in an increasingly crowded marketplace. When you have been in the industry for a number of […] The post 6 Tips To Increase Mobile App Downloads & Generate New Customers appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
When we need extra resources, Skillsearch is always one of our first ports of call – Giles has a very good understanding of our industry and can always find the perfect candidate for our needs.Marina Burton, Plug-In Media
Through my work at Unity Technologies, and as organiser of the London Unity Usergroup, I have a very close connection with Unity developers throughout the UK. A common theme amongst Unity developers is a call for Unity jobs. On the flip side to this, I visit many studios that are looking for Unit …Russ Morris, Product Evangelist | Unity Technologies
The folks at Skillsearch are all you could ask for in a recruitment agency: polite, enthusiastic and thorough. Working with Giles, Guy and Katie has been a real pleasure and I would definitely turn to Skillsearch to help me in the future, as either an employer or candidate. Thanks!Antony Woods, Software Development Engineer | Simworx
Skillsearch helped me find my first contracting role in BI. They were very polite, helpful and enthusiastic. They found a very good position for someone with my skills and I was placed immediately. A wholly enjoyable job finding experience and I would definitely recommend Skillsearch to any skil …Data Analyst Candidate
Skillsearch has been a great help in finding and securing my position at GTI. They were brilliant for advice and that meant the whole application and interview process went very smoothly for me, and ultimately ended with me getting the job.Toby New, Developer | GTI
We have worked with the Skillsearch team for almost three years now as our only recruitment supplier, and with great success supplying staff across all disciplines. They are the only agency that seem to truly understand the interactive space and have a genuinely broad network within it! It is als …Daniel Cheetham, Head of Interactive | Happy Finish
The Skillsearch team did a fantastic job and were a real pleasure to work with. Their in-depth knowledge of the employers they work with, their recruiting processes and key staff was a real boon in both finding the right position and the subsequent application. Having worked with Skillsearch both …Dan Borthwick, Mobile Technical lead | King
I think it's not an understatement to say, I would still be looking for new opportunities without Skillsearch’s help and determination. Their relentless pursuit of my interests with employers never kept me far from their attentions. This led to the lining up of several interviews within day …Adrian Walton, Senior Game Designer | DR Studios
Giles and the Skillsearch team are unbelievably helpful and accommodating, even in the face of last minute requests and difficult-to-fill roles. Highly recommended.Tom Page, Studio Director | PLA Studios
Skillsearch work in a very unique way compared to many recruitment companies in the industry. They take the time to understand the candidates and through this have developed a strong network, certainly everyone I have worked with speaks of them very highly. They have put me forward for roles only …Senior Cognos Consultant