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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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HOW TO CRAFT YOUR JOB POST COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organisations to undergo significant change and adjust to an unexpected new reality. From adapting products or services to adopting new technology to run their business, in a matter of weeks organisations have undergone levels of change that, pre-crisis, we wouldn’t have thought possible in years. Consequently, the people working in these... Read more

 

Seven Questions to Ask your Interviewer, Post-Covid

The decision you make when choosing which employer to work for, and which role to accept, has always been an important one – life changing in fact. It’s an intently personal thing, rooted in your values and hopes and dreams for the future. However, it’s likely that during the lockdown period, you’ve been afforded  more time to think and ruminate  on your career...Read more

Six Transformational Ways your Pre-Covid People Strategy Must Change

Shaking hands enthusiastically before a face-to-face meeting, sharing pens to scribble down ideas during a brainstorming session, bonding with our colleagues whilst taking part in a team building session. These are all innately human social interactions that we wouldn’t have thought twice about doing before the pandemic hit. In our pre-COVID working world, it was interactions like...Read more

Four Tips to Help you Deliver Training to Remote and Hybrid Teams

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched all areas of business. It has meant organisations and workers alike have had to adapt and be agile to deliver, in some cases, the same job they had been doing one way for some time.Delivering training is no different and in this new era of work, having a robust training programme will be fundamental to helping organisations to adapt to and embrace... Read more

Remote Work After Covid-19: Five Considerations for Managers

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. Scepticism has been replaced with a new-found awareness that output,... Read more

The Post-Covid-19 Workplace: Will it Suit your Working Style?

Continuing physical distancing measures will see your former open-plan office layout replaced with a new seating plan, separated desks and dividers. It will likely lead to you returning to your workplace on a roster system with staggered start and finish times. There will also be fewer in-person meetings and informal brainstorming sessions around a colleague’s computer. In short, the... Read more

How to Craft your Job Post COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organisations to undergo significant change and adjust to an unexpected new reality. From adapting products or services to adopting new technology to run their business, in a matter of weeks organisations have undergone levels of change that, pre-crisis, we wouldn’t have thought possible in years. Consequently, the people working in these... Read more

INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY DURING A CRISIS? WE’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE!

If you work in inclusion and diversity (I&D) at the moment, you’re probably concerned that years of progress could be lost within a short space of time. Senior teams are focusing on the here and now: reacting to fast-changing government advice, trying to keep day-to-day business running virtually, and attempting to salvage business as we all deal with the continued financial... Read more

 

HOW LEADERS CAN DEMONSTRATE TRUST IN THEIR PEOPLE DURING DIFFICULT TIMES

In just a matter of weeks, the world of work has been shaken by more change and uncertainty than it has experienced in an entire generation. The COVID-19 crisis is forcing organisations around the world to transform their business models, find new ways of working and question their very purpose in what feels like the blink of an eye. Read more

WHAT LESSONS CAN LEADERS LEARN FROM THE COVID-19 CRISIS?

The global COVID-19 crisis has already transformed the way in which we work in such a short space of time. As the situation continues to develop and the road to recovery is expected to be a long one, business leaders and professionals must adapt and be agile to the challenges that are presented to them on a daily basis... Read more

SIX CONSIDERATIONS FOR HR LEADERS WHEN SWITCHING TO A HYBRID WORKING MODEL

As the restrictions that were put in place across the world to combat COVID-19 begin to be lifted and plans to transition back into the office are underway, we can expect a very different workplace to the one we left behind and a different way of working. So, what do HR departments need to consider as they begin this transition? Read more

10 WAYS TO GET INTO A POSITIVE MINDSET BEFORE YOUR REMOTE JOB INTERVIEW

“I’m so nervous.” “I’m sure all the other candidates are better than me.” “I’ve never had a video interview before, it’ll probably go wrong.” “I feel worried about the impact of the virus, what if that negatively impacts my performance?” 80%  of all the thoughts we have are negative.  Read more

HOW TO SUCCEED IN YOUR REMOTE JOB INTERVIEW

In these difficult times, most interviews are being conducted remotely either over the phone or by video call.  So, in this Q&A , we’re joined by Gaelle Blake, Director of Permanent Employment at Hays UK and Ireland. Gaelle is here to share her expert advice for those who are worried about interviewing remotely, to help them overcome their fears and secure their next job. ... Read more

What is a Hybrid Team and how do I Lead One?

With restrictions around the world beginning to slowly ease, and home working set to become more normalised, many leaders have understandably been wondering how their teams will operate post-crisis. Much of the answer to this question is currently unclear. Read more

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