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  Most leaders will be familiar with giving presentations to their peers, team members, customers and clients. However, presenting to the C-suite brings its own unique challenges and can be a daunting prospect. Today I’ll be chatting with keynote speaker and presentation skills coach Jay Surti, author of The Presentation Book For Senior Managers: An Essential Step by Step...

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  To succeed at work, the ability to deliver strong presentations will always be important. Whether you’re a novice, or a seasoned public speaker, it’s always a good idea to brush up on our presenting skills. That’s why today I’m lucky to be joined by Jay Surti, keynote speaker and author of several books including Ultimate Presentations: Master the Art of Giving Fantastic...

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  What role does inclusive leadership play in challenging gender inequality in the workplace? To find out, watch our live event featuring our panel of experts: Jason Dunwell, Global D&I Council Member at Hays, Sandra Henke, Group Head of People and Culture at Hays, Ife Onwuzulike, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at CBI and Monica Parker, Founder...

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It’s a new year and many of us are feeling a lot more settled than we were 12 months ago in the world of work. As was the case in 2020, last year’s events meant we had to constantly revise the plans and ambitions we had set out in January. In Britain, the Cambridge Dictionary has announced that ‘perseverance’ is its Word of the Year for 2021. Defined as ‘continued effort to do or achieve...

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  At the end of 2019, environmental, social and governance (ESG) momentum around the world was strong – especially with regard to improving the sustainability of many organisations. But then came COVID-19, forcing many businesses into survival mode. As the world recovers, how can businesses ensure that being greener moves back up the agenda? Over the past few years, businesses have...

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  As leaders continue to drive their organisations through a great deal of uncertainty and constant change, many of their team members may be experiencing a dip in self-confidence. So, today we’re joined by self-confidence coach, Jo Emerson, who’s here to share her expert advice to help leaders build self-confidence in their teams.   Hays Worldwide - Leadership Insights...

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  It’s been a few weeks, and in some countries, months, since huge swaths of managers and leaders have seen their team members in person. For the vast majority, this complete lack of face-to-face interaction was simply unheard-of pre-crisis, but now, communicating with our teams solely through digital technology, seeing their faces on a screen every day, is starting to feel a little...

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  One in four businesses on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ offer a paid career break. But, what are they and are you eligible for one? A career break is a period of leave, agreed upon with the employer, during which the employee fulfils personal ambitions and development. Career breaks can last for as little as a couple of months, but most people tend to take around a...

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  Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the world of work is vital if all employees are to realise their full potential. For candidates looking to progress in their current workplace or find a new role elsewhere, an organisation’s commitment to these pillars will affect their experiences and opportunities. Today we welcome Sheree Atcheson, an award-winning leader in Equity,...

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  Truly great business leaders are few and far between. There are many who have mastered a particular style of command, and often this has brought them a degree of success, however in order to elevate yourself to the next level in the modern world of business you need to be flexible; willing and able to rotate through a number of varying leadership styles.   Goleman’s ‘Six...

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  Conducting job interviews remotely is set to become commonplace as we enter the next era of work. But how can you replicate that ‘feeling’ candidates get for your organisation when they interview with you in-person, if they are just staring into a screen, devoid of the sensory overload they would experience during a face-to-face interview? How can a potential employee truly get an...

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  Research shows low employment rate for Autistic people in US, UK and Australia. Meanwhile, some employers focus on hiring Autistic people as opposed to a fully neurodiverse workforce. Adapting interview techniques and job descriptions can make process more inclusive for neurodiverse applicants. The lack of diversity and inclusion in the tech industry is a widely acknowledged...

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  Counter-offers – they are an unavoidable reality for most hiring managers far and wide so if you haven’t experienced a candidate being counter-offered yet, then chances are you will at some stage. In fact, a previous UK-based Hays Salary Guide found that 60% of surveyed employers consider counter-offering an employer with a higher salary, should they attempt to resign....

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  Whether it’s just for the evening, the weekend or you’re taking a well-deserved break on holiday, it can be hard to stop the never-ending to-do list whizzing through your mind, especially when there are more things to do at work than there are people to do them. If you find it hard to relax and let go of work when you leave the office, you’re not on your own. We’re ever more...

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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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  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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  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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