Jon Hitchenor

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.”

Oscar Wilde

The man behind the JDH Talent Consultancy brand, Jon, has worked in the recruitment sector for more than 35 years. Having interviewed over 2,000 candidates and successfully hiring in the region of 750 sales/account management professionals, Jon continues to work with businesses after a placement has been made, coaching and mentoring individuals and teams to become not only outstanding but award-winning.

In his own words:

“I’ve always been driven by helping recruitment professionals surpass their goals and aspirations, helping them to shape the future of the recruitment industry. It remains my mission to provide the best service possible to both candidates and organisations, and to always remain mindful of the needs of individuals and long-term company goals.” ‚Äč

Credentials and achievements

Development of highly successful sales teams and hiring over 750 staff

Involved in many successful bids such as the Co-op Group, Shop Direct and Bank of Santander

Led a fast-growing organisation with increased year-on-year net profit and turnover growth of £115m in 9 years

Led a large-scale transformation programme across various business units for the Rullion Group

Development and implementation of reward schemes contributing to a high staff retention rate

Placed over 1,000 IT contractors including 250 exclusively into Kingston Communications where the IT team grew from six to 200

Won large-scale formal agreements with Abbey, Kingston, Innogy (RWE) and Vertex

Top biller for seven out of 10 years

100%+ of Annual Target nine out of 10 years

Before retirement from sales in 1997, peaked at £6,000 weekly margin at an average margin of 21%