"Goodman UK Limited (previously Arlington Securities Limited) have worked with Jo Thompson since 1993, initially through Rapid Response Recruitment and subsequently, since 2004, with Jo and her team at Jo Thompson Recruitment Limited.
Jo has assisted us with the recruitment of various positions, including Human Resources professionals, secretarial and administrative roles and Customer Support staff based on our Business Parks. We also source our temporary staff through Jo and have always received an excellent service from her. In addition, Jo has also administered OPQ's on our behalf, providing valuable feedback with both a verbal and written report.
In summary, we have always found Jo and her team to be professional and efficient in the overall quality of service she has provided to Goodman UK Limited and would have no hesitation in recommending her."
Goodman UK Ltd
"Wolseley have worked with Jo Thompson since the relocation of the Group Head Office to Theale in 2002 at which time Jo assisted the interim HR Director in the planning and resourcing of all office personnel and junior functional managers. During the first six months of opening Jo resourced approximately 35 personnel.
Since then we have built a strong working relationship with Jo and her team. Jo has an excellent understanding of our needs in terms of both fit with the company and the business role and this understanding has led to the successful placement of a further 36 personnel through Jo Thompson Recruitment across all functions up to middle management. Jo has also placed the majority of temporary staff into a range of roles within Wolseley.
Jo and her team are always willing to go that extra mile to ensure our needs are their priority and do so with a highly professional approach whilst retaining the personal touch. I would have not hesitation in recommending their services."
"I have worked with Jo Thompson Recruitment for the past 3 years. During this time both she and her team have always performed at the highest level, ensuring that the recruitment and selection process and experience is seamless for both the candidate and line managers. Before embarking on an assignment Jo has always ensured that she understood the culture of the organisation and company’s resource strategy. In a constantly changing environment, this has been intrinsic to the success of new employees joining the organisation.
To demonstrate this, with the support of Jo and her team, over this past 12 months we have successfully resourced 34 positions across the UK. Jo has always been readily available, providing excellent levels of support and coaching for Line Managers who have not previously had any experience of recruitment. I would have no hesitation in recommending Jo and her team to support and consult on the delivery of an organisations resource strategy and activity plan."
Technogym UK Ltd
"Jo Thompson has always provided us with high calibre support staff and has a good understanding of our requirements. I don't expect to look elsewhere for this service."
"TR is not like other agencies. It is professional, gives first class customer service and always provides good calibre candidates. I trust JTR to do an excellent job and haven't been let down yet."
Thames Water International
"PepsiCo UK have had a professional relationship with Jo Thompson for many years for the recruitment of permanent and temporary staff. Jo has always supplied staff to the highest standard and has always gone above and beyond to supply quality people, sometimes with very little notice. Jo has a good working relationship with PepsiCo and always supplies staff that are suitable to our working environment as she understands PepsiCo's business needs."
Walkers Snack Foods Ltd
I am lucky to have built up such a great relationship with Jo Thompson over the last six years. It is obvious how hard she works to meet her clients’ needs. JTR offers a prompt and professional service and I have not needed to go elsewhere for temporary or permanent employees. As we have worked together for a long time Jo has a deep understanding of the department and our business as a whole. She knows the type of people we need, and briefs potential candidates thoroughly before they arrive.
Nine out of my team of 12, including myself were employed via Jo and the other three are her temporary staff. As the team has a fast turnover of staff I never know when I will need to call for a temp but Jo will always find someone when I need them even when given just a few hours notice."
Walkers Snacks Ltd
"JTR have been an excellent supplier of temporary and permanent resource to Vodafone Group Services for a significant period of time. JTR have a large number of temporary workers currently on site who all work to a very high and professional standard. In addition, JTR will always ensure the best candidates are placed at a very competitive fee to Vodafone Group services!
During our working relationship, I have always found the JTR representatives to be very approachable and always happy to help. They understand the organisation well, which allows them to identify and place individuals who they are confident will thrive and succeed in Vodafone Group Services."
Vodafone Group Services
"We use JTR predominantly for temporary staff but have sourced permanent employees through the organisation as well. The company meets all our recruitment needs for secretarial and administrative.
JTR takes steps to get to the know the culture and business needs of our company, and if it is a new position Jo will arrange to meet with the relevant people to understand their needs first hand. JTR is friendly, efficient and fast – because that is integral to their company brand.
JTR gives guidelines on time-scales and sticks to them. Support for temporary requirements is always good and if they can’t help they say so early on. There is a good range of people on their books so JTR is able to `flex’ to meet our needs – and they never complain when we change the spec! JTR is very helpful in providing knowledge on salaries and terms and conditions within the local market. Jo’s experience of other companies means she can also help us find the most efficient way of organising our administrative and secretarial work loads.
JTR presents our corporate image very well thanks to a good grasp of our business aims, culture and values. We have worked alongside JTR for many years and been able to rely on them to provide support when needed. We would always recommend JTR to others. We are confident about the quality and calibre of the vast majority of the candidates sourced through JTR. Sometimes things don’t go according to plan - but people are always unpredictable.
Candidates sourced through JTR generally know something of the sector we work in - but as we are quite a unique company there is a lot to take in anyway! Candidates from JTR are generally well trained. We provide software specific training as you might expect but they have been ‘tested’ on their Microsoft office skills and are always proficient.
Some of the candidates provided by JTR have moved from temporary to permanent positions. Candidates from JTR have provided good quality support to people working in scientific, technical and commercial divisions. In some cases the individuals have made a real difference to the quality of working for some individuals because they have worked positively to improve working methods and arrangements."