We love to talk here at Jigsaw. In fact, it’s hard to get a word in edgeways at times. There’s always something going on and because of this, we’ve created a space for discussion, opinions, creativity and perhaps a sprinkling of humour. Keep an eye out for our new posts and if you would like to feature as a guest writer on this page, then please contact us.
Elevator Pitches Made Simple
28th February 2018. By Mike Doidge
As our name suggests, Jigsaw is a services company. Clients ordinarily use us because we can offer them something they don’t have internally or perhaps they have a resource challenge and need additional capacity. This applies to our recruitment and consultancy services in equal measure. Being a relatively new business going up against very well […]
Running for SANDS in 2018
30th January 2018. By Mike Doidge
January is a predictable month in many ways. It gives rise to a number of vulnerable resolutions. For me, these tend to revolve around a healthier lifestyle, being a better parent, being a better husband, getting better at my job or trying something new. Fast forward to something like the third week in […]
A Good Year!
23rd January 2018. By Glen Eastwood
Jigsaw Director & Co-Owner, Glen Eastwood, talks about his first year in the business… On the 3rd January 2017, I became a business owner, buying a 50% stake in Jigsaw Services Ltd, a company specialising in recruitment and advisory services for those in the Insurance, Reinsurance and Legal sectors. That was a big decision for […]
Jigsaw Opens in London
12th January 2018. By Mike Doidge
It has to be said that 2017 was an event filled year at Jigsaw. It was in fact our first “full year’ of trading and for a small niche business we achieved great things. We continued to receive positive feedback in relation to both our recruitment and consultancy services. We attracted new candidates and clients […]
Recommend a Friend Scheme – £250!
8th September 2017. By Mike Doidge
At Jigsaw, one of the many ways we grow our network of talented professionals is via our recommend a friend scheme. If you are registered with us and recommend us to a friend, and we subsequently secure them a permanent position with a client starting within six months of the referral, then as a thank […]
Discount rate – the verdict is in
27th February 2017. By Mike Doidge
The first text message I sent today went like this…….. “New discount rate of minus 0.75% announced” Within minutes the reply came in. “Is this a joke”? Now anyone who has ever spent five minutes in my company will be painfully aware that I have a terrible sense of humour – but even I wouldn’t […]
How to survive your first year in business
23rd February 2017. By Mike Doidge
In this post I reflect of the whirlwind that has been the last 12-month, which saw me make the transition from employee to employer by starting my own business. I’ll share my top 5 tips for anyone considering starting their own business and hopefully provide insight around the challenges any budding entrepreneur will face. As […]
The problem with recruiters is…
2nd August 2016. By Mike Doidge
Jigsaw officially opened it’s doors to candidates and clients less than six months ago with the aim of providing insightful and straightforward recruitment services to the insurance and legal markets. It’s been quite a six months. We now have a slick website and software to manage the candidate journey and a great bunch of clients who […]
Team Jigsaw grows
23rd June 2016. By Ryan Preston
It was fitting that I started the next exciting chapter in my career around #NationalBestFriendDay. Joining start-up Jigsaw Claims Consulting is shaping up to be everything that I hoped it would be and more. It’s refreshing to work with a recruiter that is ethical, transparent and honest. These virtues are mirrored in the service that Mike and […]
hellojigsaw.co.uk is live!
8th February 2016. By Mike Doidge
It is a hugely proud moment to see the Jigsaw website go live this week. It has been quite a journey to get to this point and something that would not have been possible without the talented team at Pixeldot Creative who have taken a jumbled collection of ideas and turned them into an visually striking […]