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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...

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...

Despite the uncertainty posed by ongoing Brexit negotiations, according to our latest  Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 report , 80% of building services employers are looking to recruit over the coming year. Over half (58%) are looking to hire permanent staff, while 39% are looking for temporary and contract staff. However, skills shortages remain a real issue in...

Despite the uncertainty posed by ongoing Brexit negotiations, according to the findings of our latest  Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 guide , 78% of architecture employers say they expect to recruit staff over the coming year. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of those who plan to recruit are seeking permanent staff and almost a third (29%) are looking for temporary or contract...

At which stage in your career are you the “finished article”? Even after over 30 years working at Hays, I believe the answer to this is never. I am of the opinion that the best leaders are those who remain curious, always seeking out opportunities to learn from every part of their working day. That’s why during my career, I have always endeavoured to surround myself  with great...

With 2019 just around the corner it is clear that there is a  shortage of skilled workers  and that these gaps are likely to be made worse by Brexit. The good news for employees is that some roles are in high demand, these people are enjoying multiple job offers and receiving double digit pay rises. The bad news for anyone hiring is that these professionals can be harder to...

Millennials have been described as the job hopping generation, we are hearing more about portfolio careers and job tenure appears to be reducing. Job loyalty appears to be completely off trend and people are encouraged to work in different companies and in different roles. Yet, I recently celebrated 30 years working at Hays and believe that loyalty pays. Staying with one employer – or...

LinkedIn is a great place to grow your professional status, discover new opportunities and network, and optimising your profile is the first step to help maximise these benefits. LinkedIn gives members a range of options for making sure their profile is the best reflection of their professional skills and experience. Understanding all the ways you can personalise your profile is the...

The outlook for procurement, supply chain and logistics (PSC&L) professionals is looking positive for the year ahead. Salaries have increased at an average of 1.8%, with 74% of employers saying they have increased pay over the last year. The good news is that, according to the  Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 , 92% of employers in PSC&L expect their...

Nothing stands still for long in marketing, and it looks like the year ahead will be no exception. According to the latest  Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 report , nearly seven in ten (69%) of marketing employers expect their business activity to increase over the coming 12 months. And with increased work comes an increased need for staff: nearly three-quarters of...

Are you going through a difficult time at work and feel like you are not performing to your usual high standards? Maybe you had a great first few months in your new position and now your momentum has dipped? If you feel you are stuck in a cycle of underperforming, then use this simple and easy tool to get your career back on course. What is ‘GROW’? GROW is an acronym and a very...

It will come as no surprise to most, but according to our latest  Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 report , the technology sector is still booming. In fact, the report revealed that 95% of technology organisations expect their business activity levels to increase or stay the same over the coming year. In light of this optimistic outlook, recruitment is high on the...

The many tasks and duties you have as a middle manager, like shaping and executing the objectives of your team, can often cause you to turn your back on other important matters. One of these matters, your own career progression, may take a back-seat to other responsibilities. This could leave you wondering how you will get back on track to climb the career ladder and achieve your goals. ...

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