Hays, the UK’s leading specialist recruitment consultancy, which has a number of offices throughout the country, has been proclaimed as the Best Performing plc in a national awards ceremony. The recruitment consultancy managed to beat strong competition to win the highly acclaimed category at the Recruitment International Awards 2008.
To win the highly coveted award of Best Performing plc, Hays successfully demonstrated that it was continuing to perform extremely well and manage to outperform its competitors, despite the current economic climate. The awards were judged by 14 of the top industry professionals and sector specialists, including analysts and brokers. The ceremony took place at Madame Tussauds and was attended by over 200 special guests, comprising of senior directors from the UK’s top recruitment companies.
Tim Cook, Managing Director of Hays said: “We are delighted to have won this award. We are always looking for new ways to better meet the needs of local employers and employees and pride ourselves on strong customer service levels, an extensive database and innovative recruitment methods, which allow us to achieve this. An award for best performance is a strong accolade, particularly in the current climate.”
The Recruitment International’s Awards are particularly highly regarded within the recruitment industry because they are won entirely on a company’s merit following selection by a panel of judges and a day of intensive debate where each judge selects their own top three for each award category, before the points are calculated and a winner emerges.
Hays is part of Hays plc, the leading global specialist recruitment group. It is market leader in the UK and Australia, and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. By the end of June 2008, the Group employed 8,872 staff operating from 393 offices in 27 countries across 17 varied specialisms including recruitment for engineering jobs, nursing jobs and admin jobs.
For the year ended 30 June 2008:
– the Group had revenues of £2.5 billion, net fees of £786.8 million and operating profit before exceptional items of £253.8 million;
– the Group placed around 80,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 300,000 people into temporary assignments;
– the temporary placement business represented 49% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 51% of net fees.