Hays plc Associate Recruitment Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Aug 13, 2015
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Associate Recruitment Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Hays plc in January 2015.

Interview

There were four rounds. First was a mix of role-play and behavioral questions. Second was very short and more behavioral questions. Third was the assessment center. And finally a talk with the director. Overall, everyone was nice and I had a good talk with the manager who led the assessment center. However, the final interview left me puzzled because the director only asked a few questions but then determined they had a good idea of who I was. Then I ended up not getting the job. Their reasoning was because I did not have a sales background. My question is: Why string someone along through four rounds to only decline them for something you would have known just by looking at my resume??????? In the end, waste of time. Don't apply if you have no sales background.

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    Associate Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Hays plc (New York, NY) in July 2014.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with their in house recruiter in their Toronto office who asked some very basic questions about my current situation and my expectations. A week after the phone conversation I was scheduled to have a Skype interview; this conversation revolved around my responsibilites of my current position and what I had done in other roles as well that pertained to the opportunity being discussed. From there I was invited to meet with one of the hiring managers at the New York office for the following week. The conversation was topical but relevant to the company's goals; it was a great interview and a week after that I was invited to come back for my final face to face. The final interview was with my director of the office and my soon-to-be manager. The interview lasted over and hour with them asking me behavioral and situational questions about my process and what I would do in hypothetical situations. I'll be honest, the pressure was there and I left feeling like I had lost my opportunity. Low and behold, 2 days later I got the call saying they wanted to offer my the position.

    Interview Questions

    • What creative measures would I take to make sure that a good candidate got to the right people?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There wasn't much room for negotiation of salary/benefits, ect. The director made it very clear that what they were offering me was standard across the board.

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    Associate Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hays plc in July 2015.

    Interview

    First interview was ok usual quest is asked that you would expect, "why recruitment" "about the company" etc second interview at the assessment centre was gruelling...if you have no experience in sales (of which they say is ok) you'll have to do a lot of sales research and I mean a lot!!! I have 6 months sales experience and still found it unbelievable for interview standards. Practice selling candidates to clients and phone calls

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    Associate Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I 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

    • Why Hays? What do you know about recruitment?   1 Answer
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    Associate Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cork (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Hays plc (Cork (Ireland)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    A 4 step process including a phone interview, a face to face competency based interview, an assesment centre in Dublin and an interview with your office Director. The phone interview was just a quick chat about my experience and the role to see if we were a match. The face to face was with my prospective manager. You are given plenty of detail prior to the meeting from the company to help you prepare. The assesment centre is good fun and the main objective is to show your ability to deal with tough calls and how you perform in a team enviorment. The director interview is all about seeing if you are the right fit for the company and possibly which desk would suit you best.

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    Associate Recruitment Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed 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 Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tokyo (Japan)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    50 minutes. I sent a lot of job application through online, but none of them was accepted. Less than one week, I got an email for Skype interview. It is more easier if they told (or I ask) for which job position this interview would be, so that I could prepared better.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about my general knowledge about HR Recruitment business,   Answer Question
    • how to deal with limited resource of candidacy pools in the market, and which one is more important in this business field (clients or candidates)   Answer Question
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    Associate Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hays plc (Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Graduate open evening, competency based interview, assessment center, meeting with director. I am just about to meet with the director so I do not know if I will be offered the position or not yet.

    Interview Questions

    • how would you rate yourself among the other candidates?   1 Answer
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    Associate Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hull, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Hays plc (Hull, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Two or three stages to the interview process. Met the manager of the branch, then did a assessment centre. From my understanding they want to see what you are like working with people in a group how you communicate with people and your real personality.

    Interview Questions

    • They want to see what kind of person you are like, they want to know what you understand about recruitment.   1 Answer
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    Associate Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Hays plc (Singapore (Singapore)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The interview for Associate consultant level comprise of 3 rounds. I applied directly to the company and received call from the HR. HR Round- This round is very simple . Assessment Center- Comprise of 1. Sells presentation 2. Selling JD to Client 3. BD call face to face interview Overall the interview process is very through and interviewers were very friendly.

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