International Women’s Day is our opportunity to start changing mindsets and see gender diversity in the workplace for what it really is: a source of limitless potential and unbridled possibilities.
The value of procurement is becoming increasingly recognised, creating more opportunities for talented professionals. While this is a great sign of the health of the industry, demand for procurement experts is often outstripping supply, leaving many employers with a severe shortage of skilled staff. By Scott Dance, Director of Hays Procurement & Supply Chain
For those with the talent to thrive, technology is an exciting, vibrant and growing industry rife with opportunity. Professionals are finding an abundance of new skills to learn; technology is ever evolving and there are always exciting projects to take part in. By James Milligan, Director of Hays Information Technology
Diversity remains the ‘unicorn’ that is increasingly being sought after, but persistently elusive. Whilst the gender mix in the Accountancy & Finance profession tends to be more or less equally balanced at entry level positions, the fact remains that as we rise through the ranks women become increasingly under-represented. By Maureen Lynch Director of Hays Ireland
I started my career out of university in 1982 and since then I’ve had a number of interesting roles across several diverse sectors. I’ve not had a great many jobs, each one lasting five years plus, and last year marked my tenth year in my current role at Hays. However, along the way I’ve learned my own lessons and developed my own beliefs about managing that journey and over the holidays I thought I would write them down. By Alistair Cox, CEO of Hays
Interviewing for a new job can feel intimidating, especially if you’ve been with your current employer for ten, fifteen or even twenty years. Now that you’ve decided it’s time for a change, how should you approach an interview? By Maureen Lynch Director of Hays Ireland
It is inevitable, that regardless of your role, sector or job title, your world of work is going to face disruption now and in the future. Therefore it's important to for you to think about your career, long-term success and assess if your employer is ready for the future. Maureen Lynch, Hays Director, asks three questions you should consider about your employer.
In an industry where there are concerns around widespread skills shortages, how can your organisation strategically plan your workforce for the coming year? Maureen Lynch, Hays Director, discusses how to overcome skills shortages and attract the talent you need.
There is a predicted increase in activity for 2018 which will positively impact recruitment plans. However, there is a large skills shortage in the tech industry. James Milligan, Hays IT Director, highlights how your company can overcome problems caused by skills shortages.
In an industry where 78% of employers have experienced skills shortages when recruiting, how can you attract and retain the best talent? Scott Dance, Hays Director of Procurement and Supply Chain, discusses three ways your organisation can overcome skills shortages.
Recent research has shown retention and attraction of professionals in Life Sciences is becoming the biggest issue in the sector. Matthew Cotton, Hays Business Director, discusses four ways we can reverse this trend.
The world of work is changing at a rapid pace, therefore employers now want their employees to demonstrate new soft skills to succeed in the face of today's challenges. Maureen Lynch, Hays Director, identifies what soft skills are most in demand for 2018.
In an interview you can often make the mistake of providing a generic, simple answer for one of the most commonly asked interview questions. Maureen Lynch, Hays Director, outlines how to successfully structure your answer.
Results from the Hays Ireland Salary Guide 2018 highlights the current skills shortage and how they are impacting both employers and employees. Simon Winfield, Managing Director of Hays Ireland, identifies what can be done to counter the impact of skills shortages.
Globalisation and the fourth industrial revolution are changing the way we all work. Alistair Cox, CEO of Hays, identifies the jobs and skills that will have the biggest impact in 2018.
Do barriers to career progression exist for women in engineering? Helene Lynch, Hays Senior Recruitment Consultant, speaks to Anne-Marie Conibear, Director & Civil Engineer, and Erica Lund, Mechanical Engineer, both at JB Barry, about the barriers women may encounter in engineering.
Digital Marketing is on the rise, but how do you ensure you are always one step ahead? Ciara Tunstead, Hays Senior Consultant in Digital Marketing, talks about the ever-evolving world of digital and the trends and opportunities within the industry.
Health & Safety in the construction industry has changed markedly over the last 15 years. Elaine Dolan, Hays Senior Recruitment Consultant, discusses the impact this shift has had on recruitment.
How can SMEs attract talent from big pharma organisations? Matthew Cotton, Hays Director, highlights what separates SMEs from big pharma organisations and the steps to take in order take to attract talent.
This is a question of great interest. Maureen Lynch, Hays Director, addresses this topic and discusses how organisations can overcome the negative perception of flexible working.
Although salary discrepancies have narrowed, research shows large pay gaps still occur in senior level roles. Scott Dance, Hays Director of Procurement and Supply Chain, discusses how companies can work on closing the pay gaps.
There is always a risk when hiring new talent but how do you know what risks can more often than not pay off? Maureen Lynch, Hays Director, discusses three of the best risks to take when hiring.
By 2020, it's predicted businesses across the world will spend $47bn on artificial intelligence (AI). Alistair Cox, CEO of Hays, discusses how AI will revolutionise and impact searching and hiring new talent.
75% of businesses have a mentoring program for their junior employees. But what about their senior employees? Mike McDonagh, Hays Director, discusses the reasons senior management need mentors.
The rapid development in technologies has employers scrambling to deliver business transformation faster than before. As a result employers view IT contractors as ideal resources. James Milligan, Hays IT Director, highlights the tops reasons to be an IT contractor.
Where innovation attracts the best IT talent, how can you make legacy technology equally attractive? James Milligan, Hays IT Director, discusses how to make legacy technology roles attractive in your organisation.
Is your company ahead of digital transformations? Dirk Hahn, Chief Operating Officer, Hays Germany, highlights three areas you should concentrate on to evolve with digital transformation.
Founder and CEO of advantagesSPRING, Natalie Reynolds, discusses how to achieve successful negotiations when a counterpart is behaving aggressively.
Following a boost in computing, many people predicted a data revolution for HR. Barney Ely, Hays Director, explores the ways in which data can be used to drive HR insight for businesses.
Employer branding has an impact on a company's ability to attract and retain talent. With a shift in recruitment trends Stephen Flanagan, Managing Partner for TalentAttract, discusses how important it is for companies to focus on employer branding.
PAs/EAs are crucial to the effective running of an organisation. How can you show on your CV that you have the right skills needed for this role? David Shatwell, discusses 5 examples on how to add value to your skill set.
Are feeling like a career change within IT? Over the next 12 months jobs within emerging technology are going to explode. James Milligan, Hays Director, discusses eight new emerging jobs that are set to take off this year.
It's important to remember that English may not be the first language of your counterparts. Founder and CEO of advantagesSPRING, Natalie Reynolds, discusses how to successfully negotiate with your multilingual counterparts.
Opportunities in Facilities Management are beginning to reappear, now is the perfect time to get your CV in shape. Hannah Murray, Recruiting Expert in Facilities Management, discusses 5 tips to improve your CV.
How can you influence the best people in your organisation to stay? Hays Chief Executive, Alistair Cox, discusses the importance of managers who behave as role models and the influence they have on your staff.
#HerHaysStory takes a look at the unique journeys of our inspiring female employees. Director, Maureen Lynch shares #HerHaysStory which includes the highlights and of her career and tips for marking the most of a career in recruitment.
Founder and CEO of advantagesSPRING, Natalie Reynolds, believes passionately that everyone can learn to be an amazing negotiator In this blog post, Natalie discusses six mistakes to avoid in negotiating.
IT is an industry that continues to be a male-dominated space, arguably to a greater degree than any other industry. Hays Director, James Milligan discusses the gender imbalance in the IT industry and how you can attract female talent to your organisation.
In ever organisation you need to know when to retain the best people for your business and when to lose those who are not right business. This activity can be difficult, so how do you work out who to keep?
Congratulations on completing your professional accountancy exams, your new qualifications give you greater control over the direction you want your career to take. Kieran Spillane, Hays Accountancy and Finance, has compiled a list of the most common routes taken by newly qualified accountants in order to give you a flavour of the journey ahead.
Growth in the construction industry shows no sign of abating. By 2020, Ireland will need an extra 112,000 new workers in the sector to produce an expected output of €20 billion. The Government's commitment to create 60,000 new jobs makes the construction industry extremely attractive for graduates with the pick of employers competing for their skills.
With titles like ‘retained search’, ‘executive recruitment’ and ‘search and selection’ the top end of the recruitment business has always set itself apart from the rest of the industry. Firms either operate a distinct specialism (like at Hays) or create a premium brand which stands apart from the parent company. Some niche firms operate solely in the heady world of c-Suite recruitment. Richie Smith, Hays Ireland Client Engagement Director & Executive Recruiter discusses the impact Big Data will have on this approach.
Your resignation is unlikely to be the focus of a media storm but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to give it careful consideration. Now is unlikely to be the time for the truth. Remember that your job resignation is part of a formal process, don’t get caught up in the emotion and regret it later.
With Tech companies around the world opening their doors to recent graduates of IT fields, Ross Heeney, recruitment consultant with Hays Digital Technology offers up some tips for finding the graduate programme that’s right for you.
Dressing for your new job can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Sara Farrelly, Hays Banking Recruitment Consultant and fashion blogger will help you avoid the pitfalls with some simple tips.