Author Archive: Ben Jackson

Talent expert Ben Jackson began his career as a consultant at Hays in 2000 and worked his way up to running the company's in-house recruitment team, which is responsible for sourcing around 700 graduate hires every year. He then joined a European field marketing group as Head of Recruitment, before joining Motorola as Head of Recruitment for Northern Europe. More recently, Ben became a Client Director at global RPO business Alexander Mann Solutions, managing recruitment operations and client delivery at Prudential, Cable&Wireless and Ericsson. In 2008 he joined GradWeb, a UK graduate / future talent recruitment outsourcing and technology business. Within this role, Ben consulted with many of the UK’s largest graduate and apprentice employers, including almost half of the Times Top 100 employers. In 2014, Ben set up as a consultant, helping recruitment teams – both in-house and outsourced – to become better at talent acquisition and management. Ben has a Bachelor’s degree in Latin and Ancient History, and is a qualified Prince 2 Practitioner. He speaks regularly on the subject of millennials / Generation Z at events run by the likes of the CIPD, the Association of Graduate Recruiters, the Forum for In-house Recruitment Managers (the FIRM) and Symposium Events. He has published numerous articles in HR Grapevine, OnRec and Graduate Recruiter magazines.