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What's in store for the world of work in the months ahead?

2 months ago by Carmena Wood, Managing Director, North West region, Hays

Back in May, in the midst of lockdown, we asked employers and their employees to share their sentiments about the world of work. Now, as government restrictions continue to ease, we surveyed over 13,000 professionals in July to discover their views as we move to the new era of work. So, how have these views have changed and what’s in store for the future? 1. More employers don’t have all the sk...

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In the hot seat - insights in to working as a Finance Manager

2 months ago by Egidija Albert, Finance Manager, Boots

Please start by giving us a short summary of your career to date and what role you are currently working in. My name is Egidija Albert. I’m a Finance Manager at Boots UK, who are part of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA). A little bit about my background… I moved to live in the UK in 2012, when I started my BSc Financial Economics degree at the University of Leicester. Since I was young, I was alw...

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In the hot seat - insights in to working as a Finance Lead

3 months ago by Robert Collings, Finance Lead @ Flux

Please start by giving us a short summary of your career to date and what role you are currently working in. I’m currently the Finance Lead at Flux - a tech startup aiming to eliminate the paper receipt. We think it’s crazy that paper receipts still exist, so our aim is to eliminate them by sending an itemised receipt straight into your mobile banking app. My role at Flux means I get to be invo...

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

3 months ago by 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. To begin with, adherence to social distancing will see your former workplace layout replaced with...

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Starting a new job at an accountancy firm remotely

4 months ago by 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. As we are all aware, we are living through unprecedented times. Those who are able to, have now been working from home for the last month which has been something of a transit...

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