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Hays Ireland jobs and employment blog

Five ways to nurture continuous learning

Simon Winfield, Managing Director, discusses five ways how you can lead, along with encourage a continual and effective approach to learning within your team and organisation.

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The essentials your recruiter should know about you

Your recruiter's main responsibility is to support you in your job search. How can this be done successfully? Maureen Lynch, Hays Director, identifies key essentials you need to tell your recruiter.

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After an interview, it's important to ask yourself these questions

After an interview it's normal to feel tired and have a bunch of thoughts running through your head. To avoid making impulse decisions Mike McDonagh, Hays Director, highlights four questions you should always ask yourself after an interview.

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The importance of being your true self in an interview

More often than not you adapt an interview persona in order to fit in with the interviewer's personality and perceived company culture. Is this the best interview strategy? Maureen Lynch, Hays Director, emphasises the importance on being your true self in an interview.

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Working your notice period, do it right

With your new contract signed and your notice handed in you should definitely feel relaxed, but not too relaxed. Maureen Lynch, Hays Director, explains how to enjoy working your notice period and avoid becoming that employee that has "checked-out".

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Dream of being the boss?Learn to adapt to change

When it comes to managing people you can be guaranteed one thing, It'll be unpredictable. Maureen Lynch, Hays Director, highlights why as a manager it's important for you to be adaptable.

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Allow your team to develop themselves

As a team leader, it's important to let your team struggle from time to time and to know when to step in. Maureen Lynch, Hays Director, emphasises the positive impact on the long-term development and wellbeing of your team through this management style. 

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The biggest fears when applying for a new role

You don't need to be looking for a new job in order for you to stumble across an exciting opportunity. When this happens it can bring up fears around changing jobs. Maureen Lynch, Hays Director, outlines how to overcome these fears when applying for a new job. 

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The employer characteristics that drive their team crazy

As a manager you are the person your team hears from the most, the voice of reason, their mentor and team leader. You need to motivate them to achieve their goals instead of changing roles. Maureen Lynch, Hays Director, outlines manager styles to stay away from.

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How to prepare for an interview when your last one was years ago

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

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3 ways Accountancy and Finance can incorporate diversity and inclusion

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

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We all need to press for progress this International Women's Day and beyond

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.

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Six lessons that shaped my career

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

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Where are the young women in tech?

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

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4 ways to welcome women into procurement

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

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Is your employer ready for change in the workforce? 

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.   

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Have you started planning your workforce strategy for accountancy and finance? 

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.

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How your company can beat tech skills shortages

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. 

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Three ways to overcome procurement 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. 

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Solving the talent mismatch in Life Sciences

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. 

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The top 5 soft skills employers want in 2018

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. 

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How to answer "Why do you want this job?" in an interview

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. 

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New year, new start - how to combat skills shortages in 2018

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.  

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The jobs and skills to seek out in 2018

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. 

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Women in Engineering

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. 

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Shifting to Digital - is the idea of traditional marketing slowly fading?

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.

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Health & Safety on the agenda - Building careers on safer ground

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. 

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Follow these 5 steps to attract talent from big pharma to SME

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. 

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Can working flexible hours have a negative impact on your career?

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. 

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The importance of equal pay and career progression in senior procurement roles

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. 

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Three of the best risks you can take when hiring new talent

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. 

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AI will be a big part of our future - but what does that mean for businesses searching for talent?

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. 

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Why do directors need mentors?

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. 

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Top three reasons you should be an IT contractor

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. 

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Does legacy technology allow you to attract and retain talent? 

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. 

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Three ways your business can stay ahead of digital transformation

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.  

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How do you handle aggression during negotiations?

Founder and CEO of advantagesSPRING, Natalie Reynolds, discusses how to achieve successful negotiations when a counterpart is behaving aggressively. 

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How data can drive HR insights for businesses

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.

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Will your employer brand help you attract and retain talent?

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.  

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5 Examples for PAs/EAs on how to add value to you CV

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. 

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8 Emerging technology jobs that are going to explode this year

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. 

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4 ways to successfully negotiate across language barriers. 

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. 

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Build a perfect CV with these 5 tips

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. 

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How to stop your best people leaving

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. 

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#HerHaysStory Maureen Lynch, Director

#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.

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Six negotiation mistakes to avoid

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. 

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Fewer women means less tech talent 

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. 

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How to maintain a high performing team

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? 

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Opportunities for newly qualified accountants

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.

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CAO applicants: The construction sector is ripe with new opportunities.

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. 

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Will 'Big Data' spell the end for executive recruitment?

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. 

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Quit your job but not your career

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. By Nigel Heap, Managing Director, Hays UK & Ireland

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How to snag the graduate job of your dreams

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.

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5 fashion dos and don’ts in the office

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.

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