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  The time has come for you to return to work after a career break. You have spent the past few months pursuing a non-career related path, be it travelling or other personal reasons. Your mind has switched off from professional working life, your routine is different and you have grown accustomed to a completely different lifestyle. After the initial excitement over the prospect...

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  I’m very big on wellbeing in the workplace generally. Personally, I go to exercise classes every Friday morning, I make time every day to get my 10,000 steps in, and I also happen to live and work by the beach and go for a swim in the sea almost every day. For me, being able to do those things is really important. Unless you are taking care of yourself, you’re not going to be any...

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  Are you a data scientist and budding writer who wants to set up your own magazine? Perhaps you’re a busy managerial accountant who dreams of one day running photography workshops at the weekends? Or maybe you’re a teacher who wants to generate additional income by selling your metalwork sculptures? These are all real stories of real people that have successfully set up their...

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  The world of work has been and continues to be transformed by technology. It’s an extremely exciting time and one filled with change and opportunity. Every employee in every industry in every part of the world, now has the chance to benefit from all the value that technology can bring. It can help us to do our work more effectively from anywhere – technology can help us with the more...

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  Think, for a moment, about all the thoughts that play in your head as you move through your day-to-day life. Narratives like “I’m not a numbers person”, “I’m not good with technology”, “I don’t cope well with change”. These are thoughts that are subconsciously stuck on replay in our minds, whose voices never seems to quieten, gradually chipping away at our sense of self-belief. ...

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  The technology sector skills gap is probably more acute than it’s ever been, and the reality is that this is a result of Covid-19. Organisations are accelerating digital transformation at a rate not seen before – we’re talking about a decade’s worth of change happening over the next two years, and that’s exacerbating the existing skills gap. There are only a certain number of people...

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  It is difficult to foresee exactly what the next 12 months have in store for us. If the last two years have taught us anything, expect the unexpected. What we can be sure of is that we need to be agile enough to adapt to the ever-changing landscape in the world of work. The pandemic shifted work patterns overnight. Businesses had to change to ensure their workforce could operate...

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  Whether at the start of a STEM career in the life sciences sector, or in a global leadership role, this unprecedented time could be pivotal to your career prospects. The pandemic has changed the world. Disruption that would have been previously unimaginable in the life sciences industry has become the norm. The pandemic, while putting the brakes on many parts of the economy,...

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  “You try something, it doesn’t work, and maybe people even criticise you. In a fixed mindset, you say, ‘I tried this, it’s over.’ In a growth mindset, you look for what you’ve learned.” Carol Dweck, Stanford University Psychologist Why adopting a growth mindset is more important than ever before At Hays Spain, we review the performance of new colleagues after their first three...

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  By its very nature, technology is constantly evolving. Accordingly, leaders in the sector need to update their skills to meet the demands of their industry and their workforce. So, what will the technology leader of the future look like? Deloitte’s latest Global Technology Leadership Study, published in May 2020, found that almost seven in 10 (69%) expect tech leaders...

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  As leaders continually adapt to the ever-changing world of work, emotional intelligence has become an increasingly important trait to possess to effectively build trust and confidence with their teams.   So today, we’re joined by Shannon Houde, Founder and Managing Director of Walk of Life Coaching, Certified Executive Coach, and Author of the book, Good Work....

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  How often have you heard about someone leaving a position because they felt like the company was the wrong “fit”? Maybe it’s something you’ve experienced first-hand. Either way, I’m probably not the first one to introduce you to the idea of workplace fit. It’s an exceedingly important part of our working lives, which is one of the reasons we have gone down the path of understanding...

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  You’ve just had your year-end performance review. And you’re not happy. There could be several reasons for your dissatisfaction. You might have been seeking a promotion that wasn’t forthcoming, or you’ve been denied a new position you were pushing for. Perhaps the pay rise your manager proposed wasn’t as significant as you’d have liked (or felt you deserved). Or, on the other hand,...

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  Recorded: Thursday 22nd October 2020 As the world of work continues to evolve amidst the pandemic, the demands and expectations placed on business leaders are arguably higher than ever before. As a result, some are experiencing burnout as they lead their teams and organisations through this difficult time. So today we’re joined by Transformational Wellbeing Coach, Rosalyn...

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  Organisations are increasingly monitoring their employees. While many workers may have considered this an invasion of their privacy in the past, new research indicates this perception is changing to a more positive one. But how can businesses get it right? From their keystrokes and browsing history to their brainwaves and emotions, organisations are gathering more data on employees...

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  The life sciences industry has, unsurprisingly, grown exponentially during 2020 because of the impact that the pandemic has had on the sector. The demand for IT skills has also increased within life sciences to support the industry to keep innovating, tracking and pursuing a vaccine to the pandemic, as well as other diseases and conditions. These IT skills have been crucial in the...

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  If you have an interview coming up for a cyber security role, preparation is everything. And there are two hot topics most employers want to know about now: the zero trust model and ransomware.   Why are these topics important for today’s cyber security jobs?   The pandemic has permanently changed our outlook on remote work – with 82 per cent of company...

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  It’s no secret that an up-to-date and engaging LinkedIn profile can help you to get noticed by recruiters – whether you are actively or passively looking for a new role. But does that mean that CVs are becoming less important? The short answer is no. Your CV and LinkedIn profile are two separate, but complementary entities which serve different purposes both to a recruiter and to...

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  Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to find a new job? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, according to our recent poll, a huge three-quarters of people are planning on looking for a new job this year, so you may well be facing some competition. So, how can you really make your CV shine bright amongst the rest? One of the best ways is to showcase your skills in a way that...

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  Used properly, LinkedIn is one of the best ways to establish your professional identity, grow your network and exchange insights and opportunities with other professionals. Consider it a living, breathing version of your CV; available for other professionals to discover, even when you’re busy elsewhere. Find the most up to date LinkedIn profile advice here. LinkedIn gives...

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