Hays plc


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Hays Plc Sees H1 Trading To Be Modestly Profitable

Hays Expects Group Headcount At End Of Q1 To Be Down Versus June 30

Recruiter Hays Warns On Annual Profit As Net Fees Slump


About Hays plc

Hays plc is a recruitment company. The Company's segments include Australia & New Zealand, Germany, United Kingdom and Ireland and Rest of World. It works on various specialisms including accountancy and finance, information technology, life sciences, construction and property and engineering, supporting the career development of candidates with temporary, contracting and permanent jobs. It works on one-off placements for small-to-medium enterprises and global multinationals, as well as contract-based recruitments for its clients. The Company has its operations in over 250 offices in 33 countries. It serves various sectors including, accountancy and finance, construction and property, engineering and manufacturing, human resources, office professionals, Education and Telecoms sector.


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4th Fl, Regent's Place, 20 Triton Street


United Kingdom


Executive Leadership

Andrew Martin

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Alistair R. Cox

Chief Executive, Executive Director

Paul Venables

Group Finance Director, Executive Director

Doug Evans

Company Secretary, General Counsel

Peter Williams

Senior Independent Director

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2.47 mean rating - 15 analysts
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Recruiter Hays sees modestly profitable first half, shares fall

Recruitment agency Hays Plc <HAYS.L> said on Thursday it now expects to squeeze out a "modest" profit for the first half of the year, down from 100 million pounds last year as the coronavirus-driven downturn in hiring slashed fee income by nearly a third.

Recruiter Hays posts lower Q1 net fees, sees modestly profitable first half

Recruitment agency Hays Plc said on Thursday it expects first half of the year to be modestly profitable as its temporary hiring remained stable overall, even as it posted a 29% drop in its first-quarter net fees due to the coronavirus crisis.

Recruiter Hays' net fees drop, says more jobs to go in first quarter

Recruitment agency Hays Plc <HAYS.L> posted a 12% fall in annual net fees on Thursday and said it expected to cut more of its own headcount this quarter by not refilling roles as it adjusts to the slump in hiring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recruiter Hays annual net fees drop, warns of more job cuts in first quarter

Hays Plc, one of the world's biggest recruitment agencies, posted a 12% fall in its annual net fees on Thursday and said it expected to cut more jobs this quarter by not refilling roles as it adjusts to the slump in hiring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recruiter Hays flags losses in summer as net fees slump

Hays <HAYS.L>, one of the world's biggest recruiters, expects to be loss-making in the summer and reported a 34% drop in fourth-quarter net fees on Thursday as companies slowed new hiring to ride out a downturn induced by the coronavirus crisis.

Recruiter Hays warns on annual profit as net fees slump

Hays, one of the world's biggest recruiters, said on Thursday its fourth-quarter net fees dropped 34% and also warned on annual operating profit, as companies across the world halted new hiring during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

SThree scraps final dividend, seeking other support

British recruiting firm SThree <STEMS.L> joined peers Hays <HAYS.L> and Robert Walters <RWA.L> in scrapping its final dividend payout for 2019 on Monday, and said it was actively exploring options to support operations across regions to battle the impact of the coronavirus...

Recruiter Hays raises $248 million in equity to cope with coronavirus hit

One of the world's biggest recruiters, Hays <HAYS.L>, raised about 200 million pounds ($248 million) via a new share issue on Thursday, seeking to prop up its finances in the face of an expected collapse in fees due to the coronavirus.

Recruiter Hays profit sinks as fees slide, Germany weighs

Recruiter Hays <HAYS.L> operating profit fell by just under a fifth in the first half, with fee revenue as expected taking a hit from a weak German economy and the company also citing disruption from December's Australian bushfires and political events in Britain and France.

Recruiter Hays profit sinks as fees slide, Germany weighs

Recruiter Hays operating profit fell 19% on a reported basis in the first half, in line with guidance from the company a month ago as low business confidence and a struggling euro zone economy dented hiring in Germany.

Recruiter Hays sounds profit warning as December hiring slows

Recruitment firm Hays Plc <HAYS.L> warned of lower first-half operating profit on Thursday, as it struggled with a hiring squeeze that worsened in December in some of its largest markets including Britain, France and Australia.

Recruiter Hays warns of lower first-half profit as December hiring slows

UK-based recruitment firm Hays Plc warned of lower first-half operating profit, as it struggled with a hiring squeeze in some of its largest markets including UK, France and Australia in December that slowed net fee growth.

U.S. and China help Hays buck gloom among UK recruiters

Hays Plc <HAYS.L> bucked the gloomy trend among British recruiters on Tuesday, with strong net fees growth in the United States and China helping to offset slowing markets closer to home.

Hays reports flat quarterly net fees

Recruiter Hays Plc reported no growth in its first-quarter net fees on Tuesday, hurt by a slowdown in Germany's manufacturing sector and as Brexit uncertainty dented hiring in the United Kingdom.

Reprieve for Thomas Cook's UK stores as Hays Travel deal saves up to 2,500 jobs

Hays Travel will buy all of Thomas Cook's <TCG.D> British travel agent shops, potentially saving up to 2,500 jobs and providing a rare boost for high streets across the country.

Recruiter Hays sees tougher conditions in UK, Germany, shares slide

Hays Plc <HAYS.L> is seeing increasing signs of weakening business confidence in Germany and Britain, the recruiter said on Thursday, sending its shares down as much as 5% despite posting higher annual net fees.

Recruiter Hays net fees rises, flags tough conditions in Germany, Britain

Recruiter Hays Plc reported higher annual net fees on Thursday but said it was facing tougher trading conditions in its core markets such as Germany and Britain, with "increasing signs" of lower business confidence.

Recruiter Hays reports flat net fees for fourth quarter

Recruiter Hays Plc <HAYS.L> saw no growth in net fees in the fourth quarter as weak hiring in Australia, New Zealand and Britain offset strong performance in its biggest market Germany.

Hays quarterly growth stumbles as German economy cools

Recruiter Hays posted quarterly net fee growth below market expectations on Tuesday, as its biggest market Germany was hit by slowing growth and a trade spat between Beijing and Washington.

Recruiter Hays quarterly net fees rises

British recruitment firm Hays Plc on Tuesday said comparable net fees rose 5 percent in the third quarter, helped by more hiring in its international and domestic markets.

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