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In 1779, Ned Ludd, a weaver from Anstey, near Leicester, England, broke two stocking frames in a fit of rage. Ned’s actions created quite a stir and English textile workers, protesting against manufacturers who used machines in what they called "a fraudulent and deceitful manner" as they feared that the time spent learning the skills of their craft would go to waste, as machines replaced their...

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There are few times within your career that you know you are at a pivotal moment; you’re on the cusp of something big, something that not only has the potential to make a material impact on the way you can support your customers, but also to play a part in the evolution of a sector. That’s where I am at the moment. We’re launching Hays Technology today as a standalone brand and it’s an...

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After a year that’s had people re-evaluating life priorities, employees are more likely to ask themselves how to find meaning in a job than ever before. Company values that align with an employee’s sense of individual purpose are crucial for businesses and organisations who want to stay relevant and attract talent, especially tech talent. For talent in a competitive tech market, purpose is a...

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What is Tech for Good? Technology is arguably the most powerful tool at our disposal when it comes to effecting change in business, welfare and indeed society at large. There can be no doubt that Tech for Good is now a movement, and one that’s rapidly gathering pace. This momentum can in part be attributed to an increase in social solidarity in response to the Covid pandemic, which has led...

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Throughout 2020, the technology sector once again proved itself to be robust and adaptable, contributing significantly to the Irish economy. It remains an amazing industry for any professional looking to take their career forward and, arguably, engineering is at the centre of it all. Here are our predictions for the top five hottest tech engineering roles of 2021. 1. Software engineers A...

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It’s no understatement to say that the Covid-19 crisis has caused huge shifts to our working practices and transformed industry landscapes beyond recognition. What this has made clear, however, is how integral tech professionals are to this new working order, particularly with the increased spotlight on systems and technology in the wake of the mass transition to remote working. With some...

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Although there has been immense upheaval across the world of work this year, tech is one of the sectors that fortunately has remained resilient. As a result of COVID-19, organisations have had to reprioritise their technology objectives and strategies, leading to a surge in demand for certain roles in the tech space. Effects of the pandemic Digital transformation was sweeping across the world...

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It’s no understatement to say that the Covid-19 crisis has caused huge shifts to our working practices and transformed industry landscapes beyond recognition. One thing this has made clear, however, is how integral tech professionals with the right skills are to organisational success. Which are the industries to see most demand? Certain industries in particular have seen increased demand...

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The COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on the vast majority of industries and, of course, the roles which function within them. This is particularly true of the tech space. The pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation of most businesses. As such, IT roles have become even more integral to ensuring organisations are able to adapt in an agile and effective way throughout...

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The world of tech start-ups and scale-ups is a volatile one at the best of times. But in a world in which the ongoing pandemic is casting uncertainty over our economy, sustainably growing a business which is in its infancy can seem daunting. That’s where Hays Rise can support. Our latest innovation is designed specifically for tech start-ups and scale-ups. It offers access to the most...

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The pandemic is continuing to put tremendous pressure on HR functions around the world as they work to prioritise the wellbeing, productivity and engagement of their people, all whilst operating in a very different world.  Both how and where we work is changing at lightning speed, potentially for good, so it’s even more...

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Adam Philpott, President EMEA of cybersecurity firm McAfee, discusses how the firm creates balance between its technology and talent strategies, to keep moving into the future. Uncertainty about the future is something many businesses have felt in recent months. While this can make many uneasy, Adam Philpott, President EMEA of cybersecurity firm McAfee, believes that a path can...

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Whilst consumer preferences for online channels were unquestionably present prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the unexpected global events of 2020 accelerated this trend on an unprecedented scale. Many businesses reacted to the crisis by fast-tracking their digital transformation initiatives, and there was a sharp increase in the number of businesses switching their primary focus to online...

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COVID-19 has driven demand for digital and technology talent globally in 2020. Here’s how businesses can stand out in a competitive market. Demand for technology talent has evolved rapidly since the start of the pandemic. At first, there was a hugely increased demand for candidates that could enable remote working – people with cloud-based skills that could deploy systems like AWS and...

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Cybersecurity breaches have recently made global headlines, many of which have been attributed to a rapidly expanded online world because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, there is a heightened push not only to prevent such attacks from happening, but to develop IT and security infrastructure that can deal with these differing and increased online demands. Therefore, there has never been...

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The life sciences industry has, unsurprisingly, grown exponentially during 2020 because of the impact that COVID-19 has had on the sector. The demand for IT skills has also increased within life sciences to support the industry to keep innovating, tracking and pursuing a vaccine to COVID-19, as well as other diseases and conditions. These IT skills have been crucial in the development of the...

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