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Hays Overview

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London, England (UK)
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.

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Hays CEO Alistair R. Cox
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851 Ratings
  • "Excellant Work place, Great teams, couldnt reccomend highly enough"

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    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter in Limerick, Co. Limerick
    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter in Limerick, Co. Limerick
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Hays full-time (Less than a year)


    Excellent work environment, great culture, very friendly atmosphere. Lots of flexibility and great training, very supportive work place! Excellent opportunities for progression! Every day is different...


    None, very rewarding job if your willing to work hard!

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Hays Photos

Hays photo of: Best performer trophies 2015
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Hays Interviews



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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hays (Dublin, Co. Dublin).


    1st round : Phone Interview. Have a clear understanding of Hays and the role of a recruitment consultant.

    2nd round : Interview with two managers. Again have a very clear understanding of Hays and the role you are interviewing for. They will test you with a mock business development call. Basically a cold call which you need to prepare in advance.

    3rd round : Group interview with 4 parts to it. 1st is a 2 minute presentation to a new client. 2nd is a mock phone call. 3rd is writing up a job description. 4th is selling a candidate to a client. You will be sent an email with an info pack 24 hours before the assessment day. Make sure you prepare fully in advanced.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the day to day tasks of a recruitment consultant?

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Company Updates

  • Your telephone interview performance will likely dictate whether or not you are invited in for an interview or in some cases, offered the job:

    —10 days ago
    Top tips for the perfect telephone interview

    Telephone interviews are now part and parcel of many hiring processes, yet they are often overlooked or can be seen as less formal, simply because they aren't face-to-face. On the contrary, your telephone interview performance will likely dictate whether or not you are invited in for an interview or in some cases, offered the job.

  • A deceptively difficult question to answer in an interview, here's how to impress your interviewer with your answer:

    —14 days ago
    "Why do you want this job?"

    It's one of the most common interview questions, and often one of the easiest to slip up on. On the face of it, the interviewer is simply asking "Why are you sat across from me in the interview room today?"

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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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