Helping people succeed. Making businesses strong. Creating opportunities that change life for the better. We also pursue this aim with our “Hays Helps” programme. It bundles all charitable and voluntary commitments made by our company and our employees. Our target: Using “Hays Helps” to promote the employability of people who may not have the same opportunities as others. To empower them to master upcoming challenges. And to positively influence the working world of tomorrow – today, by creating sustainable structures that endure in a continuously evolving economic and social environment.
Taking social responsibility has always been part of the Hays DNA: We have always committed ourselves to corporate citizenship and to supporting non-profit projects.
In the future, we will focus increasingly on a tool called “skills-based volunteering”, an approach that goes beyond traditional and purely monetary donations. Instead of money, we donate time and expertise – as an organisation and as individuals – as part of “skills-based volunteering”. To advance social projects, our employees participate on a voluntary basis with their specific expertise. As a business, we support this voluntary engagement with up to one volunteering day per year for each employee. In this way, our commitment will help create a more sustainable, broader and deeper social impact than would be possible with traditional donations. For their part, the volunteers get to look beyond their own horizons and get a new sense of their own abilities and the meaningfulness of their work.
We feel very strongly about equality of opportunity
We want to enable children and teens to start their educational journeys with equality of opportunity and we want to remove barriers that stand in their way.
We want to make it easier for ethnic minorities to enter the workforce.
We want to find underutilised talents and support them in developing their capabilities.
Equality of opportunity means: education for all. We support different projects for children who have had a difficult start in life and help disadvantaged people on their educational journey.
With “Hays Helps”, disadvantaged people discover their underutilised talents and learn how to unleash their potential and make use of their skills.
The more perspectives and cultural backgrounds are included in decision-making processes, the better the results. We advocate for ethnic minorities and their opportunities in the world of work – because different perspectives and cultural backgrounds are the basis for good decisions.