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Hays Journal - Issue 9

Global Insight for Experts in the World of HR & Recruitment

Hays Journal is an industry-first, award winning thought leadership publication which explores the current issues and hot topics of the ever changing world of work. Find out what is in the latest issue below and request a copy.

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Middle management

When organisations grow to medium sizes, how can you plan, designate and arrange management responsibilities? And how do you provide rugged career maps/paths that help to progress the careers of middle managers (and their staff) and build a stronger business?

Featuring: Ashridge, Fitness First, Henley Business School, Metro Bank, Roffey Park, Bacardi

How to manage external resources

How do you manage outsourced or subcontracted performance, quality, and engagement? How do you gain insights into the quality of your external resources? And how do you make the strategic decision on whether to move a service out of house, or vice versa?

Featuring: Elior, Shell Mexico, CIPD, VINCI

Female leaders

We speak to a range of female leaders in different industries around the world and ask them for their hard-won insights and the route they took to reach their current role.

Featuring: Autodesk, Zurich, MTR, IBM, Gibson Dunn, Uppsala University Hospital, Skarbek Associates

Workplace environments

Does a workplace environment make a difference to performance? Can a trendy office change a corporate culture? And can every business change their workplace for the better?

Featuring: Pumpwell, Lancaster University, Ashridge Business School, Thompsons Online Benefits

Keeping staff safe in extreme environments

Are risk-takers drawn to dangerous jobs? And how do you protect them, and the business, from dangerous places and risky behaviours.

Featuring: Risk Advisory Group, Aon Worldaware Solutions, Amnesty International, Control Risks, Ramsay-Smith, Validium, OMS, Immerse Learning


From the Olympics to the World Fair, what does it take to organise a mass event? We look at the practical considerations of hiring, coordinating and inspiring a large contingent workforce toward a common purpose.

Featuring: ODA, Rugby World Cup, WEF Davos,   Leadership Profile Tea Collaini, Group HR Director Merlin Entertainments Opinion –

Family Values

Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez explains the nuanced challenges facing family-owned companies in today’s global marketplace

Written by IMD lecturer Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez.

Pain in Spain is on the Wane, Regional Snapshot - Spain

Spain has endured a terrible recession, but signs of a recovery are positive news for the jobs market. Featuring comments from EY.

Through the Lens

Hays Oil and Gas Global Salary Guide, Manchester City Football Club

Inside Track

Hays’ research examines financial incentives in Australia and New Zealand, skills in Canada, and global diversity.

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