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The news that Google employees in the US who choose to work from home permanently may get a pay cut has understandably generated a lot of interest and comment. Pre-pandemic only a small minority of full-time employees with office jobs worked primarily from home. Covid-19 changed that. Government guidance to work from home if you could, meant that remote working was suddenly and unexpectedly...

  If you’re currently preparing for a remote job interview, you may be feeling concerned that it could be more difficult for you to assess whether the opportunity is the right one for you. After all, when interviewing remotely, you won’t have the opportunity to meet the people you’ll be working with face-to-face, visit the organisation’s offices and generally get a feel for the...

At Hays we’re proud to announce that we are the first company within our industry globally to reach five million followers, cementing our status as one of the most followed companies on LinkedIn worldwide. As the world’s leading specialist recruiter, we understand how important it is for professionals to feel connected and informed about trends that may affect their workplace, their...

To succeed at work, the ability to deliver strong presentations will always be important. Whether you’re a novice, or a seasoned public speaker, it’s always a good idea to brush up on our presenting skills. That’s why today I’m lucky to be joined by Jay Surti, keynote speaker and author of several books including Ultimate Presentations: Master the Art of Giving Fantastic...

Most leaders will be familiar with giving presentations to their peers, team members, customers and clients. However, presenting to the C-suite brings its own unique challenges and can be a daunting prospect.   Today I’ll be chatting with keynote speaker and presentation skills coach Jay Surti, author of The Presentation Book For Senior Managers: An Essential Step by Step...

That’s it. They’ve had enough. Enough of the endless Teams calls. Enough of putting their career development on hold. Enough of feeling unsupported, overloaded, and overlooked by their employers. If the reports are true, record numbers of people around the world have come to the realisation that, for them, enough is enough and are considering voluntarily leaving their jobs.

As the world of work continues to evolve, many professionals are reflecting on what they truly want from their careers, striving to find a sense of meaning and purpose in their everyday working lives. So today, we’re joined by Shannon Houde, Founder and Managing Director of Walk of Life Coaching, Certified Executive Coach and Author of the book Good Work, which explores how...

  The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our working world, impacting labour markets and the expectations professionals have around work – therefore, in order to attract the best talent, the style and tone of your organisation’s job adverts may need to change. For example, to reach relevant job seekers and rank well on search engines, job adverts must include keywords – such as key...

Automation is one of the most rapidly growing job markets in the UK right now, incorporating artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and robotic process automation (RPA). Why the rise in demand for automation? Businesses are realising the untapped potential of intelligent automation. As more adopt automation, those that do not are becoming less productive and will likely be left...

As leaders continually adapt to the ever-changing world of work, emotional intelligence has become an increasingly important trait to possess to effectively build trust and confidence with their teams.   So today, we’re joined by Shannon Houde, Founder and Managing Director of Walk of Life Coaching, Certified Executive Coach, and Author of the book, Good Work. Shannon...

As leaders continue to navigate the changes of the COVID-19 pandemic, factors such as extended periods of remote working and a lack of face-to-face collaboration can have a damaging impact on employee productivity. So today we’re joined by Tim Ringo, award-winning HR consultant and author of the book Solving the Productivity Puzzle. Tim is here to share how leaders can...

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in the UK, the last time I went out (apart from to the supermarket) was to see a venue for a Book Festival taking place in September that I’m a key interviewer for. I was actually excited at the prospect, but by the time I had got ready, got in the car, realised en route that I needed petrol, and eventually arrived… I felt quite stressed...

  Generation Z is largely defined as those born between 1996 and 2012. Given that the people born towards the start of this generation are now in their twenties, many are beginning their entry into the workplace. But the COVID-19 pandemic has monumentally impacted the start of their careers. Many have missed out on their first job opportunity, or had their final years of...

Since early 2020, we’ve all experienced or witnessed considerable change in the world of work, leading many careers to take unexpected twists and turns. In some instances, this has made it harder for professionals to feel as though they can effectively plan their careers in a way that they might have done pre-pandemic. So, today, we’re joined by Eliza Kirkby, Regional Director...

In a typical year, Pride is an opportunity for millions to get together in cities across the UK and Ireland to show their support and solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. Whilst ongoing restrictions are making it difficult for us to celebrate in the way we normally would, it’s still a time for us to acknowledge the progress we’ve made towards achieving equality for LGBTQ+ people, and all...

Here we are, the first Mental Health awareness week since we left a year-long lockdown. While we’re not wholly out of the woods, it’s a good opportunity to pat ourselves on the back and focus on some self-care. Indeed, with a route back to normality within sight, many of us are preparing for a new hybrid way of working, and considering the challenges which may come along with that. In this...

The socioeconomic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been felt deeply across every societal group, but there is evidence to suggest that women – in particular – have been disproportionately affected. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, although women make up 39% of the global workforce, they’ve accounted for 54% of the job losses as a result of the pandemic. ...

For the past year, governments and scientists around the world have been focused on how to tackle the real and immediate threat of Covid-19. However, the long-term need for a more sustainable, low-carbon way of life to reduce the impact of climate change has not become any less important and it is now firmly back on the radar for us and many others. Over the past 12 months, many of us have...

Whether at the start of a STEM career in the life sciences sector, or in a global leadership role, this unprecedented time could be pivotal to your career prospects. COVID-19 has changed the world. Disruption that would have been previously unimaginable in the life sciences industry has become the norm. The pandemic, while putting the brakes on many parts of the economy, illuminates the...

One year ago, the first UK wide lockdown was announced and millions were told to stay at home to save lives. While no end date was set, there was expectation that the restrictions would be short term, with Boris Johnson telling the daily Downing Street briefing that in 12 weeks, “we can turn the tide”. A year later the struggle against Covid-19 is still ongoing. However, as the rapid...

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