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Hays Overview

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London, England (UK)
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (HAS)
Staffing & Outsourcing
$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
853 Ratings
  • Helpful (7)

    "Best company I've worked for yet!"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Tampa, FL
    Positive Outlook
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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 Interviews



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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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?   1 Answer
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Company Updates

  • It’s important that the language you use isn’t too clichéd. If it is, you run the risk of diluting or downplaying the unique skills and experience you have to offer:

    —3 days ago
    The CV clichés to avoid at all costs

    I've spoken before about the language you use on your CV and how it can have a huge bearing on whether or not you make the interview shortlist. For example, using action verbs to communicate your successes is one of the simplest ways to help your CV stand out.

  • Your telephone interview performance will likely dictate whether or not you are invited in for an interview or in some cases, offered the job:

    —14 days ago
    Top tips for the perfect telephone interview

    Telephone interviews are now part and parcel of many hiring processes, yet they are often overlooked or can be seen as less formal, simply because they aren't face-to-face. On the contrary, your telephone interview performance will likely dictate whether or not you are invited in for an interview or in some cases, offered the job.

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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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