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To be at our best in terms of performance, life satisfaction, and ultimately our psychological health and wellbeing – we need to experience both a sense of purpose and pleasure. We feel a sense of purpose inside and outside of work, when we’re engaged in a task or activity that has real meaning for us, which fits with our values and identity, and is contributing to one of our bigger picture...

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  If you’ve read any news articles online, or picked up a newspaper in recent weeks, chances are you’ve heard about quiet quitting – the work-place phenomenon that has recently taken over TikTok. To some, quiet quitting means refusing to go above and beyond at work. It is a rejection of the hustle culture. To others, it means setting boundaries to improve their work-life balance. I...

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When it comes to attracting and retaining top talent, it’s important that organisations are able to offer their employees more than just a competitive salary. Of course, remuneration is a significant factor in a candidate’s decision making, but it is no longer the sole (or, in some cases, even main) driver. Whether it be through their purpose or by ensuring that employees have the...

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The importance of employee upskilling has been heightened since the pandemic. The world of work has changed faster and in more fundamental ways than any of us have experienced before. However, the speed at which digital transformation has taken place has not been matched by the supply of talent available for these roles. This is a problem affecting business leaders in all sectors and...

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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. Shannon is here...

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  This July marks a significant moment not just in the Hays story, but my own story with Hays. As I step into my new role as Managing Director, Asia, I reflect on our new strapline and brand promise – Working for your tomorrow – and what it means for us as a business as we continue to lead the recruitment industry in Asia. Much has been said about the changes we’ve undergone in the...

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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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  If your next career goal is to become a people manager, then there’s one crucial skill you need to develop: adaptability.  The best manager will shift and flex in response to the changing environment around them and, crucially, the different motivations of the individuals they lead. In short, they are a chameleon who can adapt to suit the situation at hand. For instance,...

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    Get up, commute, arrive at work, make a coffee, settle in for the next eight hours at your desk, turn your computer off, commute, go to the gym, get home, make dinner, watch TV, and go to bed. Do it all over again the next day, and the next and the next…does the term Groundhog Day spring to mind perhaps?   I would hope that this isn’t the reality you face every morning...

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  Thinking of expanding your tech team? Dive into key market trends to better strategise and plan for your next tech hire. While Covid-19 has been disruptive for many industries, it surfaced numerous opportunities for technology companies in Singapore. The necessity of contact tracing and remote working accelerated the adoption and normalisation of technology that enabled both, and...

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    When it comes to identifying and hitting corporate sustainability targets, organisations have more avenues to explore than ever before. Business leaders are increasingly accepting their responsibility in tackling the climate crisis, and it is their duty to ensure that the people they work with play their part.   Harnessing the power, knowledge and passion of the...

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    Research indicates that temp workers suffer from adverse mental health for a variety of reasons, many of them due to the working patterns and job insecurity inherent to temp work. As a temp worker, you may sometimes feel disposable or replaceable, as a result of inconsistent and irregular work, which can impact negatively on your mental health. Temps can help...

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  For a wide variety of reasons, workers are increasingly taking time out from their career. ‘Returnship’ programmes can help organisations effectively and efficiently bring them back. In the latest Hays Journal, we explore what you need to consider before putting such programmes in place. There’s no let-up in the war for talent and skills. Availability of key skills, in particular,...

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  The world of work and the businesses operating within it are changing faster than ever before. This means new departments are forming and thus new roles within those departments are being created all the time. But what this means for you is that it’s becoming more and more likely that your next position could be one that has never before existed. Hays Worldwide - Viewpoint Audio...

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  Today in support of International Women’s Day 2021, we are joined by Leadership Coach, Simi Rayat and Rhonda Williams, CEO of Dream Life Academy, who are here to share the key challenges women of colour face in their careers and how to best overcome these obstacles.   Hays Worldwide - Careers Advice Podcast · 37: The experience of women of colour in...

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Regardless of the stage in your career at which you find yourself, it’s useful to consider your goals and the steps you will need to take in order to reach them. Whether you are navigating change or juggling external commitments, a career map will always prove a helpful tool. Today I’m joined by Kathryn Bishop CBE, an associate fellow at Said Business School at the University of Oxford. She...

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  It’s more important than ever to demonstrate adaptability to be successful in this ever-changing new era of work. Therefore, business leaders must support their teams in building this skill. So today we’re joined by Ross Thornley, Co-Founder and CEO of adaptability assessments business AQai. Ross is here to share his expert insights on how leaders can build adaptability...

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  For Generation Z, those who are beginning their career journeys are facing difficult challenges as they try to navigate the current uncertain climate. As a result, approximately one in four ‘Gen Z’ employees have sought support with their mental health since the pandemic began. So today, in support of World Mental Health Day, we are joined by Leadership...

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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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