Compare Hays vs The Best Connection BETA

See how working at Hays vs. The Best Connection 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. The Best Connection. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Hays

Employee Ratings

  • Hays 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)
3.8
(based on 2835 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 89 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Hays employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than The Best Connection employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Hays employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than The Best Connection employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Hays employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than The Best Connection employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Hays Ceo Alistair R. Cox
92%
92%Alistair R. Cox
CEO Approval
The Best Connection Ceo Andrew Sweeney
90%
90%Andrew Sweeney
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
76%
Hays employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 16% higher than The Best Connection employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
60%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
65%
Hays employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 9% higher than The Best Connection employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
56%

Salaries

Hays has 1,970 more total submitted salaries than The Best Connection.
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What Employees Say

  • "Work hard play" was the most mentioned Pro at Hays.
  • "Pay on time" was the most mentioned Pro at The Best Connection.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Hays.
  • "Call phone" was the most mentioned Con at The Best Connection.
Pros
Pros
"Work hard play"(in 154 reviews)
"Career progression"(in 151 reviews)
Pros
"Pay on time"(in 4 reviews)
"Good training"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 475 reviews)
"Working hours"(in 136 reviews)
Cons
"Call phone"(in 5 reviews)
"Hours on call"(in 3 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Senior Consultant

I have been working at Hays full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

- Fantastic training and development programmes, that are offered on a continuous basis - The more effective database and resources to use on the market - Excellent team environment/ competitive... and attractive incentives. Regularly rewards for your hard word. Corporate away days/ meals/ drinks/ shopping vouchers - Global brand that is well known in the market, already a lot of established, long term relationships with some of the biggest companies around - Progression and development opportunities. You are always kept in line with targets to help reach your next promotion. Its well explained how you get to your next promotion, and rough time frames are provided. You do not always need to follow the one career path as a fee earning consultant, you can move into other areas of the business. Team management, HR &L&D to name a few.

Cons

- Not much flexibility around working hours

Former Employee - Postman With Driving

I worked at The Best Connection full-time

Pros

Timely Payers and they did have lots of unskilled manual labour jobs.

Cons

Agency therefore no job security.

Job Postings

Hays has 24,079 more recently posted open jobs than The Best Connection.