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Hays Interview Questions

Updated Feb 13, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Maitland, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hays (Maitland, FL) in February 2018.

    Interview

    Initially contacted by a recruiter through LinkedIn, and did first round phone interview with her. Very straight forward making sure you’re interested in the industry/job and talking through your resume.

    Next step was another phone interview with the hiring manager in the office you want to go to. Once again straight forward behavioral interview. Very easy to talk with them. After this round I was invited to interview in person in their Maitland Office.

    Went into the office for a 2-3 hour interview with several different people within the office. Had the chance to speak with both recruiters and account managers as well as the hiring manager, managing director and Skyped with VP. Everyone was extremely friendly and easy to talk to! They asked mostly standard behavioral questions and let you ask as many questions as you wanted. Each person was very honest in discussing both the challenges and rewards of the job which was refreshing instead of only hearing one side. I ended up hearing back a few days later that I was going to receive an offer and decided to accept. Their company culture seems really great and you can tell they care about their people.

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maitland, FL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hays (Maitland, FL) in January 2018.

    Interview

    The interview Process is 3 hours long. You will meet with top producers from Recruitment, Account Management, and Managing Directors. Video Conf. with VP. Very happy go lucky, people who "love it so much" All but one seemed to actually be genuine. The rest were kind of "hard selling" the company and how "great" it is. I wouldn't reccomend this to anyone who wants to make serious money. Doesn't seem to be a place where people are making any real money. Couldn't take a step back in pay and the recruiter will feed some BS about an initial draw to get you up and running. No thanks. Stay away from this company unless you want to starve for a year. Happy Hunting.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you received constructive feedback and how did you handle that?   Answer Question
    • How did you handle a difficult client and what was the outcome   Answer Question

    Hays Response

    Feb 1, 2018 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review. We are sorry the experience didn't sit well with you. We value and respect each person that walks through our doors, whether they choose to join Hays or take another... More

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Hays (Columbus, OH) in December 2017.

    Interview

    There are 4 stages for the interviews,

    1st stage - phone interview, just talked about yourself and what makes you interested with the company.

    2nd stage - phone call/face-to-face with the manager; talked about the process of recruitment and your goals.

    3rd stage: assessment - there are 4 exercises on this stage

    4th stage: talked with the manager from the location that you asked for.

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    Hays Response

    Jan 31, 2018 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you had a positive experience, albeit difficult. We currently have offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, DC, Denver, Houston, New York, Orlando, Raleigh... More


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    Recruiter 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 (New York, NY) in October 2017.

    Interview

    I was contacted on linkedin.
    1) Skype interview with Hays Internal Recruiter
    2) Assesment Center - Group of 6 candidates + Hays Internal Recruiter and Hays Director. On this stage they will play roles and its great to better understand what the job is and if it is really for you. My tip is: do an extensive research about the company and what recruitment is. An extensive material is available on Youtube and on the website. The more you know, the better prepared you will be. You really have to show you want it.
    3) Skype Interview with Country Manager/Director. It would be presencial but he was out of country. Not even one useless question. Very professional. It took about 20 minutes but he asked me very stratagic questions. Again prepare yourself. Showing that you fully understand the business can make a diference. Show them you want it, show them you can do it.
    4) presencial meeting with head of office and senior consultant: last stage. again very professional people treated me really well. Long interview as I had to explain many questions and provide details about my CV. Prepare yourself. I noticed that your look is very important here. Make sure you are perfectly dressed with formal business clothes. Hair, nails, etc everything counts and you dont want to lose points with this. Show up very well dressed even on small details.
    5) references checks: if they ask you for this it is very likely you will receive an offer letter. provide them two contacts, ex-managers is prefered. Call your pp in advance and ask them if they can give good references. Choose someone you trust.
    Finally they will invite you to go back to the office and give you an offer letter!

    Sorry for the typos. Writing from the phone. Good luck. if you read this youre probably doing a more extensive research than your competitors. So keep yourself calm and speak with confidance. Smile, stand up and shake hands when the enter the room. They will start evaluting you from the moment you arrive at the reception. Be friendly and polite with the recepcionist.

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    Hays Response

    Feb 1, 2018 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you had a positive experience, albeit difficult. We currently have offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, DC, Denver, Houston, New York, Orlando, Raleigh... More


  5. Helpful (28)  

    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Hays in April 2017.

    Interview

    4 rounds of interviews for such an entry level role.
    It feels like you are applying for a Goldmansac career and gotten accepted and ended up in a data entry career. Too much for a company like them to make such many interviews for a small role. If you are keen for it, or are into force selling... yes, this will be a perfect career path for you...

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    • Why hays? Tell me what you see yourself in 5 years time? The process of recruitment?   1 Answer

    Hays Response

    Feb 1, 2018 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback.

    Often times our hiring managers will role play different scenarios with candidates, to give them a feel for the work they would do in the position. We have... More


  6. Helpful (1)  

    OSHA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bronx, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Hays (Bronx, NY) in June 2017.

    Interview

    The interview was at 8:00 am, I arrived at 7:30 am prepared with my work clothes to see if I should stay to work that day, the time came for the interview asked me about my experience I told him That I knew later they approved the work and from there I started to work in that company

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  7.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Hays (Denver, CO) in March 2017.

    Interview

    very short and mainly typical job interview questions. If you know what you are doing you can answer the questions asked during this interview without being nervous. You can do the work and deliver exceptional results. You will fit in beautifully and be a great addition to the team. You possess a combination of skills and experience that make you stand out from the crowd. Hiring you will make him look smart and make his life easier.

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  8. Helpful (7)  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Hays (Boston, MA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    3 phase role-playing interview: 1. sell yourself; 2. sell the candidate; 3. sell Hays. You are basically role-playing a recruiter and you get to experience what it feels like to be a recruiter.

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Hays in December 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online through Boston Career Forum and I got a phone interview directly from the Japan office. I was asked several questions and the HR person seemed to suggest that Hays is highly competitive place and everybody works in a stressful environment so if you don't like stress please don't come.

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  10.  

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Hays (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    Walked in through job forum, had a short conversation with their director and got an interview very soon. The third stage was the 3 hrs assessment center, challenging but rewarding. Consisted of role-playing and behavior exercises. They are all very nice and it was a great experience.

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