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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...

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...

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...

The pandemic wreaked havoc on not only our health and personal lives, but on our professional lives, too. Many lost their jobs during the crisis, and many companies were forced to close their doors, but now – as we take steps to recover across all sectors – the future is looking brighter. In fact, marketing employers in particular are buoyant about the economic climate and the opportunities...

The Covid-19 pandemic threw a spotlight on the strategic importance that a strong procurement function brings to an organisation. Findings from the Hays Salary & Recruiting Trends 2022 guide indicate an exceptionally busy year is expected within the procurement profession – 99% of employers predict their organisation’s activity levels will either increase or stay the same as 2021 in the...

  It will have been difficult to escape, in recent months, the press coverage given to the escalating supply chain crisis in the UK and the way it’s been impacting our access to critical goods and services, whether that’s food and drink, fuel or medical supplies. A perfect storm of labour shortages, global supply chain constraints and soaring energy prices caused both by the lingering...

  The media continues to highlight the pressing issue of skill shortages and lack of suitable candidates across many sectors, in an evolving post-Covid working world.  The resurgent private sector and transforming public sector is driving an unprecedented demand for talent which, when combined with a reduction of people in the labour market due to hundreds of thousands of EU...

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...

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