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Hays Chief Executive, Alistair Cox, discusses the importance of managers who behave as role models and the influence that has on keeping the best people in your organisation.  When I step back and think about the most successful people I have come across in my career, they share a common theme. They all seem to genuinely enjoy learning new things and will continually challenge...

#HerHaysStory takes a look at the unique journeys of some of our inspiring female employees, what they've learned, why they love what they do and how they have progressed their careers. In this article Maureen Lynch, Director, shares #HerHaysStory, which includes the highlights of her career and tips for making the most of a career in recruitment.   How to be bold and drive change I...

Founder and CEO of advantagesSPRING, Natalie Reynolds, believes passionately that everyone can learn to be an amazing negotiator and that knowledge is power. In this blog, Natalie will share some of the most common mistakes made when negotiating. If any of these mistakes ring a bell, it might be time to re-think your existing negotiation strategies. Mistake 1: Negotiation is all about...

Hays Director, James Milligan discusses the gender imbalance in the IT industry. For anyone following women in tech, the past few months have been eventful to say the least. From Melinda Gates throwing her weight behind increasing the number of women into computer science, to a viral blog post about the treatment of female employees at a well-known Silicon Valley giant, the recent news is...

You need to know when to retain the right people and know when to lose those who are not right for your business. Both retaining and letting go of team members can be difficult, so how do you work out who to keep? Focus on long-term potential Deciding who to keep and who to ease out of your business is not easy, but with comprehensive performance data and an accurate, objective assessment of...

Congratulations on completing your professional accountancy exams, your new qualifications give you greater control over the direction you want your career to take. I have compiled a list of the most common routes taken by newly qualified accountants in order to give you a flavour of the journey ahead. Commerce & Industry Within large and multinational companies, the finance functions...

Students filling in their CAO application forms should consider construction courses. Ferdia White, Manager Hays Construction & Property, provides an introduction to a career in construction.   Growth in the construction industry shows no sign of abating. By 2020, Ireland will need an extra 112,000 new workers in the sector to produce an expected output of €20 billion. The...

Executive recruitment is no different to the rest of the industry when it comes to the impact 'Big Data' may have, writes Richie Smith, Hays Ireland Client Engagement Director & Executive Recruiter. With titles like ‘retained search’, ‘executive recruitment’ and ‘search and selection’ the top end of the recruitment business has always set itself apart from the rest of the industry. Firms...

In a matter of weeks, Farage, Hodgson, Cameron and Evans all resigned. They’ve said “I quit” in a variety of ways and for different reasons and aside from all having stated that they’ve been on “a journey” the similarities end there! Your resignation is unlikely to be the focus of a media storm but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to give it careful consideration. Now is unlikely to be the...

It’s graduate job season, with tech companies around the world opening their doors to recent graduates of IT fields. Ross Heeney, Recruitment Consultant for Hays Digital Technology offers up some tips for finding the graduate programme that’s right for you. Right now is probably the best time to be graduating with a qualification in IT, with skills in demand right across the spectrum from...


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