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Hays plc Interview Questions in Cardiff, Wales

Updated Mar 10, 2017
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    Associate Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Hays plc (Cardiff, Wales (UK)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Telephone Interview (behavioural questions)

    Interview ( talked through career history / decision made and what I understood about HAYS)

    Assessment Day (*a chance for you to be yourself*) Role plays - allowing you to evidence your natural ability and confidence of selling the services available to potential clients, to demonstrate your ability to build rapport, sell candidates and LISTEN out for potential leads / opportunity. A great day for you to put your skills to the test, take on board feedback and develop during the day while enjoying yourself in a relaxed environment.

    Final Interview - A more in depth formal chat with Director and Regional - made to feel at ease. A chance to once again talk through your career to date, choices made and desire to progress with a global business. A chance to talk through commission structures, career progression. The final stage for you to sell yourself.

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    Associate Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Hays plc (Cardiff, Wales (UK)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Telephone interview asking why Hays, why sales (I was moving from another profession), face to face with possible new manager that was some skilled based and some more personal, assessment centre with 6 other candidates that assessed sales skills and final interview that was more cultural fit with company. Quite a fast process once assessment centre had taken place.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Yes some negotiation on start date


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    Associate Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hays plc (Cardiff, Wales (UK)) in September 2016.

    Interview

    ITs a 4 stage process. 1. telephone, 2. face to face, 3. assessment centre 4. final face to face with director. This process took about 2 weeks from start to finish and decision comes out within 48 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • They ask sales based competency questions like what would you do if it was the end of the day and you were behind target, or a client called in with an urgent request   1 Answer

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    Trainee Recruitment COnsultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hays plc (Cardiff, Wales (UK)) in August 2016.

    Interview

    After sending off a copy of my CV, I received a phone call for a chat lasting about 10 minutes. I was then invited for a 1 on 1 chat which lasted about 45 minutes and then a group interview.

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Hays plc (Cardiff, Wales (UK)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    4 Stages:
    1) Telephone (circa 15 mins)
    2) Face to Face (CBI - 1 hour)
    3) Assessment Centre (circa 4 hours - with 8-12 people at it. A number of different role plays. Do some research on recruitment techniques and good outcomes)
    4) Final Face to Face with Director (1-2 Hours - addressing any concerns you think they might have about it. You need to be able to self-critique here).

    Interview Questions

    • A lot about the four core values and how I could demonstrate it.   1 Answer

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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Hays plc (Cardiff, Wales (UK)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The recruitment process is a 4 stage process

    1: Phone Interview
    2: 1:1 interview
    3: Group Assessment Day
    4: Final Interview

    At all stages, you need to make sure that you have researched Hays and what Hays does as a company. Make sure you know the 4 brand values and know what recruitment actually is.

    At group assessment day, make sure that you are friendly and approachable. You will get a chance to come into the office and see everyone at work - use this time to ask any questions!

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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hays plc (Cardiff, Wales (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Telephone interview
    Face to Face with manager interview
    Sales Assessment Centre
    Directors interview

    Long drawn out process, for the right people It's perfect because it tests your endurance, Hays can afford to be picky to who they choose to employ, because they want to put the correct candidate in the best job role.
    Ideally you can prepare all you like, you need to have the gift of the gab and think on your feet and be able to SELL, if that's not you, I wouldn't progress through the other stages, as it takes around 3 weeks.
    If you have a lots of personality, there's little room I felt to express that, its a very serious environment. A little clinical at times, white walls and a bit of furniture, but this may suit some people.

    Tip: Learn the values, become a HAYS employee, don't prepare for the last interview, you can't, its all about you, I found I learnt something about myself, it's interesting in that respect.

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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hays plc (Cardiff, Wales (UK)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    5 STAGES-

    application
    phone interview
    face to face
    assessment day
    final interview

    this is the longest process I have ever had for a role- it may seem a little bit over the top but at the end of the day its what they specialise in, so its very important they get the right people ( could look very bad on their part otherwise)

    the phone interview was general questions around what you know about hays- be prepared to know the values and what areas hays works in! lasted about 15/ 20 mins

    the face to face is about an hour long you will asked why hays- why sales ( little tip - money!!!) what inspires and motivates you- I also got asked about how I think the typical day of a recruitment consultant works- so if you can research that! i also had to do short role play which i had 5 mins to prepare for- it was intense but my interviewer was friendly and made me feel at ease. I was told at the interview I had passed to the next stage and asked to pick a date and location for the assessment day which was one week later.

    Assessment day- started at 12.30 ( arrive early) i chatted with other candidates before which was nice to put yourself at ease and see how they had found the process so far. the assessment day lasts 4 hours ( no break so eat before) a number of exercises with minimum time to prepare you have to be outgoing and chatty. you will be sent a brief outline of the role plays before the interview.
    I was told within 24 hours that i was successful to final interview and was given so really good feedback which was helpful and i hadn't really had that at any other interviews before.

    Final interview was very long ( half and a half) with director and manager speaking all about me, they asked anything from what I studied at a levels to where I live and who with, they want to k kW every detail about you! Was exhausting having a one sided conversation!

    Got offered a role after the hour and half though which was great!

    Interview Questions

    • what motivates you?
      why hays
      what are your weaknesses and strengths
      what do you think is typical day for a consultant?
      what are the core values?  
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