Hays
Happiness score is 65 out of 100
3.6 out of 5 stars.
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Interviews at Hays

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Hays.

Interview experience

Based on 356 interviews
Favourable

Interview difficulty

Based on 359 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 335 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
36%
About a week
27%
About two weeks
14%
More than one month
12%
About a month
11%
Most reported steps
Phone call/screening
54%
On-site interview
49%
Background check
24%
Group interview
13%
Problem solving exercises
12%
Least reported steps
Other
8%
Take-home/sample work
4%
Drug test
2%

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
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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

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Interview tips at Hays

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)37%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)33%
  • They didn’t have a dress code20%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)8%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Hays

  • Your CV should speak for you, but honesty and openness are two qualities to remember.
    Shared on 13 April 2022 - Administrator - Totnes, Devon
  • be yourself
    Shared on 11 April 2022 - Customer Service Advisor - Preston, Lancashire
  • Make sure you understand what your REAL hourly rate is.
    Shared on 27 February 2022 - Customer Service Call Handler - Work from home

The first interview at Hays

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed21%
  • I called them20%
  • Recruiter contacted me17%
  • Other online job site13%
  • Employee referral11%

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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