London Stock Exchange Group welcomes Hays PLC

Hays plc, a FTSE 250 company, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. Hays is the world’s largest specialist recruiter and helps organisations and businesses fill permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments, across the private and public sector.

With 10,000 staff operating from 250 offices in 33 countries, Hays is market leader in the UK, Germany and Asia Pacific and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe and Latin America. In June 2017 the business reported net fees of £954.6 million and operating profit of £211.5 million.

Hays works across 20 specialist areas, from healthcare to energy, finance to construction and education to IT. Its recruiting experts deal with 7 million CVs every year, conduct nearly 45,000 interviews per month and fill over 1,000 jobs every working day. Last year Hays worked with clients, large and small, across the globe to find 70,000 permanent employees and to fill 240,000 temporary assignments.

Every day Hays helps client's simultaneously dealing with talent shortages in certain markets, while having to reshape workforces in others. The nature of employment is also changing fast, with technological advances driving evolutions in the way people work. Hays understand these complexities and is uniquely positioned across its markets to solve them.

Hays opened its first office in London, in June 1968.

Alistair Cox, Hays CEO, commented:
"This is a proud moment for our business; from our beginnings as a small UK-based business, to becoming the world’s largest specialist recruiter, it’s quite an extraordinary journey. A celebration such as today allows us to reflect on how much our business has grown and developed during that time, and to recognise how the efforts of our people have helped progress the careers of literally millions of jobseekers, and helped millions of organisations find the talent they have needed to grow. The heart of any business is its people and our dedicated staff have played a big part in what has made us so successful over the past 50 years.

"As we look forward to our next 50 years, we will use the lessons we have learnt through our history to make sure we’re best placed to make the most of the many opportunities that lie ahead and ensure we continue to be at the forefront of our industry."