Hays Overview

  • www.haysplc.com
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 1968
  • Company - Private
  • HR Consulting
  • $1 to $2 billion (USD)

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Hays is the world’s leading specialist recruiting firm. We have 51 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. Our specialist recruitment ...
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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HR Associate

Hi! I am on a delicate situation in my career right know and I would like some advice. I joined my current company 4 years ago as HR Generalist through Hays working part-time while studying my Masters and I was hired full-time in 2020 with a different title as HR support Specialist. 11 months after, my FTE reduced to 70%. My senior colleague by then working part-time requested becoming full-time again and promoted to Director. Would you leave in my situation if I dont have any offer yet?



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Hays Reviews

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Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
1,994 Ratings
Current Employee, less than 1 year

"Hays is an awesome place to work with amazing people."

Jan 11, 2022 - Recruiting Business Partner
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO


The culture and ability to grown with the company.


Long days but worth it!

Advice to Management

The opportunity is in reach.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Hays

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How is diversity at Hays?

...day behaviour, but I'd like to emphasise that it really depends on a couple of individuals within the company and their poor teamwork abilities at the time rather than the company culture itself as upper management always encouraged cooperation and diversity....Read More

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Hays Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online65%
Employee Referral11%

  1. Information Technology Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Romania
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    It was enjoyable, interesting. easy, meaningful questions. a relaxed attitude, I received advices for the future. They made me feel good. Overall, it was a pleasant experience. too bad i didnt receive an offer

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Company Updates

March 6, 2020
What makes a high-performing team so successful? Being motivated by the same goal. That seems obvious, doesn’t it? But, in reality, ensuring each team member has their eyes on the same prize is deceptively difficult to achieve in the world of work: https://social.hays.com/2020/03/02/we-thinking-key-to-effective-teamwork/
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Why "we" thinking is the key to effective teamwork
February 24, 2020
In his latest LinkedIn Influencer blog, our CEO, Alistair Cox reminds us that it takes a human to be a leader of human beings: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/takes-human-leader-beings-alistair-cox/
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It takes a human to be a leader of human beings

Hays Awards & Accolades

  • A Top Graduate EmployerTheJobCrowd2019
  • Rate My Placement Top 100 Undergraduate Employers 2019-2020Rate My Placement2019

Pledges & Certifications

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Career Advancement Program

    Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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What is paid time off like at Hays?

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

April 29, 2021

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