The company, which employs 100 specialists across five offices in the West Midlands, London and Dubai, will join forces with The Manufacturing Hub to provide permanent, contract and interim staffing solutions, along with talent management and HR consultancy.
Members of the Manufacturing Hub provide SMEs and larger organisations with a single source solution for lean manufacturing, strategy, continuous improvement, sales, marketing and public relations support.
Mark Bignell, managing consultant at Jonathan Lee, said: “We firmly believe in the power of collaboration and sharing best practice, which were the principal drivers behind us getting involved in the Manufacturing Hub.
“With the amount of political change and uncertainty of late, manufacturers have found themselves lacking specialist support and are confused as to who to turn to for assistance on key issues, such as becoming more efficient, accessing funding or managing expansion.
“Finding the right people to add value to your organisation is critical to the success of any manufacturer and the existing skills gap is growing, as uncertainty inevitably leads to lower candidate confidence.
“We use our market knowledge and sourcing expertise to build the most appropriate recruitment solutions so that clients secure the best candidates for their business.
“Recruitment companies have been known to over-promise and to under-deliver, leaving clients without the key people they require to grow. We take time to listen and get to know them, which means we are best placed to deliver the right results. Being part of the Manufacturing Hub means we can work more closely with other industry specialists to add real value to the client.”
Steve Jolliffe, director of S2F and chair of the Manufacturing Hub, concluded: “Over the last few months we have been talking to a lot of engineering companies and one of the topics that kept cropping up was recruitment.
“We decided to address this by sourcing a recruitment consultancy that understood the sector and had a proven track record of delivering the goods, that firm had to be Jonathan Lee.”
Companies accessing the Manufacturing Hub can use one, two or all six members to help their business, with one point of contact managing all of the delivery to ensure an effective and coordinated approach.
Between them, the collective has helped more than 1000 firms over the last five years, safeguarding and creating in excess of 25,000 jobs in the process.
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