Entries with tag career development .

Has your enthusiasm waned for the New Year’s work resolution you set last month? The start of a new year is a great time to set goals to advance your career, learn a new skill or improve your performance. But by February, more people have broken their resolution than made genuine progress.

Is a new job on your radar for 2022? If so, it’ll take more than tailoring your CV and preparing thoroughly for interviews to get your dream job. As we move out of the pandemic, there are new strategies to add to the list.

Conducting a successful an interview involves following 5 key steps to identify what it is you are really looking for in candidates. Find out more information here.

New Zealand has powered out of last year’s downturn in a stronger position than anyone could have anticipated back in mid-2020. Today, employment growth is positive. In fact, over three-quarters (76%) of employers say permanent staffing levels are either above or equal to their pre-COVID-19 point.

You may be expecting a salary increase in your next review, but achieving what you think you’re worth is not always possible. While organisations are returning to growth 68% of employers have returned to growth or rapid growth, salary budgets remain tight.

Over the past 12 months, a lot of soft skill conversations have focused on the importance of adaptably. However, today another soft skill has come to the fore. Our newly released Hays Salary Guide FY21/22 shows that teamwork is the number one soft skill employers value in employees right now.

If 2020 was about career preservation, now is a great time for career revitalisation. 2020 is the year many job candidates were happy to forget. However, as our new Hays Salary Guide FY21/22 shows, we have turned a corner and job vacancies are on the rise. In welcome news, employers are becoming increasingly optimistic.

To protect engagement and turnover, our advice is to communicate sensitively with employees about salary increases. More so than ever, when budgets are tight it’s critical to carefully manage salary expectations as part of your retention and engagement strategy. Here we present our advice on how to approach the salary expectation gap.

If you work in or with the IT industry, chances are fair you’ve heard others use the terms ‘Software Engineer’ and ‘Software Developer’ interchangeably. Sometimes, it’s a non-issue. Other times, it’s problematic. We recently sponsored the YOW! Conference and surveyed members of the software community for their views on the terms ‘Software Engineer’ and ‘Software Developer’.

Since early 2020, we’ve all experienced or witnessed considerable change in the world of work, leading many careers to take unexpected twists and turns. In some instances, this has made it harder for professionals to feel as though they can effectively plan their careers in a way that they might have done pre-pandemic. Hear from Eliza Kirkby, Regional Director at Hays Australia, as she...

The long-term impact of the pandemic on our work life is an enduring conversation. Right now, however, it’s clear that employers’ expectations of executive assistants (EAs) and personal assistants (PAs) are changing. Here, we look at how executive assistant roles are changing and the implications that EAs and PAs should be aware of to continue to succeed and thrive in their chosen career.

The challenges of the pandemic have forced many businesses to adopt an innovative mindset in order to adapt to new demands in record time. And while many of us look forward to the world returning to what will be the new normal, this way of thinking is something that many organisations will want to hold on to.

When it comes time to write or update your CV, it’s natural that you will have questions. Even the most experienced professional can worry about potentially making a mistake that could cost you an interview. So, to help you prepare a winning CV, we’ve provided our answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive about CVs.

Cybersecurity breaches continue to make global headlines. Malicious cyber activity has proliferated, and attacks have become ever-more sophisticated. As organisations have sought to increase their ability to protect, detect, and respond to cyberattacks, there has been a sustained need for cyber professionals, with demand often outstripping supply.

Data suggests that women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic in terms of redundancy and the amount of time they are committing to domestic and educational responsibilities. But there are also some emerging employment trends that could open up new and exciting opportunities for women. The pandemic has caused many employers to challenge their assumptions about work and...

“What is Area 51?”, “How to eat pineapple”, “How to floss dance”. These are just three of the most searched for questions and phrases of 2019. In fact, every second of every day, we ask Google over 40,000 of these factual, monotonous, fun, interesting, and, quite frankly, bizarre questions, making it the most visited site on the planet by far.   It’ll be no surprise either that...

If you are looking to advance your career in New Zealand’s 2021 job market, it’ll require a determined and strategic effort to stand out and a willingness to disrupt your pre-COVID-19 job searching model.   There’s no denying that COVID-19 has – and will continue to have – a hugely disruptive effect on everything to do with the world of work. We’re working differently, collaborating...

For many professionals, maintaining a work-life balance at the best of times can be difficult. Add children to the equation and working parents suddenly find themselves facing heightened challenges. While it can feel overwhelming, knowing how to balance work and family commitments will help you juggle your professional life with parenthood.    Although most organisations now...

Strategically managing your career sometimes involves knowing when and how to say no to more work. After all, you don’t want to regularly work late into the evenings. So, for the sake of your mental health and wellbeing, it’s important to set healthy boundaries and learn how to say no to extra work in a diplomatic way.    If you are good at your job and have reached a certain...

If you love your job and want to advance your career, you’re no doubt working hard to rack up as many successes as you can. At the same time, change and uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic may have left you feeling that you need to prove yourself and position your role as ‘indispensable’. But failing to manage this situation in the right way could leave you feeling overwhelmed,...

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