Name: Nick Jones
Position: Client Services Director
You’re the most experienced member of the team at CT19, with 10+ years in recruitment – why CT19?
After 10 years at my last company building several divisions, I decided that I wanted a new challenge.
I actively decided that I wanted to work in a positive impact industry, which I narrowed to renewables or life sciences. I interviewed at 15 businesses, and I decided to join CT19 due to their ‘people first’ and ‘ethics over greed’ approach to recruitment.
We are focused on working with ‘positive impact’ companies, and it’s a mission that I really wanted to get behind.
So, you’re a Client Services Director – what does that mean?
My job is to own the client services function ensuring all our clients are receiving a best-in-class service. We are still a small business, and I do still manage a couple of key accounts – I still really enjoy hands on recruitment after 11 years.
In your opinion, what are the positives and negatives about recruitment in general?
Recruitment has a bad name for being greedy, transactional, and unethical. I think recruitment is important – it helps people progress their careers and helps companies achieve their goals.
The people who work for a business are the most important factor in where that business will be in the future. The importance of hiring and retaining great people cannot be overstated.
What have you enjoyed the most since being here?
I have enjoyed working with interesting and innovative business that have the potential to make the world a better place.
Each client and candidate that I have interacted with has been a real pleasure to deal with, as ultimately, we are all focused on the same thing – making a positive impact.
I am obviously a little biased, but we have a great team of people at CT19 and I enjoy working with them on a daily basis.
What do you want to achieve over the next 5-years?
I want to help build a business that the employees are proud of, by the way that we act both internally and externally. I don’t want to be a disrupter, but I want to build something that’s meaningful, worthwhile and has a positive impact on everyone it touches.
Tell us about Nick outside of work?
I enjoy travelling, backed up by the fact that I have been lucky enough to visit over 40 countries. I also really enjoy reading science fiction and drinking very hoppy craft beer!