Hays plc

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

I worked at Hays plc

Pros

Good benefits, similarly minded colleagues, database excellent.

Cons

Poor Management, unfair promotions, general feeling of depression.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more open minded, ensure that skill is identified and used appropriately - less micro management.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Global reaching organisation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Hays plc

    Pros

    Brand, global capability, research, money, teams, globalization, recruitment specialists, internal systems, understanding of markets, management capability, offices across china and asia.

    Cons

    Ability for management to understand what the consultants want is not a priority for the organisation. very focussed on profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't necessarily make such large changes in cut backs when markets down turn, uphold promises and continually invest in people to improve overall staff retention.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Initially positive as company invest heavily in training, but there is a glass ceiling for those who dont do politics

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    Former Employee - Manager and Recruitment Consultant
    Former Employee - Manager and Recruitment Consultant

    I worked at Hays plc

    Pros

    Professional blue chip organisation with a strong brand presence, e.g. largest recruitment company in the UK. Highly focused on performance and results with positive competition amongst consultants and offices.

    Cons

    After the credit crunch in 2008 Hays seemed to struggle to adjust swiftly to the different market place and were inflexible in allocating people to areas where there were still business opportunities. Also rather than make people redundant they set ridiculous targets backed up by letters to falsely performance management people out of the business. Although people were judged by results it was clear that some people were not promoted for any reason other than playing politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruitment is a people focused business and the database is just a tool, it will never replace the personal touch of understanding job briefs and people's career aspirations. It seemed that more energy and resources were put into the new system than on the people who were using it.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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