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  Do you currently have feelings of nervousness or anxiety about starting a new job? Well, you’re not alone – even for the most confident of people, starting a new job can be hugely nerve-wracking, and that’s completely normal. Nerves are the body’s natural response to change and the unknown , however, feeling a sense of nervous...

  A recent report co-produced by the European Commission has indicated that Ireland has one of the highest rates of mental illness in Europe. As an issue that is clearly affecting people on a national scale, it should be considered part of any employer’s responsibility to ensure they are promoting a mentally healthy workplace that is...

New technologies are rapidly changing the society in which we live and work, and the increasing prevalence of automation promises to transform things still further. As an industry, construction and property is no stranger to digital transformation, as the integration of Building Information Modelling (BIM) into architecture, engineering and construction demonstrates. According to our...

Digital technology is undeniably having a huge impact on both society and the workplace, generating unprecedented and constant change. It also brings potentially endless opportunities for organisations to innovate and outperform their competitors – but only if they are able to effectively overcome the barriers they face in doing so. One important, yet often underestimated barrier...

Ireland’s tech professionals are on the front line of the automation revolution, supporting the building and integration of technology that is transforming workplaces at home and abroad. According to our latest research in the What Workers Want Ireland 2019 report , the level of investment and positive sentiment around technological change is high. 77% of Irish employers say their...

For a wide variety of reasons, workers are increasingly taking time out from their career. ‘Returnship’ programmes can help organisations effectively and efficiently bring them back. In the latest Hays Journal, we explore what you need to consider before putting such programmes in place. There’s no let-up in the war for talent and skills. Availability of key skills, in particular, is a...

It’s become increasingly common to have gaps in your employment history. You may have been taking care of your children or a family member. Maybe you’ve been travelling or decided to go back to university. Career gaps can also be caused, of course, by redundancy. Most people have some sort of gap in their career history, and, as our CEO Alistair Cox explained in a recent LinkedIn...

Investment in automation technology has the potential to unlock innumerable opportunities for the accountancy and finance profession. Automation enables the reduction of administrative tasks and manual processing, allowing those working in the profession to dedicate more time to analysis, insight, strategic thinking and creativity . Automation investment is high on the agenda for many...

Pride month and the celebrations that take place across much of the world are an annual reminder that we should all be free to be open about our sexual and gender identities without fear of persecution, discrimination, prejudice or bigotry. This year’s Pride celebrations felt particularly poignant as they fell on the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, a series of events...

Aside from the occasional downpour or an unexpectedly cancelled flight, there is only one thing that is sure to put a dampener on any employer’s enjoyment of the warmer weather: being short-staffed thanks to holidays and annual leave requests. Of course, you and your colleagues have all earned your well-deserved breaks. But while work expectations can be managed throughout most of the year,...


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