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Leading social housing recruiter shares insight at industry event

The CIH (Chartered Institute of Housing) Annual Conference & Exhibition is taking place on 22nd – 24th June 2010 at the Harrogate International Centre, bringing together sector professionals from across the country. Matthew Lewis, Business Director at Hays Social Housing, the leading recruiting expert, will be sharing his insight into sector recruitment and worklessness. Matthew will sit on the panel of the question time session, taking place on the 24th June, which will allow attendees to question the panel on how the new government should deliver on society's priorities.

The panel will be asked questions on subjects such as care & support, communities, customer involvement and development & the environment. Other leading industry figures on the panel include Sarah Webb, Chief Executive of the CIH, Mark Steel, comedian and political activist, and members of St. Basils Youth Advisory Panel.

Matthew Lewis, Business Director at Hays Social Housing, comments: "The CIH Annual Conference & Exhibition is the key event within the social housing sector and we are looking forward to sharing our experience, expertise and insight with other professionals. We hope to see many people over the duration of the conference."

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About Hays

Hays Social Housing 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