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Before the COVID-19 outbreak, one of the main concerns employers had over the idea of mass remote working was whether or not they could trust their employees to remain productive.  But now that a large percentage of Australia’s workforce is several weeks into remote working, the opposite is proving to be the case.    A great number of us, it seems, now feel the need to...

It’s normal to feel nervous before a job interview, especially if it’s a job you really want. In today’s world of work however, it’s understandable that you may be feeling an even heightened sense of nerves because your interview is also being conducted remotely. Perhaps you’re afraid you won’t present well or sell yourself well over video. Or perhaps you’re worried about possible...

“Culture” as a term is hard to define, as it means something slightly different for every organisation. From trust and mutual respect to a clear vision and regular communication, people describe culture in many ways. The one thing most people agree on is that culture can ultimately be distilled down to the unique and collective way in which a team behaves and works together as a cohesive...

In just a few short weeks, the world of work has undergone significant change. Teams that worked closely together in one physical location now operate remotely and are learning how to adapt to the changing needs of their customers while doing so. Clearly, we are in a moment of unprecedented and rapid transformation, which calls for teams that can pivot quickly. Today, major change can...

Working from home can bring with it many benefits, from productivity growth to flexibility improvements. However, it can be an isolating and even lonely experience, especially if you are new to it. So, how can you look after your wellbeing when working from home? How can you create healthy boundaries between your work and personal life and stay mentally and physically healthy to be a...

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has seen rapid and significant change sweep across the world of work, with organisations activating business continuity plans and transitioning their employees to remote working. For a large proportion of us, then, our day-to-day working lives now look very different to just a few weeks ago. Added to this is the requirement to help your department or...

Successfully managing a remote team requires a different approach to managing people who are in the same physical workplace as you. Here are a few tips to manage a remote team, drive outcomes and maintain engagement, collaboration and employee satisfaction. 1. Trust your staff The first step is to trust your people. This is the foundation of any successful working from home...

Working from home is becoming the new normal for many, but it isn’t without its challenges. Here are our top 12 tips to work from home effectively, productively and successfully. 1. Designate a workspace “What do I need to work from home?” is often the first question people looking to work remotely ask. Firstly, you need to find a dedicated space that you can use solely as your work...

Receiving poor feedback during a performance review is never easy, regardless of whether you’d anticipated it or not. Not only can it feel like a personal attack on you as a person, it can also be difficult not to take it to heart, or let it knock your confidence. If you’ve been left feeling blindsided by a performance review, then what you do next is key. So, I’ve detailed some...

We’ve said goodbye to the 2010’s and welcomed in a new year and decade, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the IT talent gap, which continues to afflict the tech industry. Innovation and emerging technologies remain the driving force of disruption, impacting nearly every industry and organisation – and providing plenty of job opportunities . Here we present our latest tech trends...

January is behind us and the new year is well underway. If you’ve decided to look for a  new job in 2020, then the following key points will help you boost your employability this year and beyond. 1. Think about the skills you will need to achieve your future career goals: If you really are to move closer to reaching your professional goals, it’s crucial to subjectively take...

For many people, the start of a New Year is a good time to wave goodbye to bad habits and look ahead to new beginnings at work. We take time to consider what we want to achieve, improve and learn to make this year more successful than the last. But all too often and all too soon, our lofty work resolutions are forgotten. By 31st January, our workload has intensified, other priorities...

We live and work in a digital world and more than ever executives require their EAs to be digital experts. As a result, it’s important that you use your personal brand to build your reputation as a digital expert. In this blog, we look at how you can develop yours. Firstly though, what is a personal brand? Your personal brand is the reputation you have as a professional – both within...

Most jobseekers understand the importance of showcasing quantifiable evidence of their skills and competencies on their CV. Stating the percentage increase in new sales, clients or website visitors that you were personally responsible for, for example, serves to demonstrate to a potential new employer your expertise and the value you could bring to their organisation. Such outcomes are...

So, you’ve been searching for your next tech job and you’ve landed an interview for what you think might be your dream role. You’ve taken the time to consider how you’ll answer the interview questions to get yourself to the top of the candidate list and one step closer to securing a job offer. However, it’s important to recognise that an interview isn’t just a one-sided...

Is a new job on your radar for 2020? If so, you might think you’ve mastered the art of the job search – but think again. In 2020, it’ll take more than tailoring your CV and preparing thoroughly for interviews to get your dream job . This year, there are several new recommendations to add to the list. From taking a calculated risk to highlighting transferrable skills for a sideways...

A good mentor can change your career for the better. They’ll share their knowledge and expertise, open doors, guide your upskilling , offer career advice and help you get ahead professionally. Their advice is invaluable and is given voluntarily, without expecting anything in return. But despite this, it’s common for people to think that it’s the mentor who shoulders the responsibility of...

Be honest with yourself, how good are you at talking about the future with your team? When I say, “talking about the future”, what I really mean is: how good are you at talking to your employees about their future career goals and aspirations? In my experience, some managers are good at it, but most are not. While some skilfully weave these types of forward-looking career conversations...

We’re all used to the idea of being questioned at a job interview – after all, the interviewer needs to ask questions to assess your skills, competencies and fit for the role they’re recruiting for. But in truth, the interviewer shouldn’t be the only one asking questions in your next job interview. In fact, if you’ve prepared well enough, you should have some smart, well-considered...

The acute cyber security talent gap continues to challenge organisations across Australia and New Zealand. We recently spoke to over 200 cyber security professionals and business leaders who shared their insights on this critical issue in our Hays Cyber Security Talent Report . Our report reveals that a lack of in-house expertise and difficulty finding the right talent were two of the...

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