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Great People, Average Prospects

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Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant  in  Leeds, England (UK)
Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Leeds, England (UK)

I worked at Hays plc full-time for more than a year

Pros

If you do well and your face fits and the right people like you, they will make a job for you if you don't make it as a recruiter, they are actually quite patient and understanding in that sense. Also quite understanding in times when you need them to be, after a family bereavement they helped me out with counselling etc. Decent bunch of people as well.

Cons

Salaries are pretty average, commission is only good if you are a huge biller, 20K+ per month also regardless of their corporate nonsense that they feed you the market you recruit in is hugely determinant of your success, some of the biggest billers had one client of which they did not obtain themselves.... easy life for some... stupid number of KPI's... really stupid and largely pointless. they have a bad name in many markets they work in, there is a lot of infighting over accounts they have an immense amount of poor people employed there as well who make clients view them even worse, and they insist on using e-shots to pepper their clients

Advice to ManagementAdvice

time to change your strategy and get out of the dark ages of recruitment

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Profit Obsessed

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    Former Employee - Business Manager  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Hays plc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities. Good name and reputation (often confused with Hay)

    Cons

    Profit and sales are all Hays cares for. Long term stability means nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get another Diane King to run the business or someone who knows the recruitment business and cares for people. Look around and see who are the people who stay longer than a year. They are either ruthless bullies who have no friends or spineless, untalented sticklers who have nowhere to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant  in  Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)

    I worked at Hays plc full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hays is one of leargest recruitment company in the world. They are strong for mid to senior positions. Consultants are usually professional.

    Cons

    as it is learge organization, they can not make decition quickly. or jsut top down management style. People sometime gets lot of stress.

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