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During the recession most companies froze any increase on salaries, thankfully that has begun to change. Nowadays when an employee asks for a pay rise, there is a higher chance the employee will get it. However, it’s important to remember, there is often a nervous feeling when it comes to asking for a pay rise, therefore, your approach needs to be well thought out. Below I’ve outlined...

You’ve found a new job that you’re passionate about and are eager to apply for, yet in the back of your mind, you are worried a lot of candidates will also be applying for the same role. You’re wondering ‘how can I make my CV sparkle and stand out amongst the rest?’ One of the best ways is to showcase your skills in a way that really speaks to the reader. Employers are less focused on...

Whether you’re actively job hunting or thinking of switching career, you should always strive to find a company that is the right fit for you. This will help to not only improve your long-term job satisfaction but will also boost your performance, which is a win-win situation for both you and your new employer. So, to help you understand which company size might suit you best, we spoke...

Expanding into a new country is a huge milestone for any organisation. It is also one of the most challenging. From finding the right people to forming a balanced team, there are many different factors to consider. In the last few years, Manchester City Football Club has extended from their North West England home to have a presence in places such as Singapore and Abu Dhabi. As...

Skills shortages, more creative recruitment plans, and mounting salary demands are among the top issues on employers’ agendas for next year, according to our report, the  Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 guide . Based on a survey of nearly 2,500 employers and employees across Ireland, the report shows that despite wider market uncertainty, employers are...

Today, every organisation’s data is under constant threat, bringing about a renewed focus on data management, security and availability. And it’s not just tech companies which are in need of IT and digital technology professionals: organisations across all sectors are competing for talent that is already scarce, as they look to protect their data. The pipeline of tech talent is not...

The construction and property sector in Ireland has experienced considerable growth over the last year, with the country’s top firms recording an increase in turnover of 12%, according to our latest Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 report . Firms like John Sisk & Son, Mercury Engineering and BAM are leading the way, with turnovers well into the hundreds of...

Being a manager is not easy. You are constantly looking after the needs of your organisation and your team. Aligning your team goals with your company’s goals and executing these plans successfully is not easy… but are you neglecting one thing? Multiple studies have shown that middle managers are among the least happy group in any organisation. Their most common feedback is that they...

Every job has its ups and downs, moments where you are getting everything right and then there is always a period where nothing goes the way you had imagined. In those tough times, what can you do to get yourself back up and running? The answer is GROW. What is “GROW”? GROW is an acronym and a very well-known coaching technique created in the 80s by business coaches Graham...

If you are determined to enhance your professional standing, network with the best in your industry and spot opportunities, then you need to be on LinkedIn. If you’re too busy to actively engage with opportunities, LinkedIn can bring them to you through your CV. But remember, it’s very easy to get it wrong and do more damage than good. Follow the below suggestions and you will reap the...

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