At Jo Thompson Recruitment we partner with CEB, a best-practice science and technology research organisation that provides clients with the knowledge and tools they need to make hiring and business decisions. CEB Talent Assessment (formerly known as SHL) is the market leader in providing psychometric assessments and other tools to organisations across the globe, helping them to assess, develop, and promote the right talent. We use tools which provide insights on peoples’ personality, motivation, ability and skills, which thousands of businesses use to make objective people decisions.
Having worked with Jo for some years, I’m delighted to be able to recommend her and JTR. I have always respected Jo’s tenacity in sourcing the right candidates that equally fit the technical and cultural requirements, for both the companies and the candidates she represents. Jo ensures the right amount of time is taken to really understand the needs of the business and this is a rare attribute. I have appreciate Jo’s candour and the value she places on getting it right for everyone. Her flexibility and resourceful outlook have been a great asset to Twinings broadly across our organisation. Many thanks Jo.
I would like to thank you for your efforts and time that have resulted in my new job. It was my first nice experience when dealing with a recruitment agency and a successful one at that. Your approach and determination have been very refreshing and reassuring. I am very impressed and grateful for all that you have done to help me secure this position. I’m starting on the 1st Feb and can’t wait. Reaction Engines is a great company with a really nice team that I know I will get on well with.
I wish you and your agency all the best, you truly stand out above the market standard and provide a great service.
I have used Jo and the team on a few occasions in the past decade both for temporary and permanent recruitment roles at Ferguson. I have no hesitation in recommending them they are very tuned into the M4 corridor and know all the best candidates. Jo takes the time to get to know her clients and to carefully understand their requirements so that she can get a short list right with a strong bench of candidates. Ferguson has got some outstanding hires from working with Jo in recent years and we love her roll up the sleeves and can-do approach.
When someone is recommended to you by an esteemed colleague, in this case Group HR of a Footsie 100 Company, expectations are high. Jo Thompson exceeded these in every aspect. Jo got the two briefs exactly and then improved on them. She took thoroughness to a new level and collaborated and steered the process with charm and discretion. We would not have achieved anything like the outcomes without Jo. It was a pleasure working with her and I would love to work with her again.
Thank you for your help in fulfilling our last two vacancies. I feel we have developed a great working relationship and on each occasion you really understood the type of person suitable for the roles we were seeking to fill. You presented us with an excellent shortlist of candidates for interview and for each vacancy we would have been happy to recruit more than one of the candidates. You respected our timescales and offered advice and guidance without placing undue pressure on us to make a decision.
Jo and her team were instrumental in resolving a difficult recruitment issue for us.
In contrast to other Agencies, we found that Jo listened to our requirements and, most importantly, used these as the basis for her candidate evaluation. I found this particularly helpful, the focus was tailored to us and not simply the standard template of a CV database search. Also, Jo was prepared to challenge us with her experience, often to the detriment of a potential immediate vacancy fulfilment and securing a fee in doing so.
I have experience of working with a large number of recruitment agencies, both through my work and for my own personal job searches, and working with Jo Thompson Recruitment is among the best experiences I have had of working with an agency. As well as being very helpful and supportive throughout the process, Jo was very knowledgeable about the role, company and their requirements. Her help and support ensured that I secured the role that I was interviewing for, through Jo Thompson Recruitment.
Thanks for all your help with this appointment; you have been fantastic and really got to the essence of the right person for the job!
I have worked with a number of recruitment agencies and can honestly say that Jo and her team stand out from the crowd. You really feel that Jo is on your side and endeavouring to find you the right role, not just any role. You build an honest and trusting relationship where she truly understands what it is you’re looking for – for me this was paramount and where so many other agencies fail. Jo Thompson Recruitment would be my first call every time.
Jo Thompson has been recruiting for Wolseley Group Services for many years now, in several different functions and varying levels of authority. What I like most about working with Jo is that what you see is what you get, she’s always honest, if she thinks she can find the right person, she will. If she doesn’t, she will be up front and tell you from the start. Jo has an incredible talent of not only finding the candidate with the right experience, but more importantly able to find the right fit when it comes to culture and what does the team need. I have yet to meet another recruitment consultant who is able to achieve this as many times as Jo has. I would have no problem in recommending Jo to any prospective clients.
I found Jo to be very knowledgeable on the company and industry. Jo maintained contact well at all stages of the recruitment process and throughout my role, always remaining helpful and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend Jo and her team to anyone looking for a new role.
The difference with JTR is that the candidate is just as important as the client! – even though recruitment agencies are obviously client-driven.
I have had the pleasure of working with Jo and her team on several senior level assignments within my new role, including being hired via JTR initially for the HR Director role I now hold. I would highly recommend JTR as they are excellent communicators from candidate and business entities. The approach and style taken reflects the great business values of the recruitment sector and Jo herself is excellent at what she does in finding the right talent and keeping the business dynamics in mind.
I first worked with Jo during my time at Porsche where she helped to recruit some high calibre individuals for both the Retail and Head Office businesses. Each recruitment process was carried out to the highest standard with honesty and integrity. As a result of this I have remained in contact with Jo throughout my career and wherever possible have called on Jo’s expertise and skills to help me in a variety of recruitment and development assignments. Most recently I have contracted Jo to help with our Sales Excellence workshops at Twinings which consisted of set up and content of 4 development days for our sales team, running the days and providing 1-2-1 developmental feedback for each individual. This programme has been invaluable to provide all our sales employees with a detailed 12 month development plan. Great work Jo!