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JF Recruitment July Newsletter

It’s still Summer, we think? The weather doesn’t seem to know what season it is, heating up one minute, storms the next, a bit like employee recruitment at the moment.

Our latest newsletter is here to bring you updates, news and advice on all things recruitment.

Attraction and Retention

The Covid Pandemic really made everyone concentrate more on their health and wellbeing. Joe Wicks became a folk hero and Argos sold out of Home gym equipment as sales spiked by 5813%.

With that in mind, considering employee wellbeing could be the secret to candidate attraction and retention.

A recent survey by Deloitte found that

  • 70% of employees would consider resignation in favour of a job that better supports their wellbeing
  • 76% of employees said the pandemic has negatively affected their mental health
  • 81% of employees are now prioritising their own wellbeing over career progression

Employee burnout is on the rise, with 57% of employees surveyed so unhappy they were considering quitting immediately.

According to HR Grapevine, 95% of employees with any level of worry at home say their personal finances are having a negative impact on their mental health.

For healthy retention and support of your current teams, and to attract talent to your business moving forward, it’s important to have an effective employee wellbeing structure that supports at multiple levels; from your employee benefits, through to how you handle employee reviews and signposting in the business.

We work with several fantastic employee wellbeing experts who can help you get started or indeed review what you have in place. If you would like to discuss further, simply arrange a consultation


JF Recruitment celebrates 9 years in business!

The team has grown so much in that time, adding temp recruitment, a bespoke recruitment package, and most recently our niche sectors to our service offering and we are continuing to grow, with a new member of the team joining us in July.

Congratulations, Claire!

Our Operations Manager Claire got married to her beau Neil, celebrating with an intimate afternoon tea with family then afterwards a party for family and friends.

Of course the JFR family attended. Lots of fun and laughter was had, there was even singing waitresses that Claire’s Dad had booked as a surprise for the pair on the night.

(She then snuck off for a fab honeymoon in the lakes – with lovely weather).

We wish Claire and Neil a long and happy life together!


BDM – £40-50k basic plus bonus/package


  • Bringing on new business via connections and face to face business networking
  • Business Marketing, Networking, Event Speaker
  •  Litigation Solicitor with working knowledge of Conveyancing and Medical Negligence
  • Contract Tendering
  • Responsible for winning £1M legal services package for Paramedics Union membership
  • Growth Strategy


  • Parkdean Resorts invest in new apprenticeship drive
  • Deloitte supports work-life balance with ‘Time Out’ scheme
  • Multiple businesses are embracing ‘bring your dog to work days’
  • Merseyrail agree 7.1% pay rise backdated to April 2022
  • It’s officially business awards season with North West LGBTQ+ finalists published, MIB accepting nominations and Wirral Business Awards finalists pending announcement.

Just for LOLS

Jobs we’re glad aren’t a thing any more…

Night Soilman – these poor people had the task of emptying people’s backyard toilets and ashpits.

Fun Fact

In the time it takes The Proclaimers to sing I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), the International Space Station travels 500 miles, then 500 more. (A rather apt fact this week as it was our Claire’s wedding song with her other half Neil being an avid fell walker).

Jo’s Top Tips

We know recruitment can be difficult when you aren’t used to it. Speak to us about your process at the beginning, right before you create the job spec. We can help you figure out exactly what you need, what you need to pay to attract the right person, and even discuss your hiring process.

Believe me, in this candidate driven market, TIME is of the essence, so save yourself some time now, by speaking to us at the beginning, rather than halfway through when you needed someone yesterday!