Hays plc Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Jun 30, 2015
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    Associate Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Hays plc.

    Interview

    The first stage was a telephone interview which was pretty straight forward. The lady was really friendly on the phone and made me feel at ease. The second stage was a competency interview with a member of the internal recruitment team. This was also quite relaxed and involved a short role play in which you have to try and sell a candidate. The third stage was an assessment centre. I was really nervous about this but it actually turned out to be pretty fun and offered a good insight into what's expected of you on a daily basis. The final stage is an interview with a director.... I have it this week!!

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leeds, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Hays plc (Leeds, England (UK)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    4 stages to the interview process.
    1. Application and telephone interview
    2. Face to face competency based interview
    3. Sales Assessment (role play scenarios and presentations)
    4. Final interview with manager, directors and mentor
    I went for the sales assessment yesterday (04/06/15) and it was an extremely positive experience. Hays made me feel welcome, relaxed and I didn't feel like I was being judged, rather I felt supported and encouraged to do well. Received a call 2 hours after leaving congratulating me on reaching the final stage, full feedback on performance was also given!

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work in recruitment?
      What transferable skills do you have that are relevant to this role?
      Etc...
       
      1 Answer
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Hays plc (Cardiff, Wales (UK)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    4 Stages:
    1) Telephone (circa 15 mins)
    2) Face to Face (CBI - 1 hour)
    3) Assessment Centre (circa 4 hours - with 8-12 people at it. A number of different role plays. Do some research on recruitment techniques and good outcomes)
    4) Final Face to Face with Director (1-2 Hours - addressing any concerns you think they might have about it. You need to be able to self-critique here).

    Interview Questions

    • A lot about the four core values and how I could demonstrate it.   1 Answer
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    Trainee Recruitment COnsultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Hays plc (Nottingham, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    there are five stages when applying to the role of a trainee recruitment consultant at Hays Recruitment.
    firstly, applying with your cv and successfully impressing the consultant
    secondly, telephone interview explaining why you want to become a consultant
    thirdly, interview with a manager answering competency based questions
    fourthly, assessment day (you may need to travel for this)
    fifthly, final interview with a director.

    I have my final interview tomorrow and I am really nervous yet excited at the same time!

    Interview Questions

    • why hays?
      How do you use communication effectively?
      Tell me a time where you had to build a rapport with someone.
       
      1 Answer
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Hays plc (London, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online.
    4 stages process from telephone interview to face to face interview to assessment day to final competency interview.
    Assessment day very challenging but rewarding too makes you see if you would really like being in recruitment

    Interview Questions

    • Sales is a dirty word? Agree or disagree?   1 Answer
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    Associate Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Hays plc.

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by manager interview and assessment day but get an interview with director if no day is being held. The phone interview was pleasant ans soon after i got a panel interview which involved a sales rolepaly.

    Interview Questions

    • there wasn't one as such but be prepared to defend your personality they test your resilience.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Got a different offer.

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Hays plc.

    Interview

    It took me three weeks to have interviews with both the senior trainer and the team manager. As I was not in my home country, both interviews were on the phone. Had great chats with both interviewers. They are really looking for someone who is passionate about the recruitment industry. Also, the team manager is looking for some market knowledge of your selected specialism.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell me how do Boolean Search for a particular positions in HSBC?   Answer Question
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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Hays plc in November 2014.

    Interview

    I telephoned direct to ask for an interview. I was seen the following day. Interview was very professional. Definitely glad I did a lot of research on the company itself.

    Interview Questions

    • 1st interview, straight into a role-play. Telephone call (cold call) with a new client who is advertising with someone else. Get their business by telling them you have a candidate lined up.   Answer Question
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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    After the company checked my cv and resume, I was invited for the assessment centre with other 6 candidates. I was assessed for my capabilities and basic knowledge regarding the industry and the job through various ways such as presentation, role-playing, and so on. Few days later, I was invited for several face-to-face interviews with directors and team leaders. After 2 months of process, they asked for my referees' contact for the reference check, and finally gave me an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Choose a statement in the list and make a 3min speech to make others to agree on the statement.   Answer Question
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    Trainee Recruitment COnsultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Hays plc (Birmingham, England (UK)) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Applied via company website. Got a call back and had a very simple phone interview, what motivates you, why you'd be good etc.

    Face to face interview- competency based. Tell me a time when etc.

    Assessment centre- Lots of role plays. In the role plays always try to secure a meeting with the client.
    They will throw objections at you that you won't have a clue about. Just have to think on your feet and don't get flustered.

    Whole process is very slick. They do a good job of selling the company to you.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the role plays is selling someone's CV. There will be a problem/gap with their CV- just make a feasible explanation for this.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    None

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