Are You A Budding Recruiter? Or Just Looking For…Better?


Jonothan Bosworth are hiring!!

Recruitment Specialist | South Staffordshire | Immediate Start | Salary dependant on experience

++ A fantastic way to apply to this recruitment role is by playing our ‘online interactive game’. Search ‘Jonothan Bosworth’ – go to our website and click on the ‘About Us’ page – scroll down to “Big J.B” (our mascot), and click his face! ++

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Do you need a New Year resolution?

It’s now 2018 and surely you don’t want to continue 2018 in the same fashion you left 2017? Surely you want something, better?! …A career / career kick start in recruitment?

Maybe you’ve been thinking for a while that you want ‘more’ from your day at work… You’ve been thinking to yourself that there must be a fun environment, where you’ll be challenged daily – but at the same time it’s a place where you’ll feel like a professional – doing important work that has a positive effect on other people’s lives?

If this is so – please read on…

Jonothan Bosworth Recruitment Specialists are looking for Resourcers & Recruiters & Recruitment Leaders, as we embark on an ambitious growth plan that aims to see us double in size, year on year.

As you know already, you spend most of your time awake, at work… so if you aren’t laughing with your peers, if you aren’t motivated by the prospects of the job that you’re in, and if you aren’t growing – both financially and personally, then what are you doing?!

If you live in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Telford, Walsall, Cannock, Stafford, Bridgnorth or any of the other surrounding areas – this could be a great opportunity for you.

Our office is based in the leafy suburb of Codsall, South Staffordshire (a 25-minute train ride from Birmingham New Street or Telford Central; near Wolverhampton).

Individuals with at least 6 months’ prior experience in a sales capacity, whether that be face to face, or telephone based consultancy would be of interest to us.

Jonothan Bosworth Recruitment Specialists plan to double in size, year on year, for the next 5 years, so if you would like to be a part of an exciting and ambitious project, then pick up the phone and give us a call today.


Over 30 days’ total annual leave? Check!

Uncapped commission? Check!

First class training & development? Check!

International trips abroad for high achievers? Check!

State of the art recruitment tools? Check!

Other Requirements (dependent on job title/experience)

As our new ‘recruitment rockstar’ you will be responsible for attracting candidates and matching them to temporary and/or permanent positions with our client companies. You may also work with client companies, building relationships to gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs and requirements.

In addition, you may be tasked with attracting candidates by drafting advertising copy for use in a range of media, as well as by networking, headhunting and traction through referrals and a network that you will build up over time.

The candidate screening process is vitally important; this is where you will pre-interview candidates, do background checks and finally match them to your clients.

You may also provide ‘consultative advice’ to both clients and candidates on salary levels, training requirements and career opportunities.

For applicants with more experience in recruitment we are looking for individuals with a solid track record that includes a history of consistent billings, client & candidate retention and mentoring capabilities.

In conclusion, if you think that you are built for success, if you are ambitioushard-working and have the capacity to work towards a ‘long-term goal’ we would like to hear from you TODAY.

Candidates who can start by/before February 2018 will be highly desired.

++ A fantastic way to apply to this recruitment role is by playing our ‘online interactive game’. Search: ‘Jonothan Bosworth’ – go to our website and click on the ‘About Us’ page – scroll down to “Big J.B” (our mascot), and click his face! ++

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Time For A Change?


As the long Bank Holiday weekend gets set to start, maybe it’s time to think about your future career options, and / or your current recruitment suppliers…

“The true definition of ‘insanity’ is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”

Albert Einstein


As an employee, if you are being paid below the market value, it may be that you ‘love’ your job, which always makes it hard to look at your options.  However, if you are receiving a good package, it could be that your work is no longer fulfilling you…

…There’s no shame in looking for something new.  You’ll most probably be doing you and your employer a favour if your heart is no longing committed to what you’re doing. Your exit will allow a hungrier version of yourself to take the reigns, maybe…

Get in touch with Jonothan Bosworth over the weekend, and let us help you find the right role for you.


As an employer, if you are tired of receiving ‘just Ok’ candidate profiles from your recruiter – but you tolerate it because they’re ‘cheaper than the others’, then maybe it’s time to look at alternatives?

You may be really happy with the quality of candidate that you receive, but the price is slightly eye-watering?

Allow Jonothan Bosworth to look at your CV Submission to Successful Hire ratio, and maybe we can improve your ratios?
Contact us here:

Enjoy your Bank Holiday!

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Man Or Mouse?

The Mice / Milk / Mentality Story

A school teacher tells the story about 2 mice that fell into a bowl of milk (presumably belonging to a cat) on a hot summers day…

…One mouse kicked and paddled for his life, whilst the other one gave up and drowned….

The one that ‘swam for his life’ noticed that the process became easier…

Under the rays of the sun, coupled with his efforts to stay alive – he inadvertently turned the milk into butter, stepped out of the bowl, and lived to see another day!

We mention this story to say this: Our aim at Jonothan Bosworth Recruitment Specialists is to become your ‘trusted recruitment partner’

Our passion, determination and desire to do the best job possible for our clients & candidates, is what makes the above anecdote so appropriate…We will treat your requirement for skills or your application for work, in the same way we would for an internal application for employment within our business.

If you are a client in search of a new recruitment partner, or a candidate looking for your next challenge, please email us or call us on; +44 (0) 845 299 6369

… Have a Happy Easter!


The Changing Face of Recruitment: Smaller Agencies Vs Large Agencies


The recruitment industry has seen its fair share of change in recent years. Technology is fast re-vamping the way in which recruiters source, screen and monitor candidates, Employer Branding is at the forefront of every in-house recruitment initiative and finally, the great global recession that hit us all so hard has diminished – leading the UK unemployment rate to drop to just 7.1%.

It’s a figure that has sparked much optimism for industries – not only are there over 30.15 million people in the UK now in work, but the flourishing confidence in the market is spurring smaller recruitment agencies to come through and climb the industry ranks.

As we see the back of the recession, we recognise that smaller recruitment agencies could really begin to set the cat amongst the pigeons in this changing industry.

Respected recruitment industry commentator Ian Knowlson has a lot to offer in terms of recruitment knowledge. Combining his 30 years of experience working in sales and recruitment and his 25 years coaching and developing – it’s safe to say that Ian knows what he’s talking about when it comes to the recruitment industry. He recently spoke to Simplicity’s MD, David Thornhill, to share his thoughts on the changing face of recruitment and what smaller recruitment agencies can offer the industry.

“Recruitment goes through cycles.” Ian says, “We have left a cycle where there was not a lot of jobs but a relative abundance of good quality candidates.” Ian is quick to realise that the new cycle looks set to stay. “Within the last three months, recruitment has passed an inflexion point. There are now more jobs than active candidates – something which we haven’t witnessed for a long time” he says, “Providing there is not another global recession, the industry shows no signs of entering the next cycle for at least 15 years.”

The news is long-awaited for job-seekers but it seems the current cycle brings with it a new issue. “By 2020 the EU will see a 23 million shortfall of good quality skilled candidates” Ian says. Think this figure is startling? So too does Ian – “By 2035, China will see a shortfall of 140 million”.

So why, in a world in which technology is making the impossible possible are these figures so high? “90% of all people entering the work force between 2010 and 2020 will merely be replacing the individuals leaving positions.” Ian says, “The ageing population of the western world plays a massive part, the baby boomers of the 50′s and 60′s are retiring – allowing the Gen-Y’s to come through.”

Whilst the introduction of younger candidates should promise a flow in the amount of digital natives entering the work place, Ian believes that the UK is failing to bring through high-skilled qualified workers. He says, “The country is lacking in what will be the core industries – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. There are simply not enough students studying these degrees at University.”

This shortfall, it seems, has yet to be realised by the very organisations that it will affect. “This is a macro strategic change that virtually all businesses are oblivious to.”

It isn’t all bad news however, as Ian adds, “Those that are aware of the change are the global enterprises such as McDonald’s, GE and Google”.

In 2010, Manchester Metropolitan University partnered up with McDonald’s to add a corporate degree to their prospectus. As well as its inclusion of McDonald’s, the University’s Business School also provides a qualification for super market giants Tesco – a concept which Ian believes will help recognise the skills needed for today. “McDonald’s and Tesco are fully aware of how fundamental talent is. They not only source talent, but secure it”, he says.

With that said, we are left wondering what the decrease in unemployment combined with the skills shortage prediction means for recruitment agencies in the UK. “Larger recruitment agencies should feel threatened. Small, up-and-coming agencies have the major advantage. They are more flexible, agile and most importantly, much quicker to react to such changes in the market.”

Ian’s support  for small agencies doesn’t end there – “Directors and Managers of smaller agencies have a much better understanding of the market and are able to respond more quickly to what  job-seekers and clients want and need out of an agency.”

Small and medium sized agencies account for a huge 85% of all recruitment agencies in the UK helping cement their position in the industry. We are now finding that these smaller agencies are able to fill the gaps that the larger agencies fail to do – offering a much more tailored service to their clients and candidates. “Littler agencies cater for a niche market – something which is hard to match.” Ian says, “Industries such as oil, gas and engineering are crying out for employees. You have an agency that deals specifically with such sectors and the reward will be greater profits and margins.”

Ian adds that “The boom in industries such as IT, Oil & Gas and Engineering has been one that is globally overheating with well-publicised shortages.” With jobs readily available and employment figures continuing to swell, it can be said that candidates will become harder and harder to source and maintain for agencies. “With the number of new recruits to these industries showing no signs of exceeding short term demands, it’s clear the role for niche recruitment agencies operating in the sectors is set to continue.”

With the demand for smaller agencies now a necessity not a luxury, what advice does Ian offer for those thinking of taking the plunge and starting up?

“There is no confusion with the economy – it is stable” he says, “With a recession, recruitment is the first thing that goes and the first that comes back. Now is as good a time as any to start an agency – on two conditions:

1 – Know how to recruit. You should have experience within the recruitment industry with particular focus on 2001-2008. Without this you will be learning at the same time as applying.

2 – Within the first 6-12 months of starting up, you need to network with candidates and clients alike.You’re let into their world and can understand it. It is essential that they feel supported and as recruiters, we must demonstrate that we have the knowledge to support our clients if we wish to fulfil the role of ‘partner’ rather than a mere ‘commodity supplier.’”

Blog Post Adapted From (C) Recruitment Buzz 2014

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