Why recruitment is the secret service. commsDealerlogo

There’s a good reason why I don’t attend trade events… writes Clive Jefferys of telecoms recruiter JMA Network. Lots of people know me, but they don’t necessarily want to advertise our relationship to their peers. That’s because our key attribute is discretion. Like the apocryphal story about the swan, all our clients or candidates should

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Is Telecoms hiring Brexit-proof? commsDealerlogo

“The dialogue continues to jog along, as we look to our leaders to start talking about real plans and stop market-testing public opinion.” writes Clive Jefferys of telecoms recruiter JMA Network. In Europe, the politicians are warily watching Old Blighty, wondering who is going to make the first move. Seventy six years ago, the Battle

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How the digital age rewards the self-motivated commsDealerlogo

“Twenty five years ago I could phone my boss from a telephone box on a Friday afternoon and tell him that I was foot-canvassing an industrial estate in Hemel Hempstead. The fact that I was actually outside my home and sloping off for the weekend was easy to hide. “ writes Clive Jefferys, JMA Network.

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Sharper focus on hiring post-Brexit. commsDealerlogo

We used to think that people don’t like change, but clearly they do. While the ramifications of leaving the EU will take years to become apparent, the impact on business and jobs is the most immediate concern today, writes Clive Jefferys of recruiter JMA Network. We can expect a wholesale change in employment trends across

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Summer recruitment market cools before BREXIT commsDealerlogo

Summer recruitment market cools before BREXIT It’s not exactly big news to announce that the impending vote is having its impact on the UK job market, writes Clive Jefferys of recruiter JMA Network. With half of the population undecided as to how they will cast their vote on 23rd June, the doom-mongers on both sides

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Who wins the recruitment race today? commsDealerlogo

The days of reactive recruitment are long gone. It’s not like the old days when you put out an advert, commissioned an agency, got ten CVs, shortlisted three and made an offer. In today’s employment market successful recruitment strategies are underpinned by building a channel of candidates and speedy decision making, writes Clive Jefferys of

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Sometimes our customers say it better than us…

Candidate Testimonial “My experience of working with JMA Network was an excellent one and I can’t recommend them highly enough.” Due to personal circumstances I took an extended period of leave and found that many recruitment agencies wouldn’t put me forward for roles; claiming it could be detrimental to their client relationships. Clive and the

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Candidates are the new buyers in today’s job market

“It wasn’t so long ago that employers were right to believe that they were driving the jobs market. I’m not just talking about the last recession, but even further back through the boom times of the nineties and noughties. “ writes Clive Jefferys of recruiter JMA Network. Back then every job seeker had to secure their

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Recruitment struggles with Bull Market… commsDealerlogo

Recruitment struggles with Bull Market “There’s a lot to be said for comparing the current employment marketplace with the Stock Market, as demand continues to outstrip supply for staff in the UK.” writes Clive Jefferys of Telecoms recruiter, JMA Network. Just like share trading… relatively little stock changing hands can dramatically increase selling prices. When

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Winds of change blow a winter gale!

“After a lengthy holiday break, a lot of people returned to work and noticed that several colleagues were missing. Not just in comms, but in every office throughout the country – people suddenly disappeared” Writes Clive Jefferys, MD of Telco Recruiter in Comms Dealer Magazine It wasn’t alien abduction, but the beginning of the busiest

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