Hays buys diversity & inclusion consulting firm Vercida Consulting

Hays, a British HR services and recruitment consultancy, has acquired a majority stake in Vercida Group’s consulting division. By integrating Vercida Consulting, Hays aims to enhance its advisory services related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Traditionally recognized as a global firm specializing in workforce solutions and recruitment, Hays employs over 13,000 professionals across 255 offices in 33 countries. Hays caters to permanent positions, contract roles, and temporary assignments in the UK, Germany, Australia, as well as Continental Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

In the past, Hays has acquired four companies – these acquisitions include Hays Executive and Recruitment Solutions Group in 2006, James Harvard International in 2007, and Veredus in 2014. However, the recent acquisition signifies Hays’ expansion into the emerging market of diversity and inclusion consulting.

Hays CEO, Alistair Cox, said, “The world of work has undergone significant changes in recent years and the needs of our customers have evolved alongside that. One of the core pillars of our Group strategy is to deliver a broader range of workforce related services to our customers across the globe, helping them with their wider human capital and talent challenges, ultimately delivering more value to our relationship. The purchase of Vercida Consulting will increase our ability to deliver a host of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) services.”