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The value of procurement is becoming increasingly recognised, creating more opportunities for talented professionals. While this is a great sign of the health of the industry, demand for procurement experts is often outstripping supply, leaving many employers with a severe shortage of skilled staff. In the  Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018 guide , 75% of employers...

It is inevitable, that regardless of your role, sector or job title, your world of work is going to face disruption now and in the future. Why is this? Technology will continue to evolve faster than ever before, newer, more innovative competitors will enter the market, customer expectations will change, along with their patterns of behaviour. Therefore, your employer’s ability to...

The  Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018 guide  revealed an extremely positive outlook for the year ahead, with 74% of accountancy and finance employers expecting to increase recruitment more in the coming year. However, despite this positive feeling, both employers and candidates we spoke to felt there were challenges ahead. Our survey highlighted concerns about...

The  Hays Ireland Salary and Recruiting Trends 2018 guide  revealed that 96% of technology employers anticipate their activity levels will either increase or stay the same over the next 12 months. The predicted increase in activity for 2018 will positively impact recruitment plans. Nearly three-quarters of employers plan to recruit technology staff over the next 12 months....

The  Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018 guide  presents a positive picture of activity plans in procurement for the coming 12 months. Our findings show that over 50% of employers expect their organisation’s activity to grow in the year ahead, and over 60% plan to hire in the same timeframe. However, within procurement, skills gaps have continued to manifest with...

The talent mismatch in the Life Science sector is well documented. In a recent survey more than 80% of business leaders in the sector recognise the retention and attraction of talent as the biggest issue they face. This is reinforced by the  Hays Global Skills Index 2018’s  findings regarding the talent mismatch in Ireland. Demand for qualified engineering, scientific,...

Today the demand for soft skills is higher than ever before. A study by Deloitte Access Economics highlights that soft-skill intensive occupations will make up two-thirds of all jobs by 2030. But what exactly is behind this trend? The world of work is changing at a rapid pace. Innovations in the digital realm are continuously altering the way we operate. Therefore employers now want...

“Why do you want this job?” Candidates often make the mistake of providing a generic, simple answer for one of the most commonly asked interview questions, For instance, some candidates may respond with, “I want a new challenge” or “because you seem like a good company to work for”. These are answers the interviewer has heard numerous times before. The interviewer wants to know why you...

There has been a prevailing sense of optimism in Ireland in recent months. The economy continues to grow, and the UK’s decision to leave the EU has led to the prospect of numerous opportunities for Irish organisations in the months to come. This is reflected in employer outlook for business activity in the year ahead. Our  Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018...

In my  previous blog , I discussed the overriding sense of optimism for the year ahead which we have seen amongst Irish organisations. Our  Hays Ireland Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018  guide shows that nearly three-quarters of employers plan to hire staff in the next 12 months, and the vast majority expect business activity levels to increase or stay the same. ...


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