If there was a no star rating....
I recently applied with hays for an advertised position - three month contract with the nsw dept of justice disaster relief social worker. After going through the extensive security checks as instructed by hays, I was told I'd got the job, was told by email to book my airfares, which I did , approx $800 (Im located in perth - the job was in glenn innes nsw). Glenn innes DoJ called and said you, know its only a weeks work? I contacted hays. Long story short, no job, no refund, no contact from them. Appalling
We recently hired an employee through Hays on the Gold Coast and to be quiet frank the experience was below average! If I could give 0 stars I would.
No, follow up calls, check-ins, emails nothing. Working in HR for over 12 years and in recruitment companies myself, I know this is not common practice and must come down only to the consultant and/or management.
Really a shame as the recruitment fee was very high.
You are better off going with a smaller agency that has a personable approach. Cannot recommend at all.
No thank you.
May Need to look at their compliance with legislation-am lodging complaint
I applied for a job with Hays-a six month contract.I have not had an interview or had any sense whatsoever that I was going to be put forward to the client for the job.I was told by the consultant that they would not process my application without my date of birth being provided . The form claims they need my date of birth for identity purposes only .They have no documents to check the date of birth against at this point in the process and the mandatory requirement may not be in accordance with Australian law- if we were at a point in the process where ID documents were required I would have no problem but the request at this stage seems bizarre and is certainly not industry norm.
Lies To You To Data Mine Your Data
This organization is filled with second hand car salesman types who promise the world yet fail to deliver. They even go as far as to offer you a job and get you to sign a contract, plus get you to complete many documents regarding background checks and complete online OHS inductions. Even if you pass all those they won't let you attend the job they offered you because they were intentionally too inept to properly contact your referees at the last moment. Hays is purely a data mining company that sells your life details to their special business friends. Stay away from these agencies, more worse than politicians.
Identity theft should be arrested by the australian federal police
Hays are just a scam fake employment agency who advertise false jobs that don't exist. This is going on everywhere now and is being ignored by our corrupt federal and state government departments. They only give employment to their foreign relatives and keep Australians on the dole. The steal our identities and use them to share with other agencies as they blacklist us on an illegal list that is being ignored by our glorious corrupt Authorities (Whom are also new zealanders, south africans, asians etc etc) We must fight back, and the only way is to exterminated this parasite from Australia completely. Demand these companies to be removed or we will uprise and burn all corrupt entities in the streets.
They only seem interested if you're after a higher wage that they get commission on. When Indeed or Seek say I'm 100% match for a job, I'll apply. About 8/10 on private ads I'll get a response. About 1/100 if it's Hays, then, as others mention, ghosted. During the interview at Hays I was told that Hays have almost every employer on their books, and to speak to them before approaching any or it might look bad. What a laugh!!
READ REVIEWS BEFORE YOU WASTE YOUR TIME.
I was given so much false hope, no one ever replies back to you after the interview. My theory is that they are using candidates to practice recruitment practices or for business benefit. I can't believe how unprofessional they are, they do not care about you, I promise. I really wish I read the reviews before I wasted my time with this rubbish company. I was told I would receive a call back before COB on Tuesday LAST WEEK. It is now over a week, I have tried emailing and no reply, completely ghosted. Avoid avoid avoid HAYS. Agencies do not care about you.
Regret to work for this employer
High employee turnovers and they disrespect employees and treat them as pure labor. Culture is a disaster and no study support at all for employees below manager levels and the way to survive is to obey the seniors. Some employees have been mistreated for claiming normal entitlements. Take advantage of employees who leave, such as not paying their bonus earned.
Giving False hope, Deceptive recruiters who love to Ghost you just like Tinder Matches #HaysSUCKSBALLS
Hays Recruitment are well renowned to advertise for jobs that don't exist, give poor rates of Pay that are at the bottom of the pay range. They like to register you to make themselves look good for KPI's but they actually never hire you or call you back.
They will interview the crap out of you and take copies of everything you have and make you register for this and that and say that they'll call you within a few days or the next day or so but they never do.
They can promise you the world but they never deliver as they are just a bunch of sad ...
FAKE HAYS REVIEWER*
WOW! Now I know why It felt like I was wasting my time... and questioning whether I was applying to job vacancies that didn't exist. Becoming disheartened and distraught, wondering as to why I was not getting any replies or even confirmation from Hays staff that my application has been received. After reading the sheer volume of reviews comments who all shear a similar disappointment and distrust with Hays recruiters It is now clear to me what is going on. Over 200 people gave the worst review a company could ever get and would have been 100% u...nanimous if it wasn't for a couple of fake reviews like on page 1 with 4 stars titled THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING... Nice try buy a couple of guys trying to pass their review of as some recent candidate who claims to be an immigrant (nothing wrong with that) however in trying to pass themselves off as one they have an inconsistent vocabulary and writing style. Going from a broken English to one with good grammar and use of comers, and "quotation" marks that spell check wouldn't do. Have a careful read through for yourself and if you are a well-spoken immigrant like me you'll know the difference.
Bottom-feeders of the recruitment world
As a professional with senior experience and highly qualified; I can say this agency is the most unprofessional agency I've ever encountered. The lies they spin are beyond belief and are insulting. Do not waste your time. I've had numerous exceptionally poor experiences over recent times; and now enough is enough - never again. Recently I was approached about a role that I was an obvious fit for and they chased, and chased me. I declined the offer to apply as the money didn't align with my experience or the job requirements. The role had very s...enior requirements and including managing a team and pay was not aligned with that at all. So, I declined. They came back with a XXK higher figure within a heart beat and pushed me to be available at short notice - like even that day. At our meeting the ( recruiter (who was fresh out of uni) drops the figure by XK in a blink..What??? Then advises me to be available immediately for interview. Then like all other reviews here; they ghosted me. No one word for over a week; no return calls, no return emails, and no voice mails left. Finally get the most pathetic email from a junior recruiter confirming what I already suspected ; saying the role had been filled internally ( another common tactic they employ often). Total waste of my time and effort. Only a day later, I see the exact same role advertised with a different title and exactly the same job brief. They are absolute liars with no respect for professional people. I hope employers discover how appallingly they treat candidates and use another agency. Their conduct is disgraceful.
Lies and deceit
Alicia Serada has been lying to cover her mistakes at Hays in Perth for a long time.
She will give you a dishonest description of roles then when you arrive at the placement it wont be what she told you .
When you call her out on this she then gets aggressive and tries to discredit you with dishonest false information to employers.
She will lie to you and lie to the client,it seems to be Hays culture she holds a department head position.
Avoid Hays and Alicia Serada.
Absolute Time Wasters
The amount of fake jobs that Hays recruiters post is unbelievable. They have no sense of right and wrong and believe they're not accountable to anyone.
Here's a little tip I learnt from an honest recruiter: when a Hays recruiter (or any recruiter) calls you and asks you to come in for an interview, ask them about the name of the company that's offering the role. If they refuse to provide it then the role is fake and they're just trying to meet KPI's.
No communication from Hays recruiter
I applied for some jobs with Hays in Southport. The recruiter was I. Touch quickly, getting me to do tests etc so she could put me forward for a role. After the interview we were told we would know a result within 24 hours. After 5 days I called and emailed to hear if not been successful. No attempt to advise me of this. I then reached out to seek assistance finding a role quickly. This was 2 1/2 weeks ago and my email has not been acknowledged or replied to! Very amateurish and bad
- Verified customer
I have been with them from last three months. They don’t have good management staff and after doing three shifts in a week I only paid for only one shift. I have sent them heaps of emails regarding my pay but my problems are not solved and atlast I have to ended up with a decision that I have to quit this job :(
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