Hays plc


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Q2 2020 Hays PLC Trading Statement Release

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Hays Plc Posts Q1 Group Net Fees Up 1% On A Headline Basis

Hays Says FY Net Fees Rises, "Tougher" Current Trading In Germany, UK

Hays Reports Flat Qtrly LFL Net Fees Growth


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


Executive Leadership

Andrew Martin

Non-Executive Independent 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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2.86 mean rating - 14 analysts
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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.

UPDATE 1-Recruiter Hays reports flat net fees for fourth quarter

Recruiter Hays Plc 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.

UPDATE 2-Hays quarterly growth stumbles as German economy cools

* Shares down 3.9 pct having hit 5-month high on Monday (Adds details on quarter, CFO, analyst comments, shares)

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.

UPDATE 3-UK staffing firm Hays bets on Germany despite economic slowdown

Britain's staffing company Hays Plc said it had not seen any weakness in Germany's job market despite Europe's largest economy growing at the weakest rate in five years.

Hays posts 8 pct rise in second-quarter net fees

Staffing company Hays Plc reported an 8 percent rise in quarterly net fees, boosted by strong hiring in Germany, its biggest market.

Adviser tells investors to oppose CEO pay reports at Hays, Smiths Group

Proxy voting adviser Pensions & Investment Research Consultants Limited (PIRC) has recommended shareholders reject the management remuneration reports for both Hays Plc and Smiths Group Plc, saying pay and bonuses for both firms chief executives were excessive.

UPDATE 1-UK recruiting firm Hays' quarterly net fee growth slows

British recruiting firm Hays Plc on Thursday reported a slower quarterly fee growth rate, hurt by a relatively stronger pound against other foreign currencies.

UK recruiting firm Hays' quarterly net fees growth slows

British recruiting firm Hays Plc on Thursday reported a slower quarterly growth rate in the fees it earned from placing employees, hurt by a relatively stronger pound against the Australian dollar and the euro.

UPDATE 2-Sluggish UK takes shine off earnings rise at recruiter Hays

* UK and Ireland net fees up 2 pct (Adds shares, comments, CEO comments)

RPT-UPDATE 1-UK recruiter Hays boosts dividend, posts higher annual profit

British recruitment company Hays Plc on Thursday declared a special dividend and boosted its full-year dividend by 18 percent, as it reported higher annual profit thanks to stronger growth in Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom.

UK recruiter Hays sets special dividend, hikes FY dividend

British recruitment company Hays Plc on Thursday declared a special dividend and boosted its full-year dividend by 18 percent, as it reported higher annual profit on the back of strong growth in Germany and Australia.

UPDATE 2-UK recruiter Hays promises extra payout after strong end to year

* Investing in Germany, France and United States (Adds details on UK market, shares)

UK recruiter Hays sees better-than-expected FY profit

British recruitment company Hays Plc expects full year profit to come in slightly above expectations and posted on Friday a 14 percent rise in net fees in the fourth quarter on more hiring in Germany and Australia.

UPDATE 1-Recruiter Hays net fees rises on strong performance in Germany

British recruitment company Hays Plc on Thursday said net fees in the third quarter rose, helped by strong performance in Germany, its largest market.

Recruiter Hays posts growth in Q3 net fees

British recruitment company Hays Plc on Thursday said net fees in the third quarter rose 9 percent, and trading conditions in the UK and Ireland remained subdued but broadly stable.

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