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According to the renowned American psychologist, Dr. Martin Seligman, there is a simple formula which can be used to boost happiness and wellbeing: the ‘PERMA’ model. This formula is made up of five elements, which includes positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and achievement. To help explain more about how we can apply this in the workplace, we spoke with Gordon...

Are you a data scientist and budding writer who wants to set up your own magazine? Perhaps you’re a busy managerial accountant who dreams of one day running photography workshops at the weekends? Or maybe you’re a teacher who wants to generate additional income by selling your metalwork sculptures? These are all real stories of real people that have successfully set up their own ‘side...

Have you recently finished education and are now about to take your first step into the world of professional work? If so, then creating your first graduate  CV may feel like a difficult task, given that you don’t have much professional experience to your name yet, and the advice your careers counsellor gave you at school is now outdated or forgotten. Understandably, you may be...

Approximately 1 in 6 people of working age will be affected by a mental health condition in any given week, according to the mental health charity Mind. As an issue that affects millions of us, it should be considered part of an employer’s ethical responsibility to cultivate a workplace environment that is supportive of anyone experiencing a mental health condition. With that in mind,...

This Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) we look at how schools can promote good practice and support the wellbeing of teachers. The Teacher Wellbeing Index 2018, a report generated by the Educational Support Partnership, notes that 67% of education professionals describe themselves as stressed and 31% have experienced a mental health issue in the past academic year. Worryingly, 57%...

Technology is evolving at an exponential rate. Computer processing speeds double every 18 months. This means that the capacity of technology is not just increasing – it is accelerating. Consider this: the first personal computers only arrived 40 years ago, and it was not commonplace to own one. Today, we live by the glow of our smartphones – portable computers, each millions of times...

If you’re considering, or have ever considered becoming a recruiter, there has never been a better time to get on board. Hays Construction & Property has continued to grow over our 50-year history. We now operate in  60 UK & Ireland offices , and have the largest office network and geographical coverage of any recruiter in the sector. So, we think we’ve got a fairly good idea...

Standing out from the crowd is often challenging in the job application process, especially when you are up against hundreds of other applicants. You may be wondering; how do I grab the attention of the recruiter or hiring manager. The answer is simple – it is the ability to answer these 3 vital questions: 1. What interests you about this job, company, and industry? 2. What...

Launched in 2014, Starling Bank is one of the fastest growing challenger banks. In this Hays Journal, founder and CEO Anne Boden tells us why she believes the finance industry still has a long way to go when it comes to diversity. Anne Boden is not somebody who is afraid of change. Having studied Computer Science and Chemistry at Swansea University, she switched her focus to join a...

Many studies indicate that wellbeing programmes can improve productivity and retention. But is making such programmes compulsory a help or hindrance to organisations and their workforces? In the latest  Hays Journal , we explore the potential benefits and pitfalls of enforcing participation. You would be hard pushed to find anybody who is willing to argue the case against wellness...

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