Hays FAQ

Have questions about working at Hays? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Hays.

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53 English questions out of 53

9 February 2019

Does Hays offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Global relocation for employees over 2 years

Cons

Office is a bit old

Advice to Management

Promote information transparency and encourage more rather than saying no to many things

Global relocation for employees over 2 years

9 February 2019

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16 September 2020

Does Hays offer dental insurance?

Pros

Competitive salary & excellent commission structure They value there staff and recognise & reward performances Benefits available such as shopping discounts, dental insurance, online courses and many more available Staffs well-being is a top priority World class and sort after continuous training Flexible working Fantastic career opportunities

Cons

Nothing at all comes to mind

Benefits available such as shopping discounts, dental insurance, online courses and many more available

16 September 2020

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12 December 2019

Does Hays offer parental leave?

Pros

I was not brand new to the industry; I came in with roughly six years of past recruitment experience, and in fact, targeted Hays specifically as a place I was interested in working at. I interviewed at Adecco, Kelly Services and a few privately owned businesses, and Hays won by a landslide- in fact, it's one of the best decisions I've ever made in my career. I started with nearly no business development experience and for the first time in SIX years, received formal training during onboarding, and the training has continued throughout my two years here. I was given every opportunity to succeed, regularly asked for my feedback, and hit my promotion target after just one year on the job. This came with a significant increase to both my base salary and commission plan, though I was already thrilled with my first year's earnings. I could go on and on about the "perks" of working for Hays; uncapped commission, two annual trips if your billings hit a certain target (California and Colorado last year), a FABULOUS maternity "top up" that will give you 75% of your previous year's earnings, four weeks of vacation for everyone when they first start, RRSP... all of that is amazing, but what stands out to me is the freedom to essentially run your own business within the company. Of course, there is the "Hays way" of doing things, but that's designed to streamline the process and increase efficiency (and in general, means you'll end up making more money).

Cons

Bottom line, recruitment is not for everyone. We're not talking about an easy job; people seem to forget this a sales-driven business. Not to mention, people are unpredictable and people are our business which can be very frustrating for sensitive people or those that can't bounce back easily and keep it moving. Those that fail, frankly, aren't prepared to put in the work necessary to be successful, in my opinion. Resilience, tenacity and persistence are ESSENTIAL to your success in sales, particularly recruitment. Is this company perfect? No- it's metric-driven, because it's a business! Even our metrics are designed to deliver a gold standard of service to our clients and candidates. If you're struggling, the company tries to help you. If you're embarrassed about your numbers, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT; stay late, pick up the phone, ask your colleagues etc. etc. No one who has ever consistently put in the work has been fired, and I've never been surprised when I've learned that someone has been let go.

Advice to Management

The round tables are very helpful, keep them going. I always appreciate being asked for my opinion or my take on what the company is doing well and where we need to improve. Truthfully, I wish we'd stop hiring lazy people, but I don't really know how you screen for that. It just drags down the rest of us and sets a dangerously low bar. I've read a few of the negative reviews and think I have an idea of who they're coming from, and it's largely people who were content collecting their base salary because they have 5 roommates and just need one year of work experience on their resume. They'll soon realize that no employer is going to tolerate doing the bare minimum on the job.

I could go on and on about the "perks" of working for Hays; uncapped commission, two annual trips if your billings hit a certain target (California and Colorado last year), a FABULOUS maternity "top up" that will give you 75% of your previous year's earnings, four weeks of vacation for everyone when they first start, RRSP... all of that is amazing, but what stands out to me is the freedom to essentially run your own business within the company.

12 December 2019

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28 November 2019

Does Hays have a pension plan?

Pros

good culture, good parties, nice offices

Cons

micro management, long hours, very rigid, poor benefits, low pension

micro management, long hours, very rigid, poor benefits, low pension

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12 August 2019

Does Hays offer a wellness program?

Pros

Hays have a fantastic career path for consultants and the best training in the industry. Systems are far better than any other agency and the time and money spent on continuously updating the systems is amazing. There are some great perks - wellness days, Hays rewards, the Entertainment Book. Generally there is a fantastic culture in each office, positive and inclusive.

Cons

Salaries are lower than most other agencies, there are limited opportunities for support staff outside of head office, very long working hours and working from home or flexibility with hours is limited / not encouraged.

wellness days, Hays rewards, the Entertainment Book.

12 August 2019

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