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Hays Overview

London, England
5001 to 10000 employees
1968
Company - Public (HAS)
Staffing & Outsourcing
£1 to £2 billion (GBP) 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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Hays CEO Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
1,085 Ratings
  • "Brilliant Company with a Heavy Sales Culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England
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    I have been working at Hays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I started a little over a year ago, with one of the highest performing teams in the UK, working with some really impressive consultants and managers. During my time here; I have been promoted twice, and been put on the Rising Stars programme, aimed at future leaders. All of this has really enabled my growth both personally and professionally.

    I am starting to take on more leadership within the business, as I am being encouraged to help the 2 new starters into the team, from a supervisory perspective. Knowing my manager is there to be the ultimate go-to for everything takes some of the pressure off, so I can still focus on billing whilst gradually getting more exposure to management.

    Cons

    There is a strong sales culture, which is good as it drives performance, but can sometimes get on top of you - and in these situations it is then difficult to utilise the management structure to discuss these difficulties, so very much not for the feint-hearted.

    Advice to Management

    Make mental health and well being pathways more clearly signposted, ideally away from direct management to have a 3rd party to speak with.

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Hays Photos

Hays photo of: Awards Ceremony
Hays photo of: Intern 2017 - 2018
Hays photo of: Happy Hays consultants after having finished their world class training - good luck!
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Hays photo of: Congrats guys on completing your Hays training!
Hays photo of: Our latest experts having just finished their training!
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Hays Interviews

Experience

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70%
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14%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
62%
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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Hays.

    Interview

    4 stages after the initial application; phone interview, open day, assessment centre, and interview. This seems like a lot but it gives you a chance to get to know the job role and the company so you can make an informed decision as to whether you would like to work there.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

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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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