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I was interested, but unsurprised, to read a  Gartner report  which stated that in two years, 70 per cent of organisations will have integrated Artificial Intelligence (AI) to assist employees’ productivity. Of course, for many of us, this is already happening – from HR departments using chatbots to answer simple work-related questions, to marketing teams using predictive...

Have your thoughts turned to what 2019 has in store for your career and whether you will get the  pay rise  you want? It is also likely that you’ll want to know whether it will be a good time to look for a new job and what skills companies will be looking for. The outlook for jobs is positive for the coming year. In our recent survey of almost 23,000 people, over...

Changes to the Intermediaries Legislation (aka “ IR35 ”) will be coming into effect for  medium and large private sector organisations from April 2020 . If the April 2017 implementation of similar legislation in the public sector has taught us anything, those organisations burying their heads in the sand and not adequately preparing will be caught out. However, whilst most...

Whether you’re actively job hunting or thinking of switching career, you should always strive to find a company that is the right fit for you. This will help to not only improve your long-term job satisfaction but will also boost your performance, which is a win-win situation for both you and your new employer. So, to help you understand which company size might suit you best, we spoke...

Expanding into a new country is a huge milestone for any organisation. It is also one of the most challenging. From finding the right people to forming a balanced team, there are many different factors to consider. In the last few years,  Manchester City Football Club  has extended from their North West England home to have a presence in places such as Singapore and Abu...

As an extension of our #MatchYourAmbition series, we have spoken to a number of key staff members from NYCFC to find how they exert their influence on the Club. In this interview, Jose Neto, Head of Information Technology shares his career story and insights into his role at NYCFC. Can you talk us through your career journey to date and how you reached your current position? I have...

As an extension of our #MatchYourAmbition series, we have spoken to a number of key staff members from New York City FC (NYCFC) to find out how they exert their influence at the Club. In this interview, Jen Knowles, Head of Marketing at NYCFC shares her career story and insights in to her role at NYCFC. Can you talk us through your career journey to date and how you reached your current...

2018 was a year of significant changes within the world of work. The multi-stage career path has been a popular topic of conversation, raising many questions about how this could affect employees and employers alike. Another prominent topic is AI and conversation has been growing surrounding how it will impact learning and teaching. We have also reflected on whether technology could ever...

At the annual Building Awards – the longest running and most prestigious awards for the UK’s construction and property industry - the Personality of the Year award goes to an individual who is able to inspire the industry through strength of character, and who is respected for their passion and drive, as well as business success. This year, the winner of the prestigious, Hays sponsored...

Blue Monday, a term coined for the third Monday in January, is deemed as the “most depressing day of the year”. This year it falls on 21st January and considers the effects of Christmas debt, failing New Year’s resolutions, low sunlight levels and cold weather, to name but a few. Blue Monday may have prompted you to look at your team’s wellbeing or you might just want to start the new...

Sourcing the right talent remains an ongoing challenge for property and surveying employers according to our latest report,  Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 , with over a third (35%) experiencing a shortage of staff with management and leadership skills, and nearly three-quarters (71%) struggling to find professionals with operational and technical skills. ...

Skills shortages are abundant in civil and structural engineering and show no sign of abating in the year to come according to our latest report,  Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 . Nearly half (48%) of employers in civil and structural engineering have experienced shortages of management and leadership skills, while nearly three-quarters (70%) are in need of staff with...

It’s no secret that PAs and EAs are increasingly seen not only as vital to increasing the productivity of busy senior managers and departments, but as strategic business partners who run their own projects and keep information flowing throughout organisations. As a result, demand for good PAs and EAs will continue to rise in 2019. However, PA and EA employers are gravely concerned...

The vast majority (84%) of life sciences employers say they have experienced skills shortages over the last year, according to our latest report,  Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 . As a result of these shortages, salaries in life sciences rose by an average of 1.8% last year, with greater rises seen across those roles requiring the most in-demand skillsets. And there...

Accountancy and finance professionals who can keep pace with ever-changing technology and legislation will be in demand this year. The vast majority (89%) of accountancy and finance employers say they have experienced a skills shortage over the last year, according to the  Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 guide . Salaries have risen by 1.8% on average across the...

Marketing professionals with data and analytics skills are set to be in high demand over the coming year. Nearly all (93%) marketing employers say they have experienced skills shortages over the last year, with professionals’ skills failing to keep pace with the ever-changing needs of employers. Despite these skills shortages, salaries have risen by a fairly modest average of 1.3%...

Technology professionals are set to be in-demand industry-wide as we head into 2019, with the vast majority of employers (93%) having experienced skills shortages in the past year. As a result of these shortages salaries across the sector rose by an average of 1.7% in 2018, with even bigger rises for professionals working in areas where skills are deemed the most invaluable, according to...

HR professionals with specialised skills are set to be in high demand over the coming year. Most employers (94%) in HR have experienced skills shortages during 2018. As a result of these shortages, salaries across the sector rose by an average of 2.1% last year, according to our latest  Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 guide . HR professionals who are high in demand...

With Brexit on the horizon, procurement and supply chain professionals who can be flexible and adaptable will see the best salaries in 2019. The majority (93%) of employers in the field say they have experienced skills shortages over the last year, according to our latest  Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 guide. As a result of these shortages, salaries in the...

Action for Children today announces a new charity partnership with recruiting experts Hays. Staff from Hays offices across the country will undertake a number of fundraising activities throughout the next twelve months to fund an employability programme for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds struggling to get their foot on the work ladder. The latest statistics from the ONS show...

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