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  • Both men and women star in European Women in Games Conference - September 25th - Video

    Not yet bought your tickets for this year’s European Women in Games Conference on September 25th – watch these highlights from the 2012 conference.

    The European Women in Games Conference is an inclusive event for both men and women games industry, technology and media professionals.

    The European Women in Games Conference 2013,will take place on 25th September […]


    Interactive Selection is co-hosting the Game Portfolio & Interview Round-up with MassDigi and IGDA Becker College, April 19

    Game Portfolio & Interview Round-up is scheduled for Friday, April 19 at Becker College in Worcester, MA. Students from all over Massachusettes are joining working professionals in the games industry for a special day of portfolio reviews and mock interviews. Game designers and game artists from various MA-based game studios will review portfolios, provide advice […]


    “A free recruitment service designed to save you time and money” scam

    We received a letter today from a “leading provider of Government-funded Work Programme” who is “helping hundreds of small businesses like yours in London to find reliable, committed staff”. The letter even uses a quote from a UK government minister who says:

    “Recruitment is a grind. Money spent on advertising. Too many CVs, or sometimes none at […]


    Ethical recruitment without recruitment fees? LOL - Spam sent to my 10 year old son.

    “Hello. If you’re fed up with paying extortionate recruitment fees that bear no resemblance to value for money, then here’s something that may be of interest to you. We will fill your opening and you’ll only pay an administration fee.  You’ll not pay a salary percentage and you won’t pay a placement fee. We believe […]


    Lurve in the workplace this coming Valentine's day.

    Show your colleagues and employees how much you appreciate them this Valentine’s Day A national recruitment group HR GO thinks there’s no better way to raise spirits and get the whole team engaged in a little office fun than to hold a themed Valentine’s Day. The company has plenty of ideas for a themed Valentine’s […]


    Ripe for investement. 1 in 5 of the 100 fastest-growing private companies is a recruiter.

    The latest Sunday Times Fast Track 100 survey published on 6 December confirmed that the best run UK recruitment companies keep growing through the worst downturn in decades. 20 specialist recruiters are highlighted in the top 100 making 20% of the total. Empiric Solutions featured in 3rd place with annual sales growth of 189.8% followed […]


    Recruitment consultant lap dance trial case thrown out by tribunal

    A former recruitment consultant who claimed her line manager forced her to have a private lap-dance with him in order to win business has had her complaint of unfair dismissal thrown out by an employment tribunal. The consultant said that her manager had forced her into accepting a private dance with him and the client […]


    UK permanent jobs market turns after 17 months of decline.

    The August Report on Jobs published today by the REC and KPMG shows a return to growth, albeit only marginal, of both permanent and temporary staff appointments during August.

    Key points of the Report are:

    • Marginal increases in both permanent and temporary staff appointments.
    • Candidate availability rose at weaker pace.
    • Permanent and temporary staff pay fell […]


    Supporting the right football club can boost your career?

    Your choice of football team can greatly enhance your career prospects, according to new research from executive careers website The research found that 54% of management employees believe supporting a common team with your peers and boss can help with career prospects, while nearly half (47%) feel sharing a favourite team can open doors […]


    Show up for scheduled interviews – first lesson for new graduates

    We have just had 2 out of 2 no shows for interviews at Interactive Selection today. No email, no phone call, just silence. These interviews are for new graduates with no work experience, and presumably not much interview experience. This was not a party invite or an optional ‘turn up if you feel like it’ […]