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2018 was a year of significant changes within the world of work. The multi-stage career path has been a popular topic of conversation, raising many questions about how this could affect employees and employers alike. Another prominent topic is AI and conversation has been growing surrounding how it will impact learning and teaching. We have also reflected on whether technology could ever...

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At the annual Building Awards – the longest running and most prestigious awards for the UK’s construction and property industry - the Personality of the Year award goes to an individual who is able to inspire the industry through strength of character, and who is respected for their passion and drive, as well as business success. This year, the winner of the prestigious, Hays sponsored award...

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Blue Monday, a term coined for the third Monday in January, is deemed as the “most depressing day of the year”. This year it falls on the 20th January and considers the effects of Christmas debt, failing New Year’s resolutions, low sunlight levels and cold weather, to name but a few. Blue Monday may have prompted you to look at your team’s wellbeing or you might just want to start the...

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Sourcing the right talent remains an ongoing challenge for property and surveying employers according to our latest report, Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019, with over a third (35%) experiencing a shortage of staff with management and leadership skills, and nearly three-quarters (71%) struggling to find professionals with operational and technical skills. ...

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Skills shortages are abundant in civil and structural engineering and show no sign of abating in the year to come according to our latest report, Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019. Nearly half (48%) of employers in civil and structural engineering have experienced shortages of management and leadership skills, while nearly three-quarters (70%) are in need of staff with...

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It’s no secret that PAs and EAs are increasingly seen not only as vital to increasing the productivity of busy senior managers and departments, but as strategic business partners who run their own projects and keep information flowing throughout organisations. As a result, demand for good PAs and EAs will continue to rise in 2019. However, PA and EA employers are gravely concerned about...

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Accountancy and finance professionals who can keep pace with ever-changing technology and legislation will be in demand this year. The vast majority (89%) of accountancy and finance employers say they have experienced a skills shortage over the last year, according to the Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 guide. Salaries have risen by 1.8% on average across the accountancy and...

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Marketing professionals with data and analytics skills are set to be in high demand over the coming year. Nearly all (93%) marketing employers say they have experienced skills shortages over the last year, with professionals’ skills failing to keep pace with the ever-changing needs of employers. Despite these skills shortages, salaries have risen by a fairly modest average of 1.3% across the...

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Technology professionals are set to be in-demand industry-wide as we head into 2019, with the vast majority of employers (93%) having experienced skills shortages in the past year. As a result of these shortages salaries across the sector rose by an average of 1.7% in 2018, with even bigger rises for professionals working in areas where skills are deemed the most invaluable, according to...

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HR professionals with specialised skills are set to be in high demand over the coming year. Most employers (94%) in HR have experienced skills shortages during 2018. As a result of these shortages, salaries across the sector rose by an average of 2.1% last year, according to our latest Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 guide. HR professionals who are high in demand include...

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With Brexit on the horizon, procurement and supply chain professionals who can be flexible and adaptable will see the best salaries in 2019. The majority (93%) of employers in the field say they have experienced skills shortages over the last year, according to our latest Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 guide. As a result of these shortages, salaries in the profession rose...

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Action for Children today announces a new charity partnership with recruiting experts Hays. Staff from Hays offices across the country will undertake a number of fundraising activities throughout the next twelve months to fund an employability programme for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds struggling to get their foot on the work ladder. The latest statistics from the ONS show that...

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Action for Children today announces a new charity partnership with recruiting experts Hays. Staff from Hays offices across the country will undertake a number of fundraising activities throughout the next twelve months to fund an employability programme for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds struggling to get their foot on the work ladder. The latest statistics from the ONS show that...

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Despite the uncertainty posed by ongoing Brexit negotiations, according to our latest Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 report, 80% of building services employers are looking to recruit over the coming year. Over half (58%) are looking to hire permanent staff, while 39% are looking for temporary and contract staff. However, skills shortages remain a real issue in building...

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Despite the uncertainty posed by ongoing Brexit negotiations, according to the findings of our latest Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 guide, 78% of architecture employers say they expect to recruit staff over the coming year. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of those who plan to recruit are seeking permanent staff and almost a third (29%) are looking for temporary or contract staff....

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At which stage in your career are you the “finished article”? Even after over 30 years working at Hays, I believe the answer to this is never. I am of the opinion that the best leaders are those who remain curious, always seeking out opportunities to learn from every part of their working day. That’s why during my career, I have always endeavoured to surround myself with great...

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With 2019 just around the corner it is clear that there is a shortage of skilled workers and that these gaps are likely to be made worse by Brexit. The good news for employees is that some roles are in high demand, these people are enjoying multiple job offers and receiving double digit pay rises. The bad news for anyone hiring is that these professionals can be harder to track...

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Millennials have been described as the job hopping generation, we are hearing more about portfolio careers and job tenure appears to be reducing. Job loyalty appears to be completely off trend and people are encouraged to work in different companies and in different roles. Yet, I recently celebrated 30 years working at Hays and believe that loyalty pays. Staying with one employer – or indeed...

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LinkedIn is a great place to grow your professional status, discover new opportunities and network, and optimising your profile is the first step to help maximise these benefits. LinkedIn gives members a range of options for making sure their profile is the best reflection of their professional skills and experience. Understanding all the ways you can personalise your profile is the best...

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The outlook for procurement, supply chain and logistics (PSC&L) professionals is looking positive for the year ahead. Salaries have increased at an average of 1.8%, with 74% of employers saying they have increased pay over the last year. The good news is that, according to the Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019, 92% of employers in PSC&L expect their organisation’s...

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