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The Great Resignation: How Tech firms can keep their talent
Over the last few months, employers have been noticing an unusual phenomenon: many of their employees are resigning from their jobs.
This doesn’t sound that unusual - people resign all the time, but what’s different about this trend is both the numbers involved, and the fact that many of those resigning are not moving to new roles. They’re just resigning.
This briefing paper looks at how different organisations are tackling this trend. It covers: -
What is driving this trend
How tech firms can mitigate it
The importance of company culture
Championing the South West Tech Hubs: Retaining Tech Talent
The tech industry is booming. Demand for technical services of all kinds, from software development to IT infrastructure is at an all-time high. However, the industry is facing a challenge - finding and retaining good people is hard.
Cyber Security Briefing Paper 2: Closing the Security Gap
As a continuation of our thought leadership programme, we invited senior people from companies based in Bristol and the South West to come together and reveal the techniques they use around cyber security
In this second briefing paper, we discuss how organisations can protect themselves. There are many things to consider and sometimes making the right decision is quite difficult.
In this report, we examine how to:
- Use penetration testing to identify software vulnerabilities
- Integrate security processes into new and updated software applications
- Utilise certification bodies for guidance around security
Cyber Security: Briefing Paper 1
No other topic has dominated the boardroom agenda as consistently as cyber security in recent years. Concerns about the security of IT infrastructure and applications have grown steadily alongside organisations’ increasing reliance on these systems.
In the first of our cyber security briefing papers, we ask our selected organisations how they take steps to protect their organisation’s reputation and day-to-day productivity.
In this report we:
- Outline the different types of phishing techniques
- How malicious parties can exploit supplier trust
- Examine how the human factor can be an advantage around cyber security
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Jake McKenna, Technical Consultant & Software Developer
Jake started at Ghyston in 2014 as a developer and has had a variety of roles including support engineer, technical sales consultant, and now project manager. He loves working closely with customers to understand their businesses and figure out how we can use technology to help them achieve their goals.
“It’s always great when we’re able to talk to a customer, understand their problem, and then make a quick change to our code that saves them hours of work each day. Being able to use technology to solve real problems for people is what I love about my job.”See a project Jake has worked on >