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Rewards and benefits

At Hays we will give you the opportunity to reach your full potential and be rewarded for your achievements.

Our recruiters have competitive basic salaries and uncapped commission - resulting in unlimited earning potential based on your personal performance. We also offer a range of incentives and employer-paid benefits.

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What we offer

Uncapped monthly commission

Generous holiday entitlement

Buy or sell more holiday

Discount on shares

Maternity/Paternity leave

Private medical cover

Flexible working

Remote working

Free breakfast Fridays

Casual work dress

Quarterly Top-performer lunches

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Quarterly Lunch Club

The Quarterly Lunch Club recognises consultants who have achieved their quarterly target set for their level. The winners get to leave the office at midday and enjoy an all-expense paid dining experience at some of the best restaurants in the UAE.

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100k Holiday Club

This award recognises consultants who have billed over AED 100k in a month with entry into an end of year prize draw to win an all-expenses paid trip for two to an exotic location such as the Maldives or Zanzibar.

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Year End Conference and Awards

Rewarding great performance and recognising success is a key driver for Hays. Our annual conference and awards night recognises our top performers and non-fee earners.

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Hays Elite

Hays Elite is the highest award offered to the business. Awarded to the top fee performers across EMEA, it involves a 5 star all expenses paid trip overseas with no expense spared.

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Learning & development

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Consultant learning & development

Our learning and development programmes are widely recognised as the industry’s best. With a mix of classroom, on-the-job and one-to-one coaching, our programme is adapted to suit your individual learning needs. Whatever your background, we will help you build a successful and rewarding career in recruitment.

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Management programmes

Managing and leading others is one of the most important jobs in our business. Our programmes are practical and interactive, developing skills such as coaching, managing performance, building cultures and leading high performing teams. These are delivered at regular intervals throughout your career.

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Leadership development

At the most senior levels of the business, our internal high-potential leadership programmes provide accelerated learning opportunities for talented individuals. Furthermore, our external global senior leadership programme is built and delivered by some of the world’s leading business schools.

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Career progression

We want talented people to have hugely successful careers with us. We’re an award-winning employer of choice with a high-performance culture. Our expectations are high; after all, market-leading organisations employ the best people. We believe in growing our own talent and promoting from within the business. Hays is full of people who have been able to grow really exciting careers with us in the UAE and across the globe.

We provide more management opportunities than anyone else, giving you a chance to accelerate your career. We offer two distinct career paths; people or business management. This gives you two routes to the top; managing clients or managing people. We’ll help you identify and develop your strengths and preference towards either route. This allows us to deliver the best possible level of service to our customers.


Graduate Trainee Recruitment Consultant

A graduate programme designed for aspiring recruitment consultants to start their careers and impact on the world of work. A 6 month programme with a structured training plan, Graduate Trainee Consultants will work with experienced team members within one of our specialisms to develop as a recruiting expert. The initial focus is on candidate sourcing and management before learning job delivery and client development to progress into a 360 recruitment role as an Associate Consultant.

6 months

Associate Consultant

A junior recruiter role with full training provided on all aspects of 360 recruitment, including business development, candidate attraction, and client and job management. A varied, stimulating and challenging role which provides lots of opportunities to develop interpersonal and commercial skills whilst developing as a recruiting expert in your specialism.

9 months

Recruitment Consultant

As an independent recruitment consultant you will directly contribute to the growth of your division by growing your client/candidate base within your specialism. This role is varied and fast-paced, involving plenty of communication with clients and candidates.

12 months

Senior Consultant

Senior Consultants are responsible for generating new business through sales activity and developing existing client relationships through flawless customer service. Senior Consultants have larger fee targets and start to take on more responsibility internally for team or company-wide initiatives – all achievable through your added experience.

2 years

Associate Business Manager

As Associate Business Manager you start learning the skills required to hire, develop and grow a team as a people manager. Focused on maximising your own earning potential on your existing desk, you will also learn how to build and enhance your future team’s performance and productivity.

2 years

Business Manager

Business Managers are responsible for maximising the individual fee performance of both themselves and their team by driving business development and key account initiatives to meet budget and growth targets. You will be involved in strategic planning to grow your specialism through headcount growth, team development and performance.

2-3 years

Senior Business Manager

As a Senior Business Manager you are expected to significantly contribute to the revenue and growth of the business, through scaling and managing a large specialism and/or multiple specialisms whilst running a successful recruitment desk. Hays provides various advanced leadership training to enhance your management style to bring out the best in not only yourself but your teams in decision making and productivity, whilst also focusing on Business Development.

3 years

Business Director

The Business Director is a member of the senior leadership team, driving business growth while simultaneously maintaining culture and quality. They head up large specialisms, supporting and developing their management team to achieve the strategic direction and objections of each specialism. They’re also key leaders in external business networks and Hays events for client engagement.

3-4+ years

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