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Whether hiring or looking for your next career, this blog is a key recruitment resource, equipping you with the information you need for recruitment or job seeking success.

Get the latest insights and market research from your recruitment experts in top industries including construction and property, resources and mining, technology, and banking and financial, and learn from our team's breadth of knowledge on different functions such as accounting, IT, estimating, human resources, procurement and supply chain.

"What obstacles existed in the past are not as prevalent" - Lori Cernell, Gartner Inc

Posted by David Brown, EVP, Hays | Veredus, on Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016

Lori Cernell headshotLori Cernell started in Quality Assurance before anyone really knew what Quality Assurance was - and she made her name establishing launch software quality assurance standards for NASA. Now she's Senior Director of Quality Assurance at Gartner, one of the biggest technology research and advisory firms in the country.

What does she have to say about gender diversity in the IT and technology industry - and what's her advice for getting to the top?


"Success can be defined in many different ways" - Ashleigh Mitchell, Veredus, a Hays company

Posted by Jackie Burns, Director of People and Culture for the Americas, on Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016

Hays Gender diversity report 2016 AMIn just 10 years Ashleigh Mitchell has progressed from a compensation analyst to Director of Strategic Accounts, overseeing a nationwide team driving new business.

Hear her recommendations for making the most of every career opportunity.


No excuses: research before your job interview

Posted by Dave Brown, Hays | Veredus EVP, on Thursday, Mar 3, 2016

financial_markets2Researching a company before your job interview isn’t about standing out anymore. Today it’s about keeping up and staying on the short-list.

Not so long ago, job seekers who wanted to stand out in an interview were advised to research the company and interviewer. You could use your research to determine which examples of your work you should share when answering questions and any sentence starting with ‘I saw on your website…’ was sure to impress. These days that's the bare minimum.

So how can you research an organization and what should you look for?


What does the growing US construction spend mean for in-demand workers?

Posted by James Hawley, Hays | Veredus EVP, on Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016

CAEST SquareConstruction spending increased by 10 per cent in 2015, according to a Reuters economic report, and this year looks likely to be just as busy. This is driving demand for a range of skilled construction professionals, including estimators, superintendents and project managers.

How can you make the most of new opportunities?


Tech salaries up 8% - which cities and skills are worth the most?

Posted by Dave Brown, Hays | Veredus EVP, on Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016

IT contractor testing at workAccording to job board operator Dice Holdings, technology salaries rose 7.7% in 2015, and contract workers saw a compensation increase of 5% in the same time.

IT and technology remains one of the strongest functions and sectors, with almost two-thirds of technology professionals reporting they received a raise in 2015

What regions and skill sets are in highest demand?


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