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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...

“Why do you want this job?” Candidates often make the mistake of providing a generic, simple answer for one of the most commonly asked interview questions, For instance, some candidates may respond with, “I want a new challenge” or “because you seem like a good company to work for”. These are answers the interviewer has heard numerous times before. The interviewer wants to know why you want...

There has been a prevailing sense of optimism in Ireland in recent months. The economy continues to grow, and the UK’s decision to leave the EU has led to the prospect of numerous opportunities for Irish organisations in the months to come. This is reflected in employer outlook for business activity in the year ahead. Our Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018 guide...

In my previous blog, I discussed the overriding sense of optimism for the year ahead which we have seen amongst Irish organisations. Our Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018 guide shows that nearly three-quarters of employers plan to hire staff in the next 12 months, and the vast majority expect business activity levels to increase or stay the same. Skills...

It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, the fourth industrial revolution, combined with a more globalised, competitive world, is changing the way we all work – both now and in the future. We must all be prepared for more change during our careers in the next five to ten years than we’ve ever managed through before. However, despite the more sensationalist headlines predicting the demise...

Opportunities in Civil and Structural engineering are on the rise as Ireland’s construction industry continues to go from strength to strength. However, the effects of the recession are still having an impact on consultancies struggling to find the talent they need to keep up with the increased workload. In 2007, a total of 16,014 students enrolled in construction related courses, at the...

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