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If you are in a situation where you have been  offered a new job  with a significant pay rise, your instincts will likely tell you to follow the money. And why wouldn’t you – if you will get paid more doing pretty much the same thing. But is it really that simple? As with most things, the answer is no. There are a lot of things you should consider once you’ve been offered a job,...

Blockchain technology has already had a huge impact on the world of finance. But it might not be long before its influence is felt in HR as well. In the latest Hays Journal we explored how it could change the way we work. What is blockchain? Even the most ardent technophobe would be hard pressed not to have heard of Bitcoin, given the amount of coverage the cryptocurrency has...

Jody Kohner is Senior Vice President of Employee Marketing & Engagement at customer relationship management software business Salesforce. Speaking in the latest Hays Journal, she discusses how the company combines values and metrics to create a unique and award-winning culture Step 1: Recognise the passion of your people “I started at Salesforce seven years ago in a product...

Our lives today move faster than ever before. We expect speed, convenience and efficiency in every element of our personal and work lives. Our free time is stretched between work and home, we expect web pages to load in seconds, to be served in minutes in shops and restaurants and for public transport to arrive right on time, every time. Candidates are no different, and today’s digital...

I have often spoken in previous blogs about the ongoing transition of procurement from a tactical to a more strategic function taking place in many organisations over recent years. A key part of achieving this is through changing perceptions of the profession away from merely being a cost-saving function. It is therefore encouraging to see in our latest  CIPS/Hays...

Increasingly, organisations are turning to younger members of the workforce to mentor their older and more senior colleagues. Implementing these schemes, however, can be a challenge, particularly in some geographies. How can businesses make this relationship work? In the last decade or so, the traditional image of the mentor has been radically turned on its head. In the corporate...

Finding marketing professionals to join your organisation is a challenge at the best of times, competition for skills is fierce, and the top talent highly coveted. In order to attract and engage the best candidates, your candidate journey needs to be considered at every stage of the recruitment process. Recently we discussed the factors  in your job adverts  that could be...

An organisation’s success depends on strong teams of talented professionals, and these in turn rely on effective HR professionals to manage and expand the workforce. Having a clear and well thought out application process should be vital for the attraction of HR professionals who, by definition, have a better understanding of how a good candidate journey should work. Recently we...

People have strong opinions and if you’re trying to get advice about  your job search , other people’s advice can drown your own inner voice. Understandably you want advice if you are looking for a new job. You might not be sure what industry is right for you, and if you should accept a certain job offer. This is why it is important to consider who you go to for advice during this...

If you have an interview coming up for a job you really want, it can be difficult to showcase how much you want it, without coming across as desperate. If you’re eager to show the interviewer that you want this job it’s smart to have a strategy in place. So, you know you really want the job, the question is, how do you show the interviewer this? Here are five foolproof practices to...

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