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It is the moment you’d been waiting for. You’re moving job to your dream position and the months of stress related to applications, job searches and interviews are over. With your new contract signed and your notice handed in you should definitely feel relaxed, but not too relaxed. While the finish line to your current employment is certainly in sight, this is no time to down tools or...

When it comes to managing people you can be guaranteed one thing, it’ll be unpredictable. And if there is one thing you will need to be, it’s adaptable. As a manager of people, you will constantly be challenged by your team’s desires and motivations and as they change you will be forced to play more than one character. For instance, you will look at the rapid changes occurring in...

Why is it important to let your team struggle from time to time? While it’s difficult to believe, this ultimately has a positive impact on the long-term development and wellbeing of your team. It is achieved through giving them room to solve problems on their own and overcome challenges without jumping in and taking control every time you deem them to be going off track. As the team...

You don’t need to go looking for a new job in order for you to stumble across an exciting opportunity that grabs your attention. Many candidates come across new roles where the job description ticks all the boxes, they review their CV and write up a cover letter yet are hesitant to hit send on the application button. What is stopping them? Changing jobs can be scary, even more so when...

In the world of work, there is a common perception that employees join organisations and leave managers. It’s up to you to decide whether or not this is true, ultimately you need to ensure your staff are not leaving because of your management style. It’s important to remember you are the person they hear from the most within the organisation, the voice of reason, their mentor and team...

Interviewing for a new job can feel intimidating, especially if you’ve been with your current employer for ten, fifteen or even twenty years. Now that you’ve decided it’s time for a change, how should you approach an interview? Both you and your potential employer might have reservations. While there are many aspects of staying in a job for decades an employer will find appealing –...

Diversity remains the ‘unicorn’ that is increasingly being sought after, but persistently elusive. Whilst the gender mix in the Accountancy & Finance profession tends to be more or less equally balanced at entry level positions, the fact remains that as we rise through the ranks women become increasingly under-represented. Through  championing diversity and inclusion , we can...

International Women’s Day is our opportunity to start changing mindsets and see gender diversity in the workplace for what it really is: a source of limitless potential and unbridled possibilities. As we all celebrate the successes of women today and the progress we have already made towards reaching equality in the workplace, it is important to remember there is still work to be done....

I started my career out of university in 1982 and since then I’ve had a number of interesting roles across several diverse sectors. I’ve not had a great many jobs, each one lasting five years plus, and last year marked my tenth year in my current role at Hays. However, along the way I’ve learned my own lessons and developed my own beliefs about managing that journey and over the holidays...

For those with the talent to thrive, technology is an exciting, vibrant and growing industry rife with opportunity. Professionals are finding an abundance of new skills to learn; technology is ever-evolving and there are always exciting projects to take part in. As well as this the  Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018 guide  revealed that technology salaries rose by...


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