Over the years we expanded into other sectors and other parts of the country. We are currently operating in prime city centre locations in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway and after a period of consolidation have set out on an expansion plan.
What is recruitment consulting?
The business world at your fingertips
A career in specialist recruitment with Hays is like no other. At Hays, we believe the right job can transform a person's life, and the right person can transform a business. Handling the careers and aspirations of professional people - and thus directly influencing their lives - is something most people never have the chance to do. At Hays, you'll do it every day.
As a Consultant, you will manage your own client portfolio and source the most suitable candidates. Entrepreneurialism is encouraged, and you are free to work with a high degree of autonomy.
Our culture in unashamedly meritocratic: if you are dynamic, can build strong relationships with customers and across the business, and know how to get results, it's within your power to move quickly through the ranks. On any given day, amongst other things, you are likely to be involved in the following:
• Attracting talent through advertising campaigns
• Screening and interviewing candidates
• Attending promotional and networking events
• Business development
• Presenting to clients
• On-going management of client relationships
Delivering a highly professional business consultancy service in a complex environment - both with clients and candidates - will not only sharpen your sales and consultancy skills, it will hone your commercial acumen and experience.
Is it right for me?
We recruit the attitude and develop the skills
You might not know what you want to be or do. You may have embarked on a career that simply isn't you, or you may have recently graduated and still be trying to work out what that career should be.
There is no typical profile of a successful consultant at Hays. We employ people with diverse work and life experiences: from recent graduates from all disciplines through to expert sales people, engineers, accountants and lawyers.
There are however, certain qualities and competencies that are common amongst the most successful consultants at Hays: passion for their work, desire to build and share their expertise, determination to be the best, drive to exceed targets and commitment to exceptional customer service. We are most interested in who you are and the attitude you bring to work every day.
Recruitment is an incredibly demanding environment and the people who succeed are exceptionally motivated. Strength of character is what will ensure that you achieve your goals. You will need to be able to work under pressure and manage the most challenging workloads.
You will need to respond proactively and positively to targets. There is no room for complacency in a sales environment. When you succeed, you will aim at even higher goals. Your exceptional communication skills will hold you in good stead to build strong business relationships.
If your current career direction isn´t living up to your expectations, if you’re passionate about people, want to build and share your expertise, are motivated to be the best in your sector, then a career at Hays could be for you
Become part of an expert team
Our consultants are a diverse range of skilled professionals, experts at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people across the private and public sectors. Dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments, their specific industry expertise and local market knowledge means that they have a deep understanding of customer and candidate needs. All have one thing in common: the energy and enthusiasm to power the world of work.
We provide specialist expertise to our candidates and clients in the following areas:
• Accountancy & Finance
• Construction & Property
• Human Resources
• Financial Services
• Information Technology
• Office Support
But we don't expect you to be an expert at this right away. That's why we invest significantly in your development through our training programme, which is recognised as the industry's best. Your expertise will be nurtured, and every day you’ll gain a sense of achievement from helping to place the right candidates into the right jobs.
What Hays can offer you
In return for your hard work, you will receive all the benefits that you would expect from a FTSE 250 company, including:
• Uncapped earnings potential
• Unrivalled bonus/commission scheme
• 25 days holiday entitlement
• Unlimited career progression
Our process of selection
Our recruitment and selection process is designed to ensure you share our passion for people and have the potential for roles that can be both demanding and exciting. We are looking for people that really want to be part of an ambitious, results oriented company and to grow with us.
One thing you can be sure of is that we’ll consider each and every application fairly and consistently as part of our commitment to equal opportunities. Our recruitment process is designed to reach eligible applicants from all sections of the community, encourage applications from suitable individuals, and ensure that the selection process is based on the skills, ability and experience of the applicant to perform the job.
As a global leader in specialist recruitment, we have developed many techniques for recruiting our own staff. The recruitment consultant applications are captured through a variety of sources:
You can apply for roles through this website by searching our vacancies. This provides you with information about positions available, location and other details. We would also suggest that you set up an account and subscribe to job alerts so that you are amongst the first to hear about our latest vacancies
We also advertise extensively through a variety of job sites and through recruitment fairs to capture a wide range of candidates and so you may respond to a specific advertisement.
Once you have applied your application will follow a structured path. This is as follows:
• An initial CV review to ensure your application meets our essential criteria.
• A competency based telephone interview conducted by an Internal Recruitment Partner.
At least one further interview with an operational manager working with the team that has a vacancy. There may be additional meeting and discussions to ensure you meet the right people and know we are right for you. Wherever possible, more than one person will be involved in the recruitment, interview and selection process.
We hope that your application is successful.
Our business is all about people and we focus time and energy on new recruitment consultants and their training to ensure you have everything you need to succeed. Once established you can move up the ladder or take lateral moves to new business areas.
We also encourage consultants with previous experience to approach us. We are able to create positions around individuals who have specialist experience or skills and want to work within the Hays environment.
All of our training programmes are designed to help you develop best practice in everything you do while working for your clients and candidates. The training varies in format from formal in-house and external training to one-to-one coaching. In order to support you and progress your career development, your training programme will be adapted in accordance with your appraisals and learning needs.
We believe in giving you the opportunity to learn more about the employment sector and enhance your skill set and we feel that we provide the most supportive environment in the recruitment industry, ensuring our consultants find lasting, rewarding careers, growing and working with us to meet the challenges of a changing business world.
During your career at Hays your training will cover a wide range of topics and may include the following courses:
• Interviewing techniques
• Business generation
• Client visits
• Advanced sales
• Advanced negotiating
• Candidate generation & planning
• Effective planning & time management
• Coaching skills
• Leadership development at management level
At Hays we are committed to promoting from within. The company offers opportunities for advancement both across the group and in our overseas offices. At Hays promotion is based solely on merit and high achievers can expect to be rapidly promoted to a significant level of responsibility across our specialist areas.
We are committed to developing our staff to help them achieve their ambitions. We can offer an excellent range of real benefits and will ensure that you are trained to give you the right skills to do the job.
• Standard Benefits
• Generous holiday entitlements
• Company stakeholder pension scheme
• Personal Benefits
• Ongoing specialist training tailored to your specific career development path
• Employee recognition programmes including individual awards and competitions for outstanding achievement
• 24 hour Employee Assistance Helpline
• Discounts and offers on a range of products and services.
In addition to Ireland company-wide benefits, our recruitment consultants and account management teams can enjoy.
Incentivised salary packages with uncapped personal commission schemes that directly reflect the effort you put into your business. Incentive schemes leading to holidays, events and luxury goods.
Company car or car allowance at management level
Hays have an intranet site dedicated to advising all our employees of the benefits and rewards available to them.