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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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  • "Trainee Recruitment Consultant Interview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee


    Today was my third stage of the process and so far has been so pleasant.

    Stage 1- brief phone call about my knowledge on recruitment and why I wanted to get into it

    Stage 2- Met with a lovely woman called Deirdre and it was definitely the most relaxed I have ever felt during an interview

    Stage 3- was today, and it was a group interview where we had to take part in different roleplays . I Was nervous but once I settled in , I actually really enjoyed the experience and got such a good feel of what it's like to be a recruitment consultant.

    All through this process I have been dealing with Grace McGrath and I have to say she has been so helpful and kind and Its clear to see exactly why she has progressed so much in the last Two years while working for Hays.

    ( I know I said I am a current employer but I am not, I just had to click that as I had no other option although I hope that I can say I am a currently employer very soon)


    I honestly do not have a bad word to say about this process. It's been a brilliant set-up and FairPlay to all the staff at Hays.

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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

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


    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hays (Limerick, Co. Limerick) in March 2018.


    I had an interview in Limerick. In total there was four stages. First was a telephone interview and was asked about my own expierence and what do i know about Hays recruitment. The second interview was in the Limerick office again was asked about my own expierence and qualifications and then I had to do two different role plays just so for yourself so that you get an idea also of what you would be doing and also so they can see how you react. The two role plays consisted of calling to follow up with a client to see how the candidate you got them is getting on they weren't happy with the candidate and are considering changing recruitment agency's and you have to come up with a solution on why they should stay. The second role play was that a new business opened up and you have to contact them into doing business with you. Unfortunately I only got as far as the second round but the third interview would have been a group assessment which consisted of more role plays and then final interview would be with the director. Although I only got as far as the second interview I had a very positive interview they give you great feedback. I would recommend going in confident and try not to let the nerves get the better of you!

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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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