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  • Will working from home survive the energy crisis?

    • 20 Sep 2022

    In 2020, millions of people across the UK shifted from office workers to remote workers overnight due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, workers enjoyed a better work/life balance as they did not have to deal with the daily commute into the office due to lockdowns that were happening across the world.

  • Will remote working leave professionals out of pocket?

    • 3 Dec 2021
    • Jane Donnelly, Managing Director, Hays East of England

    The news that Google employees in the US who choose to work from home permanently may get a pay cut has understandably generated a lot of interest and comment. Pre-pandemic only a small minority of full-time employees with office jobs worked primarily from home.

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    Lifestyle hacks for increased focus, productivity, energy and joy

    • 22 Nov 2021
    • Rosalyn Palmer, Transformational Coach and Therapist

    As you juggle your workload, perhaps with the added stress of having to create a hybrid working pattern by working from both home and the office, do you find yourself wishing: “If only I had two more hours each day”? 

  • How to decide if a job is right for you when interviewing remotely

    • 9 Oct 2021
    • Marc Burrage, Managing Director, Hays Poland

    If you’re currently preparing for a remote job interview, you may be feeling concerned that it could be more difficult for you to assess whether the opportunity is the right one for you.

  • Why the financial world is split over hybrid working

    • 10 Jun 2021
    • Matt Weston, Managing Director, Robert Half UK

    With major institutions like HSBC and Lloyds announcing large cuts to their office footprint, there has been renewed speculation across the financial world about the long-term future of the office.

  • Staying visible when working from home

    • 8 Jun 2021
    • ICAEW Insights

    The term “hybrid working” is now firmly entrenched in the business lexicon, but as staff rush to tear up their season tickets to embrace the freedom of time split between working from home and the office, how can you be sure that even if you’re far from sight, you’re not far from mind when it comes to career opportunities?

  • How to shine when working remotely

    • 13 Feb 2021
    • Rosalyn Palmer, Transformational Coach and Therapist

    The impact of working remotely or as part of a hybrid team during the pandemic is having an effect on career progression and development.

  • 3 steps to stay 'visible' and keep your career on track in a changed world of work

    • 18 Nov 2020
    • Roddy Adair, Director, Hays

    How ‘visible’ do you really feel at work right now, having potentially not seen your managers and colleagues in months, unless via virtual contact?

  • 7 simple ways to look after your wellbeing when working from home

    • 18 Sep 2020
    • Thea Watson, Marketing Director of Hays UK & I and UK Board member

    Working from home can bring with it a number of challenges, whether they be in-home distractions or general technology frustrations. However, it can also be an isolating and even lonely experience, especially if you are new to it.

  • 7 tips on how to find a job in lockdown

    • 13 Aug 2020
    • Mark Staniland, Managing Director of Hays Ireland

    Millions of people across the world have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re worried about the impact it may have on your career, or if you’ve already been affected by it, then ICEAW Jobs is here to share career tips for finding a job in lockdown.

  • Job hunting in a time of corona: 9 ways to get into a positive mindset before your remote job interview

    • 8 Jul 2020
    • Mark Staniland, Managing Director of Hays Ireland

    “I’ve never had a phone or video interview before, what if it goes wrong?” “I feel worried about the impact of the virus, what if that negatively impacts my performance?”

  • Starting a new job at an accountancy firm remotely

    • 16 Jun 2020
    • Sinead Byrne, Senior Consultant at Morgan McKinley

    Remotely starting a job with a new employer may seem daunting, but technology certainly makes it easier. Sinead Byrne, Senior Consultant at Morgan McKinley interviews a new starter in a Top 15 firm about their experience.

  • Lights, camera, action: how to impress in your video interview

    • 19 Aug 2019
    • Karen Young, Director of Hays Accountancy & Finance

    Video interviews are now a necessity and they need to be taken seriously if you want to impress a prospective employer and secure a new role. For some, the perceived lack of real interpersonal interaction during a video interview can be a cause for anxiety. Body language accounts for a large part of communication, and without it the ability to express ourselves decreases significantly.

  • How to make the most of working from home

    • 24 Jul 2019
    • CABA

    Following the latest government advice, many of us will already or soon be working from home for the foreseeable future.

  • Skype to success in 10 steps

    • 20 May 2019
    • Thea Watson, Marketing Director of Hays UK & I and UK Board member

    Skype interviews have become a common feature of the recruitment process, so don’t be surprised if your prospective employer suggests a virtual meet-up ahead of a face-to-face interview. Instead, use these steps to prepare your brilliant (virtual) first impression.