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“Unresponsive !”

Written on: 21/09/2014 by 4Soto (1 review written)

Never reply to jobs applied for on their site - never phone you back. The worst of the bunch, and their arrogance only adds to the frustration of having to deal with them… Read Full Review

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“SHOCKINGLY BAD!!!!!”

Written on: 10/09/2014 by Soto80 (1 review written)

Initially i got a temp position through hays in a contact centre and was told there was 2 stages to the screening process stage 1 was completed even though i had to go into office not once but 6 times with same I.D i had already previously given them and they 'misplaced',stage 2 of screening was due to be completed within 6 weeks of start date,i heard nothing from them at all for 4 weeks decided to give them a ring and was told everything was complete just waiting on references which will be… Read Full Review

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“Could Do Better!!!”

Written on: 09/09/2014 by Moody448 (1 review written)

I feel that Hays got me a temp position quite quickly but I have had issues within this short period of time. For a start, I do not think it is acceptable that out of your weekly pay they take out £33.06 to pay for whatever holidays you take. From my time at other agencies they have paid my holiday pay. Also, with other agencies they also pay your travel and the cost for lunches that you have paid for out of your own pocket. Secondly, when they call or email you and you call or email back… Read Full Review

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“Terrible. Worst agency ever.”

Written on: 08/09/2014 by Petersonfi105 (1 review written)

Please do not approach this agency for a job or to recruit for your company. They are terrible. They never respond to applicants and are so unprofessional it is almost laughable. I have applied for two jobs and was told I was successful and then could never get anyone on the phone or email again! I am a professional with excellent qualifications, superb references and relevant experience… Read Full Review

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“Hays told me that they recieved an unsatisfactory...”

Written on: 04/09/2014 by haysrcrap (1 review written)

Hays told me that they recieved an unsatisfactory reference for me, on furthur investigation i find out that none of my references were approached...i get another call from Hays in Maidenhead asking me who my last manager was after telling them i was hung up on and could not get hold of her again...lol...bunch of absolute wasters… Read Full Review

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“Does Hays Have A Blacklist?”

Written on: 24/08/2014 by MarvinManning (1 review written)

I ask this because I attended several interviews at Hays in Melbourne many years ago. I was eventually offered a temp position, which I filled responsibly and competently. However, the wife of the owner of the business (who happened to be the person who dealt with Hays) took a dislike to me. I am not sure why. Anyway, Hays had told me before I commenced work at this business that this was a "temp to perm" position and that after one month I would be offered a permanent position. I wasn't. I was… Read Full Review

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“Big Mouth, No Call ”

Written on: 23/08/2014 by Taryn332 (1 review written)

My agent was Sam Bibby. Talks a long time how good and well connected he is, what wonderful clients he has. he is in the office every day at 6am. Stuff like that. Never calls back. Completely unjutifiable and utterly unprofessional… Read Full Review

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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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