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Hays plc launches Health and Social Care

Hays plc launches Health and Social Care business and announces the appointment of Managing Director

Hays plc, the leading global specialist recruitment company, has announced the launch of Hays Health and Social Care and the appointment of John Faraguna as Managing Director of the new global specialism.

Health and Social Care is one of the most important issues facing modern society today and the industry current spends around about $4 trillion annually, most of which is spent on its 60 million or so employees worldwide. The launch of this global business is aimed at addressing the chronic shortage of clinically skilled candidates across the world and the business will look to attract and place candidates internationally, where these skills shortages exist.

John Faraguna has joined Hays in the position of Managing Director to lead this initiative. John was most recently Chief Executive of NHS Professionals, the temporary staffing and recruitment organisation for the NHS, where he led a very successful growth and service improvement transformation. He was previously Chief Operating Officer for NHS Shared Business Service, a leading provider of finance, payroll and procurement services to the NHS. John also has extensive experience as an executive in global organisations in the technology, energy and consulting sectors.

Johns immediate focus will be to put in place the people, processes and technology necessary to deliver very rapid and significant growth in this sector, initially focusing on the UK market and then quickly expanding capabilities internationally. The team will develop a global strategy and will manage a Global Resourcing Team of professionals in key countries whose role will be to attract suitable candidates from around the world. John will report to Alistair Cox, CEO, but will also work very closely with the Managing Directors of Hays regions.

Announcing the launch of Hays Health and Social Care and the appointment of John Faraguna, Alistair Cox, CEO of Hays plc, said:

Hays has been developing a high quality, and very successful, Health and Social Care business primarily in the UK and Australia for a number of years. What we are announcing today is the creation of a truly global business to address the opportunities we see across the sector worldwide. Recruitment specialists already play an important role in the Health and Social care industry and I believe this will continue to expand as organisations seek better, more cost effective ways of recruiting, employing and retaining their key assets.

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of John Faraguna as Managing Director of this business. Johns experience of running successful global businesses in this sector will be invaluable to Hays and the current teams can benefit from his extensive knowledge and experience of the sector.

We look forward to working with John and his team to develop this business and deliver real value to our clients to help them tackle major skills shortages in their industry.


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