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Journal 8

Hays Journal is an industry-first, award winning thought leadership publication which explores the current issues and hot topics of the world of work. Find out what is in the latest issue below, click here to view it, or download our new Hays Journal app to your iPad.

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Digital makers, not observers

Organisations need digital talent to get its hands dirty – learning and keeping up with digital trends. From the most obvious areas such as IT professionals to social media executives or even recruitment professionals working with advanced algorithms, what is the extent of digital skills in today’s workplace, and do we need to reassess core skills, so that basic literacy and numeracy is matched by basic computing literacy?

Ageing populations

With many workers retiring later, what are the implications for young people trying to enter the workforce, particularly in rare, highly skilled roles? If talent pipelines are disrupted, what does that mean for skills in the future and the industries that rely on them?

Leadership Profile – Maxine Williams, Global Head of Diversity at Facebook

For all its famous people policies and quirky workplaces, Facebook rarely comments on its approach to HR or recruitment. In our leadership interview this issue, we speak to the social media giant’s global head of diversity, to discuss the enormous challenge
of finding a workforce that can reflect Facebook’s truly global user base.

Gamification at work

Gamification is becoming increasingly common as a training tool, but its possibilities for HR are much wider, including identifying high performers, attracting new candidates, and much more.

The art of persuasion

George Kohlrieser is a former police hostage negotiator and has used his experiences to help teach others in his current role as a professor of leadership.

Does HR understand risk?

Risk hangs over every business. This piece looks at the extent HR departments need to protect businesses from poor decision-making, damaging incentives and dangerous practices.

To request a hard copy, contribute to future issues or provide feedback on any of the articles, please contact us or phone Melanie Kool: +31 20 36 30 310