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Hays Overview

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
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  • "IT Recruiter"

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


    Since my start in September 2018, I have been impressed with Hays' on-boarding process. Considering this is a new industry for me, I have been able to receive ample amount of hands on training and coaching. With most jobs in career, I always reserve any conclusions until 90 days. That means challenging myself to stay open minded and ask a lot of questions. So far, I have concluded that this role fits all of my professional requirements. It challenges me daily, I have continuous support from my leaders and team, and I'm able to see the fruit of my labor. Coming from the Non-profit sector, you tend to rely on the intangibles to hold you over, but after experiencing quick success, with 3 placements in 3 months; which results in supporting 3 different families with new opportunities. I couldn't imagine a better balance.


    Although the job will require a lot of sitting, I am able to shift my energy and focus towards the task at hand; finding qualified candidates. Be prepared to work hard to over come natural adversity in this job. That means excepting rejection, challenging your game plan and being patient. TTP (Trust the Process)

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Hays Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    Attended the Boston Career Forum.
    First interview was rather casual, it took place at the Hays booth within Hynes Convention Center. Upon the end of the interview, I received approval to attend the assessment centre.
    The assessment centre is a group assessment, my peers and I were put on the spot to give impromptu sales presentations, role-plays of a headhunting call, or a talent pitch. After the assessment centre, I received a conditional offer, which would later be followed up by meeting with team directors and the actual contract.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you consider as your weakness?
      Are you interested in sales?   Answer Question
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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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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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