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Hays Journal - Issue 10

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.


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The main topics of Issue 10

The big idea - A complex relationship

An examination of the complex – and often fraught – relationship between the government and business, and how they influence each other, for better or for worse.

Featuring: National Grid, CBI and Ashridge Business School (plus others).

Leadership profile – The chemistry of leadership

A wide-ranging career within the pharmaceutical industry has given Dapo Ajayi, Chief Procurement Officer for AstraZeneca; an unusually broad perspective on the qualities that make a successful leader, including diversity, mobility and collaboration with HR.

Featuring: Dapo Ajayi - Chief Procurement Officer, AstraZeneca

Rising to the challenge - Heading for the top

Why some of China’s most elite nationals are being placed into the Dubai Business Internships programme. We explore the implications of this for Chinese businesses and consider whether we are seeing a new Silk Road for talent and trade.

Featuring: DBI, Hays China, and Dubai International Financial Centre Courts (plus others).

In the workplace – Asking the right questions

In companies that lack a specialist HR function, the interviewing process is often undertaken by managers with little recruitment experience. Our guide takes them through the basics and gives them the knowledge they need to ask better questions.

Featuring: CIPD, Network Rail, Peel Ports.

Focus – Training at the top

How important is it for boardroom level individuals to benefit from training to develop the unique skills they need? And how can the HR department help facilitate this training?

Featuring: KPMG, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Big Lottery Fund and Cranfield School of Management.

Regional snapshot – Too big to fail

After the stall caused by the great recession, the US employment market is once more growing rapidly and skills shortages are beginning to bite.

Featuring: Akelius, Travelclick, Veredus - Hays.

Organisations that have contributed to the Journal include:

  • AstraZeneca
  • CBI
  • Dubai International Financial Centre Courts
  • Google
  • Hull University Business School
  • KPMG
  • Loewe
  • National Grid
  • Network Rail
  • Onfido
  • Travelclick
  • University of Michigan's Ross School of Business