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Are you considering a new job? If so, what are you hoping a new role with a different employer will offer you? A more attractive salary and benefits package? Improved career progression? Challenging and exciting work? Better work-life balance? These are all obvious and reasonable criteria of course – but have you considered the importance of working for an employer who places significant...

Who are you? What have you achieved? Why are you the right person for the job? These are all questions a strong CV should instantly answer for the reader. Think of this document as your own living, breathing personal marketing pitch, a marketing pitch that should constantly evolve as you grow and develop as a professional. It was none other than Leonardo da Vinci, over 500 years ago, who...

As workers return en masse, the first thing on most people’s minds will be the promise of a fresh start that the new year inevitably brings. Perhaps you are thinking about what that means for your career and whether you will receive the pay rise you want. For many, the new year may be the right time to search for a new job. The good news is that if you are a jobseeker, your prospects...

Some organisations are now adopting entirely new approaches to performance assessment that go far beyond simply scrapping the annual appraisal. In the latest Hays Journal, we explore why feedback is changing. Performance management is changing. In previous issues of Hays Journal, we’ve explored how businesses were turning away from the annual appraisal in favour of more frequent...

During the recession most companies froze any increase on salaries, thankfully that has begun to change. Nowadays when an employee asks for a pay rise, there is a higher chance the employee will get it. However, it’s important to remember, there is often a nervous feeling when it comes to asking for a pay rise, therefore, your approach needs to be well thought out. Below I’ve outlined the...

You’ve found a new job that you’re passionate about and are eager to apply for, yet in the back of your mind, you are worried a lot of candidates will also be applying for the same role. You’re wondering ‘how can I make my CV sparkle and stand out amongst the rest?’ One of the best ways is to showcase your skills in a way that really speaks to the reader. Employers are less focused on the...

Whether you’re actively job hunting or thinking of switching career, you should always strive to find a company that is the right fit for you. This will help to not only improve your long-term job satisfaction but will also boost your performance, which is a win-win situation for both you and your new employer. So, to help you understand which company size might suit you best, we spoke with...

Expanding into a new country is a huge milestone for any organisation. It is also one of the most challenging. From finding the right people to forming a balanced team, there are many different factors to consider. In the last few years, Manchester City Football Club has extended from their North West England home to have a presence in places such as Singapore and Abu Dhabi. As Official...

Skills shortages, more creative recruitment plans, and mounting salary demands are among the top issues on employers’ agendas for next year, according to our report, the Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 guide. Based on a survey of nearly 2,500 employers and employees across Ireland, the report shows that despite wider market uncertainty, employers are pressing...

Today, every organisation’s data is under constant threat, bringing about a renewed focus on data management, security and availability. And it’s not just tech companies which are in need of IT and digital technology professionals: organisations across all sectors are competing for talent that is already scarce, as they look to protect their data. The pipeline of tech talent is not keeping...

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