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As we enter 2022, it is difficult to foresee exactly what the next 12 months have in store for us. If the last two years have taught us anything, expect the unexpected. What we can be sure of is that we need to be agile enough to adapt to the ever-changing landscape in the world of work. The pandemic shifted work patterns overnight. Businesses had to change to ensure their workforce could...

In 2020 we faced more significant challenges than many of us could have imagined and, while 2021 gave us an opportunity to adjust and reflect, what we know now is that the changes brought about will not be reversed. While it’s an uncomfortable admission to have to make, many of us, as business leaders, haven’t always known the answers to the questions posed to us along the way. That’s ok....

June may be the month associated most with LGBTQ+ issues, rights and – of course – Pride itself, but did you know that February also holds great significance for the community? It marks the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals, the growth of human rights, the abolishment of archaic legislation that prevented the “promotion of sexuality” and promotes equity,...

There’s never been a better time to think about your career and how to get ahead, move up the ladder, land a promotion or move to a more fulfilling role. According to the Hays Salary and Recruiting Trends Guide for 2022, job vacancies are at an eight-year high, with 69% of companies reporting that they are looking to hire new staff this year. Many of these roles are offering more flexibility...

January is a time when people often reflect and set goals in their careers as well as their new personal goals. With a new year ahead, it’s an opportunity to reassess and boost your happiness at work. Blue Monday is supposed to be one of the most depressing days of the year. So, we’ve put together some tips to help you manage the January blues and give you that spark of motivation to take the...

During my career I’ve seen many candidates struggle with a common interview question when they shouldn’t. It’s a line of conversation that provides them with a great opportunity to impress the person leading the interview. Instead, I’ve often found that they mistakenly believe that the reply is an easy one and gives an unsatisfactory answer without stopping to think. That’s why I want to talk...

The pandemic has forced change across the world of work and, now that global businesses have had time to adapt, leaders have the opportunity to look ahead and drive innovation as they navigate the new normal. Today I’ll be chatting with Hays CFO, Paul Venables. Paul will be discussing how the pandemic has impacted upon the role of CFO and outlook as a finance leader and giving us his advice...

It’s a new year and many of us are feeling a lot more settled than we were 12 months ago in the world of work. As was the case in 2020, last year’s events meant we had to constantly revise the plans and ambitions we had set out in January. In Britain, the Cambridge Dictionary has announced that ‘perseverance’ is its Word of the Year for 2021. Defined as ‘continued effort to do or achieve...

Even though employers have increasingly understood the benefits of equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I), the continued progression of their commitments and the importance of turning talk to meaningful action, requires ongoing attention from employers and employees alike. This is often evidenced by the widespread support for ED&I campaigns, including Black History Month,...

To say the pandemic disrupted the world of work would be an understatement. Overnight, our professional lives changed and, it’ll come as no shock to hear, many of these changes are here to stay. But what does this mean for both employees and employers, and what effect is it having on talent attraction and retention? We surveyed over 1,500 employers and employees as part of the Hays...

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