"As a publicly funded organisation we have to be really careful when considering resources and budgets and the pressure to provide more for less is felt more than ever. When vacancies arise we always consider the level of requirement to fill the vacancy and any alternative methods to cover the workload. When a vacancy is approved for advertising, we use in-house recruitment methods which are generally very successful, occasionally though we have more niche roles which can be difficult to fill and the risk of leaving these posts vacant can be significant. On these occasions we have previously used recruitment agencies which can be costly and time consuming, however, we recently used JVP and whilst the upfront cost was considered a small risk, it was a risk that paid off. Through JVP we have, with limited input from ourselves, successfully recruited for a difficult to fill position and at a fraction of the cost of traditional agency fees. I would not hesitate to recommend JVP, they are professional, thorough and strive to meet your needs with limited interruption."
"We had attempted to recruit a new Field Sales Executive on two occasions but found the overall quality of the candidates not to be satisfactory. After working with JVP I’m pleased to say that not only did they manage to attract a great quality of candidates, but the simple to use software helped me to quickly go over the applications and create a shortlist for interview in a fraction of the time it did before. We now have a Field Sales Executive and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome! I would have no hesitation in either using JVP again or recommending them to other businesses."
"We are delighted to report that we have filled our Sales Administrator vacancy. I wanted to express my gratitude to the JVP team for all their help during the campaign. Their advice regarding the job spec and advert was very helpful and successful, given the 80 plus responses we have had. The JVP team have been attentive and proactive throughout and the online services and portal have helped to make the process highly efficient. Many thanks again. We look forward to working with JVP on our next recruitment campaign."
"I have been most impressed by the service JVP offer, and the professionality evident in every member of the team. The pre-screening service saved me hours of my time, and made the whole process a million times more effective and efficient. We have recruited two high calibre individuals now, both perfectly suited to our company. Thank you again, and I very much look forward to working with JVP in the future."
"We were very impressed with the professional service we received from the team at JVP. Having them take care of the pre-screening process, from filtering CVs and shortlisting candidates to carrying out testing and telephone interviews, was extremely helpful and saved us a lot of valuable time. The process was completed efficiently, allowing us to recruit a fantastic individual well before our campaign expired. It has been a brilliant experience, and I’d highly recommend JVP’s recruitment support services to any business looking to attract high quality talent."
"What a fantastic service and great team at JVP. I have been working really closely with JVP to fill some business critical roles for a healthcare organisation, they have exceeded expectations and I would definitely be using them again and would highly recommend their services. A really professional company who really work closely with you and know their market place extremely well."
"JVP have been an invaluable source of advice and support for our growing company in the recruitment of our latest member of the J&L team. JVP’s skilled specialists from initial compilation of an exciting and informative advert to the management portal for the recruitment process including testing of suitable candidates, has been extremely professional throughout. We received a very large number of applicants and the portal was an exceptionally helpful tool for the management of the applications. I would highly recommend JVP and will definitely be employing their skills again."
"Using JVP Group to advertise our Sales and Marketing vacancy had an extremely positive outcome. The calibre of candidate was so high that we recruited two individuals rather than the one we were looking for. We had over fifty applicants and the system enabled us to manage the administrative process with ease. We paid extra for the testing package which was invaluable during the sifting process and gave us that extra reassurance that our chosen candidates have the essential skills required for the role. The JVP team are also always on hand to answer queries and provide additional support – a great service all round which I would highly recommend to any business."
"I found JVP to be very helpful. We had been finding it difficult to source suitable candidates. JVP helped us to re-write our advertisement and provided us with access to a Portal which is a great tool, enabling us to keep track of our applications. The online Applicant Management Portal was very easy to use and it was great to have CV's and notes all to hand. We have been able to fill our vacancies and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending JVP to other businesses."
"The job advert was much better than we would have written and the quality and quantity of candidates far exceeded what we expected. The easy to use portal and proactive JVP support allowed us to filter applicants, set up interviews and make offers with just a few clicks. The whole experience was way better, and less expensive, than a recruitment agency."
"As we don't have an in-house recruitment team, JVP provided just the service that we required. The portal was easy to use and the team were on hand to help should need-be. We not only filled the role, we also appointed a second of the applicants a similar role."
"JVP provide an excellent service which has enabled Pinacl to source great candidates. The recruitment portal is easy to use, which strengthens the communication with candidates. JVP play a crucial part in our recruitment strategy."
"JVP have been instrumental in sourcing several quality applicants for a recent advertised role at Greendealshop. The end to end customer service has been particularly valuable during my experience. Thank you."
"Fantastic service, easy to use efficient system. I have already recommended JVP to friends."
"Our experience of JVP has been excellent - their helpful and experienced team are always efficient, responding to our requirements quickly and professionally. The online portal has made managing applications simple, and has saved hours of time on administration. Most recently, aptitude and skills testing is allowing us to identify the strongest candidates and to grow our team with skilled individuals. We'd happily recommend JVP to anyone wishing to take the headache out of recruitment marketing!"
"I must recommend JVP Group. The JVP team asked me the right questions that led to a wonderful advert being posted across many job sites which led to scores of applicants. I was very impressed with the portal that allowed me to filter the applications, reply with rejections or 1st interview emails and much much more...thank you."
"I have successfully recruited via JVP at both this company and my previous business and have recruited across a wide range of manual, office work and management. I think it is a great option that is good value for money and easy to operate. I would highly recommend."
"We found the JVP service first class, easy to use and cut off the time consuming work of recruitment. Well done JVP. We would highly recommend your services and we look forward to working with you again in the future."
"We partnered with JVP to recruit Member Service Officers for various branches across North Wales, as we’ve had little success through other methods in the past with attracting good quality applicants with the appropriate skills required. JVP arranged appropriate assessments to assist with the shortlisting process and was on hand with help and advice. The system was simple to use and easy to access. I cannot recommend JVP highly enough and they would be our first point of call for any future recruitment requirements."
"We approached the JVP Group to support our recruitment process in North Wales. The result has been tremendous which has led us to appoint an excellent team of administrative staff. The impact of the support from JVP has been very positive and has supported the wider team within our company."
"The service we’ve received from JVP has been first class. At the time of placing our advert we did consider other suppliers but none were as responsive as JVP. The description of the role that was put together worked very well and we had in excess of fifty applicants, of which we have employed three to date and still have a few to go. The web portal JVP provide also made it very easy to manage the process."
"JVP provide a cost-effective and comprehensive service which has facilitated the recruitment of two employees within our finance department. The professionally written job adverts and promotion across a wide range of online job boards attracted a variety of suitable applicants and I was particularly impressed with JVP’s intuitive applicant management software which, along with the tailored skills and knowledge testing, was a superb tool which helped us to select the perfect candidates."
"We would highly recommend JVP’s recruitment advertising services to other businesses looking for an alternative method to using recruitment agencies. The JVP team were thorough in understanding our recruitment needs. They worked closely with us to establish clarity of competencies and technical requirements of the role, thus ensuring the ad was right.
The comprehensive advertising solution provided by JVP helped us to attract a good selection of applicants to choose from, and the portal made it simple and easy to shortlist and reply to all the applicants. JVP tested the applicants’ Microsoft Office knowledge along with their spelling and typing skills prior to us inviting them in for interview, which supported us in making the right decision on who to hire.
The successfulness of the process is ultimately judged by how well the chosen candidate settles into a business. We are pleased to say that 6 months in, it has worked out really well.
Our experience with JVP has been really pleasing. A quality service delivering real value for money.
We will certainly use JVP again for future vacancies."
"JVP has enabled Boots Hearingcare to attract the best people, not only for our support office but for all our retail stores across the UK. The online portal provides a recruitment tool which allows us to display and promote our recruitment branding consistently for all vacancies across the UK and has driven real efficiencies in the time it takes to engage with applicants, key strengths for attracting the right candidates. The JVP team provide a first class expert recruitment service and have provided us with quality recruitment consultancy advice, despite us giving them extremely tight deadlines – none of which they failed to deliver against. They have the unique ability to be external recruitment specialists who feel like they work in my team."
"The service offered by JVP is fantastic - the exposure we gained for our vacancies was superb, attracting numerous suitable applicants to choose from. The Applicant Management Portal made it really quick and easy to manage the applications to shortlist, and to communicate with them all. The applicant testing services were particularly useful in helping to assess the applicants’ skill and knowledge levels before inviting them in for interview. I have no hesitation in recommending JVP as a cost-effective recruitment solution."
"If you’re looking for a cost-effective method of recruiting, I would highly recommend JVP’s advertising solution. The advert JVP published for a Graphic Designer role within our business received a terrific response with a selection of quality applicants from which we were able to appoint from. JVP’s Applicant Management Portal made the whole process so easy, responding to applicants was remarkably quick, sometimes with just one click of a button."
"The support received from JVP when we were recruiting a key member for our team was second to none. The advertising service provided wide exposure for our vacancy, helping us to attract high quality applicants for a specialist role in a rural location. In addition to the advertising, JVP’s Portal has been an invaluable resource as it enabled us to save time shortlisting and responding to applicants. All in all, a superb service that can support any HR team."
"I’ve been very impressed with the service and results from our recruitment advertising campaign with JVP. They provided extensive coverage for our job advert which reflected our unique brand, promoting it across all the relevant job boards and social media. The online system allowed me to take control of my own recruitment whilst saving me time. I’m looking forward to using JVP again, the friendly and supportive team have been a pleasure to work with."
"The support we have received from JVP to promote our vacancies has been fantastic, and they have already helped us to attract and assess talent for a diverse range of roles. From writing our employer branded job adverts, promotion across multiple job sites and social media, to use of the time-saving online portal to manage applications, JVP ensured the whole process made it easy and simple for us to recruit and to do so in a cost-effective manner. "
"JVP has supported Gwynedd Shipping with advertising a wide variety of roles, helping us to attract the best people to the business and taking away the burden of the time consuming recruitment process. JVP craft our ads to promote the business, and the wide exposure we get for our vacancies across the job boards helps to consistently attract quality talent. In addition, JVP’s Portal saves us so much time with recruitment administration, as it allows us to easily and quickly shortlist and respond to applicants. With JVP’s continuous help and support throughout the campaigns, I have no hesitations in using them again and recommending their services."
"A&S Contractors (NW) Ltd invited JVP to explain the business’ processes and not only were we dazzled by the presentation, we have also been delighted with the results. Having the ability to multiple hire from single campaigns has dramatically reduced our costs and JVP are now our preferred recruitment advertising provider. I am personally recommending the service provided by the team at JVP."
"The support given to us by the JVP team has been unrivalled. Not only do they produce a professional advert in a short space of time, JVP also publish the advert across numerous job boards and carry out a targeted social media campaign that helps us to attract high quality applicants. JVP provide a tailored and comprehensive recruitment advertising service that suits the needs of MHC. The team are very approachable, always going above and beyond for us and provide solid advice as needed."
"I found the whole experience with JVP very professional with a friendly service, nothing was too much trouble - and the support given is second to none. I would highly recommend JVP to other businesses and look forward to using JVP for all our Company recruitment needs in the future."
"JVP helped me to recruit a critical member of our team. Their product is absolutely superb and the team is knowledgeable and supportive. My old and traditional response normally resulted in 10 applications who’s only experience was cleaning toilets in Cruise Nightclub. However, with the ability to widen the net at minimal cost, JVP’s brilliantly written advert and responsive product gained me 39 applications with at least 12 having the right qualifications, skills and experience. We have now recruited. Highly recommended."
"I’ve been particularly impressed with how time saving and cost effective the JVP solution has been to support our recruitment. Having previously used agencies as a method to recruit, JVP’s advertising solution has made a refreshing change, enabling us to quickly attract and hire three fantastic professionals for a diverse range of roles, without having to spend a vast amount of time or money. The team are always on hand to provide quality advice and support, therefore the service and solution provided by JVP Group is one which I can highly recommend."
"I can highly recommend JVP as an alternative to using recruitment agencies...It's nice to get the advert out to the right people with the help of JVP, whilst maintaining control of selection and assessments by using the portal online software."
"The JVP portal provides an extremely efficient method of recruitment for organisations that do not want to use an agency, whilst providing a broad exposure to drive a high volume of applicants. Combined with the online testing facility, the JVP system provides a fast, efficient method to shortlist candidates, saving a considerable amount of time, and effort, to manage the recruitment process.
I have no hesitation to recommend JVP."
"At the beginning I was unsure what JVP could do that I couldn’t do myself, and I can totally say I am extremely impressed with the tools, the functionality of the system and the service provided by the JVP team. In one sentence it is very professional, a very straight forward system, and it attracted us some great candidates! The whole recruitment and selection process was much easier using JVP, and I recommend it to you all!"
"We have recently tried JVP after meeting the team and liking the idea of having more control over the recruitment process. I found the JVP team very thorough and helpful. To trial the service we tried one advert for one position, which had a lot of candidates apply in a market that is difficult to find good personnel. We had a selection of particularly good candidates and have hired someone through this first advert, with a number of other potential candidates of interest. We are now looking to use JVP in all the offices. "
"I have worked with the JVP team on two separate occasions and I would highly recommend them to other businesses. They take away the stress and strain of the recruiting process by helping write the job advert, posting it on various websites, handling the job applications through a portal, and they even have default responses that you can use when you wish to decline job applications. Overall the JVP team are brilliant and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again."
"I have found JVP an invaluable service for enabling us to recruit the right individual for a very specific role. The portal attracted a wide variety of applications and we were left in the envious position of being able to select from strong field of candidates. The team at JVP were also very helpful at all times throughout the process which meant that the recruitment procedure flowed smoothly from start to finish"
"Very professional and friendly service. We had no issue in finding the right applicant and would certainly use again."
"I've used JVP on a number of occasions and found the service to be excellent. I would recommend the JVP team to colleagues and clients alike as, together, they provide a high quality service with access to hundreds of candidates and a quick and simple recruitment and selection tool. The JVP team are highly knowledgeable in the field of recruitment and more than happy to provide advice and guidance throughout the process - an invaluable service."
"The service received from JVP was supportive from beginning to end. The professional team had a customer friendly approach, and the recruitment advertising services were effective, enabling us to successfully appoint for a specialist industry sector role."
"I was really impressed with JVP team’s attention to detail and support offered when taking out an advert. The response we have had to each advert placed has been immense and exceeded our expectations dramatically. I would highly recommend JVP to other businesses and look forward to using JVP for all our future recruitment needs."
"Having struggled to recruit strong candidates in the area local to our Head Office for this role, I am delighted with the results from the JVP solution on this occasion. The portal provided a cost effective means of publishing the opportunity to multiple recruitment sites and a simple administration function to evaluate and manage candidate applications. I’ll certainly be using the portal for future recruitment needs."
"JVP managed my recruitment process from end to end, fantastic service, great value for money."
"The JVP team made great use of the information I gave them, everything was done with super professionalism, and speedy response, they also helped me to navigate my way through the selection process which was very easy to use and enabled me to respond to almost 80 applicants at the push of a button. Brilliant, I would definitely recommend them. Thanks. Malcolm"
"...to sum up my experience I can’t fault it! The service is incredibly fast and efficient and any slight query on getting to know the Portal the JVP team is at the end of the phone to talk you through but saying this it is a very intuitive system and I have actually enjoyed using it! We are on to our second vacancy and it looks like it will be as successful as our first which we have filled with a great candidate so I have no hesitation in highly recommending JVP. It is a great concept/model with a solid system to back it up and the JVP team deserves all the success she will inevitably have."
"The service offered by JVP should not be confused with what you get from basic on-line advertising. The support was excellent and the actual portal used to manage applications was in a different league. We had over 200 applications for one role and yet sifting through these was quick and easy; perhaps taking less than 30 minutes. With a couple of clicks we were able to respond professionally to all of the unsuccessful applicants, and sent interview invitations to the shortlist. Lack of response is a major bugbear with job seekers and using this facility meant we maintained integrity and the professional image of our company without needing to spend hours on the responses.
JVP is efficient and took away the hassle of shortlisting and managing applications – we will definitely use their services again."
"Thank you for an excellent job. After using many different methods of advertising a vacancy, many of them very expensive for the service they provide, I have found a low cost solution that works. From the moment the advertisement was placed I have received a personal service from the JVP team, including an initial meeting and thereafter regular catch up conversations regarding progress resulting in the employment of a high calibre Sales Manager."
"Really appreciated the benefit of the JVP team's wealth of experience in recruitment; many thanks for a job well done."
"I found Cath to be extremely professional with great knowledge in her field of expertise.
She leads her very successful team by example and drives the business forward through fantastic innovative methods and networking opportunities.
I'm sure her infectious personality helps her to achieve her goals."
"The JVP team is a pleasure to work with.
Working with the JVP team turns what can sometimes be the painful experience of recruitment into an easy professional one.