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Recruitment consultants from Hays Construction, the world's leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people, in Birmingham, swapped the Hays offices to work for a local construction company for a day. The voluntary job-swap took place to raise money for the Lighthouse Club charity. In November 2009 one of the Hays' Birmingham consultants, Tim Mason, traded in his suit for a hard hat as he spent the day labouring for Kier Partnership Homes in Kidderminster.

The Suits on Site campaign commenced in November and hopes to raise over £3000 for the charity. The Lighthouse Club, which helps to support victims of workplace accidents and their families, in the construction industry, will receive the equivalent to a professional's daily wages from each employer involved in the initiative.

Richard Blackburn, Manager at Hays Construction, comments: ‘‘Suits on Site helps give consultants first-hand experience of what is required when placing people in jobs out on site. The consultants really enjoy learning more about the work that is undertaken and getting their hands dirty for a great cause''.

Pictured (L-R): Tim Mason from Hays with Andrew Chisholme, Kier Partnership Homes Project Manager

For further information on Hays Construction call 0121 212 2086 or visit www.hays.co.uk/construction

For further information on the Lighthouse Club visit www.lighthouseclub.org

Note to editor:

Hays Construction is part of Hays plc, the leading global specialist recruiting group. It is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in the UK and Australia and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. It operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments.

The Group employs 6,933 staff operating from 345 offices in 28 countries across 17 specialisms.

For the year ended 30 June 2009:

  • The Group had revenues of £2.4 billion, net fees of £670.8 million and operating profit of £158 million.
  • The Group placed around 50,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 270,000 people into temporary assignments.
  • The temporary placement business represented 56% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 44% of net fees.

For further press information:

Alexandra TuckerHays T. 020 7630 4282E. Alexandra.tucker@hays.com

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