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  Honesty is the best policy, according to over three quarters (78%) of employees who, in the Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2020 guide , told us that it is important for their organisation to be transparent about how pay levels and pay rises are set. Nearly half (49%) of employers, however, do not believe that their...

Tweet   The construction industry in Ireland has continued to experience a steady period of growth, and with skills shortages ongoing in certain areas, attracting talent continues to be a challenge. This demand looks set to continue into 2020, and the 3.2% salary increases across the construction and property sector over the last...

Tweet   The number of tech roles available in Ireland continues to far outstrip the number of skilled professionals, and this candidate shortage looks set to endure into 2020. According to the Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2020 report , the vast majority (92%) of Irish employers overall have experienced skills...

  Your organisation’s approach to culture has a significant impact on retention. But let’s clarify something before we dive into the practicalities: retention is not always the be-all and end-all: Sometimes it’s important that someone does not stay in your organisation. Perhaps your culture is the thing that will help them...

Tweet   With industry change driving demand for talent across the accountancy and finance industry in Ireland, employers are finding themselves continuously in need of the right professionals to help them meet their business objectives. Indeed, the vast majority (92%) of Irish employers overall have experienced skills shortages in...

  Modern business challenges can require new approaches. Successful leaders across many different levels of seniority will need to evolve their skills in order to guide organisations into the future. But what does a modern leader look like and how can organisations develop them? Many studies draw parallels between strong...

Tweet   Being asked questions during a job interview is perfectly normal. After all, the interviewer needs to ask questions to assess whether you’re a good fit for the role. But in truth, you should also be asking questions just like the interviewer. To help determine whether this role is a good fit for you, you should come...

  Amidst the turmoil around Brexit and an uncertain economic backdrop, looking to the longer-term future can be a struggle. However, from my experience it’s important not to become too distracted by the wider issues that you can’t change and instead look at the things you can. Your hiring strategy is one such element. The findings...

  Uncertainty has become the new normal, and as we go into 2020, employers are treading cautiously. While many are implementing change programmes and expecting increased activity, there is also a sense of trepidation about the economy over the next few years. Time waits for no-one The needs of employers however, rarely wait for...

  Having an engaging and up to date LinkedIn profile can help you get the attention of recruiters – whether you are actively or passively looking for a new role. So, does that mean you should focus less on your CV? The short answer is no. Your CV and LinkedIn profile serve two different purposes during the application process. ...


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