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“This agency call you about a fantastic 'vacancy' they...”

Written on: 21/08/2014 by hdBailey329 (1 review written)

This agency call you about a fantastic 'vacancy' they want to put you forward for, go through an entire conversation about your suitability for the role, blah blah, that they will send you through the job spec via email as soon as they've got off the phone. Then they say, 'oh, I almost forgot... Could you give me the names of some referees from your previous roles?'. Needless to say, you never get the job spec emailed to you and you never hear from them again. This is just so they can get… Read Full Review

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“Useless Kingston staff”

Written on: 19/08/2014 by Marleel84 (1 review written)

I was register with them more then two years and I never got interview, never came back to me, I think ONE OF STAFF USE to give update about my new job hunt to my manager… Read Full Review

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“Incompetent Manager = Unprofessional Reqruitment Agency”

Written on: 16/08/2014 by YadiraBarton284 (1 review written)

Recruitment agencies are only as good as the consultant you deal with. Hays Townsville used to be great with a switched on manager/consultant. Unfortunately, the manager and the standard of Hays Townsville dropped dramatically. Nowadays, manager and/or recruitment consultant do not want to talk to you and do not even bother to return phone calls and emails. All I can say about Hays Townsville, do not bother with them… Read Full Review

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“SHARING CANDIDATES CONFIDENTIAL TO OTHER CANDIDATES”

Written on: 16/08/2014

One of the recruiter from Hays in Sydney is not professional… Read Full Review

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“Well below what I expected ”

Written on: 13/08/2014 by PaytonShepherd (1 review written)

Though I have over 10 years retail management experience and a strong resume it would seem there would be no problem getting to the interview stages of most applications. NOT with Hays! I've been registered with the recruitment agency for over a year, I have heard little from them in that time and my frequent calls always go to an agent that can't help but will get someone?! to call me back, that never happens. Other than me travelling 30 miles and banging on their door. I've had little contact… Read Full Review

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“Hays Victoria- secretive”

Written on: 08/08/2014 by Ainafeaiel (1 review written)

I signed up at their Victoria Branch a couple of weeks ago and all seemed well- I had an adviser who was personable and appeared to be interested in me as an employee. I was conscious of some 'hard sell' talk, but nothing I couldn't filter out. I was approached about a temp job and told only about the rate of pay and the that they were a 'great client'. All very nice, but I need to know WHO I am working for and WHAT my duties would be! After asking repeatedly (3 times in the end), I was… Read Full Review

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“Complete waste of time, money and effort”

Written on: 01/08/2014 by Dominguez405 (1 review written)

Had a phone call from one of the so-called consultants the other asking me to register as they had job roles to sut me. Well I attended one of their interviews yesterday which took 20 minutes and found the consultant completely disinterested in me. She was actually quite rude. Picking flaws in my CV when there was no need to. Unfortunately, we don't all have the luck of being in the same company for 20 years - there is such a thing as being made redundant these days. Don't waste your time and… Read Full Review

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Broomhill15's Comment

Written on: 20/08/2014

I agree, I dealt with a new recruiter at their Midlands UK office recently having met a senior consultant 2 years before. Long story short this new consultant I saw was barely out of school. His profile which I found he had 6 months only experience at this his first recruiters job and I was expected to take his advise with over 25 years experience in my field. On top of this, another branch of this agency when I met with them 2 months before said they would send my CV for the ideal job I wanted in my specialist area. Great I thought. Well no, the agency I found failed on this occasion to even send my CV to the client and when I found out it was too late, the job had gone. Based on meeting the school boy recruiter above after attending an interview he set me up with I am now getting conflicting stories as to why I didnt get the job. Fair enough I know you cant win all of the time, but 2 different emails one stating the job has been pulled and another saying they only want to recruit permanent. What an idiot. He should make his mind up, which is it?. Will be calling the company direct as curiously Id like to know the actual truth and little school boy recruiter may need to find himself a new job when I make my complaint to the directors of the Hays agency.

Hays are a sales company not a professional recruiter!

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“worst Agency ever!!!”

Written on: 01/08/2014 by shabz1974 (1 review written)

I had an interview and was promised a call, even if you don't get the job a courtesy call would have been good. I was actually interviewed to work for Hays themselves, I can tell you that the person I was interviewd by was a person at Londons office who came to Leicester, they should give me her job as I would be better at it. I've always worked in customer service and always get back to my customers no matter what!!!!! We'll done , I hope your manager reads this!!!… Read Full Review

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“Useless staff ”

Written on: 25/07/2014 by LelandGriffin150 (1 review written)

I dont think so they have any jobs actually available! All you do is apply and phone them to know they are not interested at all.I have applied and called them for at least six jobs and they never answer you back ( positive/negative). May be just opened this agency to refer their friends or whatever.Other agencies in Auckland at least reply to you even if it is No.I got the job with some other agency so would advice others not to waste their time with them!!!… Read Full Review

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“WORST AGENCY IN UK BY FAR”

Written on: 23/07/2014 by Avahw145 (1 review written)

AS FOR ANYONE WITH PAYEMENT ISSUES FROM THESE WNKERS JUST TELL THEM YOU WANT THE OMBUDSMANS NUMBER. THEY DIDNT WANTO HELP ME WHEN I WAS OWED OVER 200 POUNDS TOOK THEM THREE WEEKS TO GET BACK TO ME SAYING THEYE ARE GETING MY HOURS SIGHNED OFF. WHEN I RANG THEM THEY SAID U GOT TO GO AND DO IT MYSELF AFTER THE JOB HAS FINISHED AND NOBODY ON SITE. WHEN THEY SAID THEY WERE SORTING IT. I GOT THROWN AROUND AND STRUNG ALONG SOON AS I MENTIONED THE OMBUDSMAN AND SUING THEM THEY SOON PAYED MY MONEY… Read Full Review

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“do not bother going to them”

Written on: 21/07/2014 by Kadine91 (1 review written)

Hays teaching supply agency in huddersfield were useless when it camr to basic communication nevermind finding me work. I spent money registering with them crb check etc and after that the communication stopped. I phoned and emailef however thry ignored me. In particular my line of communication with the advisor who was completely useless and incompetant in her job. What is worse i contacted headoffice to complain yet no one was interested. I do not recommend wasting your time there are… Read Full Review

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“do not care about you”

Written on: 17/07/2014 by AnastasiaOlson (1 review written)

Unfortunately this agency really do not care about what really matters to you in a job, they are only focused on what is going to get them commission… Read Full Review

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“Terrible Agency”

Written on: 14/06/2014 by Edwards1972 (1 review written)

So sad that they can't even do their jobs without lying and not knowing what they are talking about . Do not go to this agency Hays staff your are a disgrace… Read Full Review

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Mark25511's Comment

Written on: 11/07/2014

Hays Adelaide. I worked as a contractor for them. The Consultant cooked up a side deal with the Client. so I would get less hours than on my written agreement, (That was bad as I turned down another contract because Hays offered more hours)> Their Consultant also tried screwing the client for more charges. The guy was clueless, and that's the type of person who they appoint to interview candidates !. I complained to their section manager and she went hysterical, denied the validity of our agreement and said "well you are a casual worker what do you expect ?". So I didn't fill in my timesheet for the last week. Sure I lost some money, but I learned something I will never forget....Don't trust Hays, as a contractor or as a Client. Edwards 1972 you are totally correct.

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Tucker27's Comment

Written on: 16/07/2014

i rang the head office and made a massive complaint . ask them for the ombudsman's number. they will soon take action

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Tucker27's Comment

Written on: 16/07/2014

the Leicester based agency are an absolute joke, un organised and very un professional . they tell u theye will do something and never do it. all they care about is there own pocket .kept me waiting for 3 weeks to get the rest of my hours and cscs card back and ime still waiting. the women said she was going to do it last week she said i will ring you. never rang me once .rang her next week and she said hold tight ile ring u Wednesday. today comes .no phone call so i rang her she said oh ile go down there tomorrow to get your hours signed off . i asked when will i get my money she just said maybe next week. well ime waiting on my cscs card to start my new job and now ime held back from doing so because of this. ABSOLUTELY FUMING DOESN'T COME CLOSE

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“Still Waiting After 3 Months.”

Written on: 13/06/2014 by pnHudson436 (1 review written)

In March of this year I visited the Sheffield branch of Hays (Education) in view to seeking work as a Support/TA/Cover Supervisor within local schools. Hayes was the first agency I went to due to it's size etc. Almost three months later I'm still waiting to be offered any work. I did not hear anything from the account manager for a long time even though we did have contact for a short while. On contacting the branch I found out that they had gone sick. He did not pass my application onto some… Read Full Review

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“Rude time wasters ”

Written on: 12/06/2014 by AubreyCarey38 (1 review written)

Was headhunted and called by an internal recruiter at hays, who persuaded me to go along the next day.After explaining my initial job hunt and how I had done loads of assessment days she assured me it was not a 'big assessment or a big deal really just an interview'.. It was a full on assessment which I had no preparation for. Along with that, after initial assessment me and one other was kept waiting for 1 hour while everyone else went off to interview and then told to go to lunch. On coming… Read Full Review

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Mark25511's Comment

Written on: 11/07/2014

C'mon lets get real.
Hays are not professional headhunters. they don't have professional qualifications, line management experiences or blue chip backgrounds. Hays pay peanuts and hire,, well you know. Their staff are clueless, they don't understand client brief or candidates CV's. Expect to be treated badly, they don't know any different. If you are a Hays client, what sort of image are you trying to project ?

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“'Don't care' attitude ”

Written on: 06/06/2014 by JazlynnHolbrook (1 review written)

Unfortunately this agency really do not care about what really matters to you in a job, they are only focused on what is going to get them commission. Therefore I can't really blame the agents themselves for this- clearly they are targeted on reaching their commission by managers and making money from candidates they do post.. that's it. If you do not get through to the next stage of an interview, do not expect a reply. I have been called for two interviews through this agency - the… Read Full Review

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“Hays (Preston) Do Not Care. Seek Another Agency”

Written on: 19/05/2014 by 1973Leach (1 review written)

Hays Preston office do not seem to comprehend what I require or have asked for! It takes my recruitment consultant a week to respond to my emails, and that is only after sending them another email reminding them that they have not replied to an earlier communication. When I was in sales if I did not reply to a clients communication within a couple of days maximum, their business would be lost! Hays are so rude by not replying! When my consultant says that she can provide me with some… Read Full Review

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“No Communication ”

Written on: 17/05/2014 by Kaiya133 (1 review written)

I first registered with Hays in August last year. Since then all i have had is we have a position are you interested in us putting your c.v. forward, after a couple of weeks have passed no feed back on whether the company are interested or not, nothing is mentioned. This has happened 7 times. I have to phone them because they never phone me, i am with other agencies and they always give me feedback either way, so why can't Hays do this. I have now requested that Hays clear my name from there… Read Full Review

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Senior72's Comment

Written on: 20/08/2014

Well if its any help dont waste your time either with Michael Page. They are a bunch of muppets too. They are the readvertise the fake job again expert on well known web sites. If they tell you the job you spoke about is on hold, you might see the same advert freshly advertised 10 days later. They are a volumes get peoples name on their database experts not professional recruiters.

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“Just Stay Away - Don't Bother”

Written on: 06/05/2014 by Jakaylaq299 (1 review written)

The worst service I have ever received. They don't care about you, your employer or the service they are giving. As an international company they should be embarrassed by the staff they have to represent them. I would strongly advise anyone against using Hays. This is a perfect example of a company that has gotten too big, too soon and has now become stain on the recruitment industry. The only reason I have given a star is because the facility requires it… Read Full Review

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Mark25511's Comment

Written on: 11/07/2014

Couldn't agree more. Hays Adelaide is one of the worst organisations I have ever come across.

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“Incompetent staff”

Written on: 22/04/2014 by Devin277 (1 review written)

Tempting with Hays was one disaster after another, my agency rep wasn't able to tell me anything about the role other than the rate of pay, my start date was postponed several times, the lack off communication from my rep at hays was disgraceful leaving me emailing and calling constantly wondering what was happening. I took a day off to take my young baby to hospital and was told it was unacceptable. My contract was then terminated because I took leave for a bereavement! Then when I requested… Read Full Review

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