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Modular services

For IT recruitment

Here are just some of the modular services we offer to our clients to make their IT recruitment easier. Select as many or as few as you need, or to talk about any other needs you may have that aren’t listed here, get in touch with your local IT consultant.

Response handling 

The sheer volume of applicants for each of your vacancies you advertise can make it more difficult to secure the best talent. Our response handling service eases the burden on your organisation’s internal resources, enabling you to quickly fill your vacancies in the most efficient and effective way. What we do as part of this service:

  • Send information packs to applicants
  • Field all enquiries regarding the posts
  • Sell the opportunity to prospective candidates and act as a sounding board for applicants interested in the role
  • Produce detailed MI including diversity monitoring

CV sift

  • We will sift your CVs using a balanced scorecard
  • We will grade each application against the core competencies of your role, producing an auditable document of our findings
  • We leave you with a list of applicants to progress to the interview stage within a defined period of time (1-2 days)

Job board management

  • We place your advert on six targeted job boards relevant to your role, including We select these on the basis of MI collated from years of placing thousands adverts online
  • You will receive MI detailing response levels and diversity statistics
  • This service includes a basic level CV sift

Advanced shortlisting  

  • We interview all candidates on the long list using competency-based interview questions to build up an accurate picture of their ability to undertake the role
  • Following these interviews we can prepare interview reports and circulate them to the selection panel

Technical testing  

  • We will pre-screen your applicants by testing their technical ability across a multitude of specialist areas and technologies
  • The proficiency profile covers 12 to 18 sub-skills within a discipline and highlights strengths, proficiencies and weaknesses

Candidate attraction  

  • Targeted e-shot to our database
  • Specialist press / trade press - saving up to 60% off the direct rate card if booked through Hays
  • National Press - saving up to 40% off direct rate card when booked through Hays  

Payroll direct contractors  

  • Hays IT Direct is an outsourced payroll solution offered to established Hays IT clients resulting in risk reduction, cost saving, quality MI and significantly reduced administration
  • What’s more as a financially secure FTSE business our clients can feel confident of their long term future with us and secure that their contractors will always be paid and paid on time

How it works: 

  • Hays IT transfer current and new temporary workers onto the Hays Online Payroll System, enabling candidates and line managers to submit and authorise timesheets online
  • We will also take references to confirming dates worked and check eligibility to work in the UK 

Benefits to you:

  • Your HR department will be relieved of excessive administration allowing you to reallocate internal resource and concentrate on your core business
  • You will reduce risk as we ensure all compliance processes are completed prior to the worker   commencing their assignment
  • An on-line timesheet process enables accurate and timely Management Information
  • As a financially secure FTSE 250 business you can depend on us to pay your contractors
  • Candidates engaged via Hays contract for services