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Hays is the world’s leading specialist recruiting firm. We have 51 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. Our specialist recruitment ...
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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2018 (#38), 2017 (#5), 2016 (#2), 2015 (#14)

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5 months ago



I've been looking for a new opportunity since January with no luck. I am currently employed as a Senior Tech Recruiter in a Startup but I've worked for Amazon, Uber and Hays. Despite applying to over 200 companies, I have only received 3 interview invitations. I know the job market here can be tough for expats, but I'm starting to think that maybe I need to change my strategy or seek a second opinion. I am based in Zürich and I would love to find someone to help me with my CV.


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    Flexible, professional, kind, generous, fun


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      Procedimento de recrutamento fácil e rápido, recrutadores sempre dispostos ajudar e a esclarecer dúvidas. Acompanham o processo de recrutamento mesmo até depois da pessoa estar a trabalhar para o cliente. Preocupam-se com o bem estar do recrutado.

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    What makes a high-performing team so successful? Being motivated by the same goal. That seems obvious, doesn’t it? But, in reality, ensuring each team member has their eyes on the same prize is deceptively difficult to achieve in the world of work:


    In his latest LinkedIn Influencer blog, our CEO, Alistair Cox reminds us that it takes a human to be a leader of human beings:

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    67% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Hays as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Hays.

    56% of employees think that Hays has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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