By Roddy Adair, Director at Hays Personal & Executive Assistants… The question ‘is this the end of the PA?’ has become all too familiar over the past few years as organisations have prioritised digital transformation, questioning whether the role of the EA/PA still has a part to play in the modern working world. The focus […]
Is it the end of the Assistant…? Far from it!
What new skills will PAs need in 2021 and beyond?
By Roddy Adair, Director of Hays Personal & Executive Assistants 2020 was quite a year and one in which we saw huge changes to our world of work. We set out to understand how PAs and EAs were affected by the consequences of the pandemic and what lies ahead in 2021. Highlighting themes of skills, […]
Administration manager recognised for efforts during pandemic
Sarah Jones, Administration Manager at Key2, has won a competition run by recruitment specialist Hays, recognising her efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hays Shout Out competition set out to reward and recognise admin staff who have taken on extra responsibilities to support their organisations during the pandemic. Employers were invited to nominate their chosen employee […]
Two-thirds of businesses say skills training crucial to post-COVID recovery
The UK workforce gained a potential 94.2 million training hours earlier this year as entire sectors came to a standstill. That’s according to research from Hays Thrive, which says that as the total number of hours worked plummeted across the country, there’s a strong link between businesses who took advantage of these training hours and those who […]
Half of PAs and EAs will transition to a hybrid working model
51% of employers predict PAs and EAs will transition to a new era of part-remote and part-office working in six months’ time. In a survey of over 13,500 professionals and employers conducted by Hays, 365 of whom either employs or works as a personal or executive assistant, nearly two thirds (61%) say staff are already […]
What skills are employers looking for as we enter a new era of work?
By Gaelle Blake, Director of Hays Permanent Appointments, UK and Ireland While it’s hard to forecast exactly what it will look like, we’re entering a new era of work which has made employers stop and reconsider what skills their organisation needs for the near future. Here are four which are likely to be in demand […]
What Covid-19 has taught us about the skills your organisation should always have
By Jackie Mordue, Regional Managing Director at Hays In the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, leaders have had to rapidly change aspects of their organisations and are finding themselves in need of certain skills to ensure they come out the other side of this pandemic in the best form possible. The top priority for many […]
Reflecting on your career during lockdown? 7 questions to ask yourself
By Roddy Adair, Director of Hays Personal & Executive Assistants Having space away from your usual workplace and some extra free time afforded by lockdown or furlough is a great time to reflect on your current job and career. For the more introspective among us this will come quite naturally, but others may need to […]
Top Tips: How to update your CV to job hunt during lockdown and beyond
By Jane Donnelly, Regional Managing Director at Hays Considering the pace and extent of change we’re experiencing throughout the world of work, it’s understandable that some are hesitant about looking for new opportunities. But not only are there ample of opportunities out there which are worth exploring, the coronavirus-era has made many of us realise […]
Hays reveals what office workers want from technology
UK workers are optimistic about the opportunities technology will create in the future as over 90% believe it is changing their workplace and everyday lives for the better. Professionals in the UK stand ready to embrace automation, as findings from over 14,500 respondents in the Hays What Workers Want 2019 Report reveal that they are […]