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  If you are unhappy with your current salary and think you deserve a pay rise, you need to take the time to prepare your case before taking it to your manager. There are a few key questions you should be asking yourself. Once you have worked out the answers, you will be in a much better position to ask for a salary increase. How...

  Feeling like you are stuck in a salary rut can be disheartening. Sometimes it may feel like you will never get a decent pay rise again. But of course that isn’t true, you just need to take some positive action to make it happen. The first step is to find out if you’re being currently undersold. Use our Salary Checker tool to...

  If you haven’t been given the pay rise you were hoping for, that doesn’t mean that you will never get it, or even that you will have to wait a whole year until your next pay review to negotiate an increase. Instead, spend some time thinking about the ways you can prove your worth to your employer and start compiling your business...

  With 92% of employers saying they have experienced a shortage of skills over the last year, skills shortages are at an all-time high. This has a knock-on effect on both staff productivity and employee morale – with 49% of employers reporting that productivity has been hit and 46% saying it has affected morale. While the skill...

  Career success favours the bold Boldness is a defining feature. A professional willing to take big strides, disrupt the status-quo and make difficult decisions with an element of risk will grab the attention of people higher up, and pave their way for the most senior positions. Here are 3 ways you can demonstrate boldness...

  The government has finally launched a review into the changes to IR35 legislation which will affect medium and large private sector organisations and have far-reaching impacts on the way they engage with non-permanent workers. Of course, it’s great news that they’ve delivered on this pre-election promise. However, the...

  Highlighting quantifiable evidence of skills and competencies on your CV is becoming more prominent in today’s market. Stating the increase in overall profits, clients or website visitors that you were personally responsible for, for example, serves to illustrate to potential employees your usefulness and overall value. Such...

  A career with meaning is the holy grail for many job hunters, and many talented workers will go out of their way to find a job which has a direct, beneficial effect on people, society or the environment. The private sector will always struggle to provide this kind of meaning, whereas public sector employers have this in...

    As the saying goes, “New Year, New Career”. Some of you may have headed back to work with the January blues – money worries after a Christmas splurge and depressed at the thought of a long commute on unreliable trains – and will be wondering what career options you might have. Even those of you who have the most...

  For the first time ever, there are now more people in the world  over 65 years old than there are under five . More of us will live longer lives than our predecessors. As a consequence, more of us will be working to an older age than has traditionally been the norm before. This is our new reality, and it represents a...

  As productivity levels stagnate to below pre-financial crisis levels, is time running out for traditional measures, such as output? Will businesses need to focus on new areas to see improvements? It feels like a week cannot pass without seeing a new story on the productivity crisis faced by many organisations. And the...

  With advances in technology impacting every aspect of our lives, the way we work is changing at a rapid rate. There's never been a better time for managers to develop the skills they need to ensure they thrive. We explore some of the key skills that managers will need to evolve to be ahead of the game and thrive in the workplace of...

  With so much change taking place in the wider market, and digital transformation continuing to be on the agenda within many accountancy and finance departments, employers are predicting that the year ahead will remain busy in terms of their business activity. The Hays Salary & Recruiting Trends 2020 report...

  The competition for tech talent is fuelling intense skills shortages, and these have the potential to put key projects at risk. According to the Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2020 report , an overwhelming 91% of tech employers say they have experienced skills shortages over the past year. Furthermore, over half...

  As we approach 2020, market uncertainty remains and the end isn’t yet in sight. Despite this, organisations up and down the country are continuing to invest in people to adapt to a changing world of work, and with that investment comes salary increases. The Hays Salary & Recruiting Trends 2020 guide shows that, over...

  Amidst the ongoing change taking place across many organisations, and increasing focus on digital transformation of the workplace , our research shows that employers of HR professionals are expecting a busy year of hiring ahead. The Hays Salary & Recruiting Trends 2020 guide reveals that most HR employers expect business...

    None of us can escape the changes which are taking place all around us, from political uncertainty and economic pressures through to the digital transformation of the workplace . Amidst this climate of change, the procurement profession is going from strength to strength, and organisations continue to seek talented...

Tweet   On the surface, private sector organisations might appear to have an edge when it comes to attracting top talent. They can, after all, offer better salaries and material benefits more readily than the public sector. But public sector organisations can still find the talent they need, providing they play to their strengths. ...

  Tweet   94% of construction and property employers have experienced skills shortages in the last year, according to research collected for the Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2020 report . In building services, these shortages have led to an average salary increase of 2.2%. Some roles, however, due to...

Tweet   The vast majority (94%) of construction and property employers have experienced skills shortages in the last year, according to the Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2020 report . In architecture, these shortages led to an average salary increase of 2.8%, although there are stand out roles for which demand has been...

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