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Today’s world of work is filled with constant change and emerging challenges. Now more than ever, business leaders are faced with issues they have not encountered in the organization before. All this can make work a place of fast changing emotions. In today’s world, there is an increasing demand to effectively manage your emotions and those of others. This skill is known as emotional...

Interviewing for a cyber security role? Be prepared for questions about two trending topics: ransomware and the zero trust model. What’s the urgency? The shift to remote work makes companies more vulnerable to ransomware attacks. According to one cyber incident response firm, the top entry points for ransomware attacks are compromised remote desktop protocol (RDP) and email phishing....

As part of our ‘Ask a Recruiter’ series, we spoke to Miguel Duran, Cyber Security Business Manager for North America, to get an inside look at what characteristics help a Cyber Security candidate stand out. Have a look at his must-know advice that is sure to give you a one-up against the competition. 1. When you meet with cyber security professionals, what are some key characteristics you...

As a phased return to the workplace begins to become a reality for many of us, you’ll find the workplace you’re returning to is very different from the one you left. For some, the rapid move to remote working may have been a big adjustment, but transitioning back could be an even greater challenge. To begin with, adherence to social distancing could have your former workplace layout...

The sun is shining and the ice cream truck is circling your block – summer is finally here! If you are looking to land a new job in the midst of the heat, then take a look at these seven tips to help make you instantly more employable this summer. 1. Think about the skills you will need to reach your career goals: If you want to move closer to reaching your professional goals, it is...

If you’re currently in fulltime employment, the change and uncertainty that has come hand-in-hand with the COVID-19 pandemic may have understandably left you with a feeling that you need to somehow prove yourself, or, position your role as ‘indispensable’. After all, this is a highly pressurized time and will inevitably lead many to worry about the future. Failing to manage this situation in...

Changing jobs is not a simple task, and trying to so do in the midst of a crisis can make it an even more complex predicament. In fact, it is normal to be extra cautious when deciding if now is the right time to make a move. If you are ready to make the jump into a new opportunity, here are some things to keep in mind to ensure a successful transition. 1. Access what is motivating you to...

Your business has changed as a result of the pandemic and so have your people – both current and future. Now more than ever, it is important that the questions you ask reflect that when interviewing. If you ask the right questions, you will hire the right people to help set your organization apart. Below are four interview questions to consider asking candidates, as you assess whether they...

The coronavirus crisis has afforded many people greater time and space to focus on all aspects of their lives, including their careers. Granted, we may greatly differ in our individual situations – many have unfortunately lost their jobs over the past two months, some perhaps have experienced a change in working patterns or other circumstances during this time. Although approaching this moment...

Hays has been working to make sure we are helping businesses through these changing times. The shifting scenarios have led to many people seeing an increase in their productivity since working from home. In fact, our recent survey revealed that 48% of staff felt their productivity had risen compared to working in the office. To help support businesses, we have created a New Era of...

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