Experienced careers in recruitment - Intro

Experienced careers in recruitment

Are you an experienced recruiter or leader? You’ll fit right in at Hays. We offer unparalleled career opportunities for experienced professionals, whether you want to further your recruitment career or use your commercial knowledge to join our business leadership team.

We’re the preferred partner of a range of organisations, from the newest technology start-ups to some of the biggest organisations in the country. We have existing relationships with exceptional clients that you’ll be able to build upon, plus the best tech tools in the industry, and you’ll have the opportunity and autonomy to shape how you like to work within our strategy. We know you’ll thrive and progress under our amazing leadership team, who use their expertise to inspire and support staff at all levels.

We pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive culture and our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and we encourage everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. In addition to all that, our employees have access to global opportunities and can create real, meaningful change, so why not join us, advance your career, and get ready to thrive as part of something truly great? The possibilities are endless.

Any questions? Get in touch today.

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Reasons to join Hays

Cutting-edge tech at your fingertips

Not only will you be able to enjoy flexible working, flourish in a supportive environment and have career-progression opportunities, but you’ll also have access to cutting-edge technology and the industry’s best resources to help you save time, win business and be more strategic.

Continuous learning and development

We offer a range of learning and development programmes and opportunities for our senior recruiters, so they can continue to grow professionally. This includes online support, online upskilling classes, blended learning and advanced people leadership programmes. You’ll also find thousands of internal and external courses in our Learning and Career Zone.

Investment in the right areas

Our business is investing globally in key and strategic industries and sectors, providing amazing opportunities for senior consultants to continue to grow their careers in exciting new directions. We’re always keeping on top of trends and investing in the areas that matter.

Promotion opportunities

We pride ourselves on our excellent, career-accelerating programme, which offers growth and reward based solely on performance. We signpost opportunities throughout your career with us, whether these involve a role in one of the 33 countries that we operate in, the people leadership team or senior strategy positions.

Opportunities for balanced working

We offer a balanced working agreement to support and enhance the work-life balance of our employees. Hays staff are expected to work in one of our offices for five days over a fortnight, giving you the ideal mix of flexibility and face-to-face interaction with colleagues and clients.

Experienced careers in recruitment - Roles and responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities

Are you excited by the fast-paced working environment, varied role and people-focus career that working in recruitment can offer? Then read on to discover more about the daily roles, responsibilities and activities of Hays consultants.

  • Supporting your team throughout the day

    As a senior consultant, you may also be a people manager. This means that one of your key responsibilities each day will be supporting those who report into you: helping them prioritise their workloads, supporting them with any challenges they may encounter and helping them to be the best professionals possible.

  • Engaging with talent through direct headhunting

    More experienced consultants will know exactly the type of person who will be a good fit for a role and organisation. They will directly engage with potential candidates, including those not currently looking for work, to ensure they find the right professional for every role.

  • Hosting a client meeting

    Senior consultants will use client meetings as opportunities to go above and beyond discussing roles that an employer needs filled - such as is offering insights into how the recruitment landscape in their sector is changing, what soft skills they should be prioritising or helping them identify weaknesses in their hiring processes.

  • Developing their market

    Understanding your market and finding innovative strategies to ensure Hays is the 'go to' recruitment expert in your area is an important part of a senior consultant's role. For example, hosting a networking event in your area, with an interesting agenda and expert guest speakers helps to add real value for our clients.

  • Mentoring and recognising successes

    The responsibilities of being a people or business manager extend beyond simply helping your team with their daily workloads. Mentoring junior colleagues, identifying where and how performance requires support and recognising the success of others - including nominating your reportees for prestigious internal awards - are all a part of this.

  • Helping foster a great Hays culture

    Hays is very proud of its inclusive, fun and friendly culture. Senior consultants often play an active part in fostering this - whether by organising a fundraising activity to support our charity partner or being part of a steering committee to drive forward an issue close to their hearts, such as supporting mental health and wellbeing or LGBTQ+ inclusivity.

Experienced careers in recruitment - Testimonial


Rob Sheppard
Rob Sheppard Senior Manager

"I have been promoted at least once a year with Hays, I am now a Senior Manager with a top performing team."

Holly Parton
Holly Parton Business Director

"I feel I am able to give my professional best due to the diverse and inclusive working environment that Hays provides’."

Muna Mohammed
Muna Mohammed Business Manager

"Hays offer a truly unlimited earning potential and as someone who is ambitious that really appealed to me."

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