Jonathan PearsonCEO & Founder
Trusted Adviser by 42 client companies since 2015 of which many hired between 3-15 individuals per year with him and are still working with him today. Jonathan is a Yorkshireman from England living in London, often spending time remote work travelling where his customers are, who often become friends mostly in the USA. He has a love for all things people, digital, competition and growth so is enjoying the relationships with serial award winning entrepreneur Owner/Founders, who are serial Inc 5000 and Time Fast Track SMBs from $5MM+ or already on their way to $50MM+ or to $250MM and on their way to $1B.

In digital since GE Capital’s eCommerce Programme in 1999, and then in specialist hiring since 2001, he has enjoyed long term success and responsibility for several 10s of thousand direct hire employee and indirect hire contractor/consultant introductions from with some of the worlds most successful recruitment and staffing agencies before creating the BluZinc brand in 2015.

Ajilon’s specialist IT hiring agency grew from £100MM to £350MM UK Revenue within 4 years of his 6 year tenure.

Hays Specialist Recruitment grew from £1B to £3.5B global revenue during his 4 year tenure.

Jonathan is a hiring wizard and understands your corporate vision. He can help you with:

– How to elicit the real need in your ideal hire who will contribute to achieving your business vision and goals by translating your needs into a hiring specification and plan to outsmart your competition

– How to advertise and market your jobs and career opportunities

– Developing your corporate branding and employee value proposition

– How to headhunt in a way that converts to ideal hires within minimal cost if you do it yourself or maximal value if you outsource it

– Direct hire employee or indirect Consultant attraction, assessment, selection, onboarding, induction, performance management, retention, succession planning

– Salary / compensation and skills data by location and job title

– Supporting candidates as a career counselor to ensure they find and choose a perfectly matching opportunity which keep them motivated long term and happy!

Many people join a brand and leave a boss. Our philosophy ensures people form relationships that stick to a product, service and customer within a brand.

It’s all designed to facilitate your long term, profitable and sustainable growth and take the pain away.

Jon’s super power is the initial contact or first impression with a potential hire. He validates it with evidenced prior achievements. He understands needs and aspirations in addition to matching culture like a natural fit.

He has been able to open doors of opportunity in his life with the art of a seven minute first impression (60 seconds can be false) and a reliable 6ths sense. He believes that listening intensely (stronger than intently), and being able to demonstrate a cognitive understanding and interest in the concepts and ideas being expressed by your new acquaintance.

Evidence is gleaned on his first interview with your potential hire, to ensure the candidate has the past achievements, abilities, knowledge, and behaviors to help you ensure the best choice is made. Everything is captured and documented with you in the Hire – Right Formula sheets for each job on what makes someone a deal marker, boost, blocker or deal breaker so that an evidence based decision is made by every stakeholder in your hiring process.

A small selection of satisfied clients.  47 more since 2015 with 10s of references available on request who usually hired 3 – 15 individuals per year with Jonathan and BluZinc

Jonathan came on board to help us to fill a number of senior management vacancies. It was proving extremely difficult to recruit into our location. Until his company came on board, we were not achieving the results despite the time and effort we were expending. That changed once Jonathan came on board. He was focused and very motivated to succeed. Jonathan is someone with a lot of integrity and I have no doubts in recommending him to others.

I’m really cautious about making recommendations on Facebook as all too often they’re simply reciprocal “pats on the back”. In this case however I am more than happy to endorse Jonathan and his outlook and commitment to work and the results that he creates. Jonathan genuinely makes the effort to remain close to both his client and his candidates. In a business environment that can sometimes be ruthless he also demonstrates a rare skill – that of truly listening. Do I enjoy working with Jonathan and does he always seek to “make a difference” – yes on both accounts.

Gartner-LogoDavid Clark, Gartner

I first worked with Jonathan in my role of Head of Analysis at Telewest (Virgin Media). Jonathan was leading a significant account to bring in permanent IT resource into the organisation at a time of major change. I was impressed by Jonathan’s knowledge, professionalism and dedication. He listened to what I need, understood that time was something I did not have and above all gave me options. A consummate professional I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Jonathan has the ability to see the bigger picture working for sustained long term growth, whilst still achieving short term targets. He is extremely driven, loyal and focused. At a personal level Jonathan has also been a pleasure to work with.

Cake-Solutions-LogoGuy Remond, Cake Solutions

I have known and worked with Jonathan for a number of years now and have worked with him for the past year. I always feel confident when I give a role to Jonathan that this will be effectively worked on by himself or a member of his team. Jonathan is always efficient at liaising appropriately with the line mangers in gaining all the pertinent information for the role. Even when we are struggling with the role he is happy to make recommendations and send alternative candidates. I can also trust Jonathan to carry out ad hoc pieces of work for us such as bench-marking and am reassured that he will make the correct approaches in gaining an understanding of William Hill as a business and the IS department. Coming from a strong background in IT it is always reassuring when Jonathan understands the skills of some of our more technical roles which I think gives him the edge over some of our other IT recruiters. It is always great to have a friendly voice on the end of the phone to deal with and I genuinely enjoy working with Jonathan.

William-Hill-LogoOlivia Forster, William Hill

Jonathan is highly professional in his approach to clients and candidates, with the ability to build productive long term business relationships. I have no hesitation in recommending Jonathan.

TietoMaggie Couzens, TietoEnator (formerly AttentiV & Lynx Financial Systems)

Jonathan and I work together on an events programme called “We Make SharePoint Beautiful” (now called Provoke) www.mando.agency and I have been continually impressed by his professionalism, focus and passion for his role while still maintaining a sense of fun and enjoyment in what he does. Highly recommended.

Mando Agency LogoIan Finch, Mando