ABOUT

We know our success rests on reinforcing yours

We’re focused on helping you outperform your market by building the senior teams and delivering the business transformation you need.

Launched in 2016, we’ve established a reputation and reach that’s seen us grow rapidly. And over the next three years, we plan to more than double in size while still retaining our boutique feel. Our success is down to our agility, integrity and teamwork – plus a deep understanding of our specialist areas.

Each division acts as an extension of our clients’ organisations and offers services that span retained search, contingent recruitment, interim management and boutique consulting.

We’re a trusted collaborator across key markets

Already we’re the trusted partner to a diverse range of clients. They range from FTSE 250, Nasdaq quoted and Fortune 500 organisations to fast-growing Unicorns and PE backed businesses. Each of them values the in-depth market knowledge we can bring to their projects. Across our divisions, this knowledge covers:

  • Commerce & Industry
  • Financial Services
  • Fintech & payments
  • Infrastructure
  • Life sciences & Healthcare
  • Private Equity
  • Property/Real Estate & Construction
  • Retail & FMCG
  • Telecoms, Media & Technology
  • Venture capital

TRULY GLOBAL

We find talent the world over

Our reach is global, and we’re particularly strong in North America, Europe and Asia. Our most recent placements include:

We help you harness the power of diversity

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It’s well established. Diversity & Inclusion fuels creativity, creates opportunity and drives profitability. It’s also right and fair. So we build diverse cohorts of candidates from different talent pools. We manage the entire hiring process, from start to finish, inclusively. Part of that involves advising on what you can do to give your candidates a positive experience at every stage.

We also give our consultants ongoing D&I training so they understand how the way we think can affect an assignment’s outcome. This helps empower them to attract and represent a genuinely diverse candidate pool.

We’re professional from start to finish

We tailor our searches to your brief and the way you like to work. And while we can deliver shortlists quickly, we never cut corners. We make sure we always achieve the best possible results by following a carefully thought through, step-by-step process.

Discovery

We invest time in gaining a comprehensive understanding of your business challenges and the role. We offer insights into its specific needs and the skills it calls for.

Strategy

Working to your timescales, and capitalising on a network that’s been built over decades, we devise searches based on curated, dynamic market mapping. We also follow a deep and complete due diligence process that makes sure only the best candidates get to your door.

Delivery

We present you with a shortlist of keen, qualified candidates who are an excellent fit for both the role and the culture, so you have real options to consider.

Candidate interviews

We manage and help co-ordinate the interviews of every candidate that you select from our shortlist.

Offer management and referencing

We manage each selected candidate through contract negotiations, working closely with you to make sure the process is swift and smooth. If you’d like us to, we can carry out a thorough referencing process.

Quality assurance

We treat compliance and quality assurance seriously at JSS and always formally validate candidates’ credentials. Wherever possible, we take ‘soft references’ as well as formal references. ‘Soft references’ come from peers, direct reports and immediate managers and often add greater insight.

We have a culture that inspires

Our agile, entrepreneurial culture is underpinned by the professionalism and maturity that comes with an experienced team. It’s built on the following values:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Expertise
  • Ethics
  • Teamwork

Entrepreneurship

We’re not micro-managers. Our people are doers who enjoy a great deal of autonomy. Self-motivated, commercial and tenacious, they’re able to see opportunities that others miss.

“An independent thinker, I incline to take risks in search of high rewards. I fear boredom and mediocrity much more than I fear failure.”

Ray Dalio

Expertise

Our deep understanding of our specialist areas marks us out from our competitors. We're ever-curious, always increasing our deep market knowledge and staying on top of market developments.

“Developing expertise or assets that are not easily copied is essential; otherwise, you’re just a middleperson.”

Seth Godin

Ethics

Trust is hard won and easily lost in business. We pride ourselves on our integrity, on being open and honest with clients and candidates alike and going above and beyond to deliver what we say we will.

“If you’re guided by a spirit of transparency, it forces you to operate with a spirit of ethics. Success comes from simplifying complex issues, address problems head on, be truthful and transparent. If you open yourself up to scrutiny, it forces you to a higher standard. I believe you should deliver on your promise. Promise responsibly.”

Rodney Davis

Teamwork

Collaboration and teamwork are as much a part of our DNA as passion and drive. We believe in supporting and helping one another, always.

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”

Booker T. Washington