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Your business has changed as a result of the pandemic and so have your people – both current and future. Now more than ever, it is important that the questions you ask reflect that when interviewing. If you ask the right questions, you will hire the right people to help set your organization apart. Below are five interview questions to consider asking candidates, as you assess whether they...


Hays has been working to make sure we are helping businesses through these changing times. The shifting scenarios have led to many people seeing an increase in their productivity since working from home. In fact, our recent survey revealed that 27% of staff felt their productivity had risen compared to working in the office. To help support businesses, we have created a New Era of Work report...


Many employers have switched gears and are transitioning their staff to return to the office. However, according to Hays’ recent survey 42% employers are still working on their return to office plans.   Hays Worldwide - Leadership Insights Podcast · 17: Managing change as we transition to the new era of work - Alex Fraser   As a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the world...


When searching for your next job you’ll regularly come across the terms “skills” and “competencies”. It might seem that these two words are being used interchangeably, but they actually have different meanings. If you’re looking for a new job or are keen to understand how you can advance in your career, it’s important that you recognize the differences between the two. Grasping the differences...


In just a matter of weeks, the world of work has been shaken by more change and uncertainty than it has experienced in an entire generation. The COVID-19 crisis is forcing organizations around the world to transform their business models, find new ways of working and question their very purpose in what feels like the blink of an eye. Creating trust is key when leading through a crisis For...


Lockdown can affect us all in different ways, as we each have our own unique experiences. For instance, Some people live by themselves and will be facing isolation on their own, whereas others have young children or elderly relatives living with them. No matter your situation, working remotely for a long period of time has the potential to negatively impact your mental health and we must take...


A key role for leaders is to engage and motivate their team – but how? And how can you do it when everything is so uncertain and different? To help us find the answers, it’s useful to look at some of the main elements of engagement and motivation. There are numerous engagement theories and models our there – in fact, the ‘Engaging for Success’ report of 2009, estimated that there are over 50...


If you are looking to take on a new job during this time, you’ll want to boost your online presence so that you are more visible to employers looking to fill these types of roles. An ideal place to start is online by revamping your LinkedIn profile. Here are some tips to help you create a stand out LinkedIn profile.


Everyone has their own way of working so it’s important to find out what works best for you. The art of working from home efficiently takes some time to master, but these tips will have you working from home like a pro in no time. Use your morning for meditation Take some “you” time each morning to clear your mind and mediate. This is a great way to start your morning on the right foot and...


Leadership and management takes place largely through face-to-face, in-person conversations – conversations about targets, priorities, context, solutions and achievements. Some of these conversations are formal, but many are informal, happening on more of an ad-hoc basis. As we move to virtual working we need to take a step back and think about these conversations. We need to work out how we...


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