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You need to know when to retain the right people and know when to lose those who are not right for your business. Both retaining and letting go of team members can be difficult, so how do you work out who to keep? Focus on long-term potential Deciding who to keep and who to ease out of your business is not easy, but with comprehensive performance data and an accurate, objective...

Congratulations on completing your professional accountancy exams, your new qualifications give you greater control over the direction you want your career to take. I have compiled a list of the most common routes taken by newly qualified accountants in order to give you a flavour of the journey ahead. Commerce & Industry Within large and multinational companies, the finance...

Students filling in their CAO application forms should consider construction courses. Ferdia White, Manager Hays Construction & Property, provides an introduction to a career in construction.   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...

Executive recruitment is no different to the rest of the industry when it comes to the impact 'Big Data' may have, writes Richie Smith, Hays Ireland Client Engagement Director & Executive Recruiter. 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....

In a matter of weeks, Farage, Hodgson, Cameron and Evans all resigned. They’ve said “I quit” in a variety of ways and for different reasons and aside from all having stated that they’ve been on “a journey” the similarities end there! 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...

It’s graduate job season, with tech companies around the world opening their doors to recent graduates of IT fields. Ross Heeney, Recruitment Consultant for Hays Digital Technology offers up some tips for finding the graduate programme that’s right for you. Right now is probably the best time to be graduating with a qualification in IT, with skills in demand right across the spectrum...

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. Men have it easy, once you have a nice quality suit. Avoid the clash of print tie and shirt, leave the shiny wedding suit at home and you’re ready for work. Women, on the other...

“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so that they can tell us what to do.”  Steve Jobs, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Apple Inc “I surround myself with people who have knowledge and talents in areas where I might not be so well versed.”  Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group “I will only hire someone to work directly...

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,...

Have you recently finished education and are now about to take your first step into the world of professional work? If so, then creating your first graduate CV may feel like a difficult task, given that you don’t have much professional experience to your name yet, and the advice your careers counsellor gave you at school is now outdated or forgotten. Understandably, you may be feeling...


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