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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 one tech founder...

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According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), automation and COVID-19 are causing the labour market to experience “double disruption”, which is exacerbating the growing global skills emergency. As we navigate this new world, it’s humans - not machines - that are still the most valuable asset to any organisation, and leaders must do everything they can to secure the future of the world’s...

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With tens of millions of people working from their bedrooms, kitchen tables, and home offices, the pandemic pushed the remote working trend to its limits.

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There are few times within your career that you know you are at a pivotal moment; you’re on the cusp of something big, something that not only has the potential to make a material impact on the way you can support your customers, but also to play a part in the evolution of a sector. That’s where I am at the moment. We’re launching Hays Technology today as a standalone brand and it’s an...

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  What technical and soft skills do cyber security professionals need right now? How can you develop and learn the relevant skills to boost your employability? How can you future-proof your career?   I recently spoke to some of our cyber security recruitment experts from around the world to find out the answers to these questions, and many more. In this blog, you can read insights...

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2020 was 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. There have also been huge changes in the ways customers browse for and...

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COVID-19 has driven demand for digital and technology talent globally in 2020. Here’s how businesses can stand out in a competitive market.   Demand for technology talent has evolved rapidly since the start of the pandemic.   At first, there was a hugely increased demand for candidates that could enable remote working – people with cloud-based skills that could deploy systems...

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Since early history, humans have crafted languages in order to communicate better. From the hieroglyphics of the Egyptians to the classical Latin of ancient Rome, languages have evolved and grown into the recognisable tongues we know today. Fast forward to the 21st century and the language that’s becoming more and more popular is that of zeros and ones, of brackets and asterisks, of ampersands...

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Got a technical interview coming up? If so, I don’t need to tell you this will be mostly about proving all of the technical dexterity you claim to have on your CV. But even as an experienced developer, you would be at risk of selling yourself short if you were to forget these five tips ahead of your technical interview:   1. Do more than just read the company’s “About Us” page At this...

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Senior manager jobs are in high demand and it’s no surprise. Such roles can do wonders for your salary – but making the transition from a team player, such as a senior developer, to a team leader is often easier said than done.   Your current role may require a high level of technical expertise, but a managerial role calls for a more diverse skillset. You can’t rely on your IT acumen...

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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 leaders planning to allow staff to...

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Cloud computing is a very well-paid industry, with professionals potentially earning more than £60,000 per year in the UK and around $100,000 in the US - with demand for such roles increasing greatly in recent years. The pandemic is also accelerating the number of cloud migrations, further increasing demand for a host of IT cloud jobs.   This trend shows no signs of stopping. Gartner...

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Be honest. Have you ever really thought about where you want to be in five years’ time? Are you worried your development career might be going down a road which you know probably isn’t right for you? If so, it’s important to take control now.   First up – don’t panic. As a developer in today’s market, you’re in an amazing position. Thanks to the widening digital skills gap,...

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The pandemic is continuing to put tremendous pressure on HR functions around the world as they work to prioritise the wellbeing, productivity and engagement of their people, all whilst operating in a very different world. Both how and where we work is changing at lightning speed, potentially for good, so it’s even more important that HR professionals choose the right HR tech solutions to...

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Cyber security breaches have recently made global headlines, many of which have been attributed to a rapidly expanded online world because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, there is a heightened push not only to prevent such attacks from happening, but to develop IT and security infrastructure that can deal with these differing and increased online demands.   Therefore, there has...

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The cyber security jobs market is growing, and the recent pandemic has widened the skills gap in this area. The UK Government estimates 653,000 businesses (48 per cent) are unable to complete the basic tasks laid out in its Cyber Essentials scheme. Some 40 per cent of tech leaders also say cyber security jobs are the most difficult to fill.   This skills gap exists across the cyber...

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We all strive to deliver the best possible experience and service to each of our customer groups. Artificial intelligence (AI) is developing as a method in increasing the efficiency of providing that experience, but in doing so it also requires data to inform machine learning.   How do we demonstrate the value of AI, so that people are comfortable to share richer data? What are the...

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The life sciences industry has, unsurprisingly, grown exponentially due to the impact of COVID-19. The demand for technology skills has also increased within life sciences to support the industry to keep innovating, tracking and protecting against COVID-19, as well as other diseases and conditions.   These tech skills have been crucial in the development of the vaccines, but have a much...

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Whilst consumer preferences for online channels were unquestionably present prior to the COVID-19 crisis, the unexpected global events of the pandemic accelerated this trend on an unprecedented scale.   Many businesses reacted to the onset of the crisis by fast-tracking their digital transformation initiatives, and there was a sharp increase in the number of businesses switching their...

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The COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on the vast majority of industries and, of course, the roles which function within them. This is particularly true of the tech space.   The pandemic accelerated the digital transformation of most businesses. As such, tech roles have become even more integral to ensuring organisations are able to adapt in an agile and effective way throughout...

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