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An interview with Sadie Morgan

For the last 22 years, the best in construction have been celebrated at the annual Building Awards, one of the most important networking events in the built environment calendar. This year, Hays sponsored the most prestigious award of all: Personality of the Year.

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From Panama with(out) love

Blog_AI_2.pngEvery candidate, employee and stakeholder – whatever the size of their organisation – needs to have a thorough understanding of data protection legislation and compliance.

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The rapid pace of progress

The annual Silicon Beach event in Bournemouth is a haven for digital creatives across the country, an opportunity for professionals and business leaders to network and discuss the latest advancements in digital technology.
By James Milligan

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Businesses prioritise cloud computing, but face resourcing challenges

Blog_women_PS_2.pngThe versatility of cloud is proving to be a game changer. Both established and newly formed businesses are turning to cloud solutions for more adaptive, cost effective hosting and to guarantee faster delivery of new projects or products. By James Milligan, Director, Hays UK&I

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The cafe generation: How tech culture is spreading to financial services

Blog_cafe_2.pngA massage between meetings, a table tennis break in the atrium before the three-day weekend. The war for talent is raging with tech companies competing to offer staff the most extravagant workplace perks. By Carolyn Dickason, Director at Hays Finance Technology

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Are budgets worth the effort?

Blog_are budgets worth effort_2.pngIn a time when finance functions find themselves under increasing pressure to provide “value” to the overall business in which they operate, more previously unchallenged finance basics are under question. Some of these are as a result of finance finding regulatory and “compliance” tasks increasing in volume and staff costs under scrutiny. By Alan McFarlane, Operations Director at Hays Project Solutions

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Young leadership: 4 lessons from a winner

Blog_josh sharp_2.pngWorking your way to a managerial position at a young age is in itself a huge achievement. To do so requires hard-work and dedication, a number of notable professional accomplishments, and winning the respect and support of your colleagues.

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Quit your job but not your career

Quitting your job

Your resignation is unlikely to be the focus of a media storm but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to give it careful consideration. Now is unlikely to be the time for the truth. Remember that your job resignation is part of a formal process, don’t get caught up in the emotion and regret it later. By Nigel Heap, Managing Director, Hays UK & Ireland

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Why modular banking means flexible candidates

The digitalisation of the economy is changing consumer expectations of service providers, including those in the financial sector. Increased digitisation and innovation is leading to increasingly modular services, which in turn need creative leadership and a new kind of flexible candidate.

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How to stop the mid-management exodus

mid-management turnover

Businesses need to develop retention strategies or risk losing management or potential managers. In this post, we provide advice on how to combat a management exodus. By Nigel Heap, Managing Director, Hays UK & Ireland

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How to market yourself in your job search

Becoming a recruiter

How successful you are in your job search is largely dependent on how good you are at marketing yourself. Fortunately, in this era of increased connectivity, you now have more options for self-promotion available to you than ever – although this does give you more pitfalls to fall into! By Karen Young, Director, Hays Senior Finance

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3 recommendations for narrowing the gender divide

Diversity benefits

Time and time again it has been proven that more diverse organisations not only outperform those which are less diverse, but are also most likely to attract and retain the most talented professionals. By Yvonne Smyth, Head of Diversity, Hays

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Making a breakthrough

Apprenticeships

Around the world, apprenticeships are increasingly being seen as a solution to the problems of youth unemployment and skills shortages. By Barney Ely, Director, Hays Human Resources

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Could you be a recruiter?

Becoming a recruiter

Recruitment is an incredibly challenging yet rewarding industry. What you get out of it is wholly dependent upon how much you put in; work hard and you’ll be suitably rewarded, adopt a half-hearted approach and expect to enjoy limited success. So if you’re ambitious and passionate about people, read this blog post. By Jenna Alexander, Head of Internal Recruitment, Hays UK & Ireland

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