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Kent County Council supports professionals through redeployment

Hays Public Services, the leading recruiting expert, and Kent County Council have partnered to create an innovative careers transition website. The interactive site will support Kent County Council employees who are affected by reorganisation over the coming year. Employees will have individual access to the website which allows them to search for jobs and improve their CV writing, job searching techniques, interviews, competencies and salary negotiation.

Andy Cook, Senior Manager at Hays Career Transition, comments: "The website is a valuable tool for any individual seeking alternative employment in what is a competitive market. It works because it is interactive, user-friendly and available to access at their convenience. Employees can watch best-practice videos, undertake quizzes and obtain advice on all aspects on the recruitment process. They will also have access to external training and development providers. Kent County Council will be advertising its jobs on the site."

Nicola Lodemore, Employment Policy & Diversity Manager for Kent County Council comments:

"In these challenging economic times, we wanted to create a tool to help people looking for alternative employment so that they have the best chance of success. The solution provided by Hays is simple, practical and easy to use – and we believe it will be invaluable in supporting colleagues over the next few years. We're delighted to be working with Hays on this exciting project."

For more information please visit: http://www.hays.co.uk/hays-outplacement.aspx

About Hays

Hays plc (the "Group") is 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:

Sarah Swailes
Hays
T. 020 7259 8821
E. sarah.swailes@hays.com

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