Life at Hays

Life at Hays


Do you have what it takes?

Hays operates a high performance environment and every day is fast-paced and constantly evolving. We have a culture that promotes and rewards based on the merit of your personal performance, allowing each person to be the best they can be.

We hire based on potential and look for individuals with a track record of success and the determination to succeed, we train the skills. Potential is reflected in our brand values – these are the attitudes, skills, and qualities we look for in our people. These are the same qualities that make us successful as individuals and as a leading team in the world of work.

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We are a results-oriented business, which means we're driven to be the best we can be. We have energy and discipline and are ambitious for our clients, candidates, and our team.

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As global 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.

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Excelling in recruitment is all about being curious about people and about the worlds in which they work. Not just settling for “good enough” but being compelled to find the best solutions for our candidates and clients in every interaction.
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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.

People and Culture

At Hays, we believe that people and culture are the foundation of every successful company. Both play a significant and equally important role in how a business performs and in its ultimate success.

Within Hays, we take pride in our high performance culture and reward on the merit of your achievements and contributions. We strive in developing the careers of our employees and providing an opportunity for personal growth is our top priority – we offer clearly defined career paths and timelines to ensure our employees understand how to continue moving forward in the business - for example, as a People Manager responsible for coaching and managing their own team, or as a Business Manager responsible for candidate or client relationships. Many of our employees go on to start new parts of the business, transfer to new offices, and take on challenges that they never expected when they joined Hays.

Our People and Culture team plays a crucial role in supporting the on-going development of our employees on both a local and national scale all to ensure that you have the tools and resources you need to be your absolute best – from attraction strategies, to people policies, to the way we train, to our dedication and focus on diversity and inclusion.

We firmly believe in the power of diversity at work and promote an environment you can flourish on the strength of your abilities alone. By continuing to work closely with the businesses and supporting its key objectives, our People & Culture teams are working to achieve our ultimate goal – to be the best recruitment business in the world, for our clients, our candidates and our employees.