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Hays reaches one million LinkedIn followers

Updated: 14 Apr 2016

Hays, the world’s leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people, announced today that it has reached one million followers on LinkedIn. Hays is the first company within its industry and only the 17th company across all industries worldwide to reach this important milestone. 

It has only taken the specialist recruitment company three years to reach the one million followers mark, with the total number of followers in 2012 amounting to 124,000. Hays is now the 17th most followed company on LinkedIn worldwide and has a potential outreach of 65 million people worldwide through the connections of its followers. 

The recruitment company’s presence on LinkedIn includes professional groups within a number of sectors including oil and gas, accountancy and finance, professional services and technology. With a total of 147 managed groups, the forums offer industry insights, expert advice to job seekers and job opportunities.  

“Our role is to help match the right skills with the right career opportunity,” says Alistair Cox, CEO of Hays. “Building large and strong networks with the world’s best talent is key to making the perfect match and our recruiting experts build these relationships every day.  

“To have reached one million followers on LinkedIn is truly impressive because it shows that we are both embracing this technology effectively and delivering valuable insights and advice to the very people we seek to help; our clients and candidates. For Hays to be the seventeenth most followed company in the world, and by far the most followed recruiter, shows that our strategy is working, because when people think about their career, they’re thinking of Hays.”  

Dan Dackombe, search and staffing director for LinkedIn Talent Solutions in EMEA, commented: “We’re delighted to congratulate Hays as the first recruitment firm to pass the one million follower mark on LinkedIn. Along with the wider search and staffing industry, Hays plays a key role in helping us connect talent with opportunity through LinkedIn as we help our 364 million members worldwide find, and be found by, their next job.”  

In China Hays operates from four local offices: Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. 

Hays, the world’s leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people. 

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About Hays

Hays is the leading global specialist recruiting group. It is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide.  

Hays Specialist Recruitment  (Shanghai) Co., Limited ("Hays China") operates across the public and private sector, dealing in permanent positions. Hays China’s eighteen specialisms span Accountancy & Finance, Banking, Architecture, Construction, Education, Engineering, Executive, Finance Technology, Human Resources, Hays Resource Management, Information Technology, Insurance, Life Sciences, Manufacturing & Operations, Oil & Gas, Property and Sales & Marketing. 

Hays China operates four local offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. It is the local representative office for Hays plc, which is a global company. As at 31 December 2014 Hays employed 8,748 staff operating from 244 offices in 33 countries across 20 specialisms. For the year ended 30 June 2014, Hays placed around 57,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 212,000 people into temporary assignments. 24% of Group net fees were generated in Asia Pacific. 

Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, the UK and the USA.