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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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Skype interviews, be prepared

Today, a Skype interview connect an Irish candidate abroad with their employer of choice and neither needs to spend a penny on travel. High speed internet, high definition screens and pitch perfect audio have changed the face of recruitment.

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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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