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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 crucial to...

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 make...

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 Work report...

Many employers have switched gears and are transitioning their staff to return to the office. However, according to Hays’ recent survey 41% employers are still working on their return to office plans.   Hays Worldwide - Leadership Insights Podcast · 17: Managing change as we transition to the new era of work - Alex Fraser   As a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the world...

When searching for your next job you’ll regularly come across the terms “skills” and “competencies”. It might seem that these two words are being used interchangeably, but they actually have different meanings. If you’re looking for a new job or are keen to understand how you can advance in your career, it’s important that you recognize the differences between the two. Grasping the differences...

COVID-19 is unlike anything that we've seen in recent history. It has dramatically changed our day-to-day lives and the way in which we work, meaning organizations and professionals have had to adapt to this new world rapidly and take on new challenges. One issue, a prolonged period of isolation could create, is the negative impact on people's mental wellbeing. So, what can we learn from this...

Lockdown can affect us all in different ways, as we each have our own unique experiences. For instance, Some people live by themselves and will be facing isolation on their own, whereas others have young children or elderly relatives living with them. No matter your situation, working remotely for a long period of time has the potential to negatively impact your mental health and we must take...

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