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Interviews at Hays

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Hays.
Interview experience
Based on 162 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 161 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 160 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Hays

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 4.

Interview process length
About a day or two
31%
About a week
25%
About two weeks
17%
About a month
14%
More than one month
14%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
61%
Phone call/screening
46%
Background check
27%
Problem solving exercises
15%
Group interview
13%
Least reported steps
They have no interview
8%
Take-home/sample work
3%
Drug test
3%

What candidates say about the interview process at Hays

  • Excellent, clear and precise.
    Shared on 27 August 2018 - Temporary Worker - Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Over the phone.
    Shared on 27 August 2018
  • Interview that i hade was 2 part a mathmatic test and role play which i both found ok.
    Shared on 13 July 2018 - Complaints Advisor - Leicester, Leicestershire

Interview questions at Hays

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Tell me about yourself?Why should we hire u?Tell me about your strength and weakness?Tell us about your previous experiences?
    Shared on 27 August 2018
  • What experience, hours wanted the usual
    Shared on 11 July 2018 - support worker - Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Too long ago toremember
    Shared on 11 October 2017 - Agency Employee - Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Interview tips at Hays

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)43%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)32%
  • They didn’t have a dress code20%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)5%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Hays

  • If you looking for good work and life balance in your life, you will have to be creative and strategic to achieve these. Temporary work through agency in my opinion only serves gaining experience to m…
    Shared on 5 May 2020 - Teaching Assistant - London, Greater London
  • Make sure you are confident.
    Shared on 17 January 2019 - Operations Manager/Senior Consultant - Liverpool, Merseyside

The first interview at Hays

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed20%
  • Walk-In17%
  • I called them17%
  • Other online job site14%
  • Recruiter contacted me12%

How candidates received their first interview at Hays

  • I called myself.
    Shared on 15 June 2020 - Administrator - via Wolverhampton office
  • Word of month!
    Shared on 20 April 2019 - Healthcare Assistant/ Support Worker - Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Signed in at the agency offices in Kings Lynn.
    Shared on 21 March 2019 - Accounts Clerk - Various in norfolk
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