Diversity within Hays


We recognise the value of diversity and our people come from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds. We know that a diverse workforce made up of different outlooks and experiences positively influences performance. That’s why we established a Diversity Committee to impact diversity within our business and externally with our clients. 

Actions have included launching diversity training, development of mentoring programmes and creation of a Disability in Recruitment Guide

As an organisation we are committed to diversity throughout the wider business community in New Zealand. Hays as a global leader in the specialist recruitment market are in the privileged position to be able to focus our resources on creating a platform to promote the value of a more diverse workforce.

To this extent we produce publications to assist organisations on their journey to achieving their diversity goals. Our diversity reports provide a more detailed insight into both the challenges and potential solutions that create obstacles to building a more diverse workforce.

Our own stats evidence our commitment:

Our diversity principals are equally as inherent in our internal recruitment processes.

  • 44% of our Australia & New Zealand board are female
  • 88% of the most senior roles in the business have a female successor
  • 56% of people managers in the business are female
  • 65% of our total employee population in Australia & New Zealand is female
  • In the last 12 months 100% of our employees returned from maternity leave on a flexible work arrangement 
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Diversifying Diversity

The human case for building fairer and more inclusive workplaces is certain; regardless of background, everyone deserves to work in a safe, supportive and respectful environment. Explore Hays' Australia & New Zealand Diversity & Inclusion Report 2018/19.

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De-gendering Gender Diversity

De-gendering gender diversity by offering and accepting equal parental leave and flexible working options without career consequences for women and men could improve female representation in the workplace. Explore our Gender Diversity Report.

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