Compare Hays vs NRL BETA

See how working at Hays vs. NRL compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Hays vs. NRL. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Hays

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Employee Ratings

  • NRL scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 3423 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.7
(based on 32 reviews)
NRL employees rated their Overall Rating 1.0 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
4.6
NRL employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.8 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
NRL employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.1 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
4.6
NRL employees rated their Work-life balance 1.4 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
4.6
NRL employees rated their Senior Management 1.2 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
4.7
NRL employees rated their Culture & Values 1.0 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Hays Ceo Alistair R. Cox
88%
88%Alistair R. Cox
CEO Approval
NRL Ceo David Redmayne
100%
100%David Redmayne
NRL employees rated their CEO Approval 12% higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
71%
% Recommend to a friend
95%
NRL employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 24% higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
59%
Positive Business Outlook
94%
NRL employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 35% higher than Hays employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Hays has 2,989 more total submitted salaries than NRL.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Recruitment Consultant357 Salaries
£23,343/yr
Associate Consultant104 Salaries
£21,630/yr
Administrative Assistant28 Salaries
£19,498/yr
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Recruitment Consultant2 Salaries
£20,321/yr
Senior Consultant1 Salaries
£34,122/mo
Office Manager1 Salaries
£25,069/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Career progression" was the most mentioned Pro at Hays.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Hays.
Pros
Pros
"Career progression"(in 161 reviews)
"Work hard play"(in 157 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 495 reviews)
"Working hours"(in 141 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant

I have been working at Hays full-time

Pros

By far the best training diverse inclusive and friendly approachable team. Recruitment is very new for me. Yes I have worked in other careers such as banking so I understand the corporate world. But... never have I seen such a warm welcome by the entire senior leadership through middle management all the way down to other trainees. Such a remarkable and genuine welcome even starting during a pandemic doing all interviews and assessment by web cam and starting my first few weeks remotely has been smooth and I have been treated as an individual with my own learning plan and one to one contact with all of the senior mentors. I feel fully engaged with not just the local team but with the region and also the entire business. I feel so lucky and this after working in the NHS and being treated so poorly is a blessing.

Cons

Non to be found, some may say the hours 08:30 - 18:00 are long but trust me that is every recruitment firm practice I looked at all the reputable companies. It’s in place to allow you to speak with... your candidates before and after they may be at work. The days whizz past that fast you forget to check the time. There is always something to do so you are not bored or unsure what you should be doing. Trust me when you are enjoying your team and your work so much time doesn’t seem important if you want a job just because it’s a job I wouldn’t recommend recruitment full stop. This is a career with fast progression and for people with drive... if you want a job that pays basic and you do the minimally you probably wouldn’t pass the extensive selection process anyway.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what your doing - your on boarding during a pandemic is outstanding and you should be very proud of that. I have been introduced by video to key individuals and peers to know who to reach... out to and the level of trust shows you really are a fantastic employer. I feel valued respected and appreciated and that I can ask any question or approach anyone at any level for support. One week into the business I have also become a member of the Pride network. I love the business focus of well-being and you are a benchmark for the entire world for your diversity and inclusion. Reading team which is part of The West and Wales team in the UK have made me feel at home, they have given me support care and desire to work hard.

Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant

I have been working at NRL full-time for less than a year

Pros

Provision of training is structured and easy to digest. Technical experts offer support and welcome the chance to share their expertise. The company has adapted well to remote working,... implementing new programmes and software to maintain branch and group communication. The company has a visibility and transparency to its progression structure, actively encouraging and pushing the development of its employees.

Cons

Covid has restricted travel so not yet had the opportunity to review the best practice of other offices.

Job Postings

Hays has 27,858 more recently posted open jobs than NRL.