Our Executive Director, Aled Johnson, shares his experience in the IT sector and offers an insight into where it might be heading…

Tell me about your role at ON:iT

I’m responsible for delivery across all areas of the business, making sure we do a good job for the client and candidate on every role we recruit for. To this end, I take the time to really understand both the business and individual; it allows me to ensure the end result is the right fit for everyone involved.

Supporting clients and candidates on a long-term basis is extremely rewarding. I love to get stuck in and never want to lose this close working relationship with our network as my team grows.

Whats your specialist area in IT recruitment?

My background is in infrastructure, business intelligence and business change, although my broad understanding of technology means I’m more than comfortable recruiting for roles in all areas, at all levels. Clients like that they can call me with any job spec, no matter how complex, and trust me to find a solution.

Everyone in the business has their own areas of expertise, but what unites us are shared values and a clear vision of the company we want to work for. We all believe in doing what needs to be done for our clients, and the benefits of transparency within our own business.

What makes ON:iT different?

Without a doubt, the people. Everyone in the business has their own areas of expertise, but what unites us are shared values and a clear vision of the company we want to work for. We all believe in doing what needs to be done for our clients, and the benefits of transparency within our own business. At ON:iT, it’s a level playing field – everyone is working together to get the best outcome for clients, candidates and our people.

When youre not at work, what do you get up to?

In my spare time, I like to keep active through sport. Usually this means football, but I also enjoy rugby, running and bouldering. I’m also unashamedly mad about cats; my wife and I have two at the moment, and they’re part of the family. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, as well as visiting other countries whenever I can get away.

Where do you see the IT sector heading in 2018?

It’s going to be interesting to see how 2018 pans out for IT contractors. Following changes to IR35 in the public sector, many believe these will be rolled out to the private sector, which could have major implications for whether people decide to pursue contract or permanent roles.

While the announcement that many expected in the Autumn Budget 2017 didn’t come to fruition, the Chancellor did kick-off a consultation into off-payroll working, the outcome of which we are likely to see in the Spring of 2018. As I deal with lots of contractors, I’ll be keeping my ear to the ground on this one….