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London, England
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.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#38), 2017 (#5), 2016 (#2), 2015 (#14)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#19), 2015 (#15)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#7), 2016 (#18)

Hays Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
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    I have been working at Hays part-time (More than 8 years)


    I have been working at Hays for 8 years now, straight out of university, and I haven't looked back. Throughout my entire career I have received fantastic support from both my peers and the management team I report into. This support encompassed not only training (which is very comprehensive!) but guidance on my career path and what I needed to do to get there. I am a now a working mum and again the support, backing and flexibility that was given to me whilst working, then during maternity and since I have been back has been second to none. I have no hesitation in recommending Hays as an employer of choice.


    Hays is market leading in nearly every way, from its technology all the way to its training and global career opportunities but if you are solely motivated by money, you are likely to get more if you worked elsewhere, certainly in your first year. This is because of all the other investment that goes into turning a new employee into a great recruiter.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more flexibility in regards to pay structures.

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Hays Interviews



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    Trainee Graduate Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Hays (City of London, England).


    Phone interview and one-to-one went well. However the assessment centre was very disappointing. The director who assisted in the interview was extremely self-absorbed and made it very clear who he was interested in; this was highly unprofessional and inappropriate. The flagship harped on about ethnic diversity, yet their offices were dominated by white people, so it was everything but diverse. We then got told that we had to email Hays confirming whether we were right for the job, which is backward because it is down to the company, not the candidate. Overall a very aloof and backward experience.

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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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