Hays is a leading global professional recruiting group, the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in the UK and Asia Pacific and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe and Latin America.

Hays operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. 

With over 8,748 staff operating from 244 offices in 33 countries across 20 specialisms, last year we placed around 57,000 candidates into permanent jobs, and around 212,000 people into temporary assignments.

Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
9,214 (est)+3%
Hays was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People at Hays

Alan Thomson

Alan Thomson

Non-Executive Chairman
Alistair Cox

Alistair Cox

Chief Executive
Paul Venables

Paul Venables

Group Finance Director
Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Victoria Jarman

Victoria Jarman

Independent Non-Executive Director
Torsten Kreindl

Torsten Kreindl

Independent Non-Executive Director
Pippa Wicks

Pippa Wicks

Independent Non-Executive Director
Peter Williams

Peter Williams

Independent Non-Executive Director
Doug Evans

Doug Evans

Company Secretary & General Counsel

Hays Office Locations

Hays has offices in London, Wakefield, Southampton, Birmingham and in 62 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
250 Euston Rd
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Hays Data and Metrics

Hays Financial Metrics

Hays's revenue was reported to be £4.2 b in FY, 2016 which is a 10% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

4.2 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

121.1 m

Market capitalization (25-Sep-2017)

2.8 b

Closing share price (25-Sep-2017)


Cash (30-Jun-2016)

62.9 m
Hays's current market capitalization is £2.8 b.
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


3.7 b3.7 b3.8 b4.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Pre tax profit

132.3 m156.1 m173 m

Net Income

86 m105.4 m121.1 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


48 m69.8 m62.9 m

Accounts Receivable

381.2 m369.7 m486.9 m

Current Assets

627.3 m670.3 m833.4 m


52.7 m52 m43.7 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

102.6 m132.1 m103.2 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(77.4 m)(52 m)(116.9 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(46.3 m)(50.7 m)(51.9 m)
GBPY, 2016


469 k

Financial Leverage

2.4 x
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