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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.

Balancing industry downturn with hiring needs

Posted by Jim Fearon, Hays VP, on Friday, Oct 23, 2015

small picture of man in hardhatThe recent fall in global oil prices is challenging industry employers to reduce costs while still having the right skills in place to deliver projects. What can other industries learn from Oil and Gas employers about balancing competing needs and creating and maintaining a sustainable workforce?

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How can you take your team to the next level?

Posted James Hawley, Executive Vice President, Veredus | Hays on Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Managing a teamImprove your managerial effectiveness to drive the success of your people.

When was the last time you critiqued your own management style or asked your colleagues what you could improve upon?

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National boss’s day: top tips for standing out

Posted David Brown, Executive Vice President, Veredus | Hays on Friday, Oct 16, 2015

Boss's DayJust in time for national Boss’s Day. Here is some of the best advice I have received when trying to stand out to your boss. 

Getting recognition from your boss is about making yourself an indispensable member of the team – a team member who adds value and enthusiasm to the organization. It’s not just about doing your job well; it’s about going above and beyond the call of duty and showing you are more than capable of doing more.

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Tech pros: are you using your social profile to your advantage?

Posted David Brown, Executive Vice President, Veredus | Hays on Friday, Oct 9, 2015

Tech Pros Social profileWith the advent of new technologies, the process of finding a new job is changing rapidly, and is very different now to what it was even 5-10 years ago.

Social media, online job boards, mobile apps and so on have all made the job search process far more interactive and transparent. Employers are now able to find out a lot more about you, and have little difficulty with distinguishing between what is true and what is embellished.

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What Employers Want: a guide to enhancing your skills for success

Posted David Brown, Executive Vice President, Veredus | Hays on Friday, Oct 2, 2015

IT Report Intro P1 Graphic 2As the tech market evolves, the skills in demand and whom an employer is looking for varies. Even though there may be trends in specific technical qualifications required, employers are still looking for the “right person”. Gain insights into what skills employers want (both soft and technical), so you can adapt your path for future success and career advancement.

The most sought after candidates today are developers, in particular those with Java skill sets, as well as security experts. According to our recent report, What Employers Want, tech pros with client facing experience and diverse project experience will be most successful, in particular when applying to the more senior and executive levels.

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