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"Science is fun! Come to this field” – Yoko Yotsumoto, a professor at University of Tokyo

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated every year on February 11th. Yoko Yotsumoto, a professor at University of Tokyo, talked what made her enter the world of Science and the gender gap in the Science fields.... Read more



“Let’s break the Unconscious Bias” – Noriko Osumi, Vice President of Tohoku University

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated every year on February 11th. Noriko Osumi, Vice President of Tohoku University, talked about the unconscious bias for the girls or the women or ladies to enter the STEM field.... Read more



Mental Wellness Week2022

Mental Wellness is one of the most important aspects of health in every stage of our lives. Therefore, for the third year in a row, Hays Japan is celebrating Mental Wellness Week in support of our staff’s mental health. Throughout the week, we encourage our staff to practice healthy lifestyles, to reflect on their feelings, and to practice self-care... Read more


Lifestyle Hacks for Increased Focus, Productivity, Energy and Joy

As you juggle your workload, perhaps with the added stress of having to create a hybrid working pattern by working from both home and the office, do you find yourself wishing: “If only I had two more hours each day”... Read more


How to Capture a Culture of Innovation: Lessons from the Covid-19 Crisis

The challenges of the pandemic have forced many businesses to adopt an innovative mindset in order to adapt to new demands in record time. And while many of us look forward to the world returning to what will be the new normal, this way of thinking is something that many organisations will want to hold on to... Read more


The Great Resignation

If the reports are true, record numbers of people around the world have come to the realisation that, for them, enough is enough and are considering voluntarily leaving their jobs... Read more


How to Decide if a Job is Right for You When Interviewing Remotely

Regardless of whether you’re interviewing remotely or face-to-face, there’s always a lot to think about when judging whether an opportunity really is the right one for you, such as...Read more


Six Wellbeing Tips to Help Everyone Phase Out of Lockdown

With all the uncertainty affecting each and every one of us in some shape or form at the moment, it’s important you continue to maintain your wellbeing – especially when our personal and work lives are changing and transitioning, what feels like, constantly. Here are six essential psychological wellbeing tips... Read more


What to do if Covid-19 has Left you Feeling 'Stuck' in Your Job

Perhaps you had been working hard towards a promotion before the crisis hit, only for those plans to be put on hold, leaving you feeling deflated. Or maybe, you’re concerned your learning and development is stalling as you deal with the ‘here and now’ implications the pandemic has for your role and the wider organisation. Or you simply feel stuck in a job... Read more


Working From Home with Kids

Some have been ‘shielding’, separated from their friends and loved ones. Some have been placed on alternative working arrangements, whilst others have seen an increase in their normal day-to-day workload. It’s likely that every one of us has struggled – at least to some degree – with the phenomenal changes wrought by coronavirus on our usual routines... Read more


How to Stop Yourself from Overworking When in Lockdown

The ongoing coronavirus crisis has left about 20% of the global population under lockdown, with this percentage looking likely to rise even further. By ‘lockdown’, I mean that we are confined to our homes, only being permitted to leave for essential reasons. This, in turn, has left many of us bored and worried about ourselves and our loved ones... 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?”... Read more


Six Soft Skills you will Need in the Next Era of Work

The COVID-19 crisis has brought about overnight change and disruption to the world of work. Of course, some of these changes were bubbling away in the background in the pre-crisis world, but these have now been accelerated – alongside a multitude of completely new changes... Read more


Why your Customers are More Important to Your Organisation than Ever?

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our personal and professional lives to such an extent that many of our daily routines were transformed overnight (or have been transformed over the past 12 months). Many of our habits, our routines and our rituals have changed for good... Read more


How can you Look After your Mental Health as a Temp Worker?

Maintaining good mental health is, of course, a challenge for all of us. However, a study from McGill University in Canada found that people who were engaged in temporary, contract or casual fixed-term positions were more susceptible to poor mental health than those in long-term, stable employment...Read more


Introducing the Top Tech Jobs of 2021

2020 has been an unprecedented year for technology. The disruption caused by COVID-19 quickly forced organisations to reprioritise their technology objectives and strategies overnight to enable them to operate in a newly remote environment... Read more


How Business Leaders can Rethink Their Talent Management for the New Era of Work

Having transitioned from the chaos we faced in the early days of the pandemic – establishing a ‘new normal’ of remote working, changes in working arrangements, and fighting to keep businesses afloat – leaders in many organisations are looking at how they can be prepared for an uncertain future... Read more


Lights, Camera, Action: How to Impress in Your Video Interview

For some, the perceived lack of real interpersonal interaction during a video interview can be a cause for anxiety. Body language accounts for a large part of communication, and without it the ability to express ourselves decreases significantly... Read more


Want to Work Remotely All the Time? Consider These Nine Things First

The dramatic changes brought to our working world by the COVID-19 crisis led to an overnight increase in remote working. However, as we transition into a new era of work, rather than returning to ‘9-5’ office-based work, remote work is looking likely to become far more common... Read more


How Tech can Help Prepare Us for More Covid Disruption

Disruption is second nature to IT teams. Even before COVID-19 hit, dealing with unforeseen change and innovating in response to it was part of their day-to-day – it was their bread and butter. After all, it’s change and disruption that often fuels the need for technological solutions... Read more


How to Find a New Job During a Pandemic or Recession

Did you intend to start looking for a new job shortly before the COVID-19 outbreak, and are now wondering whether or not you should resume that search? Or perhaps you’ve been forced to seek a new role due to a change in circumstances, directly caused by the coronavirus disruption... Read more

Worried About Starting your New Job Remotely? Here's how to make Sure it Goes Smoothly 

The fact that you’re reading this blog indicates you may have accepted a new job offer recently, so congratulations! If the current circumstances mean you’ll be starting your new role remotely, it’s important for you to understand how your onboarding process may differ from one that is office-based, whilst doing all you can to ensure you start your new role as positively as possible... Read more


How to Prioritise the Wellbeing of your People in a Hybrid Workplace

The lockdown period has been a learning curve for both businesses and professionals. We have had to learn how to use new technologies and how to remain productive when outside of the office, all whilst consciously supporting one another’s mental health and wellbeing. Everybody’s experience of lockdown has been unique to them, with many facing daily challenges that have had the... Read more


The Five Interview Questions you Must Ask to Secure the Best Candidate in the Next Era of Work

As governments around the world slowly start to ease lockdown restrictions, for many leaders, focus is now firmly on how to return to growth when operating with backdrop of uncertainty and unease. This is a monumental challenge, but we can rise to it if we utilise our organisation’s most valuable asset – our people... 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


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


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