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Who is Hays?

Hays is the leading global recruitment agency with offices in 33 countries. We are the experts at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide.

Where are your local Middle East offices?

We have 2 recruitment agencies in the Middle East; recruitment headquarters is in Dubai, and the our other branch is in Abu Dhabi.

What type of recruitment do you do?

We offer a wide range of recruitment solutions which include:

  • Contingent recruitment: for 1 – 4 vacancies
  • Multiple hiring: for 5 + vacancies
  • Contracting: for short-term hiring
  • Recruitment Process Outsourcing: fully managed recruitment service
  • Executive Search: specialist head hunting department for C-suite, and functional heads
  • Emiratisation: specialist UAE National recruitment

How can I register a job?

Email the job details to . A recruitment consultant will then be matched to you based on your needs and get in touch to discuss the vacancy further and arrange a meeting.

How long does the process take from initial contact to the hired candidates first day?

A standard vacancy, with a candidate located in the UAE and a 1 month notice period, will typically be complete and in place in 2 months. More unusual roles, hiring outside the region, senior positions, or a lengthy internal hiring process can affect this timeframe. Your Hays recruitment consultant will agree with you a specific time frame for your vacancy based on your requirements.

How much does it cost?

The cost varies depending on the vacancy and type of recruitment tactic required. For contingent recruitment payment is due on the start date of the hired candidate. Our Executive Search specialism operates on retainer basis.

What areas in the Middle East do you recruit for?

Our recruitment agency operates across the whole GCC region. Our experience includes recruitment in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar.

What sectors or industries do you recruit for?

Each year we place hundreds of professional candidates into permanent and contract jobs across a broad range of industries. This includes recruitment for jobs in:

  • Accountancy & Finance
  • Architecture
  • Banking & Financial institutions
  • Construction
  • Emiratisation
  • Engineering
  • Executive Search
  • Facilities Management
  • Healthcare
  • HR
  • IT
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Office Support
  • Oil & Gas
  • Property
  • Sales
  • Supply Chain & Logistics

Where will you advertise my job vacancy?

Via our digital channels we can access candidates that no other recruitment agencies can. Our website attracts, on average, over 60,000 visitors a month; we have close relationships with the leading regional job boards; plus our Hays LinkedIn account has over 1.2 million followers worldwide and is the number one followed employment agency in the world. By harnessing a combination of these networks we can target your job advert to be seen by candidates that match your needs.

Is your question still unanswered? Email  for a recruitment consultant to get in touch