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Hays wins presitigious online recruiter award

Hays, the world's leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people, has won ‘The Best Use Of Online Recruitment By A Recruitment Agency' at the 2010 Online Recruitment Awards. The awards ceremony, held in London on the 31st March 2010, celebrated success, growth, innovation and achievements within the online recruitment industry.

Hays was named a winner due to its integrated recruitment campaign to recruit 30 members for the newly formed National Tenant Council (NTC), an important part of the National Tenant Voice (NTV). The client needed an innovative recruitment campaign in order to reach social housing tenants who represented the complete diversity of tenants across England. A bespoke microsite and social media links were core to the success of the campaign.

Matthew Lewis, Director at Hays, says: "We are delighted to have won this prestigious award, which recognises outstanding accomplishments within the industry. The NTV campaign was unique in regards to its requirements and the overall quality of the individual candidates was excellent, with many of them exceeding the stated core competencies and meeting the diversity requirements.We are pleased that this award win recognises that we are leading the way with our online recruitment."

About Hays

Hays Construction is part of Hays plc (the "Group") 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 over 6,700 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 £158.0 million;
  • the Group placed around 50,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 300,000 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 United Kingdom.

For further press information please contact:

Alexandra Tucker
T. 020 7259 8821