Recruitment agency FAQs

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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 two recruitment agencies in the Middle East; our main office is located in Dubai, with a second branch located in Abu Dhabi.

What recruitment services do you offer to employers?

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
  • Saudi Arabia: specialist recruitment of national and expat professionals for organisations operating within KSA


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 on a one-month notice period, will typically be complete within two months.

The process can take longer, for example when hiring: outside of the region (due to visa restrictions and relocation considerations), C-suite professionals, or when recruiting for highly niche and complex roles. Your Hays recruitment consultant will agree with you a specific timeframe for your vacancy based on your requirements.

How much does it cost?

The cost varies according to the vacancy and type of recruitment strategy required.

For contingent recruitment, payment is due on the new employees start date. Our Executive Search team 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 roles across a broad range of industries and job categories. These include:

  • Accountancy & Finance
  • Architecture
  • Banking & Financial institutions
  • Construction
  • Digital Technology
  • 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 company page has over 2 million followers worldwide and is the number one followed employment agency globally.

By harnessing a combination of these networks we can target your job advert to be seen by candidates that match your specific needs.

Contact us

For more information about our recruitment services, email One of our recruitment experts will then be in touch with you directly.

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