It’s that time again when I begin to think about and plan for the year ahead but also look back over the past twelve months. It feels more important than ever to reflect upon everything that has happened, and what knowledge I can take away from this time. We have all been impacted by Covid, negatively and positively I expect; but whatever the experience, all those that I have spoken to are busier than expected – especially this last 6 months. This does not seem to be unique in the recruitment world, as it appears to have been crazy across all sectors.

Despite lots of talk about the global pandemic causing people to reassess careers and make a long thought about the move, never have we, as recruiters, found it so hard to find good people but also dealt with so many people looking to hire. It’s great ….but exhausting!

As you know we’ve had a restructure at JG. The revised and downsized structure seems to be working fantastically for us as a business, and our employees. However, it does mean we are having to work extra hard to reach our goals – so we are very ready for festive R&R time!!

We will be turning the lights out in our virtual office from end of play (and a final mince pie) on 23rd December until 4th January, so batteries can be recharged, time spent with loved ones, and tummies filled with festive food and wine.

But of course, we are not completely deserting you, and our phones will still be on to discuss temp positions or other requirements over this time. However, I think it is important to rest and relax – it doesn’t happen that often!

So, I’d like to take the time to wish you and your family a very happy Christmas and look forward to working with you in 2022!