For more than fifty years Hays has strived to be a life long partner to both job seekers and employers.

With a long history of working within Leicester and the surrounding area Hays is a truly open recruitment organisation that is

determined to work towards full employment equality, diversity and inclusion.

Hays treat all candidates equally and will not discriminate unfairly or unlawfully against any job seeker on the basis of their criminal record history.  

Hays actively promotes equality of opportunity for all job seekers, including those with unspent criminal convictions. The selection of candidates for introduction to clients is based on their skills, qualifications and experience as outlined in the clients’ job description. Having a criminal record will not necessarily mean that Hays will not register a job seeker. The nature of the unspent conviction, type of work being sought and other relevant information will be taken into consideration on a case-by-case basis before a decision is made, balancing the needs of the job seeker against potential risks to the client with whom they are placed. These risks could be commercial, reputational or personal.

Hays will undertake a higher-level criminal record check only where a job role is legally entitled to such a check and is relevant to the particular position. Where a criminal record check is required, jobseekers will be made aware at the initial recruitment stage that the position will be subject to a disclosure and that Hays will request the individual being offered the position to undergo an appropriate check.

Hays is committed to ensuring that individuals who declare unspent convictions are treated fairly and are not denied suitable opportunities. 

You can talk to us and will receive a completely open attitude to your job application and your exciting future.

We work with hundreds of Leicestershire employers placing candidates in both permanent and temporary roles across a range of industries including construction, manufacturing, engineering and business services.

Hays have vacancies with local companies now. So here at Hays we would be delighted to talk you about your job application and your career goals.

Our supportive and specialist Recruitment Consultants would be keen to talk to you about how to prepare your CV and how to get set for interviews.

For more information or to arrange a confidential discussion please email sarah.bartholomew@hays.com.  Sarah has worked for Hays in Leicester for over twenty years recruiting and advising applicants and companies across many different role types.