Cathcart Associates, a specialist IT recruitment firm headquartered in Edinburgh, was the exclusive recruitment partner at the recent Digit IT Leaders conference, which took place at Dynamic Earth this year.
The conference hosted a series of inspirational and informative speeches from key players in Scotland’s IT sector, including Polly Purvis, CEO of ScotlandIS, and Helen Marshall, head of technology transformation at Yodel, who spoke of driving innovation and business improvement through technology.
The event was geared towards senior IT and digital leaders and aimed to encourage people to share knowledge and information, learn about best practice, and collaborate in an open, friendly environment.
Determined to be part of the solution to the digital skills gap, Cathcart Associates recently urged employers to be more open minded when hiring for digital roles, encouraging them to look beyond a candidate’s technical ability and take into consideration wider background experience and possible transferable skills.
Gordon Kaye, managing director at Cathcart Associates, said: “It was an honour to be the exclusive recruitment partner for the Digit IT Leaders conference this year and to meet and mingle with industry to discuss innovation within the sector.
“Conferences like these are a brilliant opportunity for everyone to come together and learn from one another, find out what’s happening in the sector and also to discuss openly and honestly about the issues threatening the industry’s growth and what can be done.
“For Cathcart to truly understand the challenges and issues facing IT leaders in Scotland, we need to be at events such as these. To truly add value to our clients we need to know what’s going in the industry and support the sector wherever possible.”
As well as focusing on the challenges that are facing IT and digital leaders, the event also looked into the likes of critical considerations of leadership and the digital industry’s poor reputation for ‘soft skills’ and how this can be improved.
Cathcart Associates are specialist IT recruiters focused on recruiting high calibre digital professionals into a wide range of exciting, fast-paced roles within the tech industry. Founded in 2009, the firm is headquartered in Edinburgh with offices in Manchester, Hamburg and Bangkok.