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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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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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What qualifications do you need to work in cyber security? How easy is it to transfer to a security job? What’s the best thing about working in the sector?   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 and advice from: Edmond Pang, Hays Shanghai...

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Flexible working in tech is here to stay, with many organisations, and, indeed, many techies choosing to go ‘forever remote’. But what impact will this shift have on hiring, onboarding and retaining tech professionals, both now and in the future? In this first blog of three covering the impact of flexible work on the tech industry, we share six important considerations you should keep in...

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What technical and soft skills do software development professionals need right now? How can you future-proof your career? What development jobs are most in-demand at the moment?   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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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. The tech industry (as always) led the charge in this brave, new world, proving that remote work is not just a feasible option – but one that brings a host of benefits to employers and employees alike. So, as we continue to embrace the...

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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 and...

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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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