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  • How to reduce and manage stress at work

    • 28 Mar 2022
    • ICAEW Jobs

    Stress plays a daily part in all of our working lives. Our latest blog gives you some tips and methods for how you can reduce and manage stress at work.

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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”? 

  • Accountants battle soaring stress levels amidst mental health pandemic

    • 10 Nov 2021
    • ICAEW Insights

    Two in five chartered accountants have admitted to feeling too emotionally drained to work, according to the result of new research timed to coincide with National Stress Awareness Day.

  • Thinking about your next steps and a career rethink?

    • 15 Apr 2021
    • Helen Jones

    Thinking about a career change? Indeed the past year has been a time of change, adaptation and reflection, which may have led to a career re-evaluation or a pique in curiosity for other possibilities.

  • 5 tips for coping with redundancy

    • 10 Dec 2020
    • CABA

    Redundancy can be a stressful and upsetting time for everyone. Even if you’ve seen it coming, it’s often a shock. You may feel anger, disbelief, embarrassment, anxiety, guilt, or that you've been unfairly treated.

  • How to look after your mental health in a world of ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions

    • 22 Nov 2020
    • Dr Maggi Evans, Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Consultant and Coach, Mosaic Consulting

    Due to the reports of increased poor mental health as a result of the pandemic, this year, World Mental Health Day seems more relevant and important than ever.

  • Accounting for change – are finance employers still focussed on diversity?

    • 20 Nov 2020
    • Karen Young, Director of Hays Accountancy & Finance

    Accountancy and finance organisations were impacted hard by Covid-19. ‘Business as usual’ took a back seat as organisations handled the immediate impacts of the pandemic and huge numbers of professionals switched to working remotely practically overnight.

  • 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?

  • Desperately seeking my work mojo – last seen March 2020

    • 18 Nov 2020
    • Dr Maggi Evans, Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Consultant and Coach, Mosaic Consulting

    How are you feeling? Really? I’ve spoken to lots of people recently who are putting a brave and happy face on things, but underneath, they’re struggling, they’re feeling despondent and finding it hard to motivate themselves at work. They feel as if they’ve lost their work mojo.

  • The art of meaningful conversation and how to avoid communication overload

    • 16 Nov 2020
    • CABA

    Over the last few months, the severe restrictions placed upon our civil liberties thanks to the Covid-19 outbreak, have forced us to establish new ways of communicating with those around us – both in and out of the workplace.

  • What to expect from a post-lockdown workplace and how to adapt

    • 30 Oct 2020
    • Yvonne Smyth, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Hays

    As a phased return to the workplace begins to become a reality for many of us, you’ll find the workplace you’re returning to is very different from the one you left. For some, the rapid move to remote working may have been a big adjustment, but transitioning back could be an even greater challenge.

  • 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.

  • Reflecting on your career during lockdown? 7 questions to ask yourself

    • 20 Aug 2020
    • Roddy Adair, Director, Hays Personal & Executive Assistants

    With more severe restrictions or even a full lockdown in place, we are – once again – without the usual pleasures and distractions of seeing friends and family, or visiting the gym, pub or cinema.

  • 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?”

  • How to improve your productivity

    • 14 Nov 2019
    • CABA

    Stay on top of your to-do list and improve your effectiveness, efficiency and wellbeing with these simple, productivity-boosting tips.

  • Are you ready to retire?

    • 5 Oct 2019
    • CABA

    Retirement planning isn’t just about financial planning. A happy retirement rests on you being ready, from both an emotional and a financial point of view. While you save for retirement your entire life, there are always going to unexpected expenses that come into play that could affect your personal finance, once you’re without a regular salaried income.

  • Is it time to change jobs? How to spot the warning signs

    • 13 Sep 2019
    • Hays

    ‘It’s just a job’, is something we often say to ourselves after a bad day in the office. But is it? We spend so many of our waking hours at work that to settle for less than a job that is fulfilling, challenging and creatively and intellectually stimulating is to do yourself a disservice.

  • Tackling ageism

    • 22 Jul 2019
    • CABA

    Since the compulsory retirement age of 65 was abolished in 2011, it has become more common for people to continue working into retirement. In fact, for many people, retirement can be the perfect opportunity to try something different and have a change of career.

  • When's the best time to change jobs

    • 17 Jul 2019
    • Hays

    We all have our up and down days at work, but if you feel the Monday blues consistently during the week, this could be a sign that your current job is not working for you. If it’s not, it’s time to consider just when and how you want to make your next move.

  • Returning to work after a career break

    • 15 Jul 2019
    • CABA

    Whether you’ve been away for 6 months or 16 years, it’s normal to experience a range of feelings as you prepare to return to work. You may feel nervous, eager, daunted and excited. How you tackle the negative emotions will determine how smooth your transition back into the workplace is.