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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’.

Cybersecurity breaches continue to make global headlines. Malicious cyber activity has proliferated, and attacks have become ever-more sophisticated. As organisations have sought to increase their ability to protect, detect, and respond to cyberattacks, there has been a sustained need for cyber professionals, with demand often outstripping supply.   COVID-19 exacerbated these trends....

2020 has been an unprecedented year for technology. The disruption caused by COVID-19 quickly forced organisations to reprioritise their technology objectives and strategies overnight to enable them to operate in a newly remote environment. But it isn’t just how and where employees work that has drastically altered. In the space of just a few short months there have also been huge changes in...

Disruption is second nature to IT teams. Even before COVID-19 hit, dealing with unforeseen change and innovating in response to it was part of their day-to-day – it was their bread and butter. After all, it’s change and disruption that often fuels the need for technological solutions. But the pandemic has brought a whole new meaning and momentum to the word ‘disruption’, even in the eyes...

COVID-19 has driven up demand for IT talent. As organisations plot their road ahead, IT hires are crucial to their plans. But in a competitive market, how can you stand out to find and secure top IT professionals?   Throughout the pandemic, demand for technology talent has evolved. First, we saw a need for people with cloud-based skills who could deploy systems such as AWS and Azure...

The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed today’s world of work. Along with remote and hybrid working, perhaps the greatest impact has been on hiring intentions and the skills now sought by employers. The IT sector in Australia and New Zealand has been strong for several years. Driven by business transformations and the adoption of new technology, there have been candidate shortages...

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 for 2020...

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 cross-examination. It...

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 top...

By Daniel Dubbert, Director, International Contracting, Hays So you’ve asked all the right questions, completed the key steps to set-up on your own, found your first project and now you’re looking forward to your first day as an IT contractor. To enjoy a successful experience on your contract there are a number of things you’ll need to consider. Making the right first impression,...

By James Milligan, Director UK & Ireland, EMEA - Technology & Project Solutions, Hays Are you thinking about leaving your permanent role and starting a career in IT contracting? If so, this can be an incredibly exciting prospect, which will no doubt benefit your long-term career. You won’t be stuck doing the same thing day in, day out, and you’ll have variety in your job roles, where...

The golden run of job growth continues, with demand for highly-skilled professionals now outweighing supply. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the tech world. Add the perpetual shift and evolution of technology, and each year continues to present different recruitment challenges for organisations to navigate. Here are 5 key challenges organisations face when recruiting tech talent: 1....

Data scientists are in demand, but with right mix of skills you can be rewarded with a future-proofed and lucrative career. Here's what you need to know.

For anyone following women in tech, the past few months have been eventful to say the least. From Melinda Gates throwing her weight behind increasing the number of women into computer science, to a viral blog post about the treatment of female employees at a well-known Silicon Valley giant, the recent news is indicative of the wider situation: For women in the industry, it is one step...

Every year the tech sector gears up for Europe Code Week, in which countries from around the world focus on coding through a number of grass roots events held over the course of the seven days. It is clear that governments across the world are coming to understand the importance of coding, specifically for the generation of young people still in learning institutions – their world in 20...

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