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About us

A CAREER WITH HAYS
I WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING

At the heart of our success are our people. We take great care in the type of people we recruit to become recruiting experts with 9 out of 10 people joining us without any recruitment experience. You should consider a career at Hays if you are a determined, self-confident, passionate individual keen to be highly successful in a fast paced and competitive environment.

 

I joined as an associate having previously graduated in law and worked as trainee chartered accountant. As you can probably discern from this I wasn’t certain what career I wanted and this may be familiar to you. I did know that I wanted to be successful and that I wanted a job which provided a challenging yet supportive environment where I could learn a multitude of tasks and take control of my earnings. I wasn’t disappointed and have loved my job ever since!

 

Like many people in Hays I progressed my career quickly eventually moving to Australia to lead our very successful business and expand it into Asia. Now I am back leading our UK & Ireland business and I hope my story helps you to consider whether you can be successful at Hays.

 

You can be guaranteed that you will receive the best training, coaching and personal development the industry can provide. We can offer unrivaled career opportunities across the UK, Europe and further afield. You can expect to be leading your own team of consultants within two years of joining us or faster still if you are exceptional. Almost all of our leadership team themselves joined Hays as associates and we therefore have a wealth of experience across all aspects of our business.

 

These are the facts.

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Nigel Heap

Nigel Heap

Managing Director, UK & Ireland

Hays in numbers

22  

specialist areas

33  

countries covered

49  

years of experience

250  

offices worldwide

1000  

jobs filled every working day

9000  

global employees

63000  

permanent placements made

200000  

temporary assignments

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1

Linkedin followers

764

net fees generated

What we do

We are the UK & Ireland’s largest and most successful recruitment business

At Hays we match thousands of the right candidates to the right jobs every single day across more than 20 different industry sectors (specialisms).

 

We operate across commercial, public service, not-for-profit, executive and international channels. Our recruitment teams are backed by equally talented human resources, information technology, marketing, legal, compliance and finance teams.

 

Our role as recruiting experts

All our professionally trained recruiting experts focus on an industry specialism. They become experts in their field; knowing the market and roles available, the leading companies, the skills required and the key people involved in the recruitment process.

 

Our consultants work in close partnership with senior decision makers to understand their client’s needs and deliver an outstanding recruitment service. These relationships and those they develop with their candidates are vital to a consultant’s personal success, and the success of our business.

How we do it

Our recruiting experts have access to the industry’s best technology and most cutting-edge resources to help them win business and achieve success.

Our consultants have access to the biggest and best candidate database, which is powered by Google and LinkedIn integrated, which means, if you are successful and become part of our team, you have access to the widest pool of people and the most current data available which will help you quickly find the right person to fill the job and ahead of your competition. In addition, we’re the number one recruitment advertiser in the UK, both in print media and online, and have the number one most visited recruitment agency website in the country, that receives the most applications.

 

We have unlimited access to external advertising and the ability to instantly and easily send targeted and high quality email and SMS communications to customers to generate information and achieve results.

 

Our consultants benefit from Hays’ unique relationship with LinkedIn – we’re the number one most followed recruitment company globally and we’ve been recognised as the most socially engaged recruiter.

 

Our marketing and social media teams support our consultants by producing relevant and high-quality marketing material such as the industry’s most comprehensive Salary Guide and the award-winning Hays Journal publication. The marketing and social media teams also assist with hosting events and seminars presenting our recruiting experts with an opportunity to add value to clients and thus becoming a trusted advisor.

Areas of expertise

Accountancy & Finance Accountancy & Finance
Banking & Capital Markets Banking & Capital Markets
Call Centres Call Centres
Construction & Property Construction & Property
Consultancy, Strategy, Change Consultancy, Strategy, Change
Education & Teaching Education & Teaching
Energy, Oil & Gas Energy, Oil & Gas
Engineering Engineering
Executive Executive
Financial Services Financial Services
Healthcare Healthcare
Human Resources Human Resources
Insurance Insurance
IT IT
Legal Legal
Life Sciences Life Sciences
Marketing Marketing
Office Administration Office Administration
PA & Secretarial PA & Secretarial
Procurement & Supply Chain Procurement & Supply Chain
Retail Retail
Sales Sales
Social Care Social Care
Tax & Treasury Tax & Treasury
Telecoms Telecoms

Our clients

As the UK & Ireland’s largest and most successful specialist recruitment company, our consultants make a lasting impact on the world of work every hour of every day. We act as an extension of our client’s brands and are proud to be a trusted partner to a variety of organisations; from start-up technical businesses to global banking corporations and everything in between.

 

One relationship we’re particularly proud of is Manchester City. As the Official Recruitment Partner of the club, the partnership is based on a mutual ambition to attract skilled, expert professionals to build high performance teams, whether on the football pitch or in the world of work. Have a look at the video to find out more.

Apple
Atkins
Barclays
BBC
BDO
BP
BT
Cafe Nero
Citi
Clifford Chance
Computacenter
Direct Line Group
The FA
GSK
Imperial College London
Jaguar / Landrover
John Lewis
Lego
Lidl
London Stock Exchange
Loreal Paris
Manchester City Football Club
Ministry of Justice
Siemens
Sony
TFL
University of Oxford

Employer of choice

We know that Hays is a great place to work and other people think so too. We are proud to have been recognised by our employees, past and present, as the #1 Employer of Choice within the Recruitment industry.

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Glassdoor

#1 Employer of Choice in the Recruitment industry

The Glassdoor Employee Choice Awards offers employees the opportunity to share their careers and experiences in the work place through anonymous reviews.

Our people have voted us as one of the best places every year and we are proud to be recognised as the #1 employer of choice in the recruitment industry.

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Rate My Placement

#1 Best Undergraduate Employer in the Recruitment Industry

“The Rate My Placement awards rank the top 100 undergraduate employers in the UK and Hays has been announced as the #5 best undergraduate employers in the UK. The ranking is based on anonymous reviews from interns who have had the opportunity to join our industry leading 12 month intern programme.

Hays is the only recruitment company listed in the top 50 best undergraduate employers in the UK.”


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National Equality Standard – We’re on the journey.

Number 1 Recruitment Company for Graduates to work for in the UK

The National Equality Standard (NES) is a business led initiative designed to sets clear equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) criteria against which companies will be assessed. Hays is proud to be on the NES journey.


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Our cultures and values

The culture at Hays is fast-paced, meritocratic and incredibly rewarding. As a business, we have four brand values that define who we are and what we do. Our expectation is that you display the Hays brand values from your initial contact with us and throughout your career at Hays.


Inquisitive

Excelling in recruitment is all about being curious about people and about the worlds in which they work.

Ambitious

We are a results-orientated business, which means we're incredibly driven. We have energy and dynamism and we're ambitious for clients, candidates and our team.


Expert

As experts across 20 different industry sectors, we have a deep and broad understanding of our markets and the people within them. Everyone at Hays shares their knowledge with clients and candidates across our expanding network.


Passionate about people

Recruitment is a people business and we put the creation of valuable, lasting relationships at the top of our priorities. We want to help people fulfil their potential and be all that they can be.

Charities & CSR

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Over 9,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year and brain tumours are the largest cancer killer of children and adults under 40. Between 2013 and 2015, Hays partnered with the Brain Tumour Charity with a goal of raising £100,000 for research.

The Brain Tumour Charity’s mission is to fund and promote research to improve understanding, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours and ultimately find a cure. The organisation is the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours in the UK and leads the way in ensuring that all research funded is selected through stringent, independent peer review.

The Charity offers a comprehensive service to enable everyone with a brain tumour, their families and carers to receive the best support and information and achieve the highest quality of life possible as well as raising awareness of brain tumours to improve life chances.

Over the course of the two year partnership Hays raised £245,000 to fund a new centre of excellence and vital research for the UK’s leading charity dedicated to fighting this devastating disease.

To reach this target Hays staff tackled the four elements in a weekend of challenges, abseiled down cliff faces and even raised £30,000 racing their clients around the Olympic velodrome. Our competitive spirit was out in force at charity netball and football tournaments across the country, while quiz nights and local events with friends, family and customers added valuable funds to the £245,000 total.

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Charity partnership 2015 - 2017

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Hays’ charity partner from August 2015 is Together for Short Lives, the leading UK charity for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them.

 

There are an estimated 49,000 children and young people in the UK living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, which means they may need palliative care. There are some wonderful and committed professionals who provide it across the UK working in some inspirational places – in the family home, in hospitals, community settings and in the UK’s 53 children’s hospices.

 

Our goal is to raise enough money to fund 6,000 hours of care for seriously ill children and their families at children’s hospices across the UK. This means raising £120,000 over the two-year partnership.

 

We will be doing a range of things to reach the total, including challenging fundraising activities like sponsored bike rides, cake sales and family fun days.

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Locations

We operate in over 100 locations across the UK & Ireland.

For more information on what we can do to support your career or business, please speak to our experts in an office local to you or alternatively contact our Internal Recruitment team.


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Locations

Locations

We operate in over 100 locations across the UK & Ireland.

For more information on what we can do to support your career or business, please speak to our experts in an office local to you or alternatively contact our Internal Recruitment team.



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