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Hays Overview

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London, England (UK)
5001 to 10000 employees
1969
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.

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Hays CEO Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
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  • "Income and career have no ceiling at Hays. Work hard and you'll want for nothing"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
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    I have been working at Hays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I started working here about 5 years ago and have been promoted 5 times. If you work hard, you get rewarded - simple as that. The earning potential is limitless and the opportunities for career advancement are endless. I've never seen someone who put the work in, and didn't enjoy it. Fact is that if you work hard, you'll make 6 figures in your second year. There aren't many companies who can offer you that in your second year out of college.

    Cons

    It's a tough job. Not because it is is Hays specifically, but the industry itself is incredibly competitive. Hays has cracked the code to success and its very much a case of 'follow our lead to succeed'. I've seen loads of people over the years think their way is better and inevitably they miss their targets and end up on glassdoor talking about what a bad place to work it was!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. The negative feedback on here is certainly from consultants who just couldnt cut it......and how dare you suggest it was their fault!!! ;)

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Hays Photos

Hays photo of: Best performer trophies 2015
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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!
Hays photo of: Masquerade party!
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Hays Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview

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    HR Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
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    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Hays (Brussels (Belgium)).

    Interview

    Après 3 entretiens avec différents consultant et responsables de Hays, j'ai pu passer un assessment à pour ensuite avoir une proposition de contrat. Cela à duré 3 mois au total, ce qui n'est pas toujours aisé de tenir sur la longueur .

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Company Updates

  • What are the worst questions to ask your potential colleagues during an interview, and what should you ask instead?

    The worst questions to ask potential colleagues in an interview

    Whether it's a tour of the office, a peer-to-peer interview, or an informal meeting; don't be surprised if your hiring manager introduces you to your potential colleagues during your upcoming interview. From experience, this usually happens when the hiring manager is close to making the candidate a job offer, but they want to be completely certain that they are a good cultural fit for the team.

  • Have you ever wanted an opportunity so much, that during your interview , you ended up listing every single reason why you were the most suitable candidate for the job?

    The secret to giving strong interview answers

    Have you ever wanted an opportunity so much, that during your interview answers, you ended up listing every single reason why you were the most suitable candidate for the job, shoehorning in points which weren't even relevant to the question? This is common trap that many candidates fall into, especially when they are feeling particularly nervous.

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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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