Montash sources and secures tech talent for three key tech specialisms; Cloud & Software Tech, Information Security and SAP. The demand for tech talent is increasing at a rapid rate and we provide a virtual bench of contract and permanent IT professionals to support organisations deliver complex projects across the UK, Europe and the US.
We don't just say we are specialists, we live and breathe our markets. We keep our fingers on the pulse of the latest developments and connect with leading experts to stay at the forefront of the fast-paced tech industries. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent service, working closely with you to obtain a comprehensive insight into the needs of the business.
Before we begin the search for outstanding candidates, we take the time to undertake thorough research. We get to grips with the culture of your company, your industry and, most importantly, the people at the heart of your organisation. This is how we find the right technical and cultural fit for your team.
Montash provides a consultative service that is bespoke to your needs. Our industry expertise will help to shape your workforce and deliver strategic objectives. We take a bespoke consultative approach; we work with you to create a clear recruitment strategy and plan which includes defining the role, salary, benefits and ensures that the role is both attractive and competitive. At Montash, we go above and beyond just recruitment, we create compelling attraction campaigns that target the exact candidate that you are looking for.
The Montash competitive market overview provides a window to the competitive landscape for the industry you operate in. We live and breathe the technology industries and the business landscape. Why? So that together we can create a stand out career package for your future employees. We consider salary rates, benefit packages and how attractive your brand is compared to the leading competitors in your market.
The demand for skills in emerging technologies is continuing to intensify. To ensure that we provide you with top tech talent, we provide a market mapping service. We identify active and passive candidates with the exact skills and the best cultural fit for your business. We consider the market rate taking salary bandings, bonuses and notice periods into account.
Thanks to our extensive network of IT professionals, we can directly target tech professionals based on technologies and skillsets. We take a targeted approach and are can reach candidates based on skill, location, technology or job title, ensuring that you increase your company brand awareness and employer branding at the same time. We use a range of digital channels such as niche job boards, social media, email marketing and bespoke microsites to attract both active and passive candidates to work for you.
When you work with Montash we don’t just search and select the best candidate through keyword mapping your requirements to our database of skills professionals. We go beyond the regular search and select process that staffing agencies undertake when sourcing candidates. We search through our network of available and passive candidates – our specialist teams not only know the market and availability of the most relevant and skilled tech professionals but have an in-depth understanding of what attracts specific candidates. We go beyond a database – we talk to our candidates and understand their needs so that we can match them with your business needs.
At Montash, we understand that interviewing new hires is a time-consuming process for hiring managers. That's why we will only put forward fully screened and vouched candidates that have the skills and the cultural fit you need. Through referencing, screening and interviewing, we ensure that only the top tech talent that is best for your organisation make it to your door.
Part of a successful recruitment campaign is knowing how to accurately reflect remuneration in order to attract the talent you need. We work with you to construct a salary scale and benefits or incentives to attract the right talent. Our extensive experience in the tech industries has given us the insight to position your offering in the best possible way.
Whether you are looking for a project manager or looking to fill a specialist role, such as a SAP consultant, we are experts in hiring for IT projects. At Montash, we know how important it is to get the right culture fit for a project. Our extensive network of contractors and industry experts gives us access to the largest pool of freelance talent, so we can find the right candidate with the right skills for your project.
The Montash retained assignment recruitment service provides your organisation with a bespoke solution that meets your staffing needs. We utilise our extensive database and also connect with the best candidates through our headhunting capability with experienced IT professionals. Our consultative approach to staffing ensure that we invest the time to understand your organisation, budget and project requirements.
There are 3 things I look for in a search partner; speed, quality and price. Montash consistently deliver against these criteria for my global needs, which is why they are our partner of change
In just two weeks time, Montash are opening a new Microsoft Dynamics office based in the heart of Leeds. In this exciting time of expansion, we spoke to Roy Dungworth (Managing Director), Mark Sweeney (Practice Lead) and Rob Moore (Talent Manager) about the vision behind the new space and how this office - and the people within it - will drive the business forwards. “As a specialist tech recruitment brand, we already focus on very niche markets - InfoSec, SAP, Cloud and Software - across Europe.” says Roy Dungworth. “Moving into Microsoft Dynamics was a natural transition for Montash, as it aligns and compliments our current portfolio of specialist areas.” With the Microsoft Dynamics (MD) market accelerating at such a rapid rate, focusing on this specialism at the Leeds office will allow Montash to strengthen the offering to clients through placing candidates with a range of skills for transformation projects. And the reach goes beyond the UK, of course, given the pan-European partnerships that Montash have built across the world over the years. “We want to broaden our EU footprint. MD is a global application and fits perfectly into an ever-changing technological landscape.” With this exciting new venture in the pipeline, Montash were keen to recruit a leader with the knowledge, know-how, passion and cultural fit to drive the vision forwards. Bringing 20 years of experience in the world of IT recruitment, and with a track record for building top performing teams, Mark Sweeney joined Montash to launch and manage the Leeds office. We asked Mark what it was in particular that attracted him to this opportunity. “There are several reasons why I was drawn to the Practice Lead role at Montash. One of the main appeals of Montash is that it is such a dynamic and agile business - a place where decisions are made quickly; a company with the ability to turn ideas into reality,” explains Mark. “Working so closely with Roy for 10 years in the industry was also a big pull for me. I have always appreciated and admired Roy’s approach to work and have watched the way he has grown Montash with interest. From a personal perspective, I felt ready to build on my previous successes to take on a project that I can own, build from the ground up and develop into a thriving part of the Montash business.” The spacious new office space in the centre of Leeds can fit a team of 18. Recruitment has begun and there are multiple recruiter positions still to be filled. Rob Moore, Internal Talent Manager, is the hiring lead for new recruiters and we asked him for the type of candidates that would be the best fit. “We are looking for smart and ambitious individuals with a taste for sales. A background in recruitment is not a necessity for us. If someone has worked in a sales environment before and are keen to step into a new challenge, they can utilise their skills, benefit from the extensive training we provide and work in a place where incentives and rewards come as part and parcel of the job. An entrepreneurial spirit is key, along with a resilient, can-do attitude. We are a high value tech recruitment company operating in difficult-to-fill niche markets - we are looking for the best talent, not only to get the job done, but to excel in their roles.” Read more on the qualities Rob looks for in his recent blog. As Nandip Aulak (Head of Marketing) has previously shared - culture is crucial in the workplace. She highlights that an open, collaborative and social team make for a happy workforce, who stick around. Mark - as Practice Lead - has echoed this, stating that in order for his new team in Leeds to be a real success, there must be a positive working environment from the get-go. “We spend so many hours at work each day and week, we want a hardworking team that also embraces the moments of fun. In order to do that it is critical to build trust in the office, to promote good work/life balance and to take into consideration the flexible working needs of the individuals we hire.” “Something I pride myself on is creating a space where people enjoy being at work - that they really want to be there. I am excited to be a part of this team and collectively drive this new venture forwards.” There are just 2 weeks to go until we open our Leeds office doors. Are you interested in becoming part of the team? Find out more about the open vacancies here.
With innovative technology developing at such a rapid rate, working from home is becoming more and more popular with companies large and small. People can work from all corners of the world, at anytime; the modern workplace has arrived. “We are waltzing into a new era of hypermobility: the anywhere office,” says Oliver Pickup for The Telegraph, and this is especially true in the world of IT/Tech, which currently ranks second in industries embracing remote work. So, why is it so popular among both employees and companies? Emerging tech has made remote working a breeze, with the volume of smartphones, laptops and tablets, the capacity of mobile technology and an increase in Wi-Fi hotspots around the globe. Location and time zones are no longer a restriction, as workers can connect to the office network, email on the move and use collaboration tools, which allow documents to be updated in unity. Cloud based apps and chat tools (eg. Slack) provide colleagues with ways of interacting and working together in real time. “One of the most helpful technologies in making remote work seamless is videoconferencing,” says Harry Glover, Senior Consultant (Big Data & DevOps), who has noticed a vast increase in the number of remote working positions arising in the tech industry. The result of this new stage of hyperconnectivity is the creation of more flexible working opportunities. Being able to switch on and work from anywhere, at anytime, appeals to a workforce who are looking to avoid the 9 to 5 structure. And for businesses, there are some serious cost savings to be made through offering remote work. “Certain companies have done away with renting a traditional office and instead run their business out of a shared co-working space to accommodate their largely remote workforce,” explains Harry. Another way of reducing costs is through the retention of talent. According to Stack Overflow, over 50% of developers said being able to work remotely was a priority when looking for a new job. Tech specialists in remote roles can not only maintain goals while on the move, but they feel empowered, as the flexible way of working encourages trust and good communication with the companies they work for. An increase in job satisfaction will ensure your talent sticks around and your hiring costs are reduced. The implementation of remote working policies is not just a cost-saver, though. In a study by Vodafone, involving 8000 global employees and employers, it was found that that three-quarters of companies worldwide have already adopted flexible working policies and 61% of them believe that it had increased their company’s profits. Win, win. Perhaps one of the most interesting and powerful benefits of the increase in remote work, is through helping bridge the gender gap in the tech industry. According to an article in the Huffington Post, “56% of women in the tech industry leave their jobs mid-career, and 51% of women say being a working mother made it difficult for them to advance in their careers.” The physical flexibility, self-management and variation in hours of remote roles, gives female workers the opportunity to embrace a good work/life balance. So, it is clear that the remote work revolution isn’t slowing down anytime soon. In fact, it’s becoming the new normal. Are you ready?
The Top Qualities Montash Look for in a Recruitment Consultant Are you thinking about stepping into the world of recruitment? In such a competitive industry, you may be wondering how to stand out from the crowd. Montash take pride in hiring the best talent to join their team. We asked Talent Manager, Rob Moore, to share the top qualities he looks for when hiring the next generation of recruitment consultants for Montash. Independence At Montash we have close-knit teams and enjoy a very collaborative working environment. But what actually matters the most, is how well you can operate as an individual. Each consultant contributes to the teams’ performance, and indeed the company’s overall success, but the best way for a recruiter to perceive themselves is as a manager of their own business. Ambition Very simply, if you aren’t driven by commission/nice things/self-development - recruitment won’t be for you. Recruitment isn’t rocket science but it is very, very hard work. It takes a certain personality - one that can recognise the huge financial rewards, and is able to ride the highs and the lows. Individuals we consider at Montash have to truly want to launch a career in Recruitment. Half-heartedness is not an option. Good listening skills Listening to both clients' requirements and qualifying a candidates suitability are two huge factors in ensuring there are no 'bumps' along the way. It is all about asking the right questions; remembering the small details can make all the difference when placing a candidate or seeking one for a client. Every single individual you work with is unique - you need to take the time to get to know them to understand their specific needs and wants. Relationship Building With Recruitment being such a popular career choice with a constant flow of likeminded, ambitious people launching their careers in similar markets, it’s important to consider how you as an individual are perceived amongst the candidates and clients you work with. Consider that clients have a huge array of choice when it comes down to partnering with agencies, and specific consultants; with almost a click of a finger, they can shut you down and decide to work with one of our competitors. Of course, Recruitment is largely about the people you are able to find for said projects, but often the difference between you and other recruitment consultants is how good a service you are providing outside of the usual duties. Do you stand out from the crowd? How confident would you feel that your client would speak highly of you behind closed doors? Do you know what your clients/candidates do outside of work? Obviously there are barriers here, but the point is, it's all about relationships. Long term success and credibility in recruitment has a direct correlation with your ability to build new, and strengthen existing relationships. Proactive In recruitment things aren’t going to fall into place without you going out there and making things happen. Essentially, we sell people to people - a very intricate sell. So, it takes a certain individual to be able to generate that interest and take care of the whole process from start to finish. When you start out in recruitment, you have to build up your credibility. You need to gain the trust of your clients and candidates by spending time soaking up knowledge of the tech specialisms and respected market you work in. This won’t happen overnight, and comes with hours of conversations with candidates and clients on the phone and in person, and sure enough, with some challenging conversations along the way. Through being proactive and putting yourself out there, you will reap the rewards. Flexibility To get the best results, you need to show an element of flexibility for your candidates AND clients. The industry is moving at a rapid rate and recruiters need to adapt with it, ensuring they are up to speed on the markets they operate in. The hiring process can vary in length - some clients will be looking to spend time on filling long-term permanent roles, others will need a contractor/freelancer as quickly as possible. For the latter, you need to move quickly and adapt to the varying hiring processes in order to make the high quality placements your clients are after. Looking into becoming a recruiter? If you think you fit the bill, we’d love to hear from you. Apply here for a chance to become a Montash Trainee Recruiter.
2019 is here and it’s time for that familiar phrase to come back around - ‘New Year, New You’. But what does it mean for you and your career? Perhaps you are stuck in a rut, fed up in a current role and looking for an exciting new challenge to take you to the next level. As we celebrate the start of the New Year, this is prime time for reflecting, goal-setting and going after that dream job you have always wanted. Here are 5 tips on how to get there: Reflect & learn Have you spent too long searching for a new job in 2018? Struggling to get yourself motivated? Have you thought about why? At this time of year, with a chance of new beginnings, it is always good to look back at what worked and what didn’t - as difficult as that may be. Were you searching in the wrong places? Underprepared for your interviews? Combing through the good and the bad can help you improve and develop, leaving you energised and raring to go with a fresh new job hunt. Find your niche In the tech industry, there is a growing demand for niche tech specialisms. Find your specialist skills and really hone in on them. Always look to keep learning, stay up to date with new trends and get ahead of the game by becoming an expert in your field. Make yourself indispensable by providing what others can’t. This way, you are going to be the number one choice when your perfect project role arises. Revamp your resume An obvious one, we know, but it is crucial to get your resume as sharp as it can be. Keep it concise, engaging and specifically focused on the role you are going for. Make it visually appealing. Share it with friends and ask for candid feedback. You need to stand out on the page to get that call for an interview. (Read more about updating your CV here). Think globally Europe is a tech giant on the rise and the demand for developers, infosec specialists and other tech experts has never been higher. With incredible geographic diversification now offered, it means that top tier tech professionals can pick and choose the best roles for them; from new initiatives to long-term opportunities at all levels of business. And if a location change isn’t for you, there are still fantastic roles across the UK and beyond where you are able to be more flexible with your work, as clients look for candidates to fill positions where remote working is possible - meaning you can be anywhere, anytime. Get networking In order to get yourself in the best position for pushing your career forwards, make sure you are surrounding yourself with the right people. Reach out to old colleagues for advice, check out industry events that are happening and have that coffee with a Montash recruiter. Don’t leave it until 2020 - take action this New Year.