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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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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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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Hirers respond to improving economic climate commsDealerlogo

Hirers respond to improving economic climate 23 September, 2015 – 14:16 Three quarters (74%) of UK employers think that confidence in the economic climate is improving and businesses are changing their hiring strategy to make the most of available opportunities, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). With 94%

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Turn up the heat on summer recruitment. commsDealerlogo

It’s that time of year when every day is punctuated by how quickly you can get away from work, pop into the supermarket, get home and light your barbecue, writes Clive Jefferys, Managing Director of telco recruiter, JMA Network. With school holidays nearly upon us, many of your staff will start disappearing on holiday and

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The dangers of being piggy-in-the-middle commsDealerlogo

The dangers of being piggy-in-the-middle Reading an article by Adrian Marlow, Chairman of the ARC, I agree entirely with his concern about how recruitment agencies are mostly held responsible for rising costs. It seems that blaming the agent is an instinctive reaction to avoid the nasty subject of market forces at work, writes Clive Jefferys,

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93% of companies state they have no spare capacity for growth due to staff shortages. commsDealerlogo

93% of companies state they have no spare capacity for growth due to staff shortages. The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation survey shockingly reveals that 9 out of 10 companies have “no” or “only a little” spare capacity to increase business. Kevin Green, Chief Exec of REC commented that; “Businesses are increasingly thinking about expanding

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