Blogs

  Within property and surveying, the effects of automation are expected to be far reaching, impacting the collection of survey data, the examination of financial records, preparation of contracts, and also including the increased use of drones. These changes will present both opportunities and challenges, and those practitioners...

  Automation within facilities management can be far-reaching, helping to streamline services, pre-empt required maintenance, sense and detect hazards, identify inefficiencies that result in unnecessary spend and automate workflows integrating people, place and technology. Automation can ultimately help to reduce delays and errors...

  Digital technology is having a significant impact on the workplace. The Hays What Workers Want Report 2019 shows that digital transformation is either a primary or secondary focus for 79% of health and safety professionals.  Increased levels of automation are expected to transform things still further. Within health...

  The media landscape has been increasingly been dominated in recent years by headlines heralding the arrival of automation, and the impact it may have on both our day to day and professional lives. Within civil and structural engineering, automation has the potential to optimise design and project planning tasks, whilst drones...

  Writing a cover letter can help your job application stand out to a hiring manager or recruiter. Taking the time to write one makes you seem proactive, as well as someone who cares for the role they’ve applied for. Let’s go back to basics. What is a cover letter? This is a document that candidates submit alongside their CV...

  In many organisations, middle managers will often find the value they bring being scrutinised by both senior and junior staff. But with the right resources and training, are they actually the biggest asset available to businesses? We find out in the latest Hays Journal. For many years, the roles of middle managers have...

  More than a quarter (26%) of all public sector workers have, at some point, suffered from a mental health condition, according to research conducted for the Hays Diversity & Inclusion Report 2019 . As we begin to talk more widely about mental health in the workplace and beyond, we have to consider how, in the public...

This World Mental Health Day, we should think about how we can all help ensure good mental health in the workplace for ourselves and our colleagues. It’s a well-known statistic that one in four people in the UK will experience some kind of mental health issue over the course of any given year, so even if you don’t struggle with mental ill health personally, you’ll likely know at least one...

    Below is a transcript of the podcast: Digital technology is undeniably having a huge impact on both society and the workplace, generating unprecedented and constant change. It also brings potentially endless opportunities for organisations to innovate and outperform their competitors – but only if they are able to effectively overcome the barriers they face...

It can be common to have gaps within your CV. Examples can range from looking after a family member or applying for a new job. You may have been travelling abroad, spent your time caring for your children, or decided to go back to education.  Gaps are becoming more and more common within people’s careers, as many people find themselves working until they reach their 70s and 80s....

For a wide variety of reasons, workers are increasingly taking time out from their career. ‘Returnship’ programmes can help organisations effectively and efficiently bring them back. In the latest Hays Journal, we explore what you need to consider before putting such programmes in place. There’s no let-up in the war for talent and skills. Availability of key skills, in particular, is a...

With the evolution of new technologies continuing to rapidly transform our day to day lives, organisations are under pressure to provide a working environment that is conducive to digital transformation. Happily, according to our latest research in the Hays What Workers Want 2019 report, 72% of HR employers are currently investing in automation and professionals within the HR industry are very...

Automation technology holds the key to potentially revolutionising the accountancy and finance profession. It acts as an alternative to manual processing, unlocking opportunities for professionals to reduce the workload of administrative tasks and instead add greater human value, analysis, insight and creativity to their role. It’s therefore unsurprising that our What Workers Want...

The pace of digital transformation and its impact on every aspect of both our professional and personal lives shows no sign of abating. Organisations will need to ensure that their culture, communications and training is adequately prepared for this change or risk losing the talent they need to successfully adopt new technology. According to our latest research in the Hays What...

    Digital technology and automation is transforming the world around us, including the workplace. The automation of certain functions should allow procurement professionals to enact more strategic innovation within their organisation, as doing so should allow them to spend less time extracting data and more time interpreting it to better support their case for change. It is...

Operating on the front line of the automation revolution, tech professionals are finding themselves in the enviable position of building and integrating the technology that is transforming workplaces across the world. This is reflected in the optimism demonstrated by the technology respondents surveyed for the Hays What Workers Want 2019 report , with an overwhelming 90% of tech...

When it comes to work, the summer months offer the thrill of setting your favourite out-of-office reply: ‘I am currently on annual leave and will respond to your email upon my return.’ Of course, after your holiday you should return refreshed and ready to tackle whatever your inbox throws at you. But what if the thought of returning to work fills you with dread, and the typical...

Experienced teacher Katie Scott, shares her advice for those about to embark on a new role in teaching. Whether you’re an NQT or an experienced teacher taking the next step in your career, you may find the following useful. The advice below draws from my own personal experiences of teaching. 1. If you can, spend a day or two in your new school before you start - this will allow...

Tweet   Summer is officially here. However, aside from some unexpected rain, there is one thing that is sure to put a dampener on any employer’s enjoyment of the hot weather: being short-staffed due to holidays when deadlines are looming or customer demand is peaking. Of course, you and your colleagues have earned your...

Pride is an opportunity to celebrate diversity and a reminder that we should be free to be ourselves. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that served as a catalyst for the Gay Rights Movement so if we ever needed an excuse to celebrate, there it is! I travel a lot in my job and this year there definitely seems to more companies flying the flag for the LGBTQ+...