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People Experts announce contract with Jelf Group

Leading independent consultancy Jelf provides expert advice on insurance, employee benefits, healthcare and financial planning for businesses and individuals.

People Experts secured the contract to provide outsourced recruitment solutions for the company’s 33 offices located throughout England and Wales. Jelf’s significant growth spanning a relatively short period influenced the HR team’s decisionto centralise its recruitment activities.

Historically Jelf’s new recruits were introduced through regionally appointed recruitment agencies. This was often a costly and fragmented process. The other disadvantage of adopting the agency model is that client identity remains hidden from the potential candidate at the point of the initial application.

Jelf’s HR team not only wanted to reduce costs and streamline the recruitment process but they required a dedicated point of contact for all the company’s hiring managers. They also wanted to bring the Jelf brand to the forefront of any recruitment activities.

Tom Leavesley, managing director of People Experts, said, “Jelf is a typical example of where multisite businesses reap benefits from our Recruitment-On-Demand solution, more commonly known by HR professionals as Recruitment Process Outsourcing or RPO. This is where large organisations transfer key aspects of their recruitment activities.

“With Jelf there was a requirement for us to initially recruit and train a hundred or so hiring managers for the company. We then appointed our own dedicated recruitment team who will continue to manage and implement Jelf’s end-to-end recruitment. This includes the initial advertising on job boards and database searching through to arranging interviews, final appointment and part of the induction process.”

Leavesley believes that part of the success of the People Experts’ Recruitment-On-Demand solution is to completely leverage the clients’ brand identity. It is a way to protect and promote the phenomenal success of the Jelf brand, which is a powerful marketing tool when recruiting. 

Jelf’s Group Head of HR Natalie McClean said: “The People Experts have sought to understand our business and ensure that our recruitment activities run as smoothly as possible. Our hiring managers now have a single point of contact for recruitment advertising and my team and I have visibility of vacancies across the entire business.”

The two companies have agreed on a significant annual contract


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