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If there’s one thing social distancing measures have shown us, it’s that a large percentage of the workforce can work productively and successfully from home. The traditional perspective that people must be physically present in one set workplace during standard business hours has been turned on its head. Skepticism has been replaced with a new-found awareness that output, performance and job...

The world of work as we know it has changed forever and the impact of COVID-19 has meant that we as business leaders have had to adapt the way in which we manage our employees. As we continue to embark on this new era of work, being open and transparent with our staff is more important than ever. In fact, it will be crucial to the success of organizations going forward. At the beginning of the...

If you are experiencing unusual tiredness you are not alone. From Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype and everything in between, our days quickly fill up with video chat appointments. As we try to use video chat to compensate for the loss of face-to-face interaction, it is important to take a step back and ensure we do not get overwhelmed. Follow these tips below to help prevent video call burnout. ...

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. This is...

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 look...

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 replaced...

If you have come to the realization that the time is right to make a change and find a new job, you’ll want to follow these tips to help boost your employability. Whatever you aspire to achieve in your career, Hays will help you along the way to ensure your professional dreams become a reality. 1. Think about the skills you will need to reach your career goals: If you want to move...

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...

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