A story
of growth

  • Founding of fortIS Informationssysteme GmbH

  • 1999

    - Company renamed Ascena
    - Founding of Ascena IT AG in
      Switzerland
    - Opening of
      Düsseldorf and Zurich offices

  • 2000

    - Opening of Munich offices

  • 2002

    - New contract model:
      Permanent
    - New area of expertise:
      Engineering

  • 2003

    - 1,000 specialists in customer
      deployment
    - Hays plc buys Ascena GmbH
    - Company renamed
      Hays Ascena
    - New areas of expertise:
      Finance, Legal
    - Opening of Vienna and
      Hamburg offices

  • 2004

    - Company renamed Hays AG

  • 2005

    - 2,000 specialists in customer
      deployment
    - New contract model:
      Temp
    - New business sector: MSP
    - Opening of Gen and Berlin
      offices

  • 2006

    - Opening of Frankfurt office

  • 2007

    - 3,000 specialists in customer
      deployment
    - New skill: Pharma
    - Opening of Stuttgart
      and Basel offices

  • 2008

    - 4,000 specialists in customer
      deployment
    - 11 offices in
      DACH-Region
    - New areas of expertise:
      Construction& Property
      and Sales&Marketing
    - Opening of Nürnberg and
      Dortmund offices

  • 2009

    - Neues branding:
      Hays Recruiting Experts
      worldwide
    - New offer: Temp Finance

  • 2010

    - 5,000 specialists in customer
      deployment
    - 160,000 downloads of
      our studies
    - New contract model in Austria:
      Permanent
    - New area of expertise in
      Switzerland:
      Construction& Property

  • 2011

    - 1,000 employees in the
      DACH region
    - Hays Forum has a record
      attendance of
      2,000 visitors
    - 6,000 specialists in customer
      deployment
    - New offer: Temp IT
    - opening of Cologne office

  • 2012

    - 1,300 employees in the
      DACH region
    - over 1,500 permanent
      placements
    - New area of expertise:
      Retail and Healthcare
    - Opening of Leipzig office

  • 2013

    - 10,000 specialists in customer
      deployment
    - New national business:
      Denmark
    - New service:
      Career Transition
    - Opening of Ulm
      and Essen offices

  • 2014

    - 12,500 specialists in customer
      deployment
    - Opening of the Berlin
      representative office
    - Founding of Hays Technology
      Solutions GmBH

  • 2015

    - Company 20th anniversary
      in Germany
    - Opening of offices in Bern
    - Opening of Hanover office

  • 2016

    - Opening of Dresden office
    - Opening of Bonn office
    - Opening of Frankfurt Airport
      office
    - New contract model in
      Germany: Statements of work
    - New contract model in:
      Austria: Temp

  • 2017

    - Opening of Fribourg office
    - New contract model in Austria:
      Arbeitskräfteüberlassung
    - Opening of Ingolstadt office
    - Opening of a sourcing
      center in Essen
    - Opening of Walldorf and
      Augsburg offices

  • 2018

    - Opening of Graz office
    - Company 50th anniversary
      worldwide
    - Opening of Bremen and
      Wiesbaden offices

  • 2019

    - Opening of Erfurt office
    - Opening of second Hanover
      office

  • 2020

    - Opening of Karlsruhe office
    - New specialisation: Human
      resources

Finding the right freelance specialists was already a cornerstone of our company with the founding of Fortis AG in 1995. In 2002, the filling of vacant permanent positions was added to our list of services. Since that time, hardly a year has gone by without steady growth and secure financial development.
Thus the history of Hays is also a history of success, because with these rising figures we have also seen rising levels of satisfaction and trust from our customers and candidates.

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Hays Journal

Here you can find the current edition of our UK customer magazine, the Hays Journal.