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Why is it important to let your team struggle from time to time? While it’s difficult to believe, this ultimately has a positive impact on the long-term development and wellbeing of your team. It is achieved through giving them room to solve problems on their own and overcome challenges without jumping in and taking control every time you deem them to be going off track. As the team leader,...

You don’t need to go looking for a new job in order for you to stumble across an exciting opportunity that grabs your attention. Many candidates come across new roles where the job description ticks all the boxes, they review their CV and write up a cover letter yet are hesitant to hit send on the application button. What is stopping them? Changing jobs can be scary, even more so when the...

In the world of work, there is a common perception that employees join organisations and leave managers. It’s up to you to decide whether or not this is true, ultimately you need to ensure your staff are not leaving because of your management style. It’s important to remember you are the person they hear from the most within the organisation, the voice of reason, their mentor and team leader....

Interviewing for a new job can feel intimidating, especially if you’ve been with your current employer for ten, fifteen or even twenty years. Now that you’ve decided it’s time for a change, how should you approach an interview? Both you and your potential employer might have reservations. While there are many aspects of staying in a job for decades an employer will find appealing – such as...

Diversity remains the ‘unicorn’ that is increasingly being sought after, but persistently elusive. Whilst the gender mix in the Accountancy & Finance profession tends to be more or less equally balanced at entry level positions, the fact remains that as we rise through the ranks women become increasingly under-represented. Through championing diversity and inclusion, we can work...

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...

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