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67 English questions out of 67

April 29, 2021

What is paid time off like at Hays?

Pros

A lot great people work here, solid PTO policy, and decent commission %% compared to other places. If management was not so bad, it would be a good company to work for but unfortunately that is not the case. They will cram your week up by assigning you jobs going absolutely no where or other pointless time-wasting tasks. which it make it extremely difficult to hit your numbers.

Cons

Very poor management making horrible decisions. Recruiters are not treated well. A lot of time wasting activities that need to be taken care of. This company absolutely blew my mind recently with their decision making. I don't think any of the Leaders within the organization have actually looked at a single job requisition. They recently brought on a new Account where all of the jobs are prioritized as "Red Hot" by management yet the jobs are the biggest joke you could ever possibly witness as a Recruiter. Management actually wants to build a new team completely dedicated to this account and force their experienced recruiters to spend a large portion of time on it. You will get yelled at by Management if you do not submit daily, very detailed, multiple paragraph, updates to the Account Manager, however, Recruiters are not entitled to any feedback on the candidates submitted. In a time frame of over 2 months, there were close to 200 job requisitions with this particular client, and not one single interview or anything close to it. Not a single placement will ever be made on it as your most experienced recruiters have already pointed out, yet Managers actually want to build a team of multiple people who solely focused on supporting this complete joke of an account as well as force their experienced recruiters to waste a large portion of time on it. It is mind blowing to see high level leaders within such a large organization make such horrible business decisions that will only lose the company money and more employees in the long run. Very long training sessions to experienced recruiters who do not need it. Why is an employee with over 3 years of experience forced to sit through multiple 2+ hour training activities? If the training was actually relevant or helpful, I would understand but it's not. Half of it is spent making fake "role play" phone calls to other recruiters to practice everything they already do on a daily basis, It's just insulting and a waste of valuable time and resources. How can you expect recruiters to get 6 interviews, 8 submittals, and 20 mini profiles per week when in reality they only have about half of the day to actually focus on recruiting.

Advice to Management

Treat your Recruiters better and actually listen to what they have to say. Do not insult their intelligence by labeling every position as "Red Hot" when we know it has a 0% chance of going anywhere. Get rid of the redundant time-wasting activities and give recruiters the time they deserve to actually focus on making placements and $$. Get rid of the managers who have driven so many employees out. More than half of your Technical Recruiters under the same manager have quit in the past year, it might be time to make some changes..

A lot great people work here, solid PTO policy, and decent commission %% compared to other places.

April 29, 2021

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January 15, 2022

Does Hays offer relocation assistance?

Pros

- Clear progression within the company. - Unbeatable training provided. - Great people to work with. - Good benefits package.

Cons

-Very long hours compared to others in the recruitment industry.

Good benefits package.

January 15, 2022

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September 12, 2022

Does Hays offer massages?

Pros

Good social culture, free drinks on Fridays

Cons

Top management highly unprofessional Micromanage Unrealistic KPIs Favoritism

Advice to Management

Treat employees with more respect and as actual human beings

Good social culture, free drinks on Fridays

September 12, 2022

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May 23, 2021

Does Hays offer dental insurance?

Pros

- Work life balance - Good medical benefits which includes dental coverage - Clear and fixed promotion structure

Cons

- Culture - Slow progression - Basic compensation benefits (healthcare), no other flexi benefits

Good medical benefits which includes dental coverage

May 23, 2021

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August 12, 2021

Does Hays offer family leave?

Pros

Good starting pay Don't report to Hays for anything Recruiters are fast to answer and help you with any issues

Cons

Not having paid time off can really stress an employee out and it makes taking vacations or paternity leave hard and short

Advice to Management

Offer PTO

Not having paid time off can really stress an employee out and it makes taking vacations or paternity leave hard and short

August 12, 2021

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