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Hays Reading, England (UK)

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Hays Reading, England (UK) Reviews

  • "Outstanding literally shocked at how they achieved it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    By far the best training diverse inclusive and friendly approachable team. Recruitment is very new for me. Yes I have worked in other careers such as banking so I understand the corporate world. But never have I seen such a warm welcome by the entire senior leadership through middle management all the way down to other trainees. Such a remarkable and genuine welcome even starting during a pandemic doing all interviews and assessment by web cam and starting my first few weeks remotely has been smooth and I have been treated as an individual with my own learning plan and one to one contact with all of the senior mentors. I feel fully engaged with not just the local team but with the region and also the entire business. I feel so lucky and this after working in the NHS and being treated so poorly is a blessing.

    Cons

    Non to be found, some may say the hours 08:30 - 18:00 are long but trust me that is every recruitment firm practice I looked at all the reputable companies. It’s in place to allow you to speak with your candidates before and after they may be at work. The days whizz past that fast you forget to check the time. There is always something to do so you are not bored or unsure what you should be doing. Trust me when you are enjoying your team and your work so much time doesn’t seem important if you want a job just because it’s a job I wouldn’t recommend recruitment full stop. This is a career with fast progression and for people with drive... if you want a job that pays basic and you do the minimally you probably wouldn’t pass the extensive selection process anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing - your on boarding during a pandemic is outstanding and you should be very proud of that. I have been introduced by video to key individuals and peers to know who to reach out to and the level of trust shows you really are a fantastic employer. I feel valued respected and appreciated and that I can ask any question or approach anyone at any level for support. One week into the business I have also become a member of the Pride network. I love the business focus of well-being and you are a benchmark for the entire world for your diversity and inclusion. Reading team which is part of The West and Wales team in the UK have made me feel at home, they have given me support care and desire to work hard.

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Hays Reading, England (UK) Salaries

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Hays Reading, England (UK) Interviews

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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hays (Reading, England (UK)).

    Interview

    phone interview, one to one interview where asked a number of questions, if successful invited to an assessment day along with other candidates. Involves role play using different scenarios in front of other candidates and director. Also given number of CV's and had to pick which one was best then sell that candidate to the 'client'

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Skills I have and why they are relevant for the role
      2. Targets in the past and how I achieved them – a few examples
      3. Greatest achievement that I am proud of so far- tie it to core values of hays
      4. Areas for improvement
      5. My understanding of the recruitment role
      6. Why I want a career in recruitment?
      7. How do you think you will source and find candidates?
      8. Difficulties you’ll face with starting a recruitment career
      9. Example of good time management
      10. Example of time when showed e.g. endurance
      11. Example of a time dealt with disappointing situation that didn’t go my way, how you dealt with it over come situation not nice to deal with
      12. How you think you will become a recruitment expert?
      13. Knowledge of Hays – all about them, company values
      14. Why Hays?   Answer Question
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