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Hays Overview

London, England (UK)
5001 to 10000 employees
1968
Company - Private
Unknown
$1 to $2 billion (CAD) per year
Competitors

PageGroup, Robert Half, Robert Walters

Hays Reviews

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The air you breath in the office is free

    Cons

    Hay's offices's are set up like a call center. Row's of desks with computers where you slave away under the watchful and judgmental eye of management. They encourage you to "'make mistakes while you're learning" but then criticize and critique you for doing so.

    One of the main problems is that management genuinely believes they are beyond reproach and have a mentality of working against you, rather than with you. Worker's are often critiqued and belittled which only helps to zap any motivation there might be.

    Monthly meeting's are held to try and rally the troops by awarding dollar store trophies to top performers while reminding everyone that "we can and should all do better." There are very few redeeming qualities that are accompanied with working at Hays. Brutal pay that's barely survivable. Complex commission structure that is created to squeeze every last dollar out of its workers while making the false promise of "one day you will move up." Realistically only a handful ever do. Hay's has a lot of potential, however, managements stubborn unwillingness to realize their own shortcomings are the problem with a lot of the issues will eventually lead to their demise.

    Advice to Management

    There are better recruitment agencies that offer better pay, better commission, better management, and flexible works days etc. Good employees don't need you, you need them. Act like it.

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Hays Photos

Hays photo of: Awards Ceremony
Hays photo of: A typical Hays office environment
Hays photo of: Phil and Laura caught in what looks to be a great conversation.
Hays photo of: Hays Liverpool have now moved to new offices on St Paul’s Square in Liverpool’s City Centre after 5 years of consecutive growth!
Hays photo of: Scott up and out of his chair closing a deal!
Hays photo of: We are proud to have been strategic partner of this year's CBI Annual Conference, a fascinating day of debate and discussion with the leading names in politics and business.
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Hays Interviews

Experience

Experience
67%
17%
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
64%
12%
9%
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    Consultant RH Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hays (Paris (France)) in September 2019.

    Interview

    Un appel téléphonique de la part de la chargée de recrutement en interne puis un rdv physique avec elle et d'un business developer durant 30 min. Présentation de Hays, du poste et ensuite une présentation du candidat.

    Interview Questions

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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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