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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. ...

It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, the fourth industrial revolution, combined with a more globalised, competitive world, is changing the way we all work – both now and in the future. We must all be prepared for more change during our careers in the next five to ten years than we’ve ever managed through before. However, despite the more sensationalist headlines predicting the...

Opportunities in Civil and Structural engineering are on the rise as Ireland’s construction industry continues to go from strength to strength. However, the effects of the recession are still having an impact on consultancies struggling to find the talent they need to keep up with the increased workload. In 2007, a total of 16,014 students enrolled in construction related courses, at...

Digital Marketing is on the rise in terms of both sophistication levels and global acceptance, and the scope for different businesses and brands to interact with their target market is boundless. With 2017 unsurprisingly being the most active year for digital to date, companies need to start incorporating these new trends in their strategic planning process for 2018 in order to attract...

Health & Safety in the construction industry in Ireland has changed markedly over the last 15 years, the CIF Health & Safety Week (23rd-27th October) is just one strong indication of how attitudes have changed. Checklists and compliance reports have been replaced by a focus on embedding a safe working culture and the promotion of the positive impacts on people’s lives. Today,...

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