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As mental health and wellbeing becoming an increasing priority for schools, we’ve put together our top tips on how you can promote positive mental health in your classrooms. 1. Building awareness Giving students the knowledge and awareness about mental health is the first step in forming a culture of positive mental health in school. A useful initial activity would be to have an...

Is people management part of your career plan? If so, it’s not always clear how to get there and what experience might come in useful. It’s important to demonstrate your potential to manage other people and emphasise any transferable management skills to your interviewer. Here is what you should be ready to discuss in your interview: 1. Prepare to talk about your stakeholder...

By the end of this decade there will be five generations working side-by-side in many of our nation’s workplaces as later retirement ages and longer life expectancy start to make their presence felt in the world of work. As with all aspects of diversity, an age-diverse workforce presents organisations with the opportunity to better understand customer markets, draw upon different...

Every school setting has its shining stars with talented teachers respected by both students and fellow staff members. Therefore it’s encouraging that our  What Workers Want Report  found that almost half of education professionals surveyed (45%) expect to work for fewer than five schools during their career. However, in an education system where it is becoming increasingly...

The introduction of updates to IR35 legislation in the public sector in April 2017 created challenges for many organisations when it came to their interim workforce. Driven by a lack of time to prepare for the changes, many organisations felt the full impact on costs and reduced access to skills. In the Autumn 2018 budget, it was confirmed that changes to the IR35 legislation would be...

Ever wondered what happens once your CV lands with a recruiter? You can probably imagine that this person has a fair few similar documents to get through, and on a busy day only a percentage of these will get read past the first page. Fewer still will make the shortlist of resumes that go to a client. But how does a recruiter come to this decision? In this blog, I will shed some light...

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have spent a large part of my professional career working in different countries across Europe, North America and Asia. I couldn’t recommend the experience highly enough. Time spent living away from my home country was life changing for me, both professionally and personally. Over those years, I felt welcomed into local societies, encountered a...

To celebrate National Payroll Week, here are a list of top tips on how to promote your skills, experience and expertise on your CV. Whether you’re new to payroll or looking for your next opportunity, by following our advice, your CV will be sure to stand out from the competition. Detail, detail, detail! When writing about your experiences within the payroll industry it’s important to...

In short, no. Despite negative perceptions of the impact of flexible working on careers, our recent research has found that improved work-life balance can improve a professional’s productivity and make it easier to pursue their next career step. According to the findings of the Hays Gender Diversity Report 2017, 75% of women working in accountancy and finance careers think that opting...

The experience gained by shifting industries can be incredibly beneficial for your career. By transferring your skills across to a different kind of role, you might well throw some light onto a passion you didn’t know about. It’s also a great way to build a diverse network! Here are some thoughts to bear in mind when making that big switch: 1. Combine your passions with roles that are...

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