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Five million LinkedIn followers: a major milestone for Hays

By Claire Fowler, Head of Communications UK & Ireland and EMEA

At Hays we’re proud to announce that we are the first company within our industry globally to reach five million followers, cementing our status as one of the most followed companies on LinkedIn worldwide.

As the world’s leading specialist recruiter, we understand how important it is for professionals to feel connected and informed about trends that may affect their workplace, their industry and most importantly, their careers. By drawing on our expertise to create helpful and insightful blogs, reports, podcasts and Live events, we are able to share insights and knowledge on the LinkedIn platform that are clearly valued and trusted by the five million people around the world that follow Hays.

As part of our presence on the social networking site, our CEO Alistair Cox has been regularly sharing insights and advice relating to the world of work to his 218,000 followers since 2012. Alistair Cox said about the milestone: “In a world that is more connected than ever before, we are extremely proud to reach 5 million followers on LinkedIn. We are the first company within our industry to reach this milestone, giving us a greater ability to reach jobseekers at scale. Since 2012, Hays specialists from around the world have regularly shared quality, engaging and expert driven content with our followers every single day, helping professionals to progress their careers and build their teams.

“LinkedIn is one of many key partnerships that we have at Hays, the platform allows us to support millions of jobseekers’ careers, helping them to achieve their professional aspirations and ultimately to flourish and succeed. Our success on the platform is down to the many Hays experts who have shared their valuable insights and advice on the world of work over the years, engaging with professionals on a frequent basis. We look forward to continuing to build on this success and helping millions more find their dream role and realise their potential.”

Reaching this landmark has been a global effort from teams across the Hays business, and we look forward to continuing to strengthen this engagement through the ongoing creation of high-quality content that empowers our followers to transform their careers.

About this author

A chartered marketer and qualified PR professional with over 15 years of experience, Claire is responsible for all external and internal communications at Hays UK & Ireland and EMEA, including PR, internal communications, content, collateral and social media. She works with the in-house team, freelancers and agencies to devise and implement communications strategies, as well as developing research and thought leadership material to support PR and marketing lead generation campaigns.


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