Experiences at Hays ➨Our employees talk about their own experiences at Hays

Philipp and Marco from Key Account Management

Work experiences
at Hays

Our employees' experiences

Our employees
talk about their experiences at Hays

What are your tasks? How do your new colleagues think and feel? How do they tackle projects? And what makes Hays so special?

We have asked for you. Get to know your future and take a look behind the scenes of the No. 1 in personnel services!

Meryem from Delivery Management in Mannheim

Experiences
from career entry

Ufuk, Department Manager Sales

Ufuk

  • "With no other employer do you get feedback so quickly for what you've done well or perhaps badly."

    Ufuk joined Hays in Frankfurt as an account manager in 2013 after studying economics. He was immediately taken by the people business and the opportunity to make a difference. As a Hays employee, he also learned that success does not happen overnight. "People have a classic image of a salesperson in their head: polarising, super communicative, always at the forefront. That's not me. Sure, I like to talk. But I prefer to listen even more. I like to ask questions and want to understand my counterpart."

    Today, Ufuk is a senior team leader and, together with his team, places freelance IT specialists with public sector companies. Although management takes up much of his weekly working time, Ufuk does not want to retire from operational sales. "With no other employer do you get feedback so quickly for what you did well or maybe badly. I have been able to gain so much experience and try things out. Some of my clients I've been looking after since my first day at Hays and I was only able to sell after three years! And clearly, that sense of achievement is what keeps me going."

    Does Ufuk's job excite you? Then take a look at our job board. There you will find various entry-level opportunities in our Key Account Management or Back Office departments.

Gianluca, Senior Care Specialist

Gianluca

  • "The interaction between colleagues and managers is at eye level, very collegial and friendly."

    Gianluca starts as a career changer at Hays in our head office in Mannheim. After completing his training in retail, he quickly realised that he wanted to develop further and was looking for new challenges. He started his career at Hays as a back-office employee in the accounting department. After just under a year, he was given the opportunity to move internally at Hays to the sales department. "I am a very communicative and open type and always looking for new challenges."

    The experience that employees at Hays are rewarded for their very good performance and receive recognition has motivated him in his career. Today, Gianluca is a Senior Care Specialist and feels very comfortable in his role and his team. "Hays as an employer shows a high level of appreciation to its employees. Above all, the trust and support motivates me to achieve my goals." He also appreciates the so-called Hays Spirit in his working environment. "The interaction between colleagues and managers is at eye level, very collegial and friendly."

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    As his next step at Hays, he moves into the role of Account Manager in November 2021. "I am looking forward to my new role on the client side. I have no doubts as my colleagues and manager are always there for me."

    Gianluca's job excites you? Then take a look at our job exchange. There you will find various entry-level opportunities in our key account management or back office departments.

    Does Gianlucas's job inspire you? Then take a look at our job board. There you will find various entry-level opportunities in our Key Account Management or Back Office departments.

Our Professionals'
experiences

Christian, Teamlead Sales

Christian

  • "I give my employees a lot of trust right from the start. Only in this way can independence and a sense of responsibility grow."

    Like some other colleagues at Hays, Christian originally wanted to do "something with people" as a career. After studying geography, he first gained experience in city marketing in Stuttgart and then moved to a personnel service provider as a sales planner. With his valuable industry experience, Christian started as a team leader at Hays in Stuttgart in January 2017.

    Christian has gradually built up his own team. "I was able to choose for myself who I wanted to go down the path with and didn't have anyone put in front of me. Because that can be challenging at times." His vision as a leader? To fully recognise and use the existing potential of his employees. "When employees are constantly learning and realise that they are constantly developing professionally and personally with their work, a job is really fun. Christian places a lot of trust in his employees and they take responsibility for what they do right from the start. And if someone doesn't have the same quality standards as he does, he steers them in the right direction. "Only in this way independence and a sense of responsibility can grow," says Christian.

    Does Christian's job inspire you? Then take a look at our job board. There we offer you various entry-level opportunities in key account management, but also in various back-office areas.

Canan, Key Account Manager

Canan

  • "Breaking prejudices is my recipe for success."

    Canan ist seit September 2017 Teil des Hays Teams in Berlin und vermittelt freiberufliche IT-Fachkräfte.

    Nach ihrem Masterstudium im Bereich Management & Consulting war es Canans Wunsch, Einkäuferin in der Modebranche zu werden und die Metropolen zu bereisen. Somit startete sie ihre berufliche Laufbahn bei Michael Kors, merkte jedoch nach einiger Zeit, dass die Modebranche nicht wie sie tickt und entschied, sich umzuorientieren. Von einer ehemaligen Kommilitonin erfuhr sie, von ihren Erfahrungen mit Hays als Arbeitgeber und den Einstiegsmöglichkeiten.

    Canan startete als Mitarbeiterin im Recruiting und wechselte im Mai 2019, bereits ein Jahr nach ihrem Einstieg bei Hays, auf die Position des Account Managers. „Ich bin sehr froh, dass ich als Recruiter gestartet bin. So konnte ich Knowhow aufbauen und weiß mittlerweile ganz genau, welche IT-Fachkraft zu welchem Unternehmen auf welche Position passt.“ Dabei überrascht sie ihre Kunden nicht nur mit fachlicher Expertise sondern auch mit modischem Geschick: „Mode ist und bleibt eben meine Leidenschaft. Mit meinen Outfits und meiner Körpergröße von 1,57m überrasche ich den einen oder anderen Kunden sicherlich. Vorurteile zu brechen ist mein Erfolgsrezept. Manch einer ist da sehr überrascht, wenn ich auf Augenhöhe über die neuesten IT-Frameworks diskutieren kann.“

    Canan has been part of the Hays team in Berlin since September 2017, placing freelance IT professionals.

    After completing her Master's degree in Management & Consulting, Canan's desire was to become a buyer in the fashion industry and travel the metropolises. Thus, she started her career at Michael Kors, but realised after some time that the fashion industry did not tick like her and decided to change her direction. She heard about her experience with Hays as an employer and the entry-level opportunities from a former fellow student.

    Canan started as a recruiting associate and moved to the account manager position in May 2019, just one year after joining Hays. "I am very happy that I started as a recruiter. This way, I was able to build up knowhow and now know exactly which IT professional fits which company for which position." She surprises her clients not only with her professional expertise but also with her fashion skills: "Fashion is and remains my passion. With my outfits and my height of 1.57m, I'm sure to surprise one or two customers. Breaking down prejudices is my recipe for success. Some people are very surprised when I can discuss the latest IT frameworks at eye level."

    Does Canan's job inspire you? Then take a look at our job board. There you will find various entry-level opportunities in our Key Account Management or Back Office departments.

Ingo, Head of Department Public Services Engineering / Principal Deutsche Bahn

Ingo

  • "We speak to many departments and contacts, giving us deeper insights into each client's projects and processes than is possible in other industries/roles."

    Ingo started at Hays in 2010 as an Account Manager in Berlin. Before that, he worked as a freelancer during his studies and gained valuable experience and insights. In 2018, he was promoted to department manager. Since 2020, Ingo has been a department manager in Public Services Engineering. What he appreciates about Hays as an employer? "I am motivated by progress. Hays moves with you, grows and continues to learn." Helping to build up the engineering division and working in it still offers him something new. "We talk to many departments and contacts and get deeper insights into each client's projects and processes than is possible in other industries/roles."

    Ingo is equally motivated in his daily business by sharing experiences with colleagues. This also includes black days, when you get up again, continue together and learn for future projects. His big goal is to build strong partnerships with strategic partners. "We are very strong in our work, but we can become even stronger strategically." Internally, the Public Engineering unit is to be expanded into one of the largest units in the long term.

    Does Ingo's job inspire you? Then take a look at our job board. There you will find various entry-level opportunities in our Key Account Management or Back Office departments.

Martha, Mentor Key Account Manager

Martha

  • "Hays is a really good school. I have personally developed a lot over these years."

    Martha is a Mentor Key Account Manager at our Mannheim headquarters. She started as an Account Manager in 2018. "My team leader as well as my mentor liked me from the start - I wanted to join Hays directly." And with success, because in her experience, clients who react primarily sceptically and do not believe in a successful conclusion are positively surprised by her performance at the end of the day. "Since I became I-self, things have been going better. My own personality has given me my clientele." Above all, the issue of longevity plays a major role, as this is the only way to develop a strong customer relationship. "It's nice to see what happens when you commit to this profession as an employee for the long term."

    During this time, she also sees her further development above all: "Hays as an employer is a really good school. I have personally developed a lot during these years. I've learned that I'm more persistent than I thought. You develop patience and stress resistance." Interaction with her team also helps. "You have so many great colleagues and co-workers who are so different. They become friends and it's fun going into work." She sees the team sharing position as her next step at Hays, as she enjoys supporting and developing people in their personalities and mindset.

    Does Martha's job inspire you? Then take a look at our job board. There you will find various entry-level opportunities in our Key Account Management or Back Office departments.

Our school leavers'
experiences

Meryem, Apprentice Management Assistant for personnel services

Meryem

  • „My development depends on my performance, not my preset syllabus.”

    It is common knowledge that your gut feeling never lies. Nonetheless listening to it can be a challenge. Meryem from Stuttgart also made this experience. Due to a friend she became aware of a vocational training for management assistant for personnel services, which is a relatively new qualified job. What she likes most about it is the great amount of practical tasks and the close contact to people.

    When she chose Hays as her employer it was a truly intuitive decision: “The interview was more warm-hearted than I had expected it. Both interviewers were very friendly and attentive which is why I felt very comfortable during the interview.”

    From the beginning Meryem was welcomed as a stable member of her unit – on a professional and personal level. With each month her team leader Christian was able to give her more responsibilities. “Christian made my development dependent on my performance, not my preset syllabus.” Therefore she has been able to gather a lot of valuable experience.

    Are you interested in taking vocational training? Then take a look at our job board.. There you can find all open jobs for vocational training.

Ramin, former apprentice, now account manager

Ramin

  • "The training has given me a great deal of Hays know-how, which I am happy to pass on to new colleagues."

    Ramin is an Account Manager at our Frankfurt office. He has been in and out of the office for 3 years, having successfully completed his training as a personnel services clerk at Hays. During his training, he was able to gain a lot of experience and quickly took on responsibility. "The apprenticeship connects me with Hays, as I acquired a high level of social and methodological competence during this time and was always treated like an equal employee."

    What motivates him most about his work? "There are many factors in the business that you cannot influence. We don't sell products, we sell a service, so emotions play an important role in our job."

    In addition to his daily tasks, he also takes on induction processes and shares the experience he has gained so far with new colleagues. "Through my training, I have a great deal of Hays know-how, which I am happy to pass on to new colleagues." He sees the position as Key Account Manager as his next step at Hays. "Hays as an employer accompanies me in my personal and professional development."

    Are you interested in an apprenticeship?

    Are you interested in taking vocational training? Then take a look at our job board.. There you can find all open jobs for vocational training.