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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoplesoft bloke View Post
    I refused to participate in exit interviews as a permie. It's the most pointless make work exercise for HR wonks. If the organisation gave a tulip about why you were off they would have done something to prevent it. I've seen the results of these shown to senior people who just go "well we can't change that". It's all utter bollocks.
    My only permie exit interview happened as soon as I handed in my notice (or as soon after that as was practical since I resigned between Christmas and New Year).

    First thing the manager asked was what they could do to keep me, and what about the big pay rise that I wanted. I told him thanks but he'd had the chance to fix the problem and I'd told him two months before that I was going to start actively looking for a new job. He asked if I'd consider staying so I had to explain that I'd given my word and that was that.

    He then had the nerve to ask me what my new salary was so that they could factor that into pay rises for everyone else in the next round of increases. I just laughed at him and said that it sounded like HR and the department needed to do some market research.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruasonid View Post
    In all my years of contracting I've never heard of anyone going through Hays.
    Hays are on a lot of company PSLs (Preferred Supplier Lists.)

    For senior roles (more than £100k salary or equivalent contract rate) they are definitely one of the best of the big agencies in terms of opportunities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edison View Post
    Hays are on a lot of company PSLs (Preferred Supplier Lists.)

    For senior roles (more than £100k salary or equivalent contract rate) they are definitely one of the best of the big agencies in terms of opportunities.
    Hays are also working with Qdos on how to accurately assess contractors so maybe more people will operate through them if they show that they understand what needs to be done and do it properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruasonid View Post
    In all my years of contracting I've never heard of anyone going through Hays.
    I know many people who work through hays, I personally wouldn’t

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeludedKitten View Post
    Hays are also working with Qdos on how to accurately assess contractors so maybe more people will operate through them if they show that they understand what needs to be done and do it properly.
    Yes, Hays seemed to be one of the first of the big agencies to start addressing IR35 challenges for 2020.

    At my last client, I used Hays quite a bit as they were one of the preferred suppliers. I was invited by the Account Manager to join an IR35 webinar (aimed at hiring managers) and all this was in the Spring. Some (many?) recruiters only seem to be waking up to this now and arranging briefings for clients. I'm still seeing several such invites come up in my LinkedIn feed each week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruasonid View Post
    In all my years of contracting I've never heard of anyone going through Hays.
    My last contract was through Hays, was one of the most efficient processes I've come across.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David71 View Post

    Not sure if anyone has gone through Hays before but while they paid invoices quickly and were nice enough, I definately got the impression they treastred contractors and permies they placed pretty much the same.
    My last contract was through Hays, but they are a big firm so one person's impression might differ based on who they were dealing with and from which office
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    If you operate as an IT contractor for large corporates it is very difficult to avoid these 3/4 companies, either they're in the PSL or RPO/CV aggregators using broadbean.
    - Hays
    - AMS
    - Experis
    - Spring



    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    My last contract was through Hays, but they are a big firm so one person's impression might differ based on who they were dealing with and from which office

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