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Jody Kohner is Senior Vice President of Employee Marketing & Engagement at customer relationship management software business Salesforce. Speaking in the latest Hays Journal, she discusses how the company combines values and metrics to create a unique and award-winning culture. Step 1: Recognise the passion of your people Have you ever got ready to complete a task, only to find it’s...

You’re six months into your new job and your performance review is on the horizon. It’s a chance for you to reflect and an opportunity to look forward. You’ve worked hard, but now you’re nervous – how can you ensure this meeting steers your career in the right direction? Anticipate your assessment Every company is different, so however your employer runs their performance reviews, make sure...

The opportunity to make more money is enticing for anyone, and when the role is very similar to the one you’re already doing then you may feel that you have nothing to lose. However, there are other factors than need to be considered when making a career move. If you ignore them, you might miss out on something worth more than just money. Where will this move take your career? Take a step...

Blockchain technology has already had a huge impact on the world of finance. But it might not be long before its influence is felt in HR as well. In the latest Hays Journal, we explored how it could change the way we work. What is blockchain? Even the most ardent technophobe would be hard-pressed not to have heard of Bitcoin, given the amount of coverage the cryptocurrency has attracted in...

Increasingly, organisations are turning to younger members of the workforce to mentor their older and more senior colleagues. Implementing these schemes, however, can be a challenge, particularly in some geographies. How can businesses make this relationship work? In the last decade or so, the traditional image of the mentor has been radically turned on its head. In the corporate world, many...

When I first enrolled onto my engineering degree back in the 1980s, it really felt as though my university education would provide the basis upon which my entire career would be based, with some degree of training “top-up” required from time to time as science developed, in a somewhat pedestrian way. How wrong was that assumption! The speed, scale, and scope of the disruption we’re...

Currently, it’s hard to predict which of our existing jobs will change, which ones will become obsolete and which jobs will be created. It’s safe to say that the majority of jobs people work in today are those which have developed and changed over the last decade. Rapid changes in technology, the increase in globalisation and international mobility along with the ever-changing patterns in...

Think back to your last interview and ask yourself, were you eager to make it clear to the interviewer that you are the right person for the job? Did you spend time thinking of ways to portray this message without coming across too as eager for the job? If the answer is ‘Yes’ you’re taking the right approach and I encourage you to continue this interview prep because it is a critical element...

Is accepting a job offer even though it pays less a good idea? Do I like their company culture? Is the right industry for me? Will this new role enable me to develop new skills? These are questions you’ll come across during your job search ones which are difficult to answer yourself. I strongly recommend turning to those you trust for help when searching for a new job. Remember to choose...

What is the purpose of a mentor and why do you need one? A mentor is your confidential advisor, who can objectively help you overcome professional hurdles in order for you to achieve your goals. In order to find your mentor, you need a vision of where you want to be in your career, the drive to get there and the confidence to seek mentoring from someone you deem to be inspirational and...

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