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Worst of the worst in recruitment

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Hays plc

Pros

None at all at this stage

Cons

Recruiters never return phone calls and use reception staff and automated software to short-list applicants. On the odd chance that you actually speak to a recruiter, they often have no specialist knowledge of the sector they recruit for. Reception staff act as gatekeepers and are rude and insulting at best. Recruiters should not list their contact details if they have no intention of responding.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clean up your act and train frontline staff in basic customer service skills. You provide a service to job seekers as well as your clients; we pay the bills!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    Suck the life out of you, terrible management

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay/ commission
    Good office banter

    Cons

    Terrible management- awful management style, unmotivating, unrealistic expectations.
    Hierachy between senior managers and other staff- "us and them" culture
    All KPI driven- care more about whether you're hitting your target than whether you're actually providing clients with a decent service.
    Tar each consultant (whether billing a lot or not) with the same brush
    Hire and fire culture
    Long hours
    Unappreciative of hard work
    Unflexible- time off sick is almost not allowed
    Too many office politics
    Staff are not valued at all, as soon as you're not hitting your targets your got rid of. I wasn't persoanlly but saw it happen to other people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate and value your staff more.
    Stop making employees work extensive hours
    Spend a week in consultants shoes and see how tough the job is before you implement targets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great Place To Work. Enjoyed Working With Them

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Hays plc full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, good people. Had a great time and would do it again if I had to.

    Cons

    None that are worthy of mentioning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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