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When deploying automation, the overall objective should be to provide improved employment for workers, and society as a whole. Factors such as wellbeing and self-development should be the overriding objective. Automation must result in net employment growth for the economy. More jobs should be forthcoming as a result of improved productivity than are lost from it. It is critical that the...

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In our new series, we ask those working at Salesforce for their stories and advice - both about the platform and anything else! 1) What was your first job? I had so many jobs after graduating with an English Literature degree. Everything from Sales Support Manager, Project Manager to Professional Services Manager. They all gave me great insight into sales, marketing and business processes in...

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In our new series, we ask those working at Salesforce for their stories and advice - both about the platform and anything else!   1) What was your first job? Trainee sign-writer when I was 16 as a summer job.   2) What positives do you see that have come out of the COVID pandemic? Brought people together in a different way. You have a window into their home life.  It’s...

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In our new series, we ask those working at Salesforce for their stories and advice - both about the platform and anything else!   1) What was your first job? Restaurant Manager – which is where I learned about customer service   2) How did you end up working in Technology? I sort of fell into it, I started off selling Technology and was no good at it at all! I saw an opportunity...

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Behind an organisation’s success is usually an influential team of Game Changers who work in technology roles to provide detailed insight and knowledge on operations which translates into overall company strategy and efficiency. In an increasingly interconnected world, these roles are becoming more important, with companies keen to recruit talent that has a direct impact on success. Manchester...

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This year, Hays Technology have once again partnered with Empact Ventures to power the Super Connect for Good Competition, as we seek to promote startups and scale-ups that create positive social impact through tech. Each year we invite companies with a social purpose from across the UK and Ireland, as well as Europe, to register. The benefits for applicants include further opportunities for...

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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 to be change instigators...

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Creating an independent community to tackle cyber security threats In the latest event on Tuesday 26th October, I spoke to Paul C Dwyer, President and Founder of the International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF). In a fascinating conversation, Paul discussed his wealth of experience in challenging and catching cyber criminals, and revealed his thoughts on where the sector needs to be looking.

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In the latest of our series for Cyber Security Awareness Month, Hays Technology have asked those who have followed a career in cyber across the globe for their stories, advice, and how they see the sector’s future.

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“Everyone should always hire an ex-ballet dancer… ballet dancers are very determined, disciplined, resilient and flexible. Having to learn entire ballets in a month gave me the basis to be a lifelong learner and pick up concepts quickly.” In the latest of our series on Cyber Awareness Month this October, we look back at our interview with Jessica Nemmers, Chief Security Officer at Elevate. ...

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The effects of burnout on employees and the organisations they work for can be far-reaching. But what can employers do to spot, address and prevent burnout? Burnout has been a growing challenge in many sectors in recent years, but few more so than the technology industry. And with the added pressure of getting organisations working remotely, it’s perhaps no surprise that things have got worse...

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With cybercrime on the rise and a global cybersecurity skills shortage, improving opportunities for neurominorities benefits businesses and individuals. According to the Global Risk Report from the World Economic Forum, cyberattacks are perceived as the fourth biggest risk faced by businesses globally. And it seems there is merit in the concern. Research from Deep Instinct found that malware...

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and Hays Technology will be making contributions with dedicated interviews and insights from the world of work. Now in its 18th year, Cyber Security Awareness Month was launched in the US amid growing concerns of online safety and has since become recognised globally. With online activities more widespread and commonplace than ever, the annual...

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Most large companies will by now have some form of RPA embedded, and if they don’t, they will be looking at it (if you’re not, where have you been the past 5 years?). The market is still expanding quickly but some analysts predict saturation within the next 2-5 years. Most of us now know what RPA is, and what its capable of, so what’s next for Automation? The term Hyperautomation was touted,...

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We recently launched a brand-new technology series, exploring the career stories behind some of the world’s most exciting tech founders. Each month, I will host a live event, speaking to different tech founders and disruptors to find out how they: got to where they are today, arrived at their business concept, and secured investment to build their business.   How the "Smart City Tsar"...

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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.

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While it’s important to understand that neurodivergent people have different characteristics and strengths, research reveals that there is evidence of specific strengths and skills associated with neurodiverse conditions. Within the world of tech, focus, creativity and analytical talents could help leaders address a range of existing skills gaps and widen their talent pool

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Remote work and digitisation have both skyrocketed during the pandemic, with the adoption of new technologies pushed forward by several years in just a few months. This situation has created a boom in demand within the tech industry for particular skill sets. As I've previously discussed, there’s currently a huge drive for expertise in cloud and infrastructure, cyber security, data science...

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What qualifications do you need to work in software development? How easy is it to transfer to a development job? What’s the best thing about working in the sector?   I recently spoke to some of our software development recruitment experts from around the world to find out the answers to these questions, and many more. In this blog, you can read insights and advice from:   ...

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Diversity and innovation are intrinsically linked, with many esteemed tech leaders, such as Sabina Ewing, Chief Information Officer of Pfizer Upjohn, increasingly recognising that teams with diverse backgrounds and mindsets drive transformational growth. But, as the world of tech continues to push the remote work agenda and adopt remote or hybrid working models, what impact will this have on...

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