Confident companies win confident candidates!

“These days, perhaps more so than ever, business people need a crystal ball to help plan for the future.” writes Clive Jefferys, Managing Director of recruiter JMA Network. We would all like to have even the smallest insight into what the future holds, and when it comes to staffing, the most mercurial of business elements,

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Stronger economy demands smarter recruitment

“On the one hand, doom-mongers ply their gloom in the wake of the B-word. On the other, the economic outlook is bright, we have plunging unemployment and growth in consumer spending” Says Clive Jefferys, Managing Director of recruiter JMA Network. Despite these positive vibes, some people are never happy, saying that it’s no more than

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Money proves just the job in 2017 commsDealerlogo

“So the hiring year has started briskly. The first new vacancies started coming in just before Christmas and then the real flood arrived during early January. The candidates are back too, as applications and CV registrations reach a peak and the first placements of 2017 have already happened.” writes Clive Jefferys, Managing Director of recruiter

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Counter Offers! Does a Leopard ever change his spots?

Counter Offers! Does a Leopard ever change his spots? At several stages in your career you will decide to move job, and in present times your resignation is likely to generate a counter-offer to stay. The problem is that no matter how flattering it is to feel wanted again; can you ever really trust, or

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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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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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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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2015 : It was all about the money! commsDealerlogo

“So here we go with the traditional review of the year that was, and consider what clues it offers for the year ahead. ” writes Clive Jefferys, Managing Director of telco recruiter JMA Network. It was a strange year in telecoms recruitment as placements and revenues produced an exact reverse of the traditional hiring calendar.

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If people want it… they grab it!

And if they don’t grab it… they don’t want it! It’s taken me 27 years in sales to realise that as blunt as this motto is, despite how sophisticated we think we are, it’s as true today as it was in 1988, writes Clive Jefferys, Managing Director of telco recruiter JMA Network. Whether you are

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