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It’s an understatement, but the pandemic changed our working practices as we knew them. Large swathes of society went from a largely office-based, five-day working week, to a more hybrid model with flexible rules that allow staff to work remotely some – or all – of the time. With this has come an increase in employee wellbeing, a better work-life balance and an upsurge productivity, and now,...

Neurodiversity, meaning “individual differences in brain functioning regarded as normal variations within the human population”, is an umbrella term for individuals who live with neurological disorders such as autism, ADHD and dyslexia. How these conditions present is different for every individual, and not every person is affected by them in the same way. Until the early 2000s, individuals...

How can you tell if an employer values and is committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion? Do you believe you’ll be joining a workplace that has a welcoming and open environment? Is it clear that (as well as supporting ED&I campaigns such as Black History Month and International Women’s Day) the organisation is taking noticeable action? Recent research from our Hays Equity,...

Have you recently, out of the blue, when you weren’t even looking, stumbled across an excellent job opportunity that has really sparked your interest? One that actually got your blood pumping and made you question “Am I really that fulfilled in my current job?” The more you read the job description, the more it ticked all of your boxes. So you saved the job spec. You updated your...

Many organisations have made good progress in improving the diversity of their workforce in recent years. But could understanding and embracing intersectionality help them improve the experience of all employees? Diversity is not a linear issue. As companies seek to be representative of the communities they operate in and that make up their workforce, many still consider their diversity...

This month marks International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality. Whilst it’s really important we celebrate International Women’s Day this year, especially after celebrations were limited under lockdown in 2021, what’s key to acknowledge is that breaking the bias is about much more than one day of activity. In...

The tumultuousness of the last two years has given us many opportunities to rethink established practices and ways of doing things – just one of which is the role of education, and the part it must play in building a future that is both progressive and sustainable.  The pandemic has had a significantly detrimental impact on the education of young people around the world, and severely...

As we enter 2022, it is difficult to foresee exactly what the next 12 months have in store for us. If the last two years have taught us anything, expect the unexpected. What we can be sure of is that we need to be agile enough to adapt to the ever-changing landscape in the world of work. The pandemic shifted work patterns overnight. Businesses had to change to ensure their workforce could...

In 2020 we faced more significant challenges than many of us could have imagined and, while 2021 gave us an opportunity to adjust and reflect, what we know now is that the changes brought about will not be reversed. While it’s an uncomfortable admission to have to make, many of us, as business leaders, haven’t always known the answers to the questions posed to us along the way. That’s ok....

June may be the month associated most with LGBTQ+ issues, rights and – of course – Pride itself, but did you know that February also holds great significance for the community? It marks the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals, the growth of human rights, the abolishment of archaic legislation that prevented the “promotion of sexuality” and promotes equity,...

According to the ONS, the number of live vacancies in October to December 2021 rose to a record 1.25 million, demonstrating the acute demand for skills that’s currently dominating the labour market. Indeed, according to the newly released Hays Salary & Recruiting Trends 2022, recruitment intentions are at their highest level in 8 years. It’s just one of many indicators of the unexpectedly...

There’s never been a better time to think about your career and how to get ahead, move up the ladder, land a promotion or move to a more fulfilling role. According to the Hays Salary and Recruiting Trends Guide for 2022, job vacancies are at an eight-year high, with 80% of companies reporting that they are looking to hire new staff this year. Many of these roles are offering more flexibility...

January is a time when people often reflect and set goals in their careers as well as their new personal goals. With a new year ahead, it’s an opportunity to reassess and boost your happiness at work. Blue Monday is supposed to be one of the most depressing days of the year. So, we’ve put together some tips to help you manage the January blues and give you that spark of motivation to take the...

During my career I’ve seen many candidates struggle with a common interview question when they shouldn’t. It’s a line of conversation that provides them with a great opportunity to impress the person leading the interview. Instead, I’ve often found that they mistakenly believe that the reply is an easy one and gives an unsatisfactory answer without stopping to think. That’s why I want to talk...

It’s a new year and many of us are feeling a lot more settled than we were 12 months ago in the world of work. As was the case in 2020, last year’s events meant we had to constantly revise the plans and ambitions we had set out in January. In Britain, the Cambridge Dictionary has announced that ‘perseverance’ is its Word of the Year for 2021. Defined as ‘continued effort to do or achieve...

Even though employers have increasingly understood the benefits of equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I), the continued progression of their commitments and the importance of turning talk to meaningful action, requires ongoing attention from employers and employees alike. This is often evidenced by the widespread support for ED&I campaigns, including Black History Month,...

To say the pandemic disrupted the world of work would be an understatement. Overnight, our professional lives changed and, it’ll come as no shock to hear, many of these changes are here to stay. But what does this mean for both employees and employers, and what effect is it having on talent attraction and retention? We surveyed over 23,000 employers and employees as part of the Hays Salary...

A global event known as Purple Light Up sees hundreds of iconic landmarks and monuments worldwide illuminated with purple light to coincide with the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This day, held on 3rd December, promotes the rights and wellbeing of the 386 million employees that live with a disability or long-term health condition. This year’s theme was ‘Fighting for...

The COVID-19 outbreak turned our health, personal and professional lives upside down. But now – as all sectors start to look towards the future – the outlook is encouraging, with accountancy and finance employers feeling positive about the wider economic climate and the opportunities it could bring. In the Hays Salary & Recruiting Trends 2022 guide, we asked over 3,000 UK employers and...

Amidst ongoing uncertainty and a return to working from home guidance for many, skills shortages are presenting a challenge to those employers keen to grow their business. The result? Significant salary growth across many specialist and technical areas – double digit salary increases in many cases, which is great news for professionals looking to move roles. Optimism around longer-term...

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