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Many people have found themselves with more time on their hands & are wondering how they can spend this time productively. Find out more about upskilling.

Job hunting? Three reasons why you should still apply for a job, even if you don’t meet all the requirements. Read more.

Interviewing for a teaching position? We've compiled a list of 8 interview questions you might asked—​plus advice on how to respond. Read more.

Interview coming up? No matter how well you prepare, there are always certain job interview questions that catch you off guard. Read more to find out how to answer tricky interview questions.

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is important, as an individual there are 5 ways you can take responsibility. Read more.

Many leaders have recently adopted more flexible working policies. So, how best should managers lead their employees in a hybrid model? Read more.

Over the past year, employers have become increasingly aware of the impact of skill shortages and the resulting attraction challenges. Find out more here.

Australia 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, almost three-quarters (74%) 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.  Our Hays Salary Guide FY21/22 shows that almost seven in ten (67%) employers plan to offer pay rises in the year ahead. But over half will give increases of less than 3%. 

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.

Our newly released Hays Salary Guide FY21/22 shows that small salary increments are on the horizon for many skilled professionals this year, but not all New Zealanders will receive equal salary rewards. This year, our salary guide paints a picture of a widening salary expectation gap between employers and employees.

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, as she shares her...

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. Read more here.

One of the legacies of COVID-19 will be the unprecedented experience of young people who looked for, or started, their very first job during this pandemic.

After a challenging 2020, many people are contemplating what their career will look like. Read on for our advice on how to stand out and find a job.

When it comes time to write or update your CV, it’s natural that you will have questions. Find out what the most common CV questions are here.