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Hays Overview

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London, England (UK)
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (HAS)
Business Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
PageGroup, Robert Half, Robert Walters
Hays is the world’s leading specialist recruiting firm. We have 47 years of experience and a network of more than 244 offices in 33 countries. Our team of over 8,700 people share ideas and knowledge to deliver consistently outstanding results.

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Mission: We are the world's leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled work. By truly understanding our clients and candidates, locally and globally, we help people and companies achieve a lasting impact.

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Hays CEO Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
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    "Best company I've worked for yet!"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Tampa, FL
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    I have been working at Hays full-time (Less than a year)


    Extensive training to help you feel confident in your role. Everyone is welcoming and helpful. Best work life balance I have found at any company. Frequent (sometimes weekly) employee outings really brings the team together.


    None thus far- I will update at a later date if I find the need. Some people find the commission structure confusing but it's quite simple once it's explained to you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the awesome team building and communication- it makes all the difference!

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Hays Photos

Hays photo of: Best performer trophies 2015
Hays photo of: Hays Liverpool have now moved to new offices on St Paul’s Square in Liverpool’s City Centre after 5 years of consecutive growth!
Hays photo of: We are proud to have been strategic partner of this year's CBI Annual Conference, a fascinating day of debate and discussion with the leading names in politics and business.
Hays photo of: Our CEO, Alistair Cox presenting to business leaders at the CBI Annual Conference.
Hays photo of: We are proud sponsor of the Lord Mayor’s Power of Diversity Series.
Hays photo of: Hays Procurement sponsored the Young Manager of the Year award at this year’s Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport annual dinner.
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Hays Interviews



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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
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    Average Interview


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


    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...

    Interview Questions

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

  • Follow this advice to get your CV to a recruiter’s ‘yes’ pile:

    How to get your CV into the recruiter's 'yes' pile

    Have you ever wondered what happens once your CV has made it into the inbox of a recruiter? You can probably imagine that this person has a fair few CVs to get through, and sometimes only a percentage of these will get read past the first page.

  • Just started a new job? This simple tip will help you save a lot of time and deliberation during those scary first few weeks:

    The one key thing you need to unlearn before starting a new job

    Since my first day at Hays, I have learnt many lessons on success and failure, from how to take a moment to enjoy a recent victory, to how you bounce back and learn from a situation that doesn't go as planned. There's one key thing, however, that I wish somebody had told me from the get go.

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Hays Awards & Accolades

  • Employees’ Choice Award(Best Places to Work across the U.S. and the UK), Glassdoor, 2015
  • Top Company For Graduates To Work For, The Job Crowd, 2015
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