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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. As we all celebrate the successes of women today and the progress we have already made towards reaching equality in the workplace, it is important to remember there is still work to be done....

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...

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. As well as this the Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018 guide revealed that technology salaries rose by 2.5%...

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. In the Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018 guide, 75% of employers said...

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. Why is this? Technology will continue to evolve faster than ever before, newer, more innovative competitors will enter the market, customer expectations will change, along with their patterns of behaviour. Therefore, your employer’s ability to anticipate...

The Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018 guide revealed an extremely positive outlook for the year ahead, with 74% of accountancy and finance employers expecting to increase recruitment more in the coming year. However, despite this positive feeling, both employers and candidates we spoke to felt there were challenges ahead. Our survey highlighted concerns about the...

The Hays Ireland Salary and Recruiting Trends 2018 guide revealed that 96% of technology employers anticipate their activity levels will either increase or stay the same over the next 12 months. The predicted increase in activity for 2018 will positively impact recruitment plans. Nearly three-quarters of employers plan to recruit technology staff over the next 12 months. Cyber...

The Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018 guide presents a positive picture of activity plans in procurement for the coming 12 months. Our findings show that over 50% of employers expect their organisation’s activity to grow in the year ahead, and over 60% plan to hire in the same timeframe. However, within procurement, skills gaps have continued to manifest with 58% of...

The talent mismatch in the Life Science sector is well documented. In a recent survey more than 80% of business leaders in the sector recognise the retention and attraction of talent as the biggest issue they face. This is reinforced by the Hays Global Skills Index 2018’s findings regarding the talent mismatch in Ireland. Demand for qualified engineering, scientific, R&D and...

Today the demand for soft skills is higher than ever before. A study by Deloitte Access Economics highlights that soft-skill intensive occupations will make up two-thirds of all jobs by 2030. But what exactly is behind this trend? The world of work is changing at a rapid pace. Innovations in the digital realm are continuously altering the way we operate. Therefore employers now want their...

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