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You have a vacancy to fill and a shortlist of applicants who are mid-way through the interview process. Among the applicants, there is one candidate who particularly stands out and your instinct is telling you to choose them, yet hiring them could be risky. Whether it’s a gap in their CV or their lack of experience in your industry, something is stopping you from making the offer. It is...

By 2020, it’s predicted that businesses across the world will spend a combined $47bn on artificial intelligence (AI), and it appears that every aspect of our lives – from shopping and leisure to work and personal finance – will be transformed as machines leverage data to provide us with tailored, personalised services at scale. With such a wide-ranging impact, it’s only natural to expect...

75% of businesses have a mentoring program for their junior employees. These programs are designed to help new joiners integrate seamlessly into the business while also helping them quickly develop the necessary skill set. But how many of these programmes are focused on senior figures within an organisation? Being a leader can often be lonely. Many leaders are too proud to ask for help,...

The rapid development in technologies have left many employers scrambling to deliver IT and business transformation faster than ever before. As a result, employers view IT contractors as an ideal flexible resource to help them deliver projects and add technical skills in areas where a team is falling short. Thankfully, it’s not just employees who benefit, the scale of this change also...

In a world where innovation attracts the best IT talent, how can you make legacy technology equally attractive? Legacy technology has the potential to create serious challenges for CIOs and IT managers. Currently, it’s proving increasingly difficult to replace professionals who are exceptional at working with these technologies, since many are now reaching the end of their...

As a business leader, you know that staying on top of the digital transformations in your industry is a fundamental part of how well you retain your customers and maintain your prominence within the market. As our CEO, Alistair Cox, outlines in one of his public speeches, digital transformation “gives you an opportunity to evolve your own business and adapt to new and modern ways of...

Over the course of your career, you’ve likely worked with counterparts who are respectful, collaborative and with whom you get along fabulously. Unfortunately, you’ve also most likely run into counterparts who are decidedly less pleasant to interact with, who are rude, condescending, insulting, aggressive – or all four. So how can you achieve successful negotiations in these particular...

Following a boost in computing power, many people predicted a data revolution for HR. While advances have certainly been made, many organisations are failing to get the most out of the data available. Barney Ely, Hays Director, explores the ways in which data can be used to drive HR insight for businesses.  1. Understand the end goal It is important to decide what you hope to gain from...

Heinz recently opened a pop-up shop on Wicklow Street, Dublin, called Heinz Meanz Beanz. It offered a range of meals using their world-famous baked beans. The best part; if you supported their social media campaign, you got to eat for free! The strength of the Heinz Beans brand meant the pop-up was a huge success. It created positive thoughts of home, family, comfort, quality and...

I specialise in recruiting for PA/EA roles. These roles are crucial to the effective running of an organisation. You are the glue that holds a business together, ensuring it operates smoothly and effectively. There is a reoccurring challenge I come across when recruiting for PA’s, EA’s and team administration roles. This challenge lies within the description of your skill set. I see a lot...


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