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Devon and Cornwall Police appoints Hays Public Services as recruiting partner

Devon and Cornwall Police force has appointed Hays, the world's leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people, as its recruitment partner for all temporary staff. The contract will see Hays responsible for placing various professionals within departments such as finance, procurement, human resources and information technology.

Hays will interview prospective candidates to assess suitability and will also complete comprehensive clearance checks, enabling temporary staff to be put in place immediately when requested. The police will benefit from the knowledge that their hires have already been checked by experts and will be ready to start at a moment's notice.

Alistair Rennie, National Sales Director at Hays, comments: "We are working with the Devon and Cornwall Police to provide efficient and effective temporary recruitment procedures. These professionals work within a specialist environment and it helps that we understand the sector, have a comprehensive knowledge of the employer and know how to track down the best people for the roles. Experienced administration and finance clerks, HR administrators and logistics assistants are anticipated to be in particularly high demand and we would encourage people with these skills to apply through their local Hays office."

About Hays:

Hays plc is the leading global specialist recruitment group. It is market leader in the UK and Australia, and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. As at 31 December 2009, the Group employed 6,644 staff operating from 325 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 £158.0 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;
  • Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE and the United Kingdom.

For further press information please contact:

Alexandra Tucker
T:  020 7259 8821