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HAYS BLOG

We are leading global experts in qualified, professional and skilled recruitment. By truly understanding our candidates and clients, locally and globally, we help people and companies achieve lasting impact. 

Hays help match thousands of talents and organisations every year which gives us invaluable expertise in all areas of job searching and recruiting.

We aim to provide information, tips and guidance so that talents feel as prepared as possible in the hunt for dream job and employers can find it fluent during seeking the right candidates. Read our blogs cover all stages of the job search and recruitment process, or contact a Hays Office for further advice. 

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Your Guide to Embracing Change Quickly and Successfully

We have all found ourselves having to adapt quickly, both in our personal and professional lives. In this way, the COVID-19 pandemic has served to highlight a key skillset which we all need to continually develop and nurture, in order to operate successfully in our role, no matter what that role may be.  Read more

The Best Way to Onboard your New Starters Remotely

All around the world, leaders and managers are currently welcoming new starters to their teams remotely. As such, the onboarding process is being done entirely from home – this is unchartered territory for most, and interestingly, it’s a scenario that will likely become more common, with hybrid teams set to become more prevalent in the next era of work, post-crisis. Read more

 

 Want to Continue Working from Home? Here's how to Approach your Boss

Social distancing rules aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus forced mass remote working onto a significant percentage of the world’s skilled professionals. While this was designed as a temporary stop-gap, many employees have come to appreciate the benefits of working from home and wish to retain some form of flexibility once they transition back into co-located workspaces. Read more

 

Become More Mindful, Inside and Outside of Work

What is mindfulness?  Mindfulness is “awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally.”  Jon Kabat-Zinn  PhD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Practising mindfulness is not about avoiding all of the many thoughts (positive and negative) that are buzzing through our minds... Read more

COVID-19 has Forced us to Change how we Work - Which of those Changes might be Permanent?

To say that 2020 hasn’t exactly got off to the best start for many of us would be the understatement of the century. Here in Australia, we were only just beginning to start the recovery from the devastating bushfires that wreaked havoc across the country, impacting massively on lives, businesses and wildlife.  Read more

What Career Lessons can we Learn from the COVID-19 Crisis?

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 organisations and professionals have had to adapt to this new world rapidly and take on new challenges. Read more

 

Leading Through Crisis - Defining Reality and Giving Hope

Crisis puts the spotlight on leadership. Most teams, provided they are composed of intelligent, motivated people who know what they need to do, can sail along comfortably when things are going well, and leaders have a pretty easy time of it. A corrective word here, a pat on the back there, and the team carries on doing what it does best. Read more

 

The world of work post-COVID 19: Nine questions I’m asking myself

Our lives will never be the same again. I don’t think that’s an exaggeration, it’s a fact. COVID-19 has already, in a matter of just a few weeks, completely changed our world. If you take a step back and really think about the magnitude and speed of what’s happening around us, it’s remarkable - Read more

Is it possible to unite a remote workforce?

The concept of virtual or remote teams is not a new phenomenon. However, advances in technology, globalisation, organisational structures and ways of working have meant that this approach has grown significantly over the last few years. Read more

 

How to run successfully 1-2-1’s virtually

Leadership and management takes place largely through face-to-face, in-person conversations – conversations about targets, priorities, context, solutions and achievements. Read more

 

14 ways to ensure your Skype interview is a success

There are 300 million people using Skype each month. It’s no surprise then, that the video chat service has been deployed in the interview process. Read more

 

 

How to engage and motivate your team remotely

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 to find the answers, it’s useful to look at some of the main elements of engagement and motivation. Read more

 

 

How to be super productive when working from home

How can you tackle the unique challenges that come with working in the comfort of your own home, whilst ensuring you’re as productive as possible? Read more

 

 

How to upskill when you’re self-isolating

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has seen rapid and significant change sweep across the world of work, with organisations activating business continuity plans and transitioning their employees to remote working. Read more

 

COVID-19 crisis: Eight crucial things your employees need from their leaders right now

A few words on a screen just don’t do justice to the global health emergency we all currently find ourselves grappling with. COVID-19, as it spreads throughout the world, is taking over everything we know and everything we are.

 

Understanding RPO: What technology can RPO bring to your organisation?

The recruitment landscape is ever shifting for most organisations around the world, and doubly so in the dynamic and often complex labour markets across Asia. Read more

 

 

Understanding RPO: How is RPO different from staff augmentation?

The recruitment landscape is ever shifting for most organisations around the world, and doubly so in the dynamic and often complex labour markets across Asia. Read more

 

 

It takes a human to be a leader of human beings

We’re all human. We have different hopes and dreams, and different fears and flaws. We’re all unique in our own unique way. It’s our uniqueness that makes each one of us 7.8 billion human beings on this planet, human. But what is it that sets us apart from all the other species? Read more

 

Why do you want to work for us?

I recently read that 67% of 6-9-year olds say that saving the planet will be the ‘central mission of their careers’ in the future. That stat struck me as fascinating, but not all together surprising. Read more