Compare Hays vs IntaPeople BETASee how IntaPeople vs. Hays compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
What Employees Say
I have been working at Hays full-time for more than 3 years
Committed and hardworking managing and director team who are keen to upskill employees and keep them in the business. You can have a very successful career at Hays. Team is chatty and we have fun... everyday in the office. Lots of progression on offer if you show drive and ask for it. Lots of incentives and rewards which make staff valued and rewarded for our hard work. Your success is what you make of it, if you put the hard work in you'll see results.
Expectations to be in the office for 40-50 hours per week is too much and way above industry standards. Very corporate office environment. Lack of flexibility even with "flexible working" - 1 hour... either side and approved by management beforehand is not flexible and no options to work from home. Maternity pay is standard and based on base salary no matter how long you've been in the business or what level you are. When you start there is luck of the draw in whether your desk is hot, warm or cold and promotions are based on fees not effort so that impacts new recruits. Only take on entry level recruiters due to salary being too low for market rate. Salary and commission is a LOT lower compared to market rate.
Advice to Management
To retain staff, start acknowledging what other agencies are doing better e.g salary, commission, mat pay, benefits and amend the flexible working policy to working from home and actually being... flexible. Keep doing what you're doing regarding training and development as that is next to none!
I worked at IntaPeople full-time for more than 5 years
IntaPeople are a good company to work for. They have a good 12 week training plan for newbies/trainee consultants, and a good mentoring system when you graduate from the training programme. There is... a team culture, where everyone is encouraged to help each other and share in each other's success. The commission scheme is excellent, you are rewarded with a % share of every successful placement, with no minimum threshold and no maximum cap. The company's values are very much about working in partnership with clients and candidates. Good ethical company.
The only downside is pretty much the same as every other recruitment company and typical of the recruitment industry in general, i.e. You work long hours in a very competitive industry.
Advice to Management
After a year or so some people work well under their own steam and to their own plan, however most of 'us' would gave benefitted from weekly/monthly 1-2-1 brief review meetings and mentoring. It's... only now that I'm not working in the office every day do I realise how good we had it. I think with a little more prompting/monitoring/coaching and personal accountability the consultants would do even better, with further success they'd work better as a team, and therefore the company as a whole would feel better.