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About us

Since opening our first Ireland office in Dublin in 1996, we’ve put people at the heart of what we do. We’ve invested in lifelong partnerships among Irish businesses and individuals that empower you to succeed.

First establishing our expertise in accountancy and finance and construction, we’ve since become specialists in tech, engineering, life sciences, HR, procurement, business support, legal, social care and marketing. And with offices in prime locations across Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway, we combine our nationwide coverage with local market expertise.

Our data-driven sector knowledge and extensive networks are backed by a drive to innovate for your specific needs, and we’re constantly developing our talent solutions. Our evolving services not only include permanent and temporary recruitment, but a whole suite of end-to-end recruitment strategies. Whether you’re looking for an inspirational leader or an agile contingent workforce strategy, we bring the people, insights and technology needed to navigate a complex talent landscape and secure future success.

It’s not just our customers we serve though. As the world’s largest specialist recruiter, we’re in a unique position to enable real change: both on a local and national scale. We’re deeply embedded in the communities we live and work in, and our commitment to driving diversity, equity and inclusion can be seen through our thriving partnerships. Working closely alongside Paralympics Ireland, Job Care, the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, and many more organisations, we’re sharing our skills and knowledge to build opportunities and enhance lives – for lifetimes to come.


Working for your tomorrow

At Hays, we invest in lifelong partnerships that empower people and organisations to succeed. With over 50 years’ success under our belts and a workforce of 10,000+ people across 33 countries, we’ve evolved to put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

So much more than a specialist recruitment business, what really sets us apart is our knowledge through scale, deep understanding and our ability to meaningfully innovate for our customers. By providing advice, insights and expertise on issues you face today in the fast-paced world of work, we help you make the right decisions for tomorrow.

Offering an unrivalled suite of recruitment and workforce solutions, whether you’re looking for what’s next in your career, or have a gap to fill, we’ll help you get where you want to go.

You can rely on us to deliver today and help you plan for tomorrow.


Looking for the right role for you?

At Hays, we know that finding the right role at the right time takes careful consideration. As lifelong career partners, we’re with our candidates each step of the way.

Whether you’re seeking a job for right now, a career change, or to move up the career ladder, we have the expertise, the up-to-date knowledge, connections and training to help you get where you want to go.

Providing an unmatched wealth of jobs across industries and professions, using our insights and market-leading salary checker, employer relationships, pathways and support, we bring roles that challenge and excite you.


Whatever your business ambition, we share it

Whether you’re looking for people to help transform your organisation, or inspirational leaders who can empower business transformation – we offer you all the specialist recruitment services you need. From permanent, temporary and contract hiring to executive search and interim appointments services, we have access to the strongest talent networks providing you with the right talent for your roles.

Delivering a suite of unrivalled services across industries and professions, we’ll help your organisation fill its recruitment needs and organisation’s workforce strategies.

With a focus firmly on the future, today, we’re constantly enhancing and expanding our services, from permanent and contingent outsourced solutions like RPO and MSP to Vendor Management Solutions to better manage your flexible workforce, bespoke advisory services and market-leading insights to salary benchmarking and employer branding – you can rely on us to be your lifelong partners and empower your organisation to succeed.

Partnering with you to provide the knowledge, expertise and innovation needed to shape a truly holistic workforce strategy, together. Because your success is at the heart of our business.

Find out more on our Hays Global website.


Reaching carbon neutrality and our commitment to Net Zero

Hays Plc is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2030 (Scope 1,2 and 3) and has launched multiple initiatives to deliver on this commitment.

You can find out more about our carbon reduction plan and our commitment to net zero on the below links:


Gender Pay Gap Report

You can access our Gender Pay Gap reports on the below links:


Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

If we’re to continue to thrive in the continually changing world of work, we know we need to maximise our people’s potential and ensure we continue to attract diverse talent. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) is fundamental to unlocking that potential. 

The actions that we are taking to progress our DE&I agenda around the world are detailed in 'Our Hays Promise', which is our commitment to making Hays an organisation to which everyone feels they belong. As part of this promise, we have spearheaded a number of initatives, just a few of which include rolling out conscious inclusion training for everyone at manager-level and above, enhancing our family friendly leave and pay provisions and launching an inclusion hub – with resources available to all employees. Our commitment to driving more equal gender representation at a senior level is also moving in the right direction – 47% of our senior leadership team in Ireland are female. 

Powering change through partnerships 


It’s not just our employees we want to serve, though. As the world’s largest specialist recruiter, we’re in a unique position to enable real change: both on a local and national scale. We’re deeply embedded in the communities we live and work in, and our commitment to driving diversity, equity and inclusion can be seen through our thriving partnerships:


  • The Open Doors Initiative

    The Open Doors Initiative is a group of over 95 companies and NGOs, who work with the government to create pathways to education, employment and entrepreneurship for marginalised people in Ireland. In Ireland today, these groups face higher barriers to employment than most others. Many are cut out of work, even during the recent times of nearly full employment. The Open Doors Initiative offers online training, mentorships, assisted learning, seminars and in-house training for existing employees on a range of subjects and can assist with funding for training courses.

    Over the last year, we have worked with Open Doors to deliver training sessions to our DE&I Council and the wider Ireland team about cultural awareness and we are engaging with them to deliver further training on different initiatives over the next year.

  • Paralympics Ireland

    Paralympics Ireland is the official body for Ireland that organises and supports the Irish team at the Paralympic Games, which take place every four years alongside the Olympic Games. 

    Hays Ireland have been official partners of Paralympics Ireland since 2022, providing recruitment and key hire support to the team while assisting Paralympic athletes as they transition from their sporting career into the workplace. We have placed a number of professionals on the Paralympics Ireland team, while launching a variety of partnership activity to progress a positive inclusivity agenda for those living with disabilities in Ireland.

  • Down Syndrome Ireland

    We have recently partnered with Down Syndrome Ireland with the aim of raising vital funds for the charity along with supporting their members with Down Syndrome on their journey within the world of work. As part of the partnership, we aim to support the charity’s aim of challenging inaccurate stereotypes that people with Down Syndrome face and to play our part in championing acceptance and inclusion for people with Down Syndrome, specifically within the world of work.

  • Jobcare

    We provide employment charity Jobcare with support on their Jobnet programme, which aims to equip unemployed people with the skills, clarity and confidence to secure appropriate work. Hays team members regularly volunteer their time to provide mock interviews, run through interview prep and provide LinkedIn networking tips as part of this programme, providing their world-of-work insights to help transform the lives of programme users and support them on their career journeys. 

  • Investors in Diversity Gold Accredited

    The cumulation of our commitment to DE&I at Hays has seen us recognised by the Irish Centre for Diversity. We were 1 of only 11 corporates to be awarded Gold status in the Investors in Diversity (IiD) accreditation, which is Ireland’s leading DE&I accreditation mark. 

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