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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the B2B marketing industry. According to research, 69% of B2B marketing functions have changed their marketing approach by returning to basics such as communication, value add, relevancy and empathy. So today, we’re joined by Stacey Danheiser and Dr. Simon Kelly, Principals of Shake Marketing Group, and co- authors of the...


The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our working world, impacting labour markets and the expectations professionals have around work – therefore, in order to attract the best talent, the style and tone of your organization’s job adverts may need to change. For example, to reach relevant job seekers and rank well on search engines, job adverts must include keywords – such as key industry terms,...


As a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the world of work is undergoing unprecedented long-term change. Our professional lives will never be the same again, and that presents a challenge for leaders. We spoke with Alex Fraser, Group Head of Organizational Change at Hays about how leaders can manage the significant changes, as we transition to a new era of work post-crisis. How important...


Networking: a word that drives fear into the heart of many introverts! That’s often because many still have a stereotypical view of what networking means. Such as working a room and making a strong charismatic first impression in a time limited situation. This is a very narrow and outdated view of networking in our current world. Of course, now, in the midst of a pandemic, being physically...


Nothing beats that feeling when you first set out on a search for a new job. You’re excited for the future, eager to embark on new challenges and highly motivated to wow potential employers. However, for those who find their job search is taking longer than expected, these feelings of optimism can soon wane, and job hunting starts to feel like a chore. With each rejection comes doubts about...


  As part of our ‘Ask a Recruiter’ series, we spoke to Luke Lawless, Associate Recruitment Consultant, to get an inside look at what characteristics help Developers stand out. Have a look at his must-know advice that is sure to give you a one-up against the competition. 1. When you meet with developers what are some key characteristics you look for? When I meet with developers I look...


Hays Worldwide - Careers Advice Podcast · 8: Top tips for a winning job search - Marc Burrage, Managing Director, Hays Japan   What is the best way to go about searching for a new job? To help us understand some top tips for a winning job search, I shared my advice on the Hays Worldwide Careers Advice podcast, see below for the audio and transcript. 1. It can be so tempting to dive...


Recently, CEO's and board members have stepped down from their roles as current and past employees have asked for their resignation. This has been as a result of poor leadership when not following through with promises to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Leaders must listen to feedback from their staff and take action to make their company an even better place to work. In this...


As part of our ‘Ask a Recruiter’ series, we spoke to Kelly Park, Senior Recruitment Consultant, to get an inside look at what characteristics help digital marketing professionals stand out. Have a look at her must-know advice that is sure to give you a one-up against the competition. 1. When you meet with digital marketing professionals, what are some key characteristics you look for?  ...


The job outlook for UX professionals is bright. If you’re a UX professional with three to five years of experience, now’s the time to think seriously about your career progression. But what exactly does that look like, and what are your options?  The Opportunities If you’re a junior UX or UI designer or researcher, you have one or both of the following goals: make more money or secure a...


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