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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...

A key role for leaders is to engage and motivate their team – but how? And how can you do it when everything is so uncertain and different? To help us find the answers, it’s useful to look at some of the main elements of engagement and motivation. There are numerous engagement theories and models our there – in fact, the ‘Engaging for Success’ report of 2009, estimated that there are over 50...

Navigating these uncertain times has been a work in progress for many. COVID has forced many companies to make tough decisions, and one of those has been to let some members of their staff go. There are different ways to go about this, and this blog will address the difference between being laid off versus furloughed. Additionally we will provide advice on how to get the latest jobs right at...

Everyone has their own way of working and it’s important to find out what works best for you and stick to it. The art of working from home efficiently takes some time to master, but these do’s and don’ts will help you stay productive while you work from home. DO’s Use your morning for meditation Take some “you” time each morning to clear your mind and mediate. This is a great way to start...

With almost every U.S. state is under a non-essential business shutdown, most developers and IT professionals have the luxury of working from home. But shifting to remote work is easier said than done. Here’s how you can stay productive, communicate effectively, and get the resources you need while working remotely. Create a work from home guide for your company Develop a work from home guide...

Leadership and management takes place largely through face-to-face, in-person conversations – conversations about targets, priorities, context, solutions and achievements. Some of these conversations are formal, but many are informal, happening on more of an ad-hoc basis. As we move to virtual working we need to take a step back and think about these conversations. We need to work out how we...

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