We’ve rebranded!

Bluefire IT Recruitment have rebranded as Difrent and no, it isn’t just a name and image change. Telling everyone that you are different means you must be just that.

July 14, 2017

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July 14, 2017
We’ve rebranded!

Bluefire IT Recruitment have rebranded as Difrent and no, it isn’t just a name and image change. Telling everyone that you are different means you must be just that.

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Feb. 8, 2017
Do digital contractors need an umbrella?

IR35 changed the way in which a lot of IT/Digital contractors did business and gave rise to a whole new breed of so called umbrella companies.

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Jan. 25, 2017
How to choose your digital recruitment agency

Let’s face it, recruitment agencies aren’t always seen in the best of light. Indeed, sometimes we thank God that estate agents exist as people seem to hate them even more. In our mind, the reason for this dislike towards us is simple. Anyone can set

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Nov. 11, 2016
Has Brexit had any impact on the technology industry?

As we all know, on the 23rd of June the UK decided, to many people’s annoyance, to leave the EU. ‘Shock, horror, the world is at an end and the UK is doomed’ squealed the newspapers and any ‘authority’ who would be listened too, including many of the

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Nov. 4, 2016
10 Most desirable tech jobs 2016/17

As a business that helps organisations stay a step ahead in the digital game it is important that we keep a finger on the pulse of what is hot and what is not. ALL of the following top ten jobs didn’t exist as little as ten years ago and new digital

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Oct. 25, 2016
Generation Y: Is it all about the money?

As millennials (anyone born after 1980) now start to infiltrate our workforce with new digital business skills they are slowly becoming the employees of choice, where once they might have been thought of as lazy, uncompromising and unshaven. (I added

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Oct. 17, 2016
Culture: why it’s the hottest topic in business today

Last year Merriam Webster’s dictionary stated that the word “culture” was the most popular word of the year. It has now become one of the most important words in corporate board rooms, and for good reason.

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Oct. 10, 2016
Star Player or Team Ethic?

How should a business that’s in the process of fulfilling a digital transformation project and wishing to enhance their team go about finding and filling an employee gap?

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Aug. 30, 2016
Bring on the girl coders!

But tech is a man’s world! Geeks are men! Girls can’t code! True. Or at least, it was up until about five years ago when large tech giants started to place females on their boards such as Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook COO), Susan Wojcicki (YouTube CEO) a

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Aug. 23, 2016
All the foreigners are taking our jobs!

The great thing about digital skills is that they can be mastered regardless of where you live, your ethnicity or gender and sometimes even your level of intelligence.

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Aug. 16, 2016
But they interviewed brilliantly?!

How often have you found that someone interviews like they are the key missing ingredient in your business, the perfect fit, they’re THE ONE! You’ve called your partners or the board and said ‘Thank God, we have finally found the right person!’ only

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Aug. 10, 2016
Difrent interim contractor nominated for Most Influential Business Leader

We’re extremely proud to announce that one of our long-term interim contractors, Rachel Murphy, has been short listed for Most Influential Business Leader at the 2016 Agile Awards!

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July 18, 2016
NHS Digital choose Difrent

We’re delighted to announce that Difrent has been selected to deliver programme leadership services to NHS Digital/HSCIC for NHS.UK. With guidelines set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View, the overarching objective of harnessing the information r

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May 20, 2016
Brexit: Jobs under pressure?

On the 23rd of June 2016 the British public will cast their votes in the European referendum. Undoubtedly, this vote will have profound effects on every aspect of the UK economy & political agenda: immigration, investment, security, trade & jobs. Und

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May 20, 2016
Making change stick

As an interim it’s essential that making change stick is achieved rapidly during your assignment and perhaps more importantly that it remains when you leave.

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May 18, 2016
Are IT skill sets really that important anymore?

The interesting thing about globalization is that it has enabled anyone, in any part of the world, to learn the same skills, meaning that there is now an abundance of digital skills available at widely differing rates. Of course there are benefits to

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May 18, 2016
How technology has changed IT recruitment

Technology has impacted every business in one way or another and yet in the recruitment industry it seems like the only way it has been adopted is to use LinkedIn as a glorified list of potential candidates and check out their CV’s. At Difrent we wor

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April 29, 2016
We don’t like to be called recruitment agents

When working with our marketing agency we had many, many conversations about what we actually do. You see we are a recruitment agency but REALLY don’t wish to be tarred by the same brush as all the rest.

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April 29, 2016
Why does everyone hate recruitment agencies?

Why are recruitment agencies despised as much as estate agents, lawyers and even the tax man? Well in our opinion it is down to laziness, the want for a quick buck and sometimes outright criminal behaviour towards the clients they represent.

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April 29, 2016
What makes us so Difrent?

When we came up with the name Difrent it was simply down to our MD Steve Dhillon and the MD of our creative agency Cliff Findlay spending a day together and beating up our vision of what we wished to stand for.

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