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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 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?


What does it take to get to the top in construction?

Posted by James Hawley, EVP Veredus | Hays, on Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

DNA VP of Construction Canada graphicA construction leader needs technical knowledge, people management skills, commercial understanding – but which are most important at each stage of a career?

Your career insights could help guide the next generation of construction leaders.


Social media: For more than just selling

Posted by James Hawley, Hays EVP, on Friday, Feb 5, 2016

Blog Nov 9 Social media for hiringIn a recent interview, my colleague Jim Fearon discussed the need for construction employers to embrace social media in hiring. This is just as pertinent in the USA, where the construction industry is vast on a national scale, but often

So what are the best companies doing well, and how can you emulate them?


Train your own IT talent

Posted by Dave Brown, Hays EVP, on Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

IT blog photo - laptopWith more demand than supply for IT professionals, one way to get the experienced team you need is to develop it internally.

Three-quarters (78%) of employers plan to pay for professional development for their full time staff in the coming three to six months.

Should you consider it for full time and contract staff?


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