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With some job adverts continuing to attract hundreds of applicants, and competition for roles still fierce in some areas, standing out amid a sea of CVs can be a challenging task. So what key points must your CV address to catch the eye of a prospective employer? The reasoning behind your interest in this job, company and industry The value you can bring to the role The potential you...

Launched in 2014, Starling Bank is one of the fastest-growing challenger banks. In this Hays Journal, founder and CEO Anne Boden tells us why she believes the finance industry still has a long way to go when it comes to diversity. Anne Boden is not somebody who is afraid of change. Having studied Computer Science and Chemistry at Swansea University, she switched her focus to join a...

Many studies indicate that wellbeing programmes can improve productivity and retention. But is making such programmes compulsory a help or hindrance to organisations and their workforces? In the latest Hays Journal, we explore the potential benefits and pitfalls of enforcing participation. You would be hard pushed to find anybody who is willing to argue the case against wellness...

Ensuring that our clients have the talent they need to drive their organisations forward – to put it simply – is the reason we get out of bed in the morning. To do this we need to ensure that they have access to the widest pool of talent possible. Of course, today this is increasingly challenging. Skills shortages are growing, and the competition for talent is fiercer than ever. Regardless of...

For many SME leaders, staff retention can seem daunting as they strive to compete with larger, more established corporates who are potentially better able to pull the trump-card of a better salary and benefits package. However, that presupposes that all jobseekers are influenced by only these two factors. In fact, as we discovered from our What Worker’s Want reports, whilst benefits and...

When actively job hunting, tech professionals often have an idea of the type of organisation they want to work for. But is that necessarily where you are placed to utilise your talents to the full? Are you best matched to an IT leadership role at a corporate organisation, or more suited to the innovative world of tech start-ups? The ‘benefits’ of working at either a start-up, corporate or...

A recent Gartner report claims that in two years, 70 per cent of organisations will have integrated Artificial Intelligence (AI) to assist their employees’ productivity. Of course, whether it is customer service chatbots or sales and marketing forecasting and predictive analytics, AI is already ‘here’ for many businesses. However, as promising as these new technologies are, the speed at...

Whether it is due to disinterest in managing relationships, an aversion to endless meetings or that it simply isn’t an option available to you – people management may not be the way to progress your career. However, it is not the case that managing others is a necessity to achieve success. There are many non-people management routes and here are our suggestions for how to pursue them: 1....

There are plenty of common traits shared by people from every walk of life, working at all levels, in each part of the world – for example, all of us eat, breathe, sleep and have imagination. But until that imagination is applied to something, can we all honestly say that we’re creative? And what exactly is creativity? A philosophy? A work of art? Essentially, creativity is both of those...

Choosing to move to a foreign country is an excellent way to propel your career forward. In July 2018, it was announced that Domènec Torrent, who had most recently been Pep Guardiola’s right hand man at sister club Manchester City FC, would take up the role as Head Coach of New York City FC. Commenting on the move, Torrent said, “Though I have enjoyed a wonderful 11 years working alongside my...

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