Hays says sorry after it revealed RBS pay figures

RECRUITMENT agency Hays was forced to apologise to banking giant RBS yesterday after one of its staff mistakenly emailed out the rates it was paying its temporary staff.

The email included the salaries of about 3,000 contract staff and was sent to about 800 RBS temps after the wrong attachment was inadvertently used, a source confirmed to City A.M.

Some of the salaries shown were up to £2,000 per day.

RBS had no part in the error and said it was “extremely disappointed that confidential personnel data has been shared”.

“This is unacceptable and we are taking action to address this issue,” it said it a statement.

Hays said no bank account or national insurance numbers had been sent. “Hays recognises that the correct treatment of data is of the utmost importance and has apologised to RBS for this error,” it said.