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Hays
Hays

POWERING THE WORLD OF WORK

The leading global specialist recruitment group, Hays is expert in recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people across a range of different industry sectors, from accountancy and finance to construction, IT, education and healthcare.

Beginning life in 1968 with just a handful of employees, we now have over 7,400 recruiting specialists, 1,900 of whom are in the UK.

We work across 250 offices, of which 93 are in the UK, to help organisations and professionals grow.


Our culture

Our people are the heart of our success. We foster a high performance, fast-paced and meritocratic culture - understanding the importance of harnessing diversity and inclusion as an essential element of the workplace, and providing people with every opportunity to fulfil their potential.

In recognition of this, Hays was honoured to achieve the National Equality Standard (NES), one of the most rigorous and prestigious accreditations for equality, diversity and inclusion.

We have a structured career path, offer fast-track opportunities for high achievers and provide world-class training, learning and development.


Our jobs

As a business, we recognise the importance of placing people in the right role, with the right organisation. Drawing on our market insights, and long established relationships of over 50 years, we know what employers in your area are looking for and we will create a demand for you by promoting your unique qualities. In the UK, we place someone in a new role every minute.

At Hays, we believe the right job can transform a person’s life and the right person can transform a business. Our breadth of expertise and UK market-leading position ensures we have coverage across contract type, geography, sector and seniority, which means we can match a role to your requirements at any stage of your career.

 

To find out more about working for Hays, visit our Careers Site.

 

To register as a candidate with Hays and find your next role, please visit our website.

 



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