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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here and rapidly gaining ground. Many jobs are being automated via technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things and cloud computing.

Research suggests about 60% of occupations could see at least a third of their job tasks automated, while the half-life of learned skills is now about five years. This makes constant learning a requirement of ongoing career success.

In this collection of articles we look at how you can continually develop and learn new skills to stay relevant and employable in the face of all this rapid change.

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Soft Skills Guide

Download the Hays Soft Skills Guide to discover what soft skills you need to succeed in the workplace.
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Conflict resolution in the workplace

Discover why conflic resolution skills are important to have in the workplace. 

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Soft Skills

Find out what 7 essential soft skills you need today to impress the hiring manager.

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Leadership skills

Learn how to develop your leadership skills and the impact this can have in your organisation.

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Emotional intelligence in the workplace

Develop your emotional intelligence and see how this can have a positive impact on your career opportunities.

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Organisational skills in the workplace

Take a look at why organisational skills are paramount in the workplace and how you can take yours to the next level. 

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Accountability in the workplace

We dive deep into the importance of this characteristic, including some examples and ways you can develop this trait.

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Maximise your annual leave in 2024

Looking forward to a well-earned break? Learn how to maximise your downtime with our annual leave hacks for 2024.
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Work ethic

Learn how a good work ethic can positively impact your career success.

Transferable skills in the workplace

In this article we look at what transferable skills are and analyse why they are important for any jobseeker or employee.

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Integrity in the workplace

We take a look at the importance of this characteristic, along with some examples and ways you can develop this trait.

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Teamwork Skills

Discover why teamwork is an essential skill and how to master it in the workplace.

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Interpersonal Skills

Learn how to collaborate and communicate to achieve effective outcomes.

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Communication Skills

Understand why effective communication skills are essential. 

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Critical Thinking Skills

Enhance your ability to make logical and informed decisions.
Future proof your career 

Podcast: Presentation Skills

Maximise your chance of impressing and captivating audiences. 

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Problem Solving Skills

5 practical tips to help you become an efficient problem solver.

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Digital skills gap

Learn what skills employers look for in candidates across different industies.

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Upskilling outside the office

Enjoy these tips on maximising your time outside of the office for upskilling.

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Job-ready soft skills you need to have

Discover the soft skills you need to succeed in the modern workplace from Hays. 

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Showcasing you're a constant learner

Read about the skills required to learn with profficiency and develop in your role. 

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Skills to keep you employable

Understand how to gain skills to remain employable in the New Zealand workforce.

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Skills vs. Competencies

Find out the distinctions between modern skills and competenices in our guide.

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Career advice

CVs & cover letters

View templates and tips to help you start your job search journey.

Job hunting

Access expert advice for all stages of the job hunting process.

Interview tips

Master the art of job interviews with helpful articles and tips.

Career development

Discover tips and actions you can take to enhance your career path.


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Salary Guide

Access Hays Salary Guide to discover the latest salary trends.

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