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Every job has its ups and downs, moments where you are getting everything right and then there is always a period where nothing goes the way you had imagined. In those tough times, what can you do to get yourself back up and running? The answer is GROW. What is “GROW”? GROW is an acronym and a very well-known coaching technique created in the 80s by business coaches Graham Alexander, Alan...

If you are determined to enhance your professional standing, network with the best in your industry and spot opportunities, then you need to be on LinkedIn. If you’re too busy to actively engage with opportunities, LinkedIn can bring them to you through your CV. But remember, it’s very easy to get it wrong and do more damage than good. Follow the below suggestions and you will reap the...

  Flexible working, better benefits and career progression With unemployment in Ireland at its lowest level since 2008, and stiff competition for accountancy and finance professionals from SMEs and multinationals alike, accountancy and finance candidates are firmly in the driving seat when it comes to their own careers. From payroll professionals to senior finance officers,...

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...

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