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Publishing the best temps

John Wiley & Sons

Wiley’s Global Research business is a provider of content-enabled solutions to improve outcomes in research, education and professional practice with online tools, journals, books, databases, reference works and laboratory protocols. Wiley also provides an extensive Online Library and two further publishing arms covering Professional Development and Global Education.

The client's perspective
Kate Fletcher, HR Advisor, John Wiley & Sons
“The quality of the temps Allen Associates puts forward are always excellent. Their approach to recruitment is extremely thorough and the summary they provide from each candidate, explaining why they feel they are personally suited to the role, is very well received.”

Publishers John Wiley & Sons employs around 500 people in Oxford and often has up to 10 temps working in the business at any one time in a range of administrative and technical roles.

The company does not set out to recruit temps with a view to employing them permanently – but it often works out like that, as Kate Fletcher, HR Advisor at John Wiley & Sons, explained:

Our temps often build close working relationships with their managers and through exposure to the role, are able to demonstrate their suitability for it. It also gives managers an opportunity to ‘test’ the individual in a way that isn’t possible in an interview.


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