Hays has been helping organisations and businesses fill permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments across the private and public sectors for over 50 years. As the world’s largest specialist recruitment agency, last year alone Hays helped over a quarter of a million professional people worldwide find their next career role. With 11,500 staff operating from 265 offices across 33 countries, Hays is a market leader in the UK and Asia Pacific, and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe and Latin America, and has a growing presence in North America.

Hays works across 20 specialist areas, from healthcare to energy, finance to construction and education to IT. It has the largest and most engaged global candidate database in specialist recruitment and received over 10 million applications during the last year.

Every day Hays helps clients simultaneously dealing with talent shortages in certain markets, while having to reshape workforces in others. The nature of employment is also changing fast, with technological advances driving evolutions in the way people work. Hays understands these complexities and is uniquely positioned across its markets to solve them.

The depth and breadth of Hays’ expertise ensures that it understands the impact the right individual can have on an organisation and how the right job can transform a person’s life.

To find out more about Hays, visit

Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, Oxford Economics has become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 200 countries, 100 industrial sectors and over 7,000 cities and regions. The company’s best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools provide an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centres in London, New York and Singapore, Oxford Economics has offices across the globe in Belfast, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Paris, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sydney and Washington DC. The company employs over 400 full-time people, including more than 250 professional economists, industry experts and business editors – one of the largest teams of macroeconomists and thought leadership specialists. The global team is highly skilled in a full range of research techniques and thought leadership capabilities, from econometric modelling, scenario framing, and economic impact analysis to market surveys, case studies, expert panels and web analytics. Underpinning Oxford Economics’ in-house expertise is a contributor network of over 500 economists, analysts and journalists around the world.

Oxford Economics is a key adviser to corporate, financial and government decision makers and thought leaders. The company’s worldwide client base now comprises over 1,500 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

For more information, visit