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Hays is awarded American Express contract

24 November 2010

Hays has been awarded a contract by American Express, the leading global services company, to provide a Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solution for all permanent hiring across Europe.

The end-to-end solution combines both on- and off-site delivery, with in-country presence ensuring local knowledge and understanding is upheld throughout the entire recruitment process.

Les Duncan, Managing Director of Hays Corporate Accounts, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with American Express for their strategic recruitment outsourcing across Europe and are confident that the Hays team will deliver significant benefits very quickly. The contract award is testament to the way that Hays is able to operate across countries and brings true value to our clients’ talent acquisition programmes. We are looking forward to a strong and successful relationship with American Express over the coming years.”

About Hays

Hays plc (the "Group") is the leading global professional recruiting group. The Group 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. The Group operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments.

As at 30 June 2010, the Group employed 6,845 staff operating from 270 offices in 28 countries across 17 specialisms.

For the year ended 30 June 2010:

  • the Group reported net fees of £557.7 million and operating profit of £80.5 million;
  • the Group placed around 50,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 180,000 people into temporary assignments;
  • 26% of Group net fees were generated in Asia Pacific, 30% in Continental Europe & RoW and 44% in the United Kingdom & Ireland
  • the temporary placement business represented 58% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 42% 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:
Claire Fowler
T. 020 7259 8821