Culture and values

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Hays’ company culture is dynamic, fast-paced and incredibly rewarding. As a business, we have four core values that define and guide everything we do. They are also the characteristics shared by our new team members.


As experts across 20 different industry sectors, we have a deep and broad understanding of our markets and the people within them. Everyone at Hays shares their knowledge with clients and candidates across our expanding network.

We are looking to develop experts who:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the nature of the industry and the commercial reality of achieving business outcomes
  • Communicate succinctly to achieve the desired result
  • Persuasively communicate a point of view
  • Display confidence when interacting with people
  • Accept responsibility regardless of outcome
  • Identify business opportunities

Passionate about people

Recruitment is essentially a people business and we put the creation of valuable, lasting relationships at the top of our priorities. It’s the only way to find the right person for the right job. We want to help people fulfil their potential and be all that they can be. We fundamentally believe that the right move can improve the life and work of everyone concerned.
We're looking for people who are passionate about people by

  • Building strong, lasting relationships and engages people
  • Working effectively as part of a team
  • Demonstrating a strong results focus to transform lives and businesses
  • Showing pride in and commitment to delivering a high quality of service on behalf of Hays


Excelling in recruitment is all about being curious about people and about the worlds in which they work.

We are looking for inquisitive personalities who

  • Demonstrate a keen curiosity to learn more about people and business
  • Ask effective questions and listen attentively
  • Commit to growing commercial recruitment knowledge
  • Seek and take feedback on board to improve performance
  • Show a willingness to learn from mistakes


We’re a results-oriented business, which means we’re incredibly driven. We have energy and dynamism and we’re ambitious for clients, candidates and our team. We truly believe that the right kind of recruitment can have a positive impact on everyone’s lives.

We are looking for ambitious individuals who exhibit

  • A commercial and proactive commitment to winning business
  • An ability to present a persuasive argument to achieve a win/win situation
  • A persistent approach when under pressure
  • An unquestionable desire to achieve results and operate in a high performance culture
  • An unquestionable initiative to achieve results
  • Resilience to working in a challenging environment
  • Strong sales drive to achieve the best and become number one