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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
805 Ratings
  • "Overall good"

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    Former Employee - Laborer in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Laborer in Jacksonville, FL
    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at Hays (Less than a year)


    Good staff. Easy to work with


    Communication is a key point

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better. It's easier on work

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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

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    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    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?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • In this blog, Andrew Nip shares why he is an advocate of working in sales, particularly for fresh graduates. He reveals what he's learnt over the years, and why he's come to LOVE being a salesperson:

    5 reasons why working in sales is a great first job

    When I first started working at Hays, I refused to admit that I was working in sales. I remember telling a lot of my friends that I got a job at a "consulting firm". Like many graduates I meet, "sales" isn't a glamorous word I wanted to be associated with, and I thought the idea ...

  • If you’re not careful, social media can hinder your chance of securing your ideal job:

    The biggest social media mistakes jobseekers make

    Social media is integral to job searching in the digital age, from using LinkedIn to expand your network and build your personal brand, to following a company on Instagram to gain an insight into their company culture.

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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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