Chris Hitchens on Co-ignition Recruitment and Disrupting Tired Industries – MPAF55

In this episode I talk again to Chris Hitchens.

He first appeared on the MPAF Podcast in Episode 23 talking about Platform People.

Now he’s back to discuss his new venture called Co-ignition, a very different type of recruitment company which Chris describes as the Ebay of recruitment. Co-ignition is already causing a stir in the financial services recruitment market in the UK and Australia.

Listen to Chris’s story of how he developed Co-ignition. Hear how he’s relishing disrupting a market that many view as tired and stale.

What lessons can we learn and how could we disrupt other financial services sectors with innovative new ideas and models?

That’s all right here on Episode 55 of the Marketing Protection and Finance Podcast.

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Who is Chris Hitchens?

Chris is CEO of Platform People and recently launched Co-ignition – a new way of doing recruitment.

Chris believes the best way to look after his clients is for him to look after his people.

Having been a Military Helicopter Pilot with the Army Air Corps for 14 years. So he has strong personal values regarding integrity, honour and delivery, no matter what the task is and is always looking for people with similar values to work with.

He owns a Harley and a bright orange chopper motorcycle.

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Jess Wood on Doing Financial Services Recruitment the Right Way – MPAF39

It’s essential to recruit the right people for your business.

You want a good match, drive, attitude and commitment.

According to my guest today financial services recruitment often turns into a CV race with little regard for the real needs of the recruiting company.

Jess believes in a different approach.

Hear how Jess started Sandringham Wood Recruitment and her thoughts on doing financial services recruitment the right way.

Listen to her ideas on how to inject new blood into the financial services industry.

That’s all right here in episode 39 of the Marketing Protection and Finance Podcast.

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Who is Jess Wood?

Jess is the MD and founder of Sandringham Wood Recruitment specialising in financial services recruitment.

She’s well-known for her ability to engage with people, being down to earth, realistic and having a no-nonsense approach to what she does.

A little known fact about Jess is that she got charged at by a hairy-arse buffalo in South Africa on her 40th Birthday which she describes as a “nice treat”.

Jess’s links:

Drive: The Surprising Truth about what Motivates us by Daniel H Pink.

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